Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Major Investment Takes 'Broadband To All'

As part of the Government’s £530 million investment in the UK’s broadband network, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced how much money has been allocated to each English county and to Scotland.
English counties are set to receive £294.8 million, and Scotland £68.8 million.
This investment will ensure that the UK has the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015, with 90 per cent of homes and businesses having access to superfast broadband and for everyone in the UK to have access to at least 2Mbps.
To access these investment pots, local authorities and the Scottish Government will need to play their parts. In England each county council or local enterprise partnership will lead broadband roll-out in their area, draw up an effective delivery plan, and match the Government's investment with European, their own or private funds. In Scotland the Scottish Government will need to consider how best to use the funds.
Mr Hunt said: "Fast broadband is absolutely vital to our economic growth, to delivering public services effectively, and to conducting our everyday lives.
"But some areas of the UK are missing out, with many rural and hard-to-reach communities suffering painfully slow internet connections or no coverage at all. We are not prepared to let some parts of our country get left behind in the digital age."
Mr Hunt urged those suffering the frustration of slow internet connections to "make it clear to your local elected representatives that you expect them to do what is needed to access this investment and to deliver broadband to your community".
The private sector on its own will take superfast broadband to around two-thirds of UK households and businesses - this funding will be used to help take broadband to the remaining third by making it viable for business to invest. Funding allocation announcements have already been made for Wales and Northern Ireland.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Green Hippo Plays Its Part In The Globe's Biggest Music Show
Green Hippo is proud to announce its appointment as an official 'Technical Event Supplier' for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This year's show, hel
Hambro Perks Appoints New CEO Of UK Media Division
London-based company builder, Hambro Perks, has appointed Kate Burns as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company's new UK media division. In her n
NEP UK Selects Riedel's MediorNet MicroN Tech
NEP UK has adopted Riedel's MediorNet MicroN technology for use in a broad range of high-profile live productions. With 26 MediorNet MicroN high-densi
Canford Appointed UK Distributor For TC Electronic
Canford has announced that it has been appointed the exclusive UK distributor of TC Electronic current product range of precision audio metering, moni
NEP UK Purchases MPA1 Solo SDI Units
NEP UK has purchased a number of TSL Product's new MPA1 Solo SDI monitoring product. NEP will install a total of 14 units in a new OB truck covering s
The Future Of UK Studio Build
Amadeus Acoustic Solutions' BOXY modular studio system enjoyed a highly successful debut at BVE 2017 with visitors queuing to sample the room's enviro
Proposals Sought For HPA Tech Retreat UK
Proposals are being sought for the main program and breakfast roundtables at the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UK in Oxfordshire. The session grid is filling
Source Distribution Takes UK Distribution Of Aphex Systems
Source Distribution has taken the exclusive UK distribution of Aphex Systems. Aphex make professional audio processors, preamplifiers and dynamics con
NEP UK And Fletcher Group Win Game Set And Match
NEP UK Broadcast Services, in partnership with Fletcher Group, has announced that it has won a three-year contract to install a robotic camera system
Major Broadband Roll-Out In England And Scotland
Just over £363 million in Government investment is set to take broadband to all homes and businesses in England and Scotland, Secretary of State for C
Guarded Ulster Welcome For 'Broader Internet Access'
The Stormont Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed additional money to help get NI firmly on the Internet highway - but has also said that it
MTA Audio Visual Announces UK Distribution Agreement
RF audio specialist, MTA Audio Visual has announced an exclusive UK distribution agreement with LaON Technology. LaON are designers and manufacturers
Animated Women UK's 'The Achieve Programme' Open For Entries
Animated Women UK has announced that its 'Achieve Programme' is open for entries. The programme, which first ran in 2017, focuses on supporting women
HPRC Appoints Pyser Optics As UK Distributor
HPRC, the Italian flight case manufacturer, has appointed Pyser Optics as its distributor for their range of resin flight cases for the Broadcast and
Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio Limited
Sound Devices has announced that is has acquired UK manufacturer and developer of high-performance wireless microphone systems, Audio Ltd. The wholly-