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Hertfordshire Councils seek an upgrade
The Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is looking for a provider
to supply superfast broadband to at least 90 per cent of local
homes and businesses.
Robert Gordon, the leader of HCC said:
"Super-fast broadband services
are vital to the county's economy and will ensure increased
opportunity for everyone."
"Faster broadband allows
families to access multiple devices at the same time and makes
businesses much more competitive."
BT is most likely to take on the challenge.
Disconnected for using too much broadband
A Be Broadband customer has to find
another provider because he exceeded the limits of his Unlimited
Be Broadband said that they gave him 14 days warning that he
would be disconnected as it was causing delays for customers in the
The customer admitted that he had been using 1Tb of data during
January but claimed he never received a warning about it.
He now intends to switch to the BT
EE has released a list of the next towns to be updated
27 new towns have been marked for superfast mobile broadband
from EE by June 2013.
These lucky towns have been promised connections of up to five
times faster than current 3G speeds.
Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool,
Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford,
Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes,
Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan, Woking.