An additional 25,000 homes and businesses in the Scottish Highlands and Islands will be given access to superfast broadband under the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) scheme, part of the wider Broadband Delivery UK project.
It has been the case for some time that many new residential developments have not been built to include the provision for superfast broadband.
The local authority in Norfolk is currently in the process of deciding how best to finance the upcoming stage of their Better Broadband for Norfolk scheme (BBfN).
Fibre operator Cityfibre recently announced that Milton Keynes would be the first of a number of cities to be on the receiving end of a 1GB ultrafast broadband network. The rollout is ultimately set to connect approximately 1 million homes over several cities.
Elin Jones, Assembly member for the Welsh county of Ceredigion has levelled criticism at Openreach for apparently failing to finish a fibre broadband installation the village of Oakford.
A new network provider called British Fibre Networks has made the bold claim that they wish to have a 1GBps capable fibre broadband network available to over one third of new British homes by 2021.