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Superfast Cymru, a project by the Welsh government and BT, has marked the first anniversary of its launch by announcing that more than 100,000 homes and businesses in Wales are expected to have access to high speed fibre broadband.

Superfast Cymru project in Wales reveals 100,000 fibre broadband target
 
New Services

The London Borough of Barnet has signed two key contracts to generate savings to the taxpayer of £165 million over ten years.

Barnet council to save taxpayer £165m via 2 deals for back office services
 

Oxfordshire county council has awarded a multi-million pound contract to BT, marking the start of a two-and-a-half year programme to bring better broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in the county.

Oxfordshire county council awards multi-million pound contract to BT
 
Policy

The Communities and Local Government department is looking for commercial partners for its Planning Portal, the government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.

Govt wants to update online planning and building regulations resource
 
Insights

The latest Socitm briefing says that adopting modern approaches to digital service development will pay dividends.

ICT professionals should promote digital services: Socitm
 

According to a poll carried out for the Countryside Alliance, 80% of respondents agreed that rolling out high-speed broadband across the whole of the UK would have a positive impact on the economy.

Britons believe broadband roll-out can boost economy, reveals survey
 
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