Simon Galton

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Gigaclear has recently announced that it has received enough expressions of interest from the Welland Valley area that it is now able to go into stage two of deploying superfast broadband and start taking orders. If you live in one of the Leicestershire villages of Blaston, Bringhurst, Cranoe, Drayton, Hallaton, Horninghold, Nevill Holt, Medbourne, Slawston […]

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Update on Rural Broadband

by simongalton on 31 July, 2014

Residents in rural areas have had the short end of the stick when it comes to broadband. New infrastructure has always been rolled out in densely populated areas first, and the further your property is from an exchange, the more broadband signals degrade under copper wires. For this reason, the Government set up a rural […]

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Osborne’s proposals are Lib Dem Lite – Cable

by simongalton on 7 October, 2009

Commenting on George Osborne’s address to Tory party conference, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable said:  “This set of deficit reduction proposals is Lib Dem Lite. The sum total amounts to nothing more than a drop in the ocean and will not deal with the structural deficit.  “What is more, Osborne has in effect guaranteed […]

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