Ed Vaizey

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Name: Ed Vaizey
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Connecting Devon and Somerset brings fibre broadband to 31 communities

Superfast broadband has been extended to 31 locations through the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme.A total of 31 communities across the West Country can now access superfast broadband thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme ... [Published Cable.co.uk - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Government “working hard to close the digital divide” says Vaizey

A report from telecoms regulator Ofcom has claimed that although UK superfast broadband speeds are improving, the gap between rural and urban download speeds is widening.Responding to the findings, which showed average rural download speeds are over 20Mbps ... [Published Cable.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

News story: One in four homes connected to superfast broadband

One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is ‘superfast’ and speeds are five times faster than five years ago, according to latest Ofcom research .The proportion of superfast connections – those offering headline speeds of 30Mbit/s or more ... [Published Department for Transport - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Farron challenges BT on broadband

South Lakes MP and chairman of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron has urged BT to be more transparent about its fibre optic rollout.Tim Farron, Chairman of the Liberal Democrats and South Lakes MP, has urged BT to be more transparent about its fibre optic ... [Published Broadband Choice - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

News story: Minister blocks export of national treasure

An extremely rare Bronze mirror, dating from the Iron Age and discovered near Didcot , Oxfordshire, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last chance to raise the £33,000 needed to keep it in the UK.The mirror is made of copper-alloy ... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Culture, commitment, libraries and expertise

Ian Birrell claims the existence of a ministry of culture does not necessarily reflect the '"needs of the nation" (, 11 April). I would argue that our standing in the world depends on it.Virtually every other developed and emerging economy on the planet ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Estate set to reap rewards of superfast broadband

A housing estate in West Yorkshire has become the first to benefit from the multi-million pound superfast broadband programme.The Old Fountain Brewery housing estate in Halifax is reaping the rewards as high-speed fibre broadband arrived three months ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Fears over recycling plant and homes

Sutton Courtenay in South Oxfordshire is under threat, according to residents in the village who are campaigning against plans to expand a waste recycling plant and build hundreds of new houses there.Villagers say without improvements in the infrastructure, ... [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sajid Javid appointment two cheers for UK culture?

By The exit of Maria Miller , former UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, over inflated expenses claims, and her replacement by Sajiv Javid, who becomes the first “the first Asian male Conservative cabinet minister,” as the BBC put it, ... [Published TeleRead - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

New home for the greatest cars in the world

On April 16, Guest of Honour, the Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, will officially open the new Haynes International Motor Museum, in Sparkford, Somerset showcasing some of the ... [Published Valley News - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 3 reports

Virgin’s signing video relay service gives deaf customers a helping hand

Virgin Media’s deaf customers can now contact customer service via a sign language interpreter using an online video relay.The free Video Relay Service (VRS for short) follows Virgin’s existing Text Relay service, and can be accessed with no more than ... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

MP wants bridge issues answered more swiftly

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014 in NewsWantage MP Ed VaizeyEd Vaizey has brought a meeting about building a temporary traffic bridge during railway work with transport minister Stephen Hammond forward to May 1.Wantage MP Mr Vaizey will ask Mr Hammond ... [Published Oxford Times - Apr 10 2014]

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...The creative industries minister, Ed Vaizey, says protecting the sector and disrupting copyright infringement is essential: "disrupting the money unlawful websites make from advertising could make a real difference to the fight against copyright infringement. it is an excellent example of what can be achieved through industry, government and law enforcement working together."
Mr Vaizey commented: "i'm delighted to see that connecting devon and somerset is making remarkable progress."
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: "ofcom's report confirms the remarkable transformation of uk broadband currently under way."

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City of London Police collaborate with ad indus... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 40 mins ago]
Connecting Devon and Somerset brings fibre broa... [Published Cable.co.uk - 4 hours ago]
Ofcom: 1 In 4 Users Now Have Superfast Broadban... [Published TechWeekEurope UK - 7 hours ago]
Government “working hard to close the digital d... [Published Cable.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
IanMat published No sign of Wells in Ed Vaisey'... [Published Wells Journal - Apr 16 2014]
Ofcom on broadband speeds. [Published Compute Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
UK broadband average hits 17.8Mbps but rural di... [Published V3.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
News story: One in four homes connected to supe... [Published Department for Transport - Apr 16 2014]
Superfast broadband rollout ‘uneven’ across UK,... [Published Computerworld UK - Apr 16 2014]
Farron challenges BT on broadband [Published Broadband Choice - Apr 15 2014]
News story: Minister blocks export of national ... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 15 2014]
25% of broadband now 'superfast' [Published BT.com - Apr 15 2014]
Superfast broadband speeds rise, but rural area... [Published Computer Weekly - Apr 15 2014]
UK experiences superfast broadband surge, finds... [Published Comms Dealer - Apr 15 2014]
UPD Average UK Home Broadband ISP Speeds Climb ... [Published ISPreview - Apr 15 2014]
BT challenged on broadband ‘secrecy’ [Published In-Cumbria - Apr 15 2014]
Culture, commitment, libraries and expertise [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
18th century Jewish cemetery gets listed status [Published Jewish News UK - Apr 14 2014]
Calderdale gets super fast broadband three mont... [Published Business Link - Apr 14 2014]
Media Monkey's Diary: Sajid Javid, Daily Telegr... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 13 2014]
Estate set to reap rewards of superfast broadband [Published Yorkshire Post - Apr 12 2014]
Karl Jackson & Cornerhouse shortlisted for Arts... [Published Weightmans - Apr 12 2014]
Fears over recycling plant and homes [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
Sajid Javid appointment two cheers for UK culture? [Published TeleRead - Apr 11 2014]
Network Rail apologises over Great Western elec... [Published Western Daily Press - Apr 11 2014]
A super fast boost for Calderdale [Published Todmorden News - Apr 11 2014]
Broadband war sparks debate in parliament [Published Lancaster Guardian - Apr 11 2014]
Farrell review calls for design reviews of NSIPs [Published Local Government Lawyer - Apr 11 2014]
New home for the greatest cars in the world [Published Valley News - Apr 10 2014]
Virgin’s signing video relay service gives deaf... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Apr 10 2014]
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Miller Goes to Ground [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Apr 07 2014]
Where’s Maria? On Thursday she was a no show at the £75 a head Hendon Conservatives Gala Dinner and today she’s pulled out of public appearances: Maria Miller’s gone to ground, it seems: cancelled a prior commitment to appear at the IWF Annual Report. ...
Gigaclear ultrafast broadband transforms rural ... [Published Releases from RealWire - Mar 14 2014]
Oxfordshire business park premises near capacity since installation of Gigaclear networkOxfordshire, 14 March 2014 - Gigaclear, provider of ultrafast pure fibre broadband, has designed, built and installed its fibre-to-the-premises network at the Kingston ...
UK tops Europe’s superfast broadband table [Published The Next Web - Mar 12 2014]
The UK now has more subscribers to superfast broadband services than Europe’s five largest economies, with connections of 30Mbps or faster now available to 73 percent of the population, up from 60 percent in 2011. The figures were revealed today by ...
What price equality within today's Conservative... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 08 2014]
David Cameron champions the rights of women in business. His frontbench tells a very different story As Nicola Dandridge, the head of Universities UK recently argued , there is a case for gender segregation where that segregation is voluntary and ...
Britain's ethnic minorites need better access t... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Jan 24 2014]
We have a small golden circle of writers who do everything, in effect closing the door on Britain's rich diversity of talent A meeting I attended this week, chaired by the culture minister Ed Vaizey in the House of Commons, was in many ways a ground-breaking ...
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