Category Archives: Broadband

Children and Online Gaming

Today, even more children and young adults are playing games online. Parents may have concerns over how these games may impact upon their kids. The UK Safer Internet Centre regularly delivers online safety training sessions to pupils, parents and teachers. Recently the centre has noticed an increasing number of young people talking about the game […]

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Broadband – A Necessity Not A Luxury

Shepley is due to get BT broadband by September 2016. But we will still rely upon copper wires to deliver ‘superfast’ connectivity into our homes and businesses. Shepley resident and business owner Karl Ward demands to know why the authorities still continue to leave us in the broadband Dark Ages in 21st century Britain. If you […]

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Major Boost To Shepley Superfast Connectivity Bid

Councillor Robert Barraclough (Green) advises Shepley Village that Kirklees Council has now secured more funding to roll out superfast broadband across the region. You can find details of the latest Press Release below. This means that Shepley now stands to gain superfast broadband soon for residents, community groups and businesses alike. But, we must still […]

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Local Traders Neglected In Push For ‘Digital Britain’

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The HD8 Network, which represents local businesses across the HD8 postcode area is calling for more strategic investment to help rural businesses realise the full potential of the digital economy. Speaking at a high-level round-table at the European Commission in London, HD8 Network’s founder Merewyn Sayers expressed concern that many businesses across rural Kirklees are struggling […]

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Latest Broadband News For Shepley

Many of you will share my frustration over the lack of decent broadband, not just in Shepley, but across the whole of the South Pennines Area. Since embarking on the EU Commission backed DigiChampz Initiative to showcase the opportunities and benefits of the digital economy in our area, we’ve identified whole communities which have expressed […]

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Your Action Required On Ultrafast Broadband Initiative

I want to update local residents, businesses, public sector organisations and charities about the progress being made to bring ultrafast broadband into Shepley and surrounding areas. Kirklees Council has announced this week a deal with CityFibre which should see the installation of ultrafast, fibre optic broadband across the whole of Kirklees. The initiative, named The […]

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Rural Kirklees ‘DigiChampz’ Initiative Announced Nationally

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The Digital Policy Alliance has announced nationally its EU-funded initiative looking at how local communities can learn to use the Internet and modern technology to take full advantage of the global high growth digital economy. Shepley and the surrounding rural district in South Kirklees is the case study for the initiative, announced locally at Shepley First School […]

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European Digital Champions Initiative Launched In Shepley

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The village of Shepley has become the unlikely focus for an exciting new case study looking into the opportunities and benefits of the EU’s digital single market for local businesses, community groups and residents. Called ‘DigiChampz’, the initiative aims to scope out a framework for so-called ‘smart villages’ that can be applied across the European Union. Organisers will […]

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