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Lack of broadband could leave new fossil museum stuck in the stone age

Monday, November 9th 2015

The charity building the museum can't afford the tens of thousands of pounds to fund the installation of a broadband connection in the Dorset village of Kimmeridge, which suffers from poor broadband and mobile coverage. The...

PM promises 10Mbps broadband to 'every home that wants it'

Saturday, November 7th 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans to introduce a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) which will give people the legal right to request a connection of 10Mbps, no matter where they live. The move is part of...

Virgin says record customer growth is down to its 'unrivalled' broadband

Friday, November 6th 2015

The company's results for the three months ending 30 September show that 42,000 customers signed up to the provider in the quarter – the highest gain recorded in those three months since Virgin Media was created in 2007. The...

Sky 'completes the set' with rights to extended Premier League highlights

Friday, November 6th 2015

The broadcaster already has the rights to 126 live games from next season, as well as mobile clips from all 380 Premier League matches. Now a new three-year agreement means viewers will be able to see extended highlights shown...

'Virgin Media broadband is nothing like the service I signed up for'

Friday, November 6th 2015

Olwen Hill from Bromley, Greater London, switched from TalkTalk to Virgin in May but has been dogged by problems from the outset. “Installers split a doorframe when drilling through for wiring and flung the green cable...

Fibre broadband for Cotswolds community 'in time for Christmas'

Thursday, November 5th 2015

The gigabit provider is using fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology – which bypasses BT’s copper network – to connect more than 6,000 homes and businesses in the area. The rollout forms part of the second phase of the...

Deaf charities welcome Ofcom research into BT's text relay service

Thursday, November 5th 2015

But Action on Hearing Loss and the National Deaf Children’s Society said more need to be done to improve the service and to make people aware it exists. BT's Next Generation Text Relay (NGTR) service allows people with...

Broadband expert hails 'economical solution' to delivering faster speeds

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Lincoln Lavoie (pictured) said fibre broadband is a futureproof long-term solution but comes “at a huge cost”. He said G.fast, which uses a combination of fibre cables and existing copper wires, is a “great solution”...

Fibre broadband boost for Nottinghamshire villages

Thursday, November 5th 2015

The communities will either get fibre for the first time, or have their current broadband boosted to superfast speeds by 2018 as part of the second phase of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) programme. More than...

Virgin boosts top business broadband speeds to 300Mbps

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

The service will deliver what Virgin claims are the fastest widely available broadband speeds in the UK. The announcement comes just a day after the company started offering free broadband installation to small businesses...

Five things we've learned since the TalkTalk data hack

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

TalkTalk revealed last week that up to 21,000 unique bank accounts and sort codes, 28,000 obscured credit and debit card details, 15,000 customer dates of birth and 1.2m customer email addresses, names and phone numbers had been...

Staffordshire community split in two by access to fibre broadband

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

The villages of Tixall and Ingestre form a joint parish but while the majority of Ingestre residents can look forward to getting superfast broadband in 2016, their Tixall counterparts remain in the ‘final 5%’ of the country...

New guidance on nuisance calls for phone providers

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

The Internet Telephony Service Providers Association (ITSPA) today published its Best Practice Document on nuisance calls. The document provides communications providers with a comprehensive guide to the different types of...

Virgin trialling free broadband installation for businesses

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

The government last month announced that its Connection Voucher scheme – which allowed businesses to apply for up to £3,000 to cover the costs of installing better broadband – was suspended, with no more applications being...

First part of Norfolk fibre rollout finished 'early and under budget'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN), a partnership between Norfolk County Council and BT, has given 185,885 homes access to fibre-based broadband since it was launched in December 2012. Phase one of the programme was due to...

Is BT's latest broadband innovation just a 'quick fix'?

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs at gigabit provider CityFibre, said G.fast – which uses a combination of fibre and conventional copper – is a “quick speed fix” that will allow BT to compete with...

European Commission to carry out 'in-depth' probe into O2/Three merger

Friday, October 30th 2015

Hutchison Whampoa, which owns Three, confirmed in January that it had entered exclusive talks with Telefonica about the acquisition of O2. Combined, Three and O2 would create the UK’s largest mobile network, with 41% of...

Northampton housing estate gets fibre broadband 6 months early

Friday, October 30th 2015

Grange Park has become the largest community in Northamptonshire to be served by fibre to the premises broadband – taking fibre cables direct into people’s homes. The estate was not included in commercial rollouts, leading...

Police make second arrest following TalkTalk data hack

Friday, October 30th 2015

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested a 16-year-old boy at an address in Feltham, London, on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. The boy has since been bailed. Officers have completed a...

Chi Onwurah: Government has failed those who still can't get broadband

Friday, October 30th 2015

Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, told the Parliament and Internet Conference 2015 that the situation was down to a “complete failure” by the government to address the problem. In a keynote...

Champions League helps BT add record number of TV customers

Thursday, October 29th 2015

The launch of BT Sport Europe helped BT add a record 106,000 customers, its results for the second quarter and half year up to 30 September show. As well as the arrival of new sports channels, recent months have seen the...

Netflix to hit 100m subscribers worldwide by 2018

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Analysis firm IHS Technology forecasts that subscriptions to the streaming giant will grow by 22% between now and 2019, with huge growth in Western Europe over the next three years. The number one market in Europe will be...

BT boss: Ofcom is right to review Openreach, but shouldn't change it

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Bill Murphy, BT’s managing director of next generation access, said Openreach's position within the BT group has helped create “low prices and high choices” for consumers. Speaking to Cable.co.uk at Broadband World Forum...

Mobile users spending 'precious sleep time' checking phones at night

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Research commissioned by Vodafone showed that nearly half of the nation check their phone or emails before they go to sleep at night, while 60% check first thing in the morning. The lack of sleep has led to one in three...

Scotland's fibre broadband rollout to reach 20,000 more homes

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme has passed more than 455,000 premises since it started last year. It is more than halfway to its target of connecting 750,000 properties by the end of March...

Legal expert: TalkTalk customers may be able to get out of their contracts

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

John Deane, from Slater and Gordon, who specialises in commercial law, said TalkTalk has failed to honour its contractual promises to customers by allowing their data to be shared without their consent. The broadband, TV and...

Competition watchdog gives provisional green light to BT/EE merger

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

The proposed £12.5bn acquisition of EE would make BT the country’s biggest fixed line and mobile provider. But the CMA said the merger was “not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition in any...

EU bans mobile roaming fees

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

The European Parliament yesterday gave final approval to a new law which bans roaming fees for making calls, sending text messages and using data abroad in the EU. From 30 April 2016, roaming charges will be capped at...

Providers must make 'quad play' deals more appealing to consumers

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Luke Mills, a managing director at Accenture Consulting, said the concept of quad play – getting broadband, TV, mobile and phone from one company – is popular among providers and in the city but that in reality, take-up in...

Boy, 15, arrested and bailed after TalkTalk data hack

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

The TV, broadband and phone provider confirmed last week that its website had been hacked, compromising the personal data of its four million customers. It has since said the amount of data potentially stolen is “smaller...

£6m boost will take fibre broadband to 10,000 more homes in Cheshire

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Cabling work to boost the project’s coverage has already started and fibre will soon be available to 10,000 extra premises across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The extension programme will also see rural areas including...

'Life-changing' fibre broadband project gets underway in Cotswolds

Monday, October 26th 2015

The company has started the first stage of digging in the Cotswolds as part of its contract to help deliver phase 2 of Fastershire’s broadband rollout. Gigaclear, which installs ultrafast broadband networks in rural...

Broadband customers getting only 75% of advertised speed

Monday, October 26th 2015

The European Commission’s ‘Quality of Broadband Services in the EU’ report found that different technologies delivered varying speeds – but all fell short of what was promised by providers. The broadband speeds of...

£1m fund set up to encourage 5G innovation

Monday, October 26th 2015

The government wants to encourage research projects that will help the UK take full advantage of its future 5G infrastructure. Research into the next generation of mobile technology has already attracted millions of pounds of...

Work starts on Telford's 'value for money' fibre broadband programme

Monday, October 26th 2015

The Superfast Telford programme, officially launched in July, will bring 9,300 homes and businesses access to fibre broadband. Combined with commercial rollouts, it will take superfast coverage in the area to 98%. Engineers...

TalkTalk customers could take legal action following cyber attack

Friday, October 23rd 2015

The TV, broadband and phone provider confirmed this morning that a criminal investigation was underway following a “significant and sustained” cyber attack. The company said there was a risk that customer data –...

Vodafone allows UK customers to use 4G in more worldwide destinations

Friday, October 23rd 2015

The company has added eight worldwide destinations, including the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Kenya (pictured), Morocco and the UAE, meaning customers can use 4G in a total of 71 destinations worldwide. Vodafone’s latest...

TalkTalk website problems leave customers without email access

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

A message on the company's website advised customers that while they cannot access emails using its webmail site, they can still use email clients on phones and tablets. Angry customers took to Twitter today to lambast the...

TV broadcasters 'comfortably exceed' Ofcom's subtitle and signing targets

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

The telecoms regulator today published its first bi-annual report on the provision of ‘access services’ by broadcasters. The figures, which cover the first six months of 2015, show the target each broadcaster was set and...

Vodafone scheme brings 3G signal to Wiltshire not-spots

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

Oare and Wilcot are the latest communities to benefit from the operator’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme, which is bringing 3G services to 100 mobile not-spots across the UK. The two villages previously suffered...

Football fans getting a ‘raw deal’ from Premier League TV deal, says Virgin

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

Research commissioned by Virgin Media, which quizzed more than 1,000 football fans, found that two thirds of them thought the soaring cost of Premier League rights means they will pay too much to watch live football. Just 6%...

Ultrafast broadband provider Gigaclear heading for record year

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

The company said that so far this year, it has delivered gigabit broadband to 10,000 homes and businesses, with nearly 40% of those properties signed up as customers. Gigaclear, which installs ultrafast broadband networks in...

Sky boss hails 'stand-out performance' of broadband division

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

In its financial results for the three months ending 30 September, the company reported a 10% increase in operating profit, to £375m. Sky added 134,000 new customers in the last quarter, including 77,000 in the UK –...

Complaints about telecoms providers up by a third in three years

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

The number of complaints received in the three months from July to September has soared by 35% compared to three years ago, according to Ombudsman Services: Communications. The organisation, which provides a dispute...

BT boss: Don't get attached to fibre - even that could be obsolete one day

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Mike Galvin, managing director of next generation access for BT’s Technology Service & Operations division, said no technology is futureproof, and even fibre may one day be rendered obsolete. Mr Galvin's comments come as...

EE launches 'child-friendly' 4G tablet

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

The research, commissioned by EE, comes as the operator announced the launch of the Robin, a 4G tablet aimed specifically for parents and their children. According to a poll of 1,702 parents, just over a quarter (27%) said...

Cityfibre offers fibre to businesses who missed out on broadband voucher scheme

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

The company has announced that it is waiving connection fees - which can cost up to £2,500 - for businesses wanting to connect to its fibre networks in Aberdeen, Coventry, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Peterborough and York. The...

Three’s 4G customers to get ‘faster, more reliable’ mobile experience

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

The provider’s 4G speeds will increase by up to 50% nationwide as extra spectrum helps increase its network’s performance, speed and capacity. Three said the extra 5MHz of the 1800MHz spectrum, which is used to carry 4G...

Broadband engineers protect ‘invaluable’ Lincolnshire wildlife

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

BT Openreach workers took expert advice from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust before carrying out work to lay fibre cables in Copper Hill and Duke’s Covert. Fibre laid in the two areas is taking superfast broadband to around...

'Wales has best broadband of all devolved nations? We don't think so'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Their warning comes despite Ofcom saying Wales has the highest availability of superfast broadband of any of the devolved nations. According to the watchdog's Communications Market Report 2015, published in August, nearly four...

Sutton Coldfield business praises 'fire hose' speed of fibre broadband

Monday, October 19th 2015

Jack Adkins, managing director of Sutton Coldfield-based market research company the Adkins Research Group, said the firm is getting internet speeds 10 times faster than before. The company was one of the first businesses in...

Television network boss: Ignore the power of traditional TV at your peril

Monday, October 19th 2015

Box Plus has launched a partnership with YouTube to stream content from one of its channels – 4Music – on the video sharing site. The UK Music Video Chart, which will be presented by YouTuber Bethan Ledley, will count down...

TalkTalk broadband customer cut off after switching confusion

Monday, October 19th 2015

Sarah Beattie, 43, received several letters between August 2014 and September this year saying she had opted to switch to another supplier. Each time, she contacted TalkTalk saying she had not spoken to any other supplier...

Cumbria's Fibre GarDen broadband project faces uncertain future

Friday, October 16th 2015

The Fibre GarDen board said delays to the project meant it is “impractical” for it to access the Defra funding, making the project’s viability “uncertain”. The scheme’s annual general meeting has been set for 17...

Hyperoptic tackles Birmingham's 'sub-standard' broadband connectivity

Friday, October 16th 2015

Gigabit broadband has been installed at Queen's College Chambers, a former medical school in the city centre built in 1843. The work was carried out by Hyperoptic, which specialises in serving residential developments of 50 or...

One in three Brits can't get through a day without the internet

Friday, October 16th 2015

According to research carried out as part of a study by Vodafone into Britons’ technology habits, more than a third of the population said they couldn’t manage 24 hours without using any of their connected...

Black Country project takes fibre broadband to extra 2,000 premises

Friday, October 16th 2015

Parts of Walsall and Sandwell are among the first areas connected by the Black Country Broadband Project, a £12m programme taking fibre connectivity to 98% of the region by the end of 2017. More than 468,000 premises –...

Top sport tempting consumers to pay more for broadband and TV packages

Friday, October 16th 2015

Research from Kantar Worldpanel, which measures the market share of home services providers – covering broadband, fixed landline and paid TV – suggests that despite a range of ‘value’ promotions, customers are still...

Ofcom seeks consumers' experiences of dubious broadband cancellation practices

Thursday, October 15th 2015

The telecoms regulator launched the probe earlier this year into the difficulties faced by customers trying to get out of contracts. In June, Ofcom announced what it called a ‘monitoring and enforcement programme’ to look...

Virgin Media using 'wi-fi under your feet' to get high street online

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Chesham has teamed up with Virgin Media to create the UK’s first wi-fi pavement – providing unlimited internet access in and around the town’s high street. Virgin Media is delivering wi-fi using a combination of its...

Cash boost for Derbyshire broadband project will get fibre to 100,000 homes

Thursday, October 15th 2015

The first phase of the Digital Derbyshire rollout is more than three-quarters complete and aims to provide more than 88,000 premises with access to fibre broadband. A £7m extension has also been announced, building on the...

Concern for customers as Sainsbury's pulls the plug on its mobile network

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Mobile by Sainsbury’s, which was launched in July 2013 and uses Vodafone’s network, will cease to exist from 15 January 2016. A statement on the website for the supermarket’s mobile service told customers: “We’re...

Vodafone brings 3G to Outer Hebrides community for the first time

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Tarbert on the Isle of Harris is the latest rural not-spot to benefit from the operator’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) scheme. The programme uses ‘femtocell’ technology to bring 3G to areas where it isn’t possible...

Deaf viewers would switch provider to get subtitles on on-demand TV

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Action on Hearing Loss asked 3,751 people with hearing loss about how they watch on-demand content and the barriers they face accessing it. The charity found that two thirds of those who pay for subscriptions would switch TV...

Knitters welcome arrival of fibre broadband in Scottish Borders town

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Around 3,400 homes and businesses in Selkirk are now able to access faster internet speeds thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. The premises in Selkirk join more than 17,500 in the Scottish Borders able...

Government's business broadband voucher scheme 'suspended'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

A message on the website for the business broadband scheme says: “The Connection Voucher Scheme is currently suspended. “The funds available to the scheme are close to being fully committed and we have suspended the...

Wireless broadband set to bring superfast speeds to south Skye

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Wireless service Skyenet has teamed up with a wireless system being run by the community of Taskavaig to help extend the network to more people in the area. The partnership could lead to getting superfast services to some...

MPs call for 'not-spot summit' in Commons broadband debate

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

MPs debated the issue in the House of Commons yesterday following a motion by Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness and a former technology journalist for the Daily Telegraph. Mr Warman's motion to look at variations in the...

Vodafone broadband now available to new as well as existing customers

Monday, October 12th 2015

Before today, the fibre service was only available to existing Vodafone mobile customers. As well as a choice of 17Mbps, 38Mbps or 76Mbps broadband, Vodafone is also offering a year’s free subscription to Netflix to anyone...

Controversial superfast project hits milestone as MPs prepare for broadband debate

Monday, October 12th 2015

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) said it has achieved a major milestone in its rollout of high-speed fibre broadband, with more than 185,000 households and businesses able to access superfast broadband. The announcement...

First customer in BT trial 'surprised' at speed of G.fast broadband

Friday, October 9th 2015

Margaret Broughton of Gosforth, Newcastle, is trialling BT Openreach’s G.fast service, which uses a combination of fibre optic cables and copper wires to deliver speeds up to 330Mbps. A week after being connected to the...

Scottish fibre broadband rollout spreads through the Cairngorms and Renfrewshire

Friday, October 9th 2015

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms National Park town of Ballater, along with 1,200 in the Renfrewshire villages of Kilbarchan and Howwood, now have access to the service. A total of more...

Sky and BT make final submissions to Ofcom on possible Openreach split

Friday, October 9th 2015

Sky is calling for Openreach – which runs the country’s biggest broadband network – to be split from parent company BT. BT, on the other hand, says Openreach benefits from BT’s capital and its investment in research...

Warwick firm hopes new broadband line will end years of 'terrible' service

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Fozmula, which designs and manufactures sensors and gauges for liquid, temperature and pressure measurement, was often left without an internet connection for days at a time. The firm, based at Tachbrook Park in Warwick, has...

CLA: Splitting Openreach and BT would distract from rural broadband rollout

Thursday, October 8th 2015

The CLA, which has 33,000 members, said separating the organisations at this stage of the UK’s broadband rollout would distract from efforts to get decent connectivity to rural areas as quickly as possible. President Henry...

Vaizey welcomes arrival of superfast speeds in 'hard-to-reach' Oxfordshire village

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Residents in Fernham, Oxfordshire, have been campaigning for months to get superfast broadband amid concerns they are being left behind. BT has now trumpeted the arrival of superfast speeds in the village, saying the Better...

Lycamobile agrees new deal to use O2's mobile network

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Lycamobile uses the O2’s UK network as part of its global infrastructure to provide cheap calls to Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Tesco Mobile and GiffGaff are among the other MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) that...

Broken O2 mast causing mobile 'nightmare' for Staffordshire villagers

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Residents in villages including Great Haywood, Little Haywood, Colwich and Tixall have been without a mobile signal since Thursday 1 October, with many being told it will be another five days until the problem is fixed. The...

Nottinghamshire’s ‘ambitious’ fibre broadband rollout reaches extra 4,000 homes

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

More than 56,000 homes and businesses in the county can access fibre broadband as part of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Programme (BBfN) – up from the 52,000 announced in September. In the programme’s latest...

S4C ups on-demand Welsh language TV content for overseas viewers

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

S4C revamped its on-demand website earlier this year, as well as launching new iPhone and Android apps. The broadcaster has now expanded the range of shows available for viewers living abroad and those heading away on...

Airlines should ‘respond today’ to demand for in-flight broadband

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

The poll of more than 6,000 airline passengers also found that 67% of passengers would be willing to pay for the service, rising to 69% of 18-44-year-olds. The 2015 In-Flight Connectivity Survey was carried out by mobile...

'My Virgin broadband connection dropped out 159 times in 24 hours'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Ben Polhill said his family have been struggling with “constant disconnections” for at least the past three months, making it “impossible to do anything”. Mr Polhill contacted Cable.co.uk after reading that other Virgin...

Vodafone calls time on poor mobile signal in rural pubs

Monday, October 5th 2015

The operator has teamed up with rural pubs organisation Pub is The Hub to use its Sure Signal technology to provide four rural pubs with indoor coverage. Dubbed the Rural Community Pub programme, the pilot will see...

Worcestershire to complete fibre broadband rollout ahead of schedule

Monday, October 5th 2015

More than 40,000 premises can access fibre broadband as part of the Superfast Worcestershire programme, set to rise to around 60,000 by June 2016 when the first phase of the rollout comes to an end. And the second phase, known...

Ofcom: Disabled people less likely to have internet access

Monday, October 5th 2015

A report from the telecoms regulator, published last week, also found that disabled people are less likely to have access to mobile phones and pay TV – but more likely to have a landline phone and free-to-air TV. Responding...

Vodafone: Call+ will change the way mobile calls are made

Monday, October 5th 2015

The provider, announcing the launch of Vodafone Call+, said almost everything about the way mobile phones are used has changed – other than making calls. “You make a call and hope that the person at the other end picks up,...

Competition watchdog wants to investigate Three/O2 merger

Monday, October 5th 2015

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made a request to the European Commission (EC) that it should refer the proposed takeover of Telefonica Europe, which owns O2’s UK business, by Three owner CK Hutchison Holdings...

Three data outage affecting customers around the UK

Friday, October 2nd 2015

Customers around the country have been reporting a lack of data throughout the morning, with many taking to social media to complain about the outage. Three has yet to make a statement on the outage, but the operator has...

Staffordshire fibre broadband rollout is two-thirds complete

Friday, October 2nd 2015

More than 60,000 homes and businesses across the county can now access fibre broadband as part of the Superfast Staffordshire programme. The project, part of the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, is a...

'I sent my faulty EE mobile to be fixed and got a bill for a cracked screen instead'

Friday, October 2nd 2015

Samantha Lowe's phone was sent away to be fixed after it developed a fault. But she was then billed more than £100 by EE for a cracked screen that happened on the journey to be repaired. The ensuing dispute between EE and a...

Long-awaited Loch Ness fibre broadband rollout gets underway

Thursday, October 1st 2015

High speed fibre has gone live for homes and businesses in the first parts of the town, with more coverage expected in the coming week. Over the next few months, the rollout is expected to reach around 1,300 homes and...

Splitting Openreach and BT could backfire, warns Vaizey

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Mr Vaizey said he was sceptical of the full separation of the companies, telling the Financial Times: “I think full separation would be an enormous undertaking, incredibly time consuming [and have] lots of potential to...

Government superfast broadband pilot connects two Hampshire villages

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Ropley and Bramdean, near Winchester, were selected to take part in a Government Innovation Fund trial to extend superfast coverage to areas that might not otherwise get it. The villages were not originally included in...

BARB publishes first on-demand and live-streamed TV viewing report

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

The TV Player Report is the first set of BARB (the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) data to focus on viewing through mediums other than a traditional TV set, such as laptops and desktop computers, tablets and...

Welsh superfast broadband rollout reaches half a million landmark

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

Superfast Cymru – a partnership between the Welsh and UK governments, BT and the European Regional Development Fund – has made fibre broadband available to 504,352 premises. With commercial companies also rolling out the...

Impact of fibre broadband in County Durham 'extremely encouraging'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

More than 950 homes and businesses in the town can now access faster broadband speeds. Digital Durham, the organisation responsible for the fibre rollout in the county, said 73,000 premises have been reached across its...

Rural broadband? Smoke signals would be quicker, says Hampshire council leader

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

In a letter published in the Financial Times, Roy Perry said in some parts of the county “smoke signals” would probably be faster than the broadband connection. “The government and BT need to recognise the urgency of...

Virgin Media's top broadband speed to hit a 'Vivid' 200Mbps

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Existing Virgin broadband customers will be able to upgrade from speeds of 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps. Ultrafast speeds of 100Mbps and above from Virgin will be known as ‘Vivid’, the...

ITV to launch new streaming service as part of 'ambitious developments'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

The ITV Hub will launch later this year for mobile, PC and connected TV, taking the place of ITV Player and itv.com. Live streaming of ITV shows such as the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent – which accounts for 30% of...

Metronet takes first broadband orders following Bradford expansion

Monday, September 28th 2015

Local businesses Lubna Foods and Burbank Produce are benefiting from superfast speeds after signing up to the service provided by Metronet (UK). In August, Cable.co.uk reported that Metronet was expanding its wireless...