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BT: We'll get fibre broadband to all new housing developments

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Openreach CEO Joe Garner said its ambition is to make sure that all new developments get a fibre connection. This will be funded by BT where possible, but in some situations the company will work with developers to...

Greater Brighton must 'get the basics right' before it can be a 5G region

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

The Greater Brighton Economic Board last week submitted a ‘devolution prospectus’ to communities secretary Greg Clark as part of its efforts to get more powers for the region. The bid included proposals to make Greater...

EE still UK's most complained-about broadband and landline provider

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Ofcom’s consumer complaints data also showed that Vodafone was the most complained-about mobile operator, while TalkTalk generated the most complaints about pay TV provider. The total volume of telecoms and pay TV complaints...

BT vows to support government push for 5Mbps broadband for all

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

The company's CEO Gavin Patterson said it wants to "forge an ultrafast future for Britain" but said it would require a "collaborative effort across industry and government". Mr Patterson unveiled the company's ambitions at...

£3.86m funding boost for Wiltshire superfast broadband project

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

The cash, announced yesterday (Monday) will extend Wiltshire Online’s fibre broadband rollout, which has already given access to 62,000 premises in the county. The new deal adds extra funding to the council's contract with...

Vodafone, Sky and TalkTalk say broadband market is 'letting Britain down'

Monday, September 21st 2015

An open letter calling for “radical reform” and increased competition was published in today’s Financial Times. The letter, signed by Vodafone CEO Jeroen Hoencamp, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch and TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding,...

Northampton enterprise zone gets fibre broadband three months early

Monday, September 21st 2015

The Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone – home to global brands Carlsberg and Cosworth as well as a host of small businesses – is the latest area to be connected by the Superfast Northamptonshire project. When work being...

Mobile signal boost for rural Norfolk as part of Vodafone scheme

Monday, September 21st 2015

Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme is using ‘femtocell’ technology to bring mobile access to 100 rural communities affected by mobile ‘not-spots’. The company announced that the latest areas to get...

BDUK boss: Plan to get superfast broadband to final 5% is almost ready

Monday, September 21st 2015

But Chris Townsend, head of the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, said getting to those in the hardest-to-reach areas is “tougher than ever.” Mr Townsend was talking to the Transform Digital conference...

BT moves call centre operations to UK in bid to improve customer service

Friday, September 18th 2015

The telecoms giant is investing heavily in its UK call centre operations, creating more than 1,000 new jobs. Its investment in customer services also involves the provision of dedicated relationship managers to support...

Ericsson extends 5G mobile research programme across Europe

Friday, September 18th 2015

The 5G for Europe programme will bring together major industrial companies, the public sector and universities to work on the technology. The announcement came just days after the UK-based 5G Innovation Centre was officially...

Fibre broadband rollout reaches Aberdeenshire town and East Ayrshire village

Friday, September 18th 2015

The Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms National Park town of Ballater and the East Ayrshire village of Catrine are now able to access fibre broadband as part of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. An extra 1,000...

Glasgow Harbour development gets gigabit broadband from Hyperoptic

Friday, September 18th 2015

The provider yesterday switched on its service at Glasgow Harbour, an urban regeneration scheme in Partick, giving residents access to speeds up to 1Gbps. Installations are also underway at a number of developments around...

Amazon launches 'powerful' new Fire TV streaming devices

Friday, September 18th 2015

The new Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that supports 4K Ultra HD, and the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote were announced yesterday. The first Fire TV products were launched last year, allowing users to turn their television set...

BT investment in broadband to start 'digital revolution' in Wales

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Alwen Williams pledged that the company would play a leading role in the future success and prosperity of Wales. The 38-year-old said a huge amount had already been achieved in Wales, with eight out of 10 properties able to...

More than a quarter of Brits don't know their landline number

Thursday, September 17th 2015

According to the poll, 35% of the UK ignore their home phone when it rings amid fears it will be a sales call, despite paying a monthly charge for the service. The survey of 2,000 Britons by Relish broadband found that...

Free satellite broadband and installation for hardest-to-reach customers

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

The scheme, expected to be launched this month in Suffolk and West Yorkshire, is aimed at people who are unable to get even the most basic of broadband speeds like 2Mbps. It is thought that the scheme will allow eligible...

BT cheap mobile calls app reaches a million downloads in two years

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

The app – SmartTalk – allows customers to make cheap phone calls by linking their Apple or Android smartphone with their home phone calling plan. The service works over any mobile data connection, so can even be used while...

MSP Fiona Hyslop welcomes arrival of fibre broadband in West Lothian

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop said digital technology is one of the “building blocks” for the future of West Lothian, allowing people to do more at faster speeds and on multiple devices. Ms Hyslop made the comments on a...

5G Innovation Centre boss: It's not just about faster mobile internet

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is the world’s largest academic research centre dedicated to mobile and wireless connectivity. Home to more than 170 researchers, it has attracted more than £70m of investment, including...

Vodafone extends free Netflix deal for mobile customers

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Customers taking the Vodafone Red Value, SIM Only or Red+ Sharer bundles will get up to 12 months of Netflix’s two-screen plan worth £7.49 a month. The plan allows viewers to instantly stream TV shows including Marvel’s...

EE admits broadband customer service 'simply not good enough'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

The company said it has launched a ‘Broadband Service First’ programme that has been prompted by a continued high volume of complaints. The programme includes the creation of a new Broadband Operations Hub and up to 500...

Openreach rivals demand 'level playing field' in broadband infrastructure market

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Virgin Media has teamed up with broadband infrastructure providers CityFibre, euNetworks and Zayo to form the Infrastructure Investors Group (IIG). With responses to Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review – which...

Ovum: Consumers need minimum broadband speeds of 10Mbps

Monday, September 14th 2015

According to a new white paper by analysis firm Ovum, consumers need at least 10Mbps to get a good quality broadband experience, with many households “well shy of this mark’’. The white paper, Unleashing the Power of...

Vodafone using wi-fi to help customers chat ‘for longer and in many more places’

Monday, September 14th 2015

Wi-fi calling is being rolled out over the next few weeks on a number of the latest smartphones. The free service will be available to any pay monthly customer on a Vodafone Red bundle with a compatible handset. There is no...

Couple ‘fuming’ at five-month wait for BT broadband and phone line

Monday, September 14th 2015

Danny Reeves and Becky Woodhead had “fantastic” broadband at their former home just three quarters of a mile away in Sandbach, Cheshire. But despite organising for broadband and a landline to be installed in their new...

Sky Sports to show every England cricket game for next two years

Monday, September 14th 2015

The new deal means Sky will broadcast two test matches and three One-Day Internationals and follows a recent agreement to show England’s tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month. It also means all of...

EE speeds up 4G+ rollout to deal with 'phenomenal' mobile data growth

Monday, September 14th 2015

The move comes after EE customers with 4G+ devices downloaded double the amount of data in 2015 than they did the previous year. 4G+ is the next phase of 4G, offering twice as much capacity to customers downloading large...

Ultrafast Virgin Media broadband for Manchester's 'tech quarter'

Friday, September 11th 2015

Virgin Media Business is to provide 3,000 businesses across 300 buildings in the city’s Northern Quarter with faster internet speeds. The announcement follows the creation in the area of Tech North – a government-backed...

CityFibre: UK broadband held back by ageing Openreach infrastructure

Friday, September 11th 2015

Rob Hamlin, director of business development at the gigabit broadband provider, said broadband in this country is being held back by poor infrastructure. “What’s holding back broadband speeds and broadband quality is the...

Kirklees joins Superfast West Yorkshire fibre broadband rollout

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Kirklees Council has joined the second phase of the Superfast West Yorkshire programme to help boost broadband speeds across the district. The project completed its first phase last month, making fibre broadband available to...

Vodafone to help deliver live TV coverage of Rugby World Cup

Thursday, September 10th 2015

The companies are helping broadcasters show live Premier League football games as well as coverage of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Vodafone has designed and built fibre networks at each Premier League stadium and Rugby World...

FSB: Providers should advertise minimum - not maximum - broadband speeds

Thursday, September 10th 2015

The suggestion comes as part of a new voluntary code of practice proposed by the FSB to help fix the digital issues that are holding back small businesses. An FSB report into the health of the digital communications market...

Vodafone invests in 3G and 4G mobile coverage in Portsmouth

Thursday, September 10th 2015

The move will take the operator's 3G and 4G coverage in the town to 98%, improving both indoor and outdoor signal. Vodafone has already seen huge growth in mobile data traffic in Portsmouth following improvements made to its...

Funding boost for North Yorkshire fibre broadband project

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

The Superfast North Yorkshire programme will benefit from up to £13m from North Yorkshire county council’s own funds, with £8m from national and European governments. The £21m comes on top of £34.5m that has been...

Greater Brighton wants to be the UK's first 5G region

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

The Greater Brighton Economic Board has today submitted a ‘devolution prospectus’ to communities secretary Greg Clark as part of its bid to become a devolved city region. Proposals include Greater Brighton becoming the...

MP heralds 'symbolic' arrival of fibre broadband in East Devon village

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

East Devon MP Hugo Swire (pictured) said the village would be “symbolic of how people could enjoy the same benefits and speeds of urban areas in “one of the most beautiful parts of the country”. More than 315 businesses...

Could iPlayer offer content from other TV providers as part of ‘Open BBC’?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Outlining his plans for the future of the BBC, director general Tony Hall said although the iPlayer had helped “make the unmissable, unmissable”, Britain is losing out to rivals whose platforms could become “gatekeepers to...

Edinburgh ultrafast fibre broadband network to be extended in £5.6m deal

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Infrastructure provider CityFibre has signed a new £5.6m deal with Edinburgh City Council to extend its ‘Gigabit City’ project. The seven-year contract, which could be extended up to 19 years, will be delivered with...

EE customers stung by accidental premium rate charges

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Many customers have discovered charges of around £4 a week to a company called either Mobitrans or Mobile Academy on their mobile bills, despite not realising that they had signed up. A topic thread on the EE forum dates...

Study highlights widening urban-rural broadband divide

Monday, September 7th 2015

The academic study is said to highlight the true nature of the divide between those living in remote rural parts of Britain and the rest of the country. The study, Two-Speed Britain: Rural Internet Use, is part of the...

Superfast broadband rollout puts Nottinghamshire on course to be one of 'best connected counties'

Monday, September 7th 2015

Just weeks after announcing the milestone of 50,000 properties across Nottinghamshire, the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) programme said it has already added another 2,400 premises across the county. The project...

Devon and Somerset superfast broadband delay could be 'fatal', campaigners warn

Monday, September 7th 2015

Organisations representing more than 19,000 businesses across the counties urged bosses of the counties’ superfast project to 'learn lessons' to make sure the area doesn’t get left behind. At a meeting last week, they urged...

Rural businesses losing out in broadband and mobile 'postcode lottery'

Friday, September 4th 2015

Henry Robinson, president of the CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, said getting the coverage that businesses need is still a “postcode lottery”, meaning many are losing out. Mr Robinson’s...

WightFibre acquisition takes Isle of Wight superfast coverage to 90%

Friday, September 4th 2015

WightFibre, which has been providing fibre broadband on the island since 2001, has bought Click4Internet’s high-speed rural wireless broadband network. The two companies have been working in partnership for the past three...

Launch of Freeview connected TV service is ‘landmark moment’

Friday, September 4th 2015

The subscription-free service features catch-up TV from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on-demand services and live television. Freeview Play will allow viewers with an internet connection to scroll back through the...

BT to reveal initial findings of G.fast trials at Broadband World Forum

Friday, September 4th 2015

In a presentation at the event, the company's Mike Galvin will unveil how G.fast technology – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – will help take the UK’s broadband landscape from superfast to...

UK workers say tablets will replace laptops in the office within 10 years

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

The operator said that a survey of 2,000 UK workers had revealed that 52% made the claim, while 36% said tablets would replace laptops even sooner. Almost a third (31%) said laptop usage in the workplace is declining, while...

More than a third of TV and video viewing now watched on demand

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

The Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report 2015, launched today, shows that consumers now spend six hours a week watching streamed on-demand TV series, programmes and movies. This has more than doubled since 2011, when...

Digital Scotland rolls out fibre broadband to Motherwell and Moray

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Fibre broadband has also been made available to more than 12,500 premises across North Lanarkshire, as part of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The progress of the rollout in the area builds on BT’s...

Vaizey: Businesses should ‘act now’ on superfast broadband grants

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Take-up of the Connection Voucher scheme has picked up in recent months, but digital minister Ed Vaizey has today urged businesses yet to apply to act quickly. The scheme is due to close in March 2016 but with more than 1,000...

Vodafone 'unbeatable' mobile coverage claims were misleading - ASA

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told Vodafone the adverts must not appear again in their current form. The claims were made in a national press ad and on Vodafone’s website, where the company said it was...

'BT losing my phone number has cost me thousands'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Ross George, who runs a building company from his home in Reading, Berkshire, moved into a new house with partner Faye Hickinson on 18 June but is still without an internet connection more than two months later. BT did...

MP ready to fight for better mobile coverage in Welsh constituency

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru – Arfon) has launched an online survey asking the people of his Arfon constituency for feedback on the quality of mobile networks and the availability of 3G and 4G in the area. The move is part of...

‘Exciting times’ as fibre broadband rollout reaches Argyll and Bute

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

The connections mark the start of a rollout that is expected to reach more than 80% of premises by the end of next year. Some are the result of commercial fibre rollouts, while some are thanks to the £410m Digital Scotland...

Nottingham latest city to get Virgin Media ultrafast broadband

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

50,000 homes and businesses in the city will be able to benefit from broadband speeds of 152Mbps thanks to a £25m investment from Virgin. The company said it has now earmarked more than 250,000 UK properties for ultrafast...

Vodafone: 4G can make a 'big difference' to public service workers

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

The provider's comments come after a YouGov survey found that just 8% of frontline workers – including police officers, district nurses and social workers – are equipped with 4G devices. The survey of 1,401 public sector...

More than half of 'extraordinarily rural' Herefordshire can now get fibre broadband

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

The village of Fownhope is the latest place in the county to be connected to faster broadband through the Fastershire project, which is a partnership between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire councils and BT. Around 300 homes...

York's Huntington and Groves areas among first to get ultrafast fibre broadband

Friday, August 28th 2015

Residents and businesses in the two areas voted resoundingly in favour of getting the new Ultra Fibre Optic service, which offers speeds up to 1,000Mbps. As well as giving residents speeds up to 100 times faster than standard...

Single mum 'speechless' after daughter, 10, runs up £1,000 Vodafone bill

Friday, August 28th 2015

Viktoria Cole only learned of the situation when her card was declined at a petrol station on 3 August. “I thought it was really weird because I’d just got paid,” the 31-year-old mum-of-two told Cable.co.uk. “I...

Broadband more important than nice neighbours for Brits moving home

Friday, August 28th 2015

The survey of 3,000 Brits by Hyperoptic found that they would spend around 8% more for a property with access to broadband speeds of 100Mbps. That equates to more than £14,000 for an average-priced UK home, based on the...

Work on Fibre GarDen broadband project to resume after 'difficulties'

Friday, August 28th 2015

The Fibre GarDen project aims to deliver superfast broadband to 500 properties in the Cumbrian Dales of Garsdale and Dentdale. After five years of trying to get it underway, construction began earlier this year, with...

Gigaclear announces first Cotswold communities to get ultrafast fibre broadband

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Seven Springs in Cockleford will be the first community in the Cotswolds to benefit from the second phase of the Fastershire project, which is delivering the government’s broadband rollout in Gloucestershire and...

Rory Stewart MP welcomes arrival of fibre broadband in Cumbrian village

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Residents and businesses can now order fibre broadband after the installation of the first street cabinet serving the centre of the village. A further three cabinets are planned for the village later in the year. Local MP...

Three saves customers £1.3bn in roaming charges

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

The feature, which allows customers to use their phones abroad at no extra cost, saves users an average of £330 a year, according to the network provider. Feel At Home was launched in 2013 and is available in 18 destinations...

EE customer billed £320 to cancel broadband that never worked

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Emily Hodson, 23, ordered broadband more than three weeks ago but is still without a service, despite more than 20 calls to EE – including six in one day – and a total of five hours spent on hold. Ms Hodson, a PR...

Business broadband voucher scheme extended across Derbyshire

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Derbyshire County Council said it has worked in partnership with Derby City Council to agree an extension of its connection voucher scheme into Derbyshire. The extension of the scheme means more businesses, charities and...

BT to provide calls and broadband services for Belfast provider Rainbow

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Rainbow Communications will be able to offer its customers a range of services including next generation cloud services and Voice over IP (VoIP) thanks to the deal with BT Ireland. Eric Carson, director of Rainbow...

Nicola Sturgeon launches £9m Scottish rural broadband grant scheme

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

The new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), which will fund broadband for rural communities across Scotland, is now open for applications. The £9m fund will be used to support community-led projects like GigaPlus...

BT connects first homes in G.fast ultrafast broadband trial

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Residents in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, are taking part in BT’s field trial of G.fast – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – which can deliver ultrafast speeds that usually need fibre all the way into a...

Broadband grants available to more Cambridgeshire businesses

Monday, August 24th 2015

The Connection Voucher scheme, which offers businesses up to £3,000 towards installation costs, is now available to all firms with CB postcodes. More than 4,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the CB8, CB9, CB10...

Welsh fibre broadband rollout reaches rural Powys villages

Monday, August 24th 2015

The first premises in Forden and Meifod, Powys, will soon be able to receive superfast broadband thanks to Superfast Cymru. Superfast Cymru, a partnership between the Welsh Government, BT, the UK Government and the European...

BT Sport wins rights to broadcast 2017/18 Ashes series from Australia

Monday, August 24th 2015

The broadcaster has signed a five-year agreement with Cricket Australia that will see it show international and domestic cricket from Australia from 2016 to 2021. That includes the 2017/18 Ashes series, which will see England...

Fibre broadband rollout overcomes 'complications' to reach Cairngorms National Park

Monday, August 24th 2015

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project has rolled out fibre to the village of Kincraig in the Cairngorms National Park. Coverage has also reached Aviemore and in the coming months will get to Boat of Garten,...

New fibre network deal set to boost broadband speeds in Hull

Friday, August 21st 2015

The 10-year deal will see Connexin use the infrastructure provider’s pure fibre network to increase efficiency and improve speeds at 19 of its wireless hub sites across the city. The company will also be able to increase its...

Broadcasters ‘dragging their heels’ over subtitles on catch-up TV services

Friday, August 21st 2015

Earlier this week, the BBC announced that audio description – commentary describing what is happening on screen – was being made available to viewers watching iPlayer on a TV set. The service was already available on...

New Ofcom rules could lead to broadband switching ‘chaos’

Friday, August 21st 2015

James Blessing, chairman of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), said while the previous switching system was flawed, the new one has “gone too far” and will lead to more problems. Last month, changes...

INCA: Let alternative providers compete with BT for broadband cash

Friday, August 21st 2015

Malcolm Corbett, CEO of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), which represents more than 55 alternative broadband suppliers, said the cash should be put to competitive tender, allowing ‘altnets’ to play a...

Ofcom fines company £150,000 for making nuisance phone calls

Thursday, August 20th 2015

An investigation by the telecoms regulator found that XS Remarketing Ltd, trading as Debt Masters Direct, made multiple nuisance calls during 37 separate 24-hour periods between 9 March and 28 April 2014. Abandoned calls end...

Council bosses: Gigabit broadband can futureproof cities

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Martin Reeves, CEO of Coventry City Council, and Roy Grant, head of ICT at City of York Council, said ultrafast broadband is bringing benefits to both cities, from meeting manufacturing needs to drawing in tourists. In an...

O2 customer still without new phone three weeks after next-day delivery fail

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Graham Banks, who has been an O2 customer for around 13 years, placed an online order for an upgrade on Sunday, 2 August. But despite paying for next-day delivery of his new Samsung Galaxy S6 to the shop he works in, the phone...

Osborne: Better broadband and mobile coverage can help rural areas thrive

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Mr Osborne was speaking as the government set out a 10-point plan to boost productivity in rural areas. The plan acknowledges the need for “extensive, fast and reliable” broadband and for better mobile coverage in...

EE and Sky unveil new features to personalise TV viewing

Thursday, August 20th 2015

EE unveiled a range of updated features for EE TV set to launch next Tuesday (25 August) for new and existing customers. The additions have been developed with a focus on mobile, and will allow users to control their TV...

Hallelujah! Somerset churches to help deliver superfast broadband

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

The Diocese of Bath and Wells is working with internet provider Wild West Net to deliver the service. Church towers will be used as fixed wireless points from which signals can be transmitted to other churches and anyone who...

BBC iPlayer launches new features in time for new autumn programmes

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Cross-device resume is one of a number of new features for the catch-up service being rolled out this week. As long as viewers are signed in with a BBC ID, they can start watching their favourite show on their mobile and...

Isle of Bute businesses welcome Scottish fibre broadband rollout

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Fibre became available on the island last month, with more than 2,700 homes and businesses in its main town Rothesay and nearby Ardbeg able to order it. The rollout will continue in the town over the coming months and will...

Truro business illustrates frustration at BT broadband wait

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Truro-based marketing agency MPAD created the infographic based on a timeline of all the contact they have had with BT over the past two months. The company placed its order for superfast broadband on 11 June after waiting...

Nottingham becomes Hyperoptic's latest 'gigabit' city

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Several developments are set to benefit from the company’s infrastructure, which can deliver speeds of 1Gbps, and it plans to expand across the city by the end of the year. Hyperoptic provides fibre to the premises (FTTP)...

Worcestershire superfast broadband project celebrates 'incredible progress'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

The Superfast Worcestershire programme has reached the milestone of making fibre broadband available to more than 35,000 homes and businesses in the county, meaning it is ahead of schedule. Added to this, more than 17% of...

UK superfast rollout high on the agenda at Broadband World Forum

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

The forum, which is being held at London’s ExCel centre in October, is described as the world’s largest telecoms, media and technology event. One of the topics to be discussed by industry leaders at the conference is how...

Data charges could cost broadband customers £140m a year - TalkTalk

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

The broadband provider has calculated that customers could be handing £140m to internet providers selling packages with data limits that are no longer suitable for people’s usage levels. The figures are based on a...

BT Openreach CEO: We're leading Europe on fibre broadband rollout

Monday, August 17th 2015

Joe Garner, CEO of the company that looks after most of Britain’s broadband infrastructure, said he understood why people are impatient to get upgraded to superfast broadband. But he insisted that Openreach is building a...

Mobile phones doing relationships ‘more damage than good’

Monday, August 17th 2015

A survey of 1,000 Brits by web hosting company 34SP.com found that one in four people had argued with their partner over checking their phone, with women more likely to start arguments with their partner over the matter. A...

Scottish superfast broadband rollout to reach John O'Groats in 2016

Monday, August 17th 2015

Following a re-modelling of the rollout plans for the Scottish Highlands, fibre services will be installed in John O’Groats in 2016. Superfast speeds have recently been made available to 10,000 premises in Caithness and work...

Berkshire superfast broadband project nears 20,000 homes

Monday, August 17th 2015

A total of 19,300 premises in the county are now able to receive fibre broadband from a total of 98 cabinets in the area. The rollout, which builds on areas already covered by commercial fibre rollouts, is hoped to bring...

MP: Broadband in London is worse than Bucharest

Monday, August 17th 2015

Bob Neill (Con – Bromley & Chislehurst) said the capital is not only lagging behind European cities of similar size like Paris, but more unexpected ones such as Bucharest and Vilnius. In a letter to digital minister Ed...

BT launches new 'value for money' student broadband packages

Friday, August 14th 2015

The new deals offer unlimited downloads and wi-fi access, as well as free BT Sport online. BT said it has put the deals together based on feedback on last year’s popular nine-month student broadband deals. The first...

Fibre broadband in Devon and Somerset business parks will help productivity

Friday, August 14th 2015

The networks will serve 1,000 businesses in locations including Taunton, Exeter, Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Yeovil, Torquay and Weston-Super-Mare. The 20 new locations are in addition to more than 200 businesses that the...

Number of TVs connected to the internet will double by 2020

Friday, August 14th 2015

The Connected TV Forecasts report from Digital TV Research estimates that the number will reach 415m by the end of this year, up from 105m at the end of 2010. Streaming, or ‘over-the-top’ devices like Google Chromecast...

Isle of Wight's latest fibre broadband cabinet unveiled by giants

Thursday, August 13th 2015

But the latest addition to Godshill Model Village on the Isle of Wight is none other than the smallest superfast broadband cabinet in the country. It doesn't offer much in terms of speed, but what does that matter when your...