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BT confirms ultrafast broadband trial in Swansea

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

The telecoms giant has already confirmed that G.fast – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – will be tested in two pilot locations this summer. And it has now confirmed that it will carry out a third...

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General election 2015: What do the political parties say about broadband?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

The last government set a target of bringing superfast broadband (speeds of 24Mbps and above) to 90% of the UK by 2016 through its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, with a superfast extension programme increasing coverage...

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Digital commissioner questions European broadband targets

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Günther Oettinger said the targets set by the Digital Agenda for Europe in 2010 – universal 30Mbps coverage by 2020 and 50% coverage of 100Mbps broadband – were “very ambitious”. In a blog post for the European...

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Up to 75,000 customers affected by Tesco Broadband failure

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Frustrated consumers took to social media to find out what was wrong with their internet connections, after problems became apparent after noon today. Freelance web consultant and Twitter user Alan Hollis was the first Tesco...

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Sky attracts highest number of new customers for 11 years

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The figures, covering the nine months until the end of March 2015 and published today, show a 70% year-on-year increase in new customers. The company also announced over one million new paid-for subscription products across the...

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Satellite broadband company scraps installation fee for rural customers

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Avonline Broadband is waiving the connection charges for residents, farmers and businesses who cannot get a fast broadband service, and who sign up for its ‘up to 22Mbps’ service through selected local authorities and rural...

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A third of UK broadband users get 10Mbps or faster - report

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Akamai’s State of the Internet report found that 38% of UK users are getting what it describes as ‘high broadband’, marking a 25% year-on-year increase. Switzerland and the Netherlands led the way in Europe, with 56% of...

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Welsh new-build estate without broadband for six months

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Around 50 households on the estate in Church Village, near Pontypridd, are thought to have signed up for broadband since October 2014, yet still have no internet or phone line, according to one man. And Dan Brooksbank told...

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Landlines will be 'virtually extinct' by 2025

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The claims were made in the ‘How evolving technology has changed the way we work and communicated; and what the future holds’ white paper. According to the document, which draws information from a variety of sources, the...

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Customers left frustrated as EE runs out of Power Bar mobile chargers

Monday, April 20th 2015

The company made free Power Bars available to its customers last Thursday (16 April) but an unprecedented level of demand has left it short of supplies. A number of stores ran out of stock at the weekend and EE is now busy...

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