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Virgin Media promises broadband fix for problem-hit Crawley customers

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Virgin previously came under fire from customers in the West Sussex town who had suffered months of problems with its broadband service. Several customers told Cable.co.uk they had suffered a raft of issues such as slow...

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Oxfordshire villagers hit out at problems caused by phone lines 'rotting in the ground'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Paul Phillipson, who has spoken previously to Cable.co.uk about his village’s continuing battle for superfast broadband, said Fernham also suffers from persistent phone line problems. In one example, an international...

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EE fastest 4G mobile network – but slowest for web browsing

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

But while it had the fastest download and upload speeds, EE had the slowest web browsing speed of all four major mobile operators, taking the longest for a web page to load on 4G. The findings were published today as part of...

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EE launches free portable smartphone charger

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

The EE Power Bar will be available to pick up in EE stores when the promotion launches “in the coming weeks”. It will come with a micro USB lead that can be used to charge your smartphone but also to charge the portable...

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Sky told to stop exaggerating reliability of its broadband

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found that the broadband page of sky.com could lead consumers to think the near 100% figure referred to how reliable their overall service would be. This is despite small print...

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Remote Scottish communities will be without superfast broadband 'forever'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

James Pirie, who lives and works in the Scottish Highlands, said he will not give up trying to get better broadband, but has to accept that he may never get ‘superfast’ speeds. The government has committed to deliver...

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Swindon to get superfast broadband via 4G mobile network

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Swindon Borough Council, as part of Broadband Delivery UK’s (BDUK) Superfast Broadband Extension Programme, is looking to increase coverage of superfast broadband from 80% of premises to 99.4% by next year. The...

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Virgin Media claims of ‘unlimited’ mobile data were misleading

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received seven complaints which claimed that the term “unlimited data” was misleading in relation to a number of Virgin Media mobile tariffs. The ASA found references to...

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Sky Sports Android app launched for Virgin Media customers

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

The streaming app, previously only available for Apple devices, means sports fans can watch Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ live on Android devices on a 3G, 4G or wi-fi connection while in the UK. The...

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Fibre connected masts bring faster wireless broadband to Hull

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Purebroadband will use CityFibre’s dark fibre network – fibre cables already in the ground but not yet connected to carry traffic – to replace its existing network. The two companies say the move will boost internet...

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