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A third of UK broadband connections are superfast

Wednesday, May 25th 2016

According to the latest European Digital Progress Report, 36% of the UK’s broadband subscriptions are for services of at least 30Mbps – up from 32% last year. The report, published this week as part of the European...

More airline passengers want decent broadband than an in-flight meal

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

A survey of airline customers found that 92% would like to access on-board connectivity, while 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals. The In-Flight Connectivity Survey, carried out by satellite operator Inmarsat and...

Dorset's fibre broadband rollout making 'strong progress'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Superfast Dorset, a partnership between Dorset’s councils and BT, has laid 800,000 metres of fibre optic cable so far and will reach a million metres – enough to stretch from Land’s End to John O’ Groats – later this...

Virgin says ultrafast isn't just for big cities as it connects 10 communities

Monday, May 23rd 2016

The 10 areas, chosen by local residents and businesses, will get fibre broadband straight to their door as part of Virgin’s £3bn network expansion. The communities, four of which are in Scotland, received the most votes...

Villagers celebrate 'game-changing' result of fibre broadband campaign

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Residents in the Leicestershire village of Holwell, near Melton Mowbray, said some people who had upgraded had seen a “game-changing” 20-fold increase in speeds. The improvement to broadband speeds in the village is the...

Vodafone takes improved mobile services to Orkney

Monday, May 23rd 2016

St Andrews is the first Orkney community to be connected on Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme, which provides mobile signal to places the network can’t reach traditionally. The arrival of ROSS in the...

New phone seller promises to tackle 'injustice' in the mobile industry

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Unshackled.com, which launches today, is an online shop that splits the purchase of a handset from a SIM in an effort to transform the way consumers buy their mobiles. Established by three mobile phone industry experts,...

Nominations wanted for 2016's internet hero and villain

Friday, May 20th 2016

As part of its annual awards ISPA, which represents the UK's internet industry, names a hero and villain who have done the most to help or hinder the industry. Last year, Home Secretary Theresa May (pictured) was named villain...

School pupils welcome fibre broadband to Cumbernauld

Friday, May 20th 2016

Around 800 homes and businesses in Cumbernauld can now access fibre services for the first time. Across North Lanarkshire, more than 21,000 premises in areas including Airdrie, Kilsyth, Glenboig and Chryston have been...

Queen's Speech: UK consumers will have legal right to fast broadband

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

The government has also set out new rules to make building broadband infrastructure easier and to give consumers the right to automatic compensation when their broadband service goes wrong. The Queen, opening the second...

Sky cuts cost of unlimited fibre broadband to £10 per month

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

Customers subscribing to standalone unlimited fibre broadband (without a TV bundle) will pay £10 per month for 12 months (plus £17.40 per month line rental) and receive a £100 M&S voucher when they order online. After the...

Arrival of fibre broadband cuts businessman's commute by 20,000 miles

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

The poor speeds available at Richard Hale’s home in Bridlington had previously forced the IT consultant to make a 140-mile commute to offices in York and Leeds. But the arrival of fibre-based services, thanks to the rollout...

Brits sacrifice sex, coffee and seeing their friends to stream TV

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

The ‘fear of missing out’ (FOMO) has extended from being afraid of missing out on things in real life to a fear of missing out on on-screen action, with many Britons sacrificing parts of their daily routine in the name of...

Sky offers half price call packages to new TV and broadband customers

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Sky’s Talk Evenings and Weekend Extra package is now £2 per month for the first six months, then £4 per month. This gives you unlimited inclusive calls to UK mobile and landline numbers at evenings and weekends including...

Superfast broadband arrives in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Around 500 homes and businesses in Ironbridge, Shropshire, are getting access to fibre from the summer as part of the £5.6m Superfast Telford partnership, with more to follow in the months after. The project, led by Telford &...

Train passengers will pay more if it means they can get online

Monday, May 16th 2016

The Mobile Connectivity Research Study, released last week by the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out more than 2,000 interviews with rail travellers between November and January to explore how much people value and use...

Superfast West Yorkshire completes first phase of 'crucial' fibre rollout

Monday, May 16th 2016

And work on the next phase of the project, which will take fibre to 98% of the programme area in total, is already underway. The £13m second phase will take fibre to 33,000 homes and businesses across West Yorkshire and...

Brits prefer box sets to books, according to Sky Box Sets

Monday, May 16th 2016

The research, commissioned by Sky Box Sets, found that 64% of Brits would choose a box set over a book, rising to 82% of under-24s. A quarter of respondents (27%) have three or more box sets on the go at any one time and on...

Ofcom outlines plans to speed up UK wi-fi

Friday, May 13th 2016

Ofcom says its proposals will allow larger amounts of data to be carried at faster download speeds, improving the quality of things like streaming and video calls. The regulator’s proposals would effectively open up more...

Sky offers half price Sky Movies and Sports upgrades to existing customers

Friday, May 13th 2016

New Sky Movies subscribers will only pay £9 per month, instead of the standard price of £18 per month. Sky Movies shows new movies 12 months before they’re available through online subscription services. The Movies...

Vodafone is charging me £25 a month for broadband I didn't ask for

Friday, May 13th 2016

Rebecca Wilde, from Hyde in Cheshire, signed up to a mobile contract with Vodafone last September and a month later was offered a broadband service by the provider. But despite declining the offer, Miss Wilde was sent a router...

BT finds 'novel' way to take broadband to inner city not-spots

Friday, May 13th 2016

A fibre broadband cabinet has been installed in the basement of the Brewhouse Yard development, the site of the former Cannon Brewery in Clerkenwell. More than 200 residents can now order high-speed broadband services from a...

Consumers doubt home broadband will be up to scratch in five years' time

Friday, May 13th 2016

A survey carried out for Boosty, a service which boosts broadband speeds using 3G and 4G smartphone connections, revealed that 56% don't think their current broadband will cope with more intensive usage and the amount of...

Champions League and Europa League finals will be live on YouTube

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The telecoms giant is showing both games on its free-to-air BT Sport Showcase channel but today announced that its coverage will also be made available on YouTube as well as bt.com. The Champions League final, which sees Real...

TalkTalk focuses on future plans after suffering drop in profits

Thursday, May 12th 2016

TalkTalk today revealed that pre-tax profits had more than halved in the past 12 months – falling to £14m from £32m a year ago. The company has already said the attack cost it a total of £60m and saw 100,000 customers...

NFU calls for 'targeted action' to help farmers get connected

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The union’s report, Farm Broadband and Mobile Networks, said that 4% of farmers also had no access to the internet at all. 58% had download speeds of 2Mbps or less, while 80% had upload speeds of less than...

Superfast broadband 'of great benefit' to flood-hit Cumbrian village

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Connecting Cumbria has made fibre services available to 235 premises in Pooley Bridge, just months after the village was hit by severe flooding. The project saw engineers from BT Openreach overcome a number of challenges,...

BT Sport available to TalkTalk customers from next month

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

From next month, TalkTalk TV customers will be able to subscribe to BT Sport channels on a rolling monthly contract directly from BT. Subscribers will also be able to watch matches on their phone or tablet using the BT Sport...

European Commission blocks merger of Three and O2

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

The decision follows an in-depth investigation by the commission into the deal, which would have created the UK’s largest mobile operator with a market share of more than 40%. Both Ofcom and the UK’s own competition...

Councils call for 'flexible' minimum broadband speeds

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, said the government should create a more flexible national minimum standard of broadband speed. The move is hoped to prevent hundreds of...

Virgin Media targets half a million new homes after 'record' customer growth

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

The announcement comes as Virgin said it has experienced “record customer growth” in the UK in the first quarter of 2016, adding 55,000 customers. Virgin’s £3bn Project Lighting, announced last year, is connecting...

Fibre broadband for more rural communities in Warwickshire

Monday, May 9th 2016

Warwickshire County Council and BT, which is leading the multi-million pound CSW (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire) project, said the next phase of the rollout is already underway as part of a £10m expansion programme –...

Sports stars launch new fibre broadband services in Glasgow

Monday, May 9th 2016

A new cabinet in the city’s Scotstoun district was unveiled last week by Glasgow Warriors rugby players Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour, while another was launched by Glasgow Tigers speedway star Coty Garcia (pictured) in...

Nottinghamshire fibre rollout hits target ‘ahead of schedule’

Friday, May 6th 2016

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) partnership made the announcement at the same time it was revealed that fibre is now available to 95% of homes and businesses in the county – a year ahead of the government’s...

Vodafone drops roaming charges in 40 holiday destinations

Friday, May 6th 2016

The service, launched today, means people can enjoy unlimited calls, texts and picture messages, as well as a 4GB monthly data allowance without extra charge within Vodafone’s inclusive roaming zone. There are 40...

Free 2TB Sky+HD box worth £249 with Family Bundle upgrades

Friday, May 6th 2016

The Sky+HD 2TB box provides six times more storage than the Sky+HD box. Users can record up to 1,180 hours of TV in standard definition or 350 hours in high definition. The Family Bundle gives you access to more than 350 Sky...

Microwave link takes superfast broadband to Northumberland village

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Coanwood has become the first community in Northumberland to benefit from the technology, which brings superfast speeds to hard-to-reach areas. It means all the homes and businesses in the village have access to broadband...

'Shiny' broadband deals are actually costing Brits an extra £2.6bn a year

Thursday, May 5th 2016

According to wireless provider Relish, broadband customers can end up spending an extra £156 a year by being locked into price-hikes once their original 12-month sign-up offer expires. Relish’s research comes after the...

BT to invest £6bn in fibre broadband and 4G networks

Thursday, May 5th 2016

The company, which bought mobile operator EE in January, made the announcement as it revealed a 15% rise in profits. It said the investment will be made by its Openreach and EE businesses over the next three years to extend...

Now TV launches Kids Pass for £2.99 per month

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

Available from 21 June, the Kids Pass will offer children’s TV programming without the need for a subscription, for £2.99 per month. The Kids Pass includes six dedicated live TV channels, as well as thousands of episodes...

Superfast Leicestershire: Take-up of fibre has doubled in a year

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

The telecoms giant, which is responsible for the superfast rollout alongside Leicestershire County Council, said more than 25% of homes and businesses have signed up to a fibre package, compared to around 10% a year ago. The...

ASA launches 'tougher approach' to misleading broadband ads

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is introducing new rules to make broadband adverts easier to understand. From 31 October, providers will have to show all-inclusive up-front and monthly costs in ads that include price...

TalkTalk drops line rental in favour of 'simple' monthly broadband charge

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

The company today announced that it is ending the practice of separate pricing, instead moving to ‘all-in pricing’ that includes line rental. The change, which will come into effect this autumn, is hoped to make...

Kent village becomes first in county to get 3G coverage from Vodafone scheme

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Iwade, which previously struggled with poor connectivity, now has a reliable 3G signal. The village is the first in Kent to benefit from the scheme, which uses ‘femtocell’ technology to provide mobile access in places that...

Roaming charges will be capped in EU countries from tomorrow

Friday, April 29th 2016

From 15 June 2017, using your phone abroad will cost the same as it does at home thanks to new rules passed by the European Parliament last year. But until then operators are being given a transitional period in which they can...

TalkTalk unlimited broadband now free for 18 months

Friday, April 29th 2016

From now until Thursday 30 June, new customers signing up to the Totally Unlimited SimplyBroadband package will only pay £17.70 per month line rental for the whole contract. SimplyBroadband is TalkTalk’s basic broadband...

BT offers up to 54% discount on unlimited broadband packages

Friday, April 29th 2016

Unlimited broadband from BT, which provides speeds of up to 17Mbps, is now £5.99 per month, a saving of 54% on the previous package price of £13 per month. BT’s entry-level fibre broadband package Infinity 1, which offers...

Hull's fibre broadband rollout will reach a new customer every half an hour

Thursday, April 28th 2016

The provider is investing £60m to make ultrafast broadband available to 150,000 homes and businesses – around three quarters of its Hull and East Yorkshire network. Its Lightstream service will offer households up to...

Virgin Media to roll out FTTP broadband to a million UK homes

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

Virgin today announced that at least a quarter of the four million extra premises being added to its network as part of the expansion will be connected using fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology. The move will make it...

Lincolnshire broadband rollout hits 90% target and promises 'more to come'

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

The onlincolnshire partnership, which is led by Lincolnshire councils and BT, has given 150,775 homes and businesses access to faster broadband in the past three years – roughly equal to more than 4,000 premises each...

Tesco Mobile scraps roaming charges for the summer

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

The network’s Home from Home service will allow customers to use their UK tariff allowances when holidaying in 31 European countries over the summer period. The move comes as EU regulations requiring mobile operators to ...

Survey reveals importance of broadband to Brits moving home

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

The research, carried out by fibre to the premises provider Hyperoptic, polled 3,000 UK residents to get an insight into how broadband provision is affecting the property sector. The survey found that many Britons are checking...

TalkTalk launches subscription-free streaming service

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

The TalkTalk TV Store allows customers to stream, rent, buy and download movies and TV shows on a pay as you go basis. A year after acquiring the streaming service Blinkbox, TalkTalk has updated the platform and is now...

Superfast broadband rollout reaches 70% of Scottish Highlands and Islands

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

More than 120 villages that wouldn’t have been reached through commercial rollouts can now get fibre-based broadband, with 70% of the region’s total number of premises able to connect. New street cabinets to deliver the...

Government forces 'intrusive' cold callers to display their phone numbers

Monday, April 25th 2016

The measure, expected to come into force on 16 May, means marketing companies will no longer be able to hide or disguise their phone numbers. It means direct marketing companies registered in the UK need to display their...

EE to extend 4G coverage and answer all customer service calls in UK

Monday, April 25th 2016

The operator has also made a fresh commitment to improve its customer services by handing 100% of its customer service calls in the UK. EE’s current 4G coverage reaches around 60% of the UK but it is looking to fill in many...

Sky cuts cost of Sky Movies and Sky Sports upgrades this weekend

Friday, April 22nd 2016

From today until midnight on Monday 25 April, existing TV customers will be able to get Sky Sports for only £10 per month for the first six months of their contract. This means customers will save £17.50 on the standard upgrade...

Virgin gives away free speaker and album downloads this weekend

Friday, April 22nd 2016

From today until Tuesday 26 April, anyone who subscribes to one of Virgin’s big bundles or its high-speed Vivid broadband service will receive a Pure Jongo S3 wireless speaker and five vouchers for album downloads. Customers...

BT builds record-breaking fibre stretch to get around Yorkshire river

Friday, April 22nd 2016

Engineers working on the project in East Riding of Yorkshire laid the record-breaking fibre 'spine' after they were forced to detour around the River Ouse to connect premises in Goole and nearby villages. The Broadband East...

Our mobiles are overtaking the TV as the device we need the most

Thursday, April 21st 2016

The telecoms regulator’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes found that mobile phones have become the 'most-missed' media device. From 2005 to 2014 adults were most likely to say they would miss their TV set the most, but the...

Two thirds 'misled' by fibre broadband advertising, experts compare situation to horsemeat scandal

Thursday, April 21st 2016

This is important, because the speeds available over copper reduce drastically over distance, severely limiting both current speeds and future upgradability. Experts, speaking to Cable.co.uk, labeled the way the term ‘fibre...

Fibre broadband arrives in Cumbria's 'hidden valley'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

More than 180 homes and businesses on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway route will benefit from fibre broadband thanks to Connecting Cumbria, the local superfast rollout project. The arrival of superfast broadband to the...

CLA: Give rural broadband customers compensation if they can't get 10Mbps

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

The CLA’s call comes as a government consultation — the first step towards the introduction of a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) – closed on Monday. It follows an announcement by the Prime Minister in...

Free unlimited wi-fi in Brighton and Hove will get 'more people online'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

The new network, provided by Brighton & Hove City Council and BT, will cover the busiest areas for tourism, shopping and leisure, giving free wi-fi for residents and businesses and the 11.5m annual visitors to the city. 30...

TV viewers 'aren't interested' in mobile companion apps

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

A growing number of programmes, including The Walking Dead and Britain’s Got Talent, have launched apps that allow viewers to interact with TV shows using a ‘second screen’ – their smartphone or tablet. And a recent...

Villagers set for their 'best ever speeds' as fibre broadband arrives

Monday, April 18th 2016

The village is the latest place to benefit from the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme, which has connected 21,600 properties across Perth and Kinross. Fibre services have already ‘gone live’ in Blairgowrie,...

Sky cuts price of Family Bundle upgrade for existing TV customers

Friday, April 15th 2016

For one week only, Sky subscribers will be able to upgrade to the Family Bundle for an extra £5 per month instead of the usual £8 per month. The Family Bundle gives you access to over 350 TV box sets including Game of...

BT increases the speed of its basic fibre broadband service

Friday, April 15th 2016

The company’s new BT Infinity 1 service will offer speeds up to 52Mbps rather than the previous 38Mbps in a move that the telecoms giant claims makes it faster than the standard fibre services offered by rivals Sky, TalkTalk...

Vaizey reveals 'laborious' negotiations behind new-build fibre deal

Thursday, April 14th 2016

The digital minister told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee he had become exasperated by the ‘laborious’ negotiations that had gone into reaching an agreement to make sure fibre is provided to new developments. An...

BBC and BT to show live FA Cup games until 2021

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

The broadcasters have agreed a three-year extension to their current deal with the FA, it was announced yesterday. Gary Lineker will continue to lead the BBC’s coverage, while BT Sport will broadcast more FA Cup games than...

KCOM backs Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with free wi-fi at public events

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

The provider will also supply a 1Gbps fibre broadband connection to the Hull 2017 offices as part of its role as Principal Communications Partner. KCOM’s partnership with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 was announced yesterday...

Four Rutland villages to benefit from extension of fibre broadband rollout

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

The work is an extension of the original programme by the Digital Rutland broadband partnership with BT, which has already connected thousands of people across the county. More than 9,500 premises have already benefited, with...

CMA voices 'serious concerns' over Three/O2 merger

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the deal, if allowed to go ahead, would cause long-term damage to the UK’s mobile telecoms market. Hutchison Whampoa, the company that owns Three, wants to buy O2 in a deal...

Vodafone: New and upgrading customers can leave within 30 days if they're not happy

Monday, April 11th 2016

The operator’s 30 Day Network Guarantee will give all new and upgrading mobile customers 30 days in which to try the service and leave – with no strings attached – if they're not happy. Available to consumers and small...

Brighton's tallest building gets gigabit broadband from Hyperoptic

Monday, April 11th 2016

The south coast city has followed Greater London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham to become a ‘hyper-city’ thanks to Hyperoptic. The...

BT Openreach says it's reached 25 million homes with fibre broadband

Monday, April 11th 2016

The company started rolling out fibre to the cabinet broadband in July 2009 and has reached an average of 70,000 premises each week over the past six years. Its engineers have upgraded more than 4,700 telephone exchanges in...

Charities slam government's decision not to set on-demand subtitles targets

Friday, April 8th 2016

Campaigners want the rules that cover traditional broadcast TV extended to on-demand services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. But digital minister Ed Vaizey this week said progress was being made – and that new legislation...

Superfast broadband will give 'vital boost' to Exmoor communities

Friday, April 8th 2016

About 3,700 premises can now access superfast speeds thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme. The latest communities to benefit include Dulverton, Porlock, Wheddon Cross, Timberscombe, Exford, Winsford,...

TalkTalk launches free unlimited broadband for a year

Friday, April 8th 2016

TalkTalk’s basic broadband package, SimplyBroadband, will be free for the first 12 months of an 18-month contract. After a year the monthly cost will rise to £7.50 per month. SimplyBroadband provides speeds of up to 17Mbps...

Broadband more important than water or gas for Brits moving home

Friday, April 8th 2016

Research by Vodafone UK found that 20% said they would sort out their internet connection before their water supply when they move house. The poll of 2,000 Brits reveals people’s top priorities when they move house. ...

Seven villages in Cumbria added to Vodafone rural not-spot scheme

Thursday, April 7th 2016

The rural not-spots of Bullgill, Gilcrux, Caldbeck (pictured), Hesket Newmarket, Rosthwaite and Seatoller, and Uldale are the latest places to benefit from the network’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme. The scheme...

CityFibre extends fibre networks in Leeds and Bradford

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

The infrastructure provider has signed a commercial agreement with Bradford-based ISP Exa Networks, which specialises in the education and business sectors. It has also struck a similar deal with Diva Telecom, a...

Gigaclear gets £24m boost to roll out 'futureproof' broadband quicker

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

The company said it has secured an extra £24m in new equity, which will allow it to speed up the rollout of its pure fibre network to rural communities across the country. Gigaclear, which installs ultrafast broadband...

KCOM to speed up the rollout of fibre broadband in Hull

Monday, April 4th 2016

KC Broadband, which from today will be known as KCOM, said it will connect around 90,000 homes and businesses to its fibre to the premises (FTTP) network over the next 20 months. That will take the total number of properties...

Digital Durham fibre rollout reaches 100,000 homes

Monday, April 4th 2016

Digital Durham said the village of St John’s Chapel in Weardale has become the latest community to ‘go live’ as part of the programme. The 100,000th premises was one of more than 200 homes in St John’s Chapel to get...

Isle of Arran businesses get fibre broadband boost

Monday, April 4th 2016

Around 1,900 homes and businesses in Brodick, Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Shiskine and Whiting Bay can now order faster services. Additional premises in Brodick, Corrie, Catacol and Lochranza will be able to access fibre...

Report: Mobile customers being sold expensive contracts they don't need

Friday, April 1st 2016

A mystery shop of the UK’s major providers, commissioned by the charity, found that average monthly tariffs recommended by staff were £23.16 – more than double the price of the most suitable tariff found by the Citizens...

Durham villagers to get decent mobile signal for the first time

Friday, April 1st 2016

The operator’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme provides 3G voice and data services in areas that can’t get a reliable mobile signal using traditional means. More than 40 communities in rural not-spots across the UK...

Poll reveals Londoners' frustration over poor broadband

Friday, April 1st 2016

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Foundation for Information for Society Policy (FISP) found that 1.01m adults living in London are less than satisfied with the speed of their connection. The survey also found that only a...

Ofcom: EE is the best 4G network in five UK cities

Thursday, March 31st 2016

The telecoms regulator carried out mobile network tests in five UK cities – Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Norwich – in November and December last year. Its Smartphone Cities report, published today, compares...

Second phase of North Lincolnshire fibre broadband project set to start

Thursday, March 31st 2016

The second phase of the Northern Lincs Broadband (NLBB) project is set to start in April and is aimed at providing 99% of properties across Northern Lincolnshire with superfast broadband by March 2017. The first phase of the...

EE still most complained-about broadband provider, Ofcom says

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

The regulator releases data each quarter on the number of consumer complaints it received against major telecoms and pay TV providers, allowing consumers to compare performance. The latest figures, which cover the...

Fibre broadband to provide tourism boost to flood-hit Lake District

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

It is hoped the arrived of fibre to more than 200 homes and businesses in the village of Glenridding at the southern end of Ullswater will give the flood-hit area a boost. An additional 150 premises in other areas around the...

Sky offers unlimited broadband for £5 per month

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

Customers signing up to Sky Broadband Unlimited will get it half price for the first 12 months if they order before midnight on Thursday 14 April. Sky has reduced the price of its unlimited broadband package to £5 per month...

Glasgow MP launches fibre broadband in Shettleston

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

More than 2,500 premises in Shettleston can now access high-speed services as the government programme builds on BT’s commercial rollout in the area. The Digital Scotland programme has now reached around 55,000 homes and...

Young Brits' fears of missing out costing them 18 nights' sleep a year

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

Research from Vodafone suggests that the psychological condition FOMO (fear of missing out) is leading to young Brits spending an average of 74 minutes on social media before they go to sleep, as they worry whether friends and...

One in five uni students battling inadequate broadband

Monday, March 28th 2016

A survey of more than 600 students from universities across the country found that just under 20% said their broadband connection didn’t meet their needs. The poll, carried out for us by student money site Save the Student,...

Sky Sports secures exclusive rights to Formula 1 racing

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The broadcaster will show live coverage of every Grand Prix on its Sky Sports F1 channel. However, viewers won’t need a Sky subscription to watch the Formula 1 British Grand prix as Sky plan to show this on...

Now TV launches Box offer for Easter

Thursday, March 24th 2016

From now until midnight on Monday 28 March, Now TV’s box packs – which include a smart Now TV box and a choice of monthly pass – will cost £14.99 instead of £24.99. Movies fans can get a two-month pass with this offer,...

Ofcom report highlights rural-urban broadband divide

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The regulator's UK Home Broadband Performance report revealed that while average download speeds in rural areas were 13.7Mbps, those in urban areas were more than three times that, at 50.5Mbps. The main reasons for the...