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New Openreach maps make it easier for providers to build fibre networks

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

The new maps give a comprehensive and interactive view of the millions of miles of underground ducts, telephone poles and cable chambers that make up Openreach’s national network. The service...

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Three to buy UK Broadband for £250m

Monday, February 6th 2017

The move signals a first step into fixed broadband for the firm, but could also help Three improve the capacity of its mobile network, according to analysts. Three will pay £250m for UK...

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Landowners will help speed up rural broadband rollout - if government delivers on fibre pledge

Friday, January 27th 2017

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, says its members would be willing to renew and update an industry wayleave agreement for access across private land. But it...

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Welsh Government to launch 'action plan' for improving mobile coverage

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Public assets will also be opened up to help providers improve Wales’ mobile infrastructure. The changes will form part of the Welsh Government’s new action plan for improving mobile...

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Family of five frustrated by super-slow broadband as neighbours enjoy lightning-fast speeds just metres away

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

The Tubbrits have struggled with speeds of less than 2Mbps – the minimum speed the government says should be available to all – since moving into their new-build home six months ago. The...

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Irate customer launches scathing online crusade after five days without Virgin Media broadband

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Paul Thewlis, from Birmingham, says it is now his “personal mission to save innocent consumers from the misery of being a Virgin Media customer”. Mr Thewlis, 42, the managing director of a...

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Sky Mobile launches with promise to 'shake up the market'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

The provider will allow customers to keep their unused data for up to three years and ‘redeem’ it whenever they like. Users will also be able to change their mobile plan every month if they...

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Government's fibre investment will do nothing to help rural areas - CLA

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his first Autumn Statement, announced £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which will help speed up the rollout of fibre to the premises...

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Plusnet named 'best provider' in Cable.co.uk's broadband awards

Monday, November 21st 2016

The Yorkshire-based provider also won the awards for best customer service, best reliability and best value as it scooped four of the five prizes voted for by consumers. The other award decided...

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Ofcom stops BT/EE from buying more 4G spectrum

Monday, November 21st 2016

The airwaves used by mobile providers – known as spectrum – are auctioned off periodically by Ofcom and up until now there has been no cap on how much spectrum any one network can...

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