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Alphabet X Links Congo Cities With Beams Of Light

Alphabet experiment uses invisible beams of light to create affordable high-speed internet link across Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa

3 months ago

Government To Open Lampposts, Bus Shelters For 5G Expansion

Two year Government project to make it easier for operators to install 5G kit on street furniture such as lampposts…

3 months ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

3 months ago

Ofcom: Telecom Firms Must Do More To Help Struggling Customers

Despite falling average telecom prices, two million UK homes are struggling to afford internet access, comms regulator finds

4 months ago

White House Signals Compromise On Broadband Funding

Biden administration indicates willingness to accept Republicans' lower funding offer for broadband plan, amidst negotiations over broader $2tn package

6 months ago

Queen’s Speech: Government Targets Skills, Advanced Research, Online Safety

Government unveils ambitious raft of changes including a lifetime skills guarantee, an advanced research agency, online safety, and many more

7 months ago

Virgin Media Ranked Worst For Broadband, Mobile Wait Times

Virgin Media kept customers waiting longest on customer service calls for both mobile and broadband, while giffgaff and EE ranked…

7 months ago

Telephone Landline Usage In ‘Terminal Decline’, Uswitch Finds

As usage of WhatsApp, Zoom etc soars, the humble telephone landline declines, with 26 percent not even bothering to connect…

8 months ago

Government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ Reveals First Rural Fibre Locations

First stage of government plan revealed to get ultra-fast broadband to some of the most remote and rural locations in…

9 months ago

BT Contributes £24 Billion To UK Plc – Report

The scale of contribution of the former UK telecom incumbent BT to the British economy has been revealed in an…

10 months ago

Ofcom Seeks Easy Switching Of Different Broadband Networks

New one touch process plan from Ofcom, to prevent any 'hassle' when users switch their broadband providers that utilise different…

10 months ago

Google Shuts Down Project Loon

Tech giant deflates high altitude balloon-based project that sought to deliver high speed connectivity to developing nations

11 months ago

Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Broadband Gains UK Approval

Superfast connectivity for remote locations. Elon Musk's Starlink satellite broadband service has been approved by regulator Ofcom

11 months ago

UK Unlikely To Hit 5G And Broadband Target

Ambitious government target for 85 percent coverage of gigabit-capable broadband by 2025 may not be achieved, committee of MPs warn

12 months ago

Ofcom Urges Telecoms Provider Aid For Vulnerable Households

Ofcom tells providers to 'do more' for homes hit by economic turmoil, as coronavirus lockdown lays bare people's dependence on…

12 months ago

One In Four UK Homes Can Access Gigabyte Broadband, Ofcom Says

UK communications regulator Ofcom reveals 8 million British homes can now access broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps, despite pandemic

12 months ago

Ofcom Probes BT Charges For Rural Broadband Connections

Telecoms watchdog launches probe of BT after some rural customers face quotes of over £100,000 for broadband installation or upgrade

1 year ago

Old TV Responsible For Welsh Village Broadband Outage

Openreach sends in its 'SAS' engineers! Old TV set found to be responsible for two years of broadband outages in…

1 year ago

Virgin Media Broadband Down, Thousands Impacted

Thousands of Virgin Media customers working from home are reportedly affected by outage, across various parts of the country

1 year ago

SpaceX Starlink Satellites ‘Run Linux Computers In Space’

SpaceX runs its Starlink satellits like servers in a data centre, with each launch of 60 satellites containing more than…

1 year ago

BT Suspends Dividend To Funnel Investment Into FTTP Broadband, 5G

For the first time in a decade BT suspends its dividend to free up cash for investment in fibre to…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Government Thanks Broadband Providers, As 563 Died In One Day

During daily Coronavirus briefing, government thanks the business community for its response, as 563 die in a single day from…

2 years ago

Satellite Company OneWeb Collapses Amidst Pandemic Fallout

Satellite broadband company OneWeb runs out of cash, with lead investor SoftBank pulling out amidst financial chaos caused by coronavirus…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: BT Halts Home-Visits For Broadband Engineers

BT Openreach engineers will no longer visit homes to install new broadband connections, but exceptions will be made for the…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Ofcom Advice For Staying Connected At Home

'Stay connected' campaign tells people to move routers away from other electrical devices and don't use microwave during video calls

2 years ago

Budget 2020: Chancellor Pledges £30 Billion Package Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

NHS funding rise, increased sick pay and £5 billion upgrade for broadband connectivity in remote areas to aid remote working

2 years ago

Latest SpaceX Funding Round Could Value Company At £28bn

Elon Musk's rocket company looks to raise additional $250m as it builds satellite broadband network, NASA orbital vehicle and Mars…

2 years ago

OneWeb Launches Another 34 Broadband Satellites

SpaceX challenger OneWeb this week launched another 34 satellites to bring its total to 40 in orbit, as its rivalry…

2 years ago

BT To Charge Customers Who Keep Old Routers

When contracts end, BT will charge customers up to £50 if they keep their old routers in an effort to…

2 years ago

Queen’s Speech Focuses On Gigabit Broadband, Skills, Internet Safety

Broadband pledge. The Queen's speech shows that for tech, the new government will accelerate gigabit broadband, focus on Internet safety,…

2 years ago