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Google Shuts Down Project Loon

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

1 day 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

2 weeks 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

1 month 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…

1 month 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

1 month 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

3 months 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…

4 months 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

7 months 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…

8 months 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…

9 months 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…

10 months 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…

10 months 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…

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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…

11 months 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…

12 months 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…

12 months 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,…

1 year ago

Ofcom Mulls Ban On Selling ‘Locked’ Phones

Easier switching to other providers. UK regulator begins consultation on ban on smartphones locked to particular mobile networks

1 year ago

Government Announces £5bn Investment Into ‘Gigabit-Capable’ Networks

Funding promise comes as government seeks full coverage of the UK by fibre, 5G and other 'gigabit-capable' networks by 2025

1 year ago

Ofcom Tackles Broadband Pricing For Vulnerable Customers

New measures protect vulnerable customers from high broadband prices, as well as price cuts for out-of-contract customers

1 year ago

BT And Others To Meet Government For FTTP Broadband – Report

Telecom figures to meet government today to discuss nationwide rollout of fibre to the premise (FTTP)

1 year ago

Government Failing To Close Digital Divide

Continuing digital divide between urban and rural areas is not being addressed by the government, committee warns

1 year ago

Most Brits Just Want Reliable, Not Faster Broadband

Broadband speed need? Not really, as Nominet finds most Brits would opt for reliability over speed

1 year ago

OneWeb Satellite Network Fails To Gain Russian Approval

Russia continues to say 'net' to British firm's plan to offer broadband satellite services in that country

1 year ago

Network Providers Call For More Details On Boris Johnson’s Fibre Rollout Pledge

Johnson has called for a fibre rollout to 'every home in the land' in five years' time – a decade…

2 years ago

Three Readies 5G Network For August Launch

Another 5G network set to arrive this year, as Three readies network for 25 cities and towns in the UK

2 years ago

EE Launches 5G Network In Six Cities

UK's first 5G network goes live in the busiest parts of six British cities, but customers will need new handsets…

2 years ago

EE To Launch 5G Network At Month End

Need for speed. EE to switch on 5G services in six UK cities on 30 May

2 years ago