broadband

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

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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)

2 years ago

Government Failing To Close Digital Divide

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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…

3 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

3 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…

3 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

3 years ago

Broadband Customers To Get End-Of-Contract Notice

New Ofcom rules means TV and ISP suppliers must inform customers of best deals, and when a contract ends

3 years ago

SpaceX Set To Launch First ‘Production’ Broadband Satellites

The launch planned for this week follows that of two demonstration satellites in 2018

3 years ago

Broadband Speeds Rise For British Homes

More speed vicar? Average broadband speeds rise by nearly 20 percent in the last year, Ofcom says

3 years ago

Plusnet, TalkTalk Most Complained About ISPs

Winners and losers of the broadband and mobile market have been named and shamed by Ofcom study

3 years ago

KCOM Acquired For £504m By Pension Fund

Hull-based telecoms group agrees to be acquired for over half a billion pounds by university pension fund

3 years ago

Microsoft Disputes FCC Broadband Coverage Figures

Redmond disagrees with US regulator's claim of improving broadband coverage in the United States

3 years ago

Automatic Broadband Compensation Scheme Comes Into Effect

Broadband providers to make automatic user payouts for missed engineer appointments and delays to repairs or installations

3 years ago

Start-Up OneWeb Seals Funding For Massive Broadband Satellite Launch

OneWeb has now raised some £2.6bn toward its plans for a global satellite-based broadband network, with a major launch campaign…

3 years ago

New Broadband Code Of Practice For ISPs

Bye bye for "up to" speed claims. New rules surrounding minimum broadband line speeds come into force

3 years ago

Virgin Media Trials 8Gbps Broadband In Rural Village

Need for speed. Virgin Media trials 8Gbps broadband in Cambridgeshire village

3 years ago

Landline Usage Continues To Plummet

Use of landlines fallen by 50 percent in past five years as people increasingly use their smartphones

3 years ago

Ofcom Finds Rural Areas ‘Poorly Served’ By Broadband, Mobile

'Decent' broadband now more widely available, but hundreds of thousands of premises in rural areas still only have access to…

3 years ago

UK’s Slowest Streets For Broadband Named And Shamed

Speed tests collected by uSwitch.com show small village near Wigan gets just 0.14Mbps download speed

3 years ago

New Fibre Breaks Petabit-Per-Second Data Barrier

The fibre, developed in Australia and Japan, is slightly narrower than standard fibre-optic cable but has 12 times the capacity

3 years ago

Government Launches Third Phase Of Local Fibre Broadband Challenge

The challenge aims to link key public sector buildings to full-fibre networks as a way of stimulating ultra-high-speed connectivity across…

3 years ago

UK Security Officials Find Security Risks In Huawei Gear

The government says it can no longer be fully confident about the use of Huawei equipment in the country's telecoms…

4 years ago

UK Drops Behind Madagascar In Broadband League Tables

Britain now ranks 35th in the world, behind France and Bulgaria, in spite of the government's ultrafast rollout plans

4 years ago