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Biden Announces Discounted Internet For Low-Income Americans

President Biden announces commitment from 20 US Internet Service Providers for discounted monthly connection for those on low-incomes

1 week ago

Virgin Media O2 Mulls Fibre Network Expansion With New Venture – Report

Virgin Media O2 reportedly plans to launch a fibre-network building joint venture, to expand its network footprint beyond current reach

4 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

10 months ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

1 year ago

Ofcom Deal To Increase Fibre To The Premise Deployments

Ofcom agreement with BT gives it the conditions needed to ramp up the nationwide deployment of full fibre broadband in…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Openreach Plots Closure Of 4,600 Local Telephone Exchanges

UK's transition to full fibre network, sees Openreach consultation on the closure of thousands of local telephone exchanges

1 year ago

European Commission Approves French Fibre Acquisition

Altice/SFR gets the go-ahead to buy wholesale rival Covage, but will spin off its fibre-to-the-office operations into an independent unit

1 year ago

Openreach Engineer Stabbed Five Times Amid 5G Violence

Disgraceful. Engineer suffered five stab wounds amid violent attacks against telecom engineers earlier this year, Openreach boss confirms

2 years ago

Huawei Approved To Build £1 Billion Research Centre In Cambridge

Facility in Cambridge will become international HQ of Huawei's fiber optic communications business and will create 400 jobs

2 years ago

Openreach Suspends G.fast Broadband Rollout Until 2021

Openreach confirms that the rollout of G.Fast, technology that speeds up copper-based broadband connections, will be paused until next year

2 years ago

BT Begins Talk To Sell Stake In Openreach – Report

Selling off the crown jewels? BT is reportedly in talks to sell a multi billion pound stake in its hugely…

2 years ago

Openreach Announces Full Fibre To 227 Rural Communities

200 villages, market towns and rural areas set to benefit as Openreach pledges to roll out ultrafast fibre to the…

2 years ago

CityFibre Buys TalkTalk’s Fibre Network In York

Fibre disposal. TalkTalk's FibreNation division sold to CityFibre for £200 million, amid signing of wholesale agreement with CityFibre

2 years ago

Ofcom Proposes Changes To Ensure Full Fibre Deployment

Major changes proposed to boost investment for full fibre deployment for both residential and commercial properties in the United Kingdom

2 years ago

Google Offline After Multiple Fibre Cables Cut At Same Time

Simultaneous cutting of fibre optic cables disrupts Internet access across Eastern Europe, Iran and Turkey

2 years ago

Hull Becomes First UK City With Full Ultrafast Fibre

Local provider KCOM completes full fibre deployment, giving entire city of Hull access to ultrafast speeds

3 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

3 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)

3 years ago

Openreach Announces New FTTP Locations

Acceleration of fibre to the premise (FTTP) program at Openreach, with the addition of 36 new locations

3 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

Ofcom To Give Fibre Rivals Greater Access To BT’s Poles And Ducts

Greater access to Openreach infrastructure planned by Ofcom as it seeks to drive fibre investment

3 years ago

Google Transatlantic Cable Transmits 250TB/s Of Data

More speed vicar? Google Cloud customers in European to gain boost from undersea cable to US capable of carrying 250TB…

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

4 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…

4 years ago

Government Pledges Nationwide Full Fibre Broadband By 2033

Need for speed. Government plan revealed for all households and businesses to enjoy 1Gbps by 2033

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

Ofcom: UK Broadband Speeds Show Sharp Rise

Home broadband speeds jump by 28 percent year-on-year as users switch to superfast networks

4 years ago

Double Fibre Network Rupture Downs Online Services Across The UK

Two separate network breaks cut off access to data centres run by cloud firm Iomart, affecting a wide range of…

4 years ago