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Sky Broadband problems: Liverpool & Manchester hit by internet outage

News 17 Oct, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Sky Broadband customers in Liverpool and Manchester have been without internet & phone services since midnight

Superfast Dorset to bring fibre broadband to 9,000 more homes & businesses

News 17 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Third phase of project in north of county will see improved speeds for thousands

Vodafone Sure Signal

Vodafone to boost 4G speeds in London, Birmingham & Manchester

News 16 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Major cities get mobile broadband boost with 4.5G technologies from network provider

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BT 80Mbps microwave radio link installed in Devon village

News 15 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

Connection negates the need for fibre optic cable to be laid underground

Fibre cables

Hyperoptic brings gigabit fibre to four more English cities

News 7 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Ramps up FTTH in Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield And Nottingham

Broadband plugs

Average UK broadband speeds on the up, claim Ofcom

News 3 Oct, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Regulator's research highlights improvements in average residential broadband speeds

UK government overhauls broadband business voucher scheme

News 24 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Disappointing take-up leads to government re-think

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Hyperoptic to build gigabit fibre network for Glasgow

News 23 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

FTTP brings gigabit speeds to residential and business customers

SMB IT

Virgin Media Business launches SMB-focused broadband services

News 23 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Cable firm’s research finds SMB not feeling recovery in UK economy

Laying rural fibre

Virgin Media trials new digging method to cut fibre rollout costs

News 17 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Narrow trenching proposals could make fibre implementation twice as fast

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Aberdeen gets city-wide gigabit fibre network

News 4 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

CityFibre teams up with Internet for Business to roll out “Gigabit City”

Broadband

Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

Analysis & Insight 28 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane

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BT's diverts fibre optic broadband to Isles of Scilly

News 24 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The month-long project will see the remote island get higher-speed connections within six months

Broadband plugs

Government broadband delivery targets "lack ambition", claim SMBs

News 14 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

The Federation of Small Businesses has blasted the Government for over-looking the broadband needs of SMBs

Google unblocked in China as Tiananmen Square anniversary passes

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Google services are availible again to Chinese users following disruption during the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

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New .uk domain name passes 100,000 registrations

News 3 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Amazon, Apple and Starbucks among big firms registering for new domain

Banned

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

News 2 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests

BT

BT apologises for UK-wide weekend broadband outage

News 30 Jun, 2014 Clare Hopping

The broadband supplier posted the apology on Twitter

Complaints

EE and TalkTalk top Ofcom's list of most complained about telcos

News 27 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Sky and Virgin Media generate least number of complaints

Broadband access: local action will be key to passing the 1bn mark

Analysis & Insight 12 Jun, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Global fixed-line internet connections are growing rapidly, but some communities are still left in "not spots”.

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