Broadband

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

fibre optic cable

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

Broadband speed

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

world wide web address

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”.

EE opens up broadband deals to non-EE mobile customers

News 12 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Will also put cash towards buying out old broadband contracts

Fibre cables

CityFibre receives £30 million to build out Gigabit network in 20 UK cities

News 11 Jun, 2014 James Stirling

Looks to expand footprint in mid-sized British cities

Filesharing connections

UK Broadband launches London’s first wireless broadband service

News 4 Jun, 2014 Caroline Preece

London's first wireless broadband service has been launched by UK Broadband for consumers and businesses in the capital

Broadband speed

BT rapped by ASA over "inaccurate" broadband speed claims

News 7 May, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Telco feels force of advertising body after download speed claims called into question

Broadband speed

Essex County Council promises to improve broadband service

News 28 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Local authority reiterates that it's working with BT to boost broadband speeds across the county

EE 4G rollout hits 200 location milestone

News 25 Apr, 2014 Maggie Holland

Rhyl in North wales is the latest place to benefit from EE's 4G network plans

Broadband speed

Essex streets have the slowest broadband in the country

News 24 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Wheatley Road in Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope and Erw Fawr in Henryd, Conwy have the slowest broadband in Britain

Broadband speed dial

One quarter of UK homes now have superfast broadband

News 15 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Average UK broadband speed now at 17.8Mbps, according to latest stats from Ofcom

Broadband resize

Worcestershire bags £1m superfast broadband rollout boost

News 8 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Worcestershire County Council is to receive further funding from the government's BDUK initiative.

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