Broadband

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.

Broadband speed dial

BT comes under fire for not revealing fibre rollout plans

News 2 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

MPs attacked BT and local councils for lack of transparency

Broadband speed

Britons suffer slower than advertised broadband speeds

News 21 Mar, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Findings from consumer rights group Which? suggest Britons are being short-changed when it comes to internet speeds.

UK tops Ofcom's European broadband leaderboard

News 13 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

Ofcom’s European Broadband Scorecard study shows the UK leads the way.

David Cameron promises 5G broadband for the UK

News 11 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Prime Minister talks up development of ultra-fast mobile broadband.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media introduces 150 Mbps broadband speeds

News 28 Feb, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Virgin claims it now provides the fastest broadband connection in the UK.

UK Government's £250m rural broadband funding plans revealed

News 26 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

England set to receive lion’s share of cash to bring superfast internet to rural areas.

Neelie Kroes

European Commission want 5G plans on the table by 2015

News 25 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Kroes calls for Europe to get back in the driving seat for 5G mobile connectivity.

EU & Brazil to build undersea cable to thwart NSA snoopers

News 25 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to establish £110 million secure communications network between Europe and Latin America

US telecom regulator will write new 'open internet' rules

News 20 Feb, 2014 Reuters

FCC hopes for third time lucky with new net neutrality guidelines.

BT denies legacy broadband switch-off will be "catastrophic"

News 5 Feb, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Telco claims users have been given ample warning about 20CN network's withdrawal.

Superfast broadband coverage extended across Devon & Somerset

News 31 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Scheme to ramp up fibre-optic broadband coverage extended to 26,000 further homes and businesses.

Contract

Penalty-free broadband & mobile provider switching secured by Ofcom

News 24 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Mobile regulator makes good on pledge to make it easier for users to change service providers.

Spectrum

Digital UK slams reuse of TV spectrum for mobile broadband

News 21 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Industry body wants Government to ensure reuse policies won't impact on customer experience.

Government's £10m broadband innovation fund to open on 17 March

News 15 Jan, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Former 2012 Olympics commercial director enlisted to oversee delivery of new scheme.

Fibre

Superfast broadband more important than airports and high-speed rail, survey finds

News 23 Dec, 2013 Rene Millman

IET research show Brits want investment in fibre broadband over more airport capacity.

Greater Manchester to get BT superfast broadband boost

News 17 Dec, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Another 39,000 homes and businesses in region to get access to superfast broadband services.

Complaints

BT, EE and TalkTalk make Ofcom's top complaints list

News 16 Dec, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Mobile regulator shines a light on complaint volumes against mobile operators and telcos during Q3.

Outage

BT outage hits Sky customers in London

News 13 Dec, 2013 Rene Millman

Some 37,000 users are left without broadband as thieves cut fibre cables.

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