TalkTalk to offer job seekers six months of free broadband
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Careers & training

TalkTalk to offer job seekers six months of free broadband

National programme to tackle digital exclusion has been launched in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions
27 Sep 2021
Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry
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broadband

Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry

GigaHead exec has called on Ofcom to highlight the benefits of full-fibre broadband
22 Sep 2021
Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband
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broadband

Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband

The UK could reach 65% to 68% gigabit coverage by early 2022, according to ThinkBroadband
21 Sep 2021
BT brings free gigabit Wi-Fi to London's streets with Street Hub 2.0 rollout
The BT Street Hub 2.0 kiosk
Network & Internet

BT brings free gigabit Wi-Fi to London's streets with Street Hub 2.0 rollout

The first of 300 units have been unveiled in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea
17 Sep 2021
Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days
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Network & Internet

Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days

X, the Moonshot Factory trials ‘fibre without fibre’ across the Congo River with 700TB of data transmitted in its first few weeks
17 Sep 2021
UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe
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UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe

The average download speeds in Western Europe are almost twice as fast as the UK’s
14 Sep 2021
What is bandwidth?
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broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl
8 Sep 2021
What is SSID?
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broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
8 Sep 2021
Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit

BT has said the time is right for the regulator to be reviewing the framework introduced in 2015
8 Sep 2021
BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem
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Hardware

BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem

Research from the company reveals that a third of Brits don't know how to recycle electronic items
31 Aug 2021
UK gov hopes to use water pipes to deliver gigabit broadband to rural areas
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UK gov hopes to use water pipes to deliver gigabit broadband to rural areas

The idea would help eliminate up to 80% of the costs associated with installing a new network
9 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Connectivity is essential for modern life - but can 5G help bring it to those without?
6 Aug 2021
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
6 Aug 2021
Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage
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broadband

Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service will reach remote regions that aren’t yet covered by 5G or full-fibre networks
2 Aug 2021
5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout
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5G

5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout

Three and CCS Insight are calling on the government to reconsider its reliance on fibre technology
26 Jul 2021
Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech
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Network & Internet

Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech

Isolated trials by Openreach and Nokia more than double existing maximum data transfer rates
16 Jul 2021
New Zealand's internet capacity set to double with biggest ever submarine cable
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Network & Internet

New Zealand's internet capacity set to double with biggest ever submarine cable

The cable will connect to Australia and the US carrying data at 72 terabits/sec
2 Jul 2021
BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots
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broadband

BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots

The news comes a year after the London-based satellite operator was involved in a post-Brexit navigation system blunder
28 Jun 2021
Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs
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broadband

Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs

The changes will be made at no extra cost to customers to help them "bounce back from the pandemic”
21 Jun 2021
A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband
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A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband

This lack of awareness could hinder UK target of reaching 85% full-fibre coverage by 2025, advisory group warns
16 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK
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broadband

Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK

Citizens Advice is urging the government to ensure low-cost broadband is available to those on low incomes
4 Jun 2021
Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims
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Policy & legislation

Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims

This comes after an investigation carried out by the Australian competition and consumer watchdog
2 Jun 2021