Broadband news May 2011

Broadband news May 2011

  • Government awards rural broadband funds

    Wiltshire, Norfolk, Devon and Somerset to get superfast broadband using government cash. More »

  • Cornwall to trial superfast 4G mobile broadband

    BT has joined forces with Orange and T-Mobile to trial superfast 4G mobile broadband. More »

  • Ofcom: Mobile broadband delivers 1.5Mb

    Brits are receiving average mobile broadband download speeds of 1.5Mb, according to Ofcom. More »

  • TalkTalk slammed for ‘deceptive conduct’ by Ofcom

    Ofcom has branded TalkTalk “dishonest, misleading and deceptive” in a damning report on the company’s sales tactics. More »

  • North-South city divide for London broadband

    London’s slowest boroughs have been named and shamed, with those in South London proving the worst. More »

  • Ofcom urged to extend mobile broadband coverage

    Millions of people could be left “isolated and undermined” unless new faster mobile broadband services are extended to 98% of the UK, say MPs. More »

  • Nearly 9m Brits still offline

    Almost nine million Brits have yet to go online, new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. More »

  • O2 launches business broadband packages

    O2 has launched two new broadband packages aimed at the UK’s 4.9 million small to medium size businesses. More »

  • 90% of Brits to get superfast broadband by 2015

    90% of the UK will get web speeds of at least 25Mb by 2015, as part of the government’s plans to create the “best broadband network in Europe”. More »

  • Silver Surfer week gets under way

    Going online improves the lives of over-55s and helps gran get “with it”, according to a new survey. More »

  • Get a PC for just £98

    You can now get your hands on a refurbished PC from just £98 as part of a new scheme to get more people online. More »

  • BT to double fibre broadband speeds

    BT Infinity download speeds could double next year, reveals the broadband giant. More »

  • 100,000-strong team to get millions more online

    A network of volunteer “digital champions” will work to help nine million offline Brits get started with the internet. More »

  • Ofcom calls on consumers to voice bad billing concerns

    Received an unexpectedly high bill in the last 12 months? Ofcom is calling on broadband, home phone and mobile users to get in touch. More »

  • TalkTalk launches HomeSafe web security system

    Worried about your kids’ online safety? TalkTalk has launched new security software allowing you to block “distracting” sites, like Facebook, and protect your PC from malware. More »

  • Geeky grannies go online for Silver Surfers Day

    Silver Surfers will get a free taste of the internet to help them Spring Online from 16-20 May. More »

  • TalkTalk customers average 5Mb for first time

    TalkTalk has passed the 5Mb mark for the first time as average broadband speeds across the country top 7.1Mb. More »

  • Ofcom set to regulate rural fibre broadband prices

    Ofcom may force BT to cut the cost of wholesale access to its poles and ducts in a bid to increase superfast broadband availability in rural areas. More »

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