Xbox One traffic boom, 1Gb fibre for cities? #TechTalk

Microsoft's unveiling of the Xbox One caused a massive spike in web traffic and 1Gb fibre broadband could be on its way to 30 cities. Read the latest internet and tech news in today's #TechTalk.

Xbox One reveal boosts web traffic

Microsoft's unveiling of the new Xbox One console on Tuesday triggered a huge spike in UK web traffic. Broadband providers TalkTalk and Plusnet both saw a large increase in video streaming, as gaming fans tuned in to watch the product launch live online.

Read the full story: ISPreview

Fibre broadband makes 30 cities 'hypersonic'?

Hyperoptic, a specialist provider of fibre optic broadband offering 'hypersonic' speeds of up to 1Gb - over 10 times faster than BT Infinity - has said it plans to reach 500,000 homes across up to 30 UK cities within the next three years. At present, it only covers 20,000 homes in London.

Read the full story: The Daily Telegraph

Twitter tightens security after hackings

Extra security is to be introduced by Twitter, after a spate of account hijackings involving major corporations including the BBC, Burger King and the Associated Press news agency. The company behind the social micro-blogging service said it wants to "make sure it's really you" when a user signs in.

Read the full story: BBC News

4G disruption to Freeview tested in York

Tests will soon be carried out in North Yorkshire to assess the extent to which Freeview TV reception will be disrupted by 4G mobile broadband networks. Around 10,000 homes to the west of York city centre will be involved in a trial starting later this week.

Read the full story: broadbandchoices

Wireless broadband 'thieves' exposed

Research by cable broadband provider Virgin Media has found the most common causes of lost or 'stolen' Wi-Fi signal in homes. Electronic devices like cordless phones may cause interference and weaken the wireless broadband connection.

However, if you have goldfish, they may also be to blame for the wonky Wi-Fi.

Read the full story: broadbandchoices

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