News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • Freeview and YouView to receive up to 10 new HD TV channels

    Households with Freeview HD or a YouView set-top box will soon receive as many as 10 extra high-definition channels, including new HD versions of CBeebies and BBC Three. More »

  • Internet providers angry at government 'meddling' on parental controls

    Leaked letter suggests there's a great deal of tension and disagreement between the UK government and broadband providers over how to manage children's safety online. More »

  • Three's 'ultrafast' 3G could offer better value for money than 4G

    High-speed mobile internet from Three - based on the UK's fastest 3G technology - is not quite as fast as 4G from EE, but offers unlimited data for a… More »

  • Sky Sports Premier League fixtures schedule announced

    Sky Sports to show more live Premier League football by December than rival BT Sport will over the entire season as it looks to put the new kid on… More »

  • Sky and Plusnet win awards celebrating best broadband providers

    Satellite TV company Sky's broadband was named best in the UK overall, while Yorkshire based provider Plusnet was praised for having the best customer service. More »

  • Coronation Street on top, Manchester United on Twitter #TechTalk

    Zombies, soap operas and football teams - today’s #TechTalk has it all. Plus, why is broadband at the bottom of the class in Wales? More »

  • 1 in 3 Brits have 'no idea' what 4G is

    Despite 80% of people in the UK being aware of 4G, most are still unsure of its benefits over 3G. Is it just fast internet on your phone, or… More »

  • Ofcom changes could lead to cheaper broadband for UK households

    The telecoms regulator has ordered BT to reduce the fees it charges other providers for using its Openreach telephone lines. And, as a result, non-BT customers may benefit from a… More »

  • First BT Sport live Premier League games revealed

    BT announces the matches it will show live exclusively on its new sports channels in the first three months of the season. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal… More »

  • What’s the point of 4G? Angry Birds rules AppStore roost: #TechTalk

    Today’s #TechTalk is all about confusion: Brits don’t understand 4G and parents are baffled by kids’ internet jargon. Everyone understands Angry Birds though - phew. More »

  • Rural broadband improvements 'cannot wait'

    Superfast broadband must reach the UK's most rural areas sooner than planned if small businesses aren't to suffer, according to the Confederation of British Industry. More »

  • BT unveils Home Hub 5 wireless router

    New superfast router has a built-in modem, meaning BT Infinity customers will no longer need two separate boxes to make their fibre optic broadband wireless. More »

  • Sky Sports iPad Ashes app, new BT home Hub #TechTalk

    New section on Sky Sports for iPad app enables cricket fans to review every ball at the Ashes, BT announce a new wireless router just two months after launching… More »

  • Superfast broadband to reach 95% of Scotland's homes and businesses

    Households and businesses in some of Scotland's most rural and sparsely populated areas will benefit from high-speed fibre optic broadband thanks to a £264million investment. More »

  • BT Sport to show Rio Ferdinand testimonial

    Rio Ferdinand's achievements will be recognised in a tribute match between Manchester United and Sevilla at the Old Trafford ground in August - it will be shown live on… More »

  • Vodafone call costs and Wimbledon tweets up #TechTalk

    broadbandchoices.co.uk rounds up today’s technology news headlines - Vodafone call charges rocket, Wimbledon scores on social media, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active UK release date and more… More »

  • Broadband speeds boost Netflix streaming

    Netflix gives the average user a 15% better movie streaming experience than it would have six months ago, as the rise of superfast broadband reinvents home entertainment. More »

  • Apple gives away free iPhone apps

    A selection of apps for iPad and iPhone that normally cost up to £13.99 are available to download free of charge to celebrate five years since the launch of… More »

  • BBC bins 3D TV, best place for broadband #TechTalk

    Auntie to abandon 3D broadcasts as hardly anybody is watching them, the best place in the UK for broadband revealed and more in broadbandchoices.co.uk's round-up of today's technology news… More »

  • Superfast broadband hits Norfolk homes

    People in the village of Croxton have become the first in the whole of Norfolk with access to fibre optic broadband delivered through BT's superfast network. More »