News 2014

broadbandchoices.co.uk news from 2014

  • 96% of Welsh homes and businesses will have fibre by 2016

    The Welsh government’s revealed the next step of its Superfast Cymru fibre optic broadband roll-out project in partnership with telecoms titan BT will start soon. But what does it… More »

  • Which? says Utility Warehouse, Zen and John Lewis best for broadband

    The UK’s big broadband providers were bashed in the latest Which? customer satisfaction survey, but those with smaller providers were impressed by their “great deals and great service" and… More »

  • Which mobile network is the worst if you’re a London commuter?

    A new study by Global Wireless Solutions has revealed how unreliable mobile network coverage is along some of London’s key commuter routes. Read on to find out which networks… More »

  • Motors TV channel now available on Freeview and YouView

    Dedicated motor racing channel Motors TV, until now only available on Sky, Virgin Media and connected Freeview boxes, can now be watched by the millions of households with a… More »

  • New broadbandchoices ad starring Carlos The Caveman hits TV

    Our new advert’s now on a telly near you, showing the Great British public how it’s easy to embrace the best mobile, TV and broadband deals. Are you missing… More »

  • Primus Saver is dead, long live Fuel Broadband!

    Budget broadband and phone provider Primus Saver has changed its name and is now called Fuel Broadband. Get all the details about the here, including what it means if… More »

  • Half of UK schools’ broadband and Wi-Fi fails to make the grade

    A new report warns of pupils in UK state primary and secondary schools being denied the right to an effective digital learning environment because of poor connectivity in classrooms. More »

  • Unreliable phones and broadband a big problem for small firms

    More than half of small firms who use the internet would make less money if they didn’t have reliable broadband, and yet many research shows many of them fall… More »

  • Gadgets and Wi-Fi now essential to UK’s switched-on over-50s

    Almost 90% of older people in the UK own at least one wireless gadget - like a laptop, tablet or smartphone - which increasingly they use for socialising, shopping… More »

  • New channel ITVBe coming soon - what can you watch on launch night?

    ITV’s about to launch ITVB - a new free channel devoted to entertainment and lifestyle shows like The Only Way Is Essex. But what else can you look forward… More »

  • Government makes it easier to apply for business broadband vouchers

    Eligible small firms will no longer need to fill in a big application form to have their broadband subsidised by the government’s voucher scheme, after red tape led to… More »

  • Global internet users to reach 7.6 billion within the next 5 years

    Experts reckon the number of people using the internet worldwide will exceed the current global population by 2020, with access to broadband and mobile phones set to rocket. More »

  • Mobile networks EE and Vodafone snap up ex-Phones 4u shops

    We’ll soon be seeing a lot more of EE and Vodafone on our high streets, as both have agreed to buy Phones 4u shops that were up for grabs… More »

  • TalkTalk promise cheap fibre, but only if BT cuts wholesale costs

    CEO Dido Harding says her company would like to offer cheap fibre broadband, but would only be able to do so if BT was forced to charge other providers… More »

  • 4oD is dead, long live All 4! C4 launches new online entertainment hub

    A moment’s silence for 4oD please, as Channel 4 has announced plans to scrap it. Its successor, All 4, will be a more expansive, user-friendly online entertainment hub. We… More »

  • You can now get broadband from the 99p Store (This is not a joke)

    Believe it or not, you can now get broadband for 99p a week from high street discount chain 99p Store. But is it too good to be true? Here… More »

  • The naked truth? Apple claim iCloud NOT hacked in nude photos leak

    No apology from Apple, which denies there was an iCloud security breach after naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities were stolen by hackers and shared online… More »

  • Slow broadband drags house prices down 25%, study says

    Do you live in an area with slow broadband? If so, you could find the value of your home isn’t as high as you think - new research reveals… More »

  • Sky+ box gets new recommendation and recording entire series features

    Sky’s rolling out a big update for Sky+HD boxes, adding new features like a recommendations service to help you find things to watch and smarter options for recording entire… More »

  • More pubs choose BT Sport over Sky Sports - is your local one of them?

    According to BT, more bars and clubs now have BT Sport than Sky Sports. With the new Premier League season underway, we look at how to tune in at… More »

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