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  • City of London to get ultrafast public Wi-Fi

    The Square Mile in the middle of the City of London wants to get high-powered public Wi-Fi - with ultrafast speeds up to a huge 1Gb, or 1,000 megabits… More »

  • Government may use church spires for satellite broadband, report says

    Your local chapel might be the key to better broadband, it turns out. According to a new report, the government is considering the use of church spires in its… More »

  • Welsh government criticised for poor primary school broadband

    The Welsh government has come under fire for failing to provide decent broadband to 28 primary schools in Wales. Connectivity is said to be so bad that pupils aren’t… More »

  • Netflix reveals your broadband provider’s average speed

    As if giving us Stranger Things wasn’t enough, streaming service Netflix has released data telling us the average download speed the site sees from the UK’s major broadband providers.… More »

  • Rural broadband to get £440 million boost

    The government has managed to scrape together an extra £440 million to put towards improving rural broadband, it announced earlier this week. More »

  • TalkTalk launches new plans, with no price rises mid-contract

    TalkTalk has announced that it has extended its fixed price plans, which guarantee customers won’t see any price increases over the course of their contract. Both new and existing… More »

  • Sky launches tech support team and average speed information

    Sky has announced a brand new customer service team, specifically to handle problems with customers’ internet connections. It’s also announced that it now lists average speeds on its packages,… More »

  • Sky is the least-complained about broadband provider

    Ofcom has revealed which broadband providers attracted the most complaints between July and September 2016. Sky was found to generate the fewest moans, while BT and Plusnet generated the… More »

  • More than 1.4 million homes still can’t get 10Mb broadband

    Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations report has put a spotlight on the digital divide in the UK. The study reveals that more than 1.4 million homes are still struggling to… More »

  • Surrey gains £3.8 million for superfast broadband

    Thanks to the success of the Superfast Surrey project, the county of Surrey has earned itself a huge £3.8 million windfall, which will go towards connecting the rest of… More »

  • EU sets up new £420 broadband upgrade fund

    The European Commission (EC) has announced plans for a new €500 million (around £420 million) fund to improve broadband across its member states. It’s called the Connection Europe Broadband… More »

  • Poor broadband ‘holding back’ business for Welsh farmers

    At a meeting of the NFU Cymru’s rural affairs board last week, farm leaders called for more to be done to bring better broadband to rural areas. A lack… More »

  • 330Mb broadband to arrive in St Austell

    BT Openreach has revealed the next town to receive a rollout of its 330Mb broadband: St Austell, on the south coast of Cornwall. More »

  • Broadband ‘more essential than savings’, says survey

    According to a new survey from Which?, nine in 10 people believe broadband is an ‘essential’ - the only things more vital being housing, energy, food, and running water.… More »

  • Ofcom details plans for full fibre broadband

    Ofcom is about to launch a consultation looking into how the UK can build full fibre, ultrafast broadband connections for as many households as possible. More »

  • TalkTalk router Wi-Fi passwords may be ‘stolen’

    If you’re using an old TalkTalk D-Link DSL-3780 router - also known as the Plus Fibre router - it might be time to splash out on a new one.… More »

  • Citizens Advice wants compensation for broadband delays

    Figures from Citizen’s Advice reveal that more than 25,000 people a week have been forced to wait for broadband repairs and new installations, due to missed appointments by Openreach.… More »

  • TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by malware

    Thousands of TalkTalk, Post Office, and KCOM broadband customers lost their internet connection this week, after the Mirai worm targeted the providers’ routers. That’s the same bug that took… More »

  • South Gloucestershire council promises better broadband

    After an extensive campaign by local residents, South Gloucestershire council has secured a £1.49 million investment to improve broadband in rural parts of the county. More »

  • UK broadband providers slam new website blocking law

    The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), a group representing the major broadband companies in the UK, has strongly criticised the government’s plan to restrict access to websites containing adult… More »

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