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  • Wi-Fi more important than TV and holidays, says report

    Access to Wi-Fi is more important to us than TV, holidays, games, and our smartphones according to a new study by home networking brand Linksys. More »

  • £1 million broadband funding boost for Northern Ireland's rural areas

    14,000 more people in rural areas across Northern Ireland can soon get connected to superfast broadband services, following a £1 million investment by the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social… More »

  • Zen Internet hailed for customer service and security

    Zen Internet has received the highest score for its customer service in a new survey completed by consumer watchdog Which? The provider was the only broadband network to score… More »

  • Global broadband speeds set to double by 2019

    Global fixed broadband speeds are set to double during the next four years, according to a new report by tech company Cisco Systems. More »

  • Broadband providers to block ebook piracy sites

    Broadband providers have been ordered to block access to seven websites offering unauthorised copies of ebooks, following a High Court order obtained by the Publishers Association. More »

  • 3.2 billion people will use the internet in 2015

    A new report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) predicts that 3.2 billion people will access the internet this year. That’s almost half of the global population. More »

  • Superfast North Yorkshire celebrates rollout milestone

    Almost 150,000 homes in York and Middlesbrough can now access speedy broadband services after the Superfast North Yorkshire project completed the first phase of its multimillion pound rollout across… More »

  • 11% of UK adults still haven't gone online

    Almost 6 million UK adults still aren’t connected to the internet despite continued efforts to boost digital inclusion, new data published by The Office for National Statistics shows. More »

  • More Milton Keynes homes get superfast broadband

    BT will extend superfast fibre broadband to a further 1,800 homes in Milton Keynes, after signing a new multi-million-pound deal with the Central Superfast Partnership. More »

  • Hyperoptic brings fibre-to-the-barges to London dock

    Fibre optic broadband provider Hyperoptic has brought ultrafast speeds to residential boats in a London Marina. All residents in the Greenland and South Dock marina near Canary Wharf can… More »

  • Two-thirds of Brits would reject new home due to slow broadband

    UK house buyers are more reluctant to buy homes with slow broadband speeds according to a new survey by tech site ISPreview.co.uk. Almost three quarters of respondents said they… More »

  • Vodafone to launch home broadband in “coming weeks”

    Vodafone is having another crack at the home broadband market, after confirming that it will launch a new service in June. A pay TV offering is also set to… More »

  • Ofcom to force BT to open up access to fibre network

    BT will be required to offer rivals greater access to its fibre network, under new guidelines proposed by Ofcom. The regulator says the proposals will boost competition and drive… More »

  • High demand slows broadband speeds in Shetland Isles

    BT is drawing up an urgent plan to improve broadband capacity in the Shetlands after strong uptake of superfast services resulted in a dramatic drop in speeds across the… More »

  • TalkTalk adds a million new customers and Game of Thrones

    More than a million new customers have signed up to TalkTalk during the last twelve months with the growth partly driven by the launch of its its 'quad-play' bundles,… More »

  • A third of Isles of Scilly homes take up superfast broadband

    One in three homes on the Isles of Scilly have now signed up for superfast broadband just six months after speedy fibre services went live on the archipelago. More »

  • £30 million funding boosts Gigaclear's rural rollout

    Ultrafast broadband provider Gigaclear is set to extend its extremely speedy services to more rural areas of the UK after securing £30 million for its rollout plans. More »

  • How will the results of the general election affect UK internet?

    With the dust settling after one of the most surprising general elections in recent history, broadbandchoices takes a look at what the Conservative victory means for broadband in Britain. More »

  • TalkTalk to raise prices this summer

    TalkTalk is increasing the cost of its landline phone, TV and broadband packages in June. The price is set to raise by an extra £1.50 a month or £18… More »

  • BT Openreach network gets 455,000 new fibre users

    BT has announced that a record 455,000 broadband users signed up to fibre services on its Openreach network during the final three months of 2014 with the majority opting… More »

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