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  • Sky broadband gains 100,000 new subscribers

    Sky enjoyed a successful latest quarter as it secured 100,000 new broadband customers – its best performance for 11 years. The provider attributed the success to high demand for… More »

  • UK's fastest broadband to be installed at Wembley Park

    Homeowners in a £3.4 billion development in Wembley Park will soon have access to the “fastest broadband in the country”. More than 1,000 premises in the area will be… More »

  • London broadband users spend 12 hours a day on the web

    Broadband users in London are the most dependent on internet in the country, according to a new survey by fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic. More »

  • ‘Broadband rationing’ could soon be necessary

    Broadband access may have to be rationed in the future due to the strain on Britain's power output, according to academics. The UK's Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society,… More »

  • Broadband policy will influence a fifth of UK voters

    Broadband provision is likely to affect how UK citizens vote in the general election next month, a new study by Cable.co.uk suggests. Almost one in five respondents in the… More »

  • Labour-controlled constituencies have fastest broadband

    Labour-controlled constituencies generally have greater access to superfast broadband speeds, new data suggests. More »

  • Plusnet wins top broadband in new study

    Plusnet, Virgin Media and Sky Broadband have topped a list of the UK's leading broadband providers in a new study by Satmetrix. More »

  • Tesco broadband suffers widespread outage

    Thousands of Tesco broadband customers couldn’t connect to the service for more than six hours yesterday due to a widespread outage. More »

  • Wireless provider Relish predicts the end of landlines by 2025

    Wireless broadband provider Relish has claimed that fixed landlines will be “virtually extinct” by 2025. The ISP based the prediction on research that shows that there’s been a 33%… More »

  • Digital Scotland to bring superfast broadband to 145,000 more homes

    Around 145,000 homes in Scotland will have access to fibre optic broadband later this year, as the next part of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project gets underway. More »

  • Broadband more important than friends when moving home

    Broadband connectivity has become a major reason for moving house. That’s according to a new report by estate agent, Strutt & Parker. More »

  • Conservatives and Labour outline broadband vision in manifestos

    Broadband is a hot topic in the upcoming election, with both the Conservative and Labour parties pledging to improve the UK’s internet in their manifestos. More »

  • Could Virgin Media launch 300Mb broadband service this year?

    Virgin Media is rumoured to be introducing a new 300Mb broadband bundle later this year. Several customers have already reported unusually high superfast speeds in tests, which suggest a… More »

  • Hyperoptic's ultrafast network launches in Liverpool

    Speedy fibre optic broadband provider Hyperoptic has launched its ultrafast services in Liverpool. More »

  • BT set trial date for superfast broadband without landline

    Early next year BT will begin trialling a 'naked' superfast broadband service that doesn’t require a phone line. The arrival of a standalone connection is likely to be welcomed… More »

  • Superfast broadband to roll-out in Telford this year

    Superfast broadband will be available to an additional 9,000 premises in Shropshire by 2017, after Telford and Wrekin Council signed a £5.6 million contract with BT to start the… More »

  • Virgin Media launches new SuperHub, claims fastest Wi-Fi speeds

    Virgin Media has officially launched its new SuperHub 2ac router. The company claims that it provides faster broadband speeds over Wi-Fi than rivals, including BT, Sky and TalkTalk. More »

  • Councils fear superfast broadband rollout delay

    Almost half of the local authorities across the UK are expecting the government's superfast broadband roll-out to miss the 2017 target, research by the County Council Network (CCN) reveals. More »

  • BT to offer free public Wi-Fi in deprived areas

    BT is to deliver free Wi-Fi services to more than 70 libraries and community centres across the country. The provider has teamed up with Barclays to support the government’s… More »

  • Osborne pledges 100Mb broadband to "nearly" 100% of homes

    In his budget speech yesterday, George Osborne pledged to extend ultrafast broadband coverage to “nearly all homes” in the UK. He stated that 100Mb speeds would be a “new… More »

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