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  • Superfast broadband roll-out extended in Leicestershire

    The people of Leicestershire can now look forward to the arrival of superfast speeds after the local council and BT signed a multi-million pound extension to their Broadband Delivery… More »

  • Smaller broadband providers top customer satisfaction survey

    According to a report by the consumer watchdog Which?, customers of the smaller broadband providers are generally happier with the service they receive than those with the big three,… More »

  • 4G used to boost superfast coverage in Swindon

    4G is to be used to extend superfast broadband coverage to 99.4% of the Swindon area. Only 80% of the Wiltshire town is currently served by speedy connections, but… More »

  • Majority would support legally binding minimum broadband speed

    UK broadband customers would welcome new laws that would force providers to deliver download speeds of at least 2Mbps, according to a new survey carried out by tech site… More »

  • Hyperoptic rebrands, introduces cheaper ultrafast broadband

    Broadband provider Hyperoptic has rebranded and introduced a new, cheaper pricing structure for its ultrafast fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) services. More »

  • Virgin Media extends broadband to 50,000 homes in East London

    Virgin Media’s extended its broadband infrastructure to 50,000 homes in East London. Residents in areas including Bow, Stratford, Stepney, Poplar and East Ham can all now take advantage of… More »

  • Superfast Cymru reaches halfway, brings fibre to 346,000 more homes

    The Superfast Cymru broadband project, which intends to extend fibre optic broadband connections to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales, has hit the halfway point this week. Approximately… More »

  • £17million investment to extend fibre in Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland's Superfast Rollout Programme will extend speedy internet connections to thousands more homes later this year, following a new £17million investment in the country’s broadband infrastructure. More »

  • Third of broadband connections now superfast

    According to new research by the regulator Ofcom, nearly a third of broadband connections in the UK are now classed as superfast. The recent surge in take-up of cable… More »

  • BT fibre broadband roll-out hits 1.5m premises milestone in Scotland

    BT has now made superfast internet available to more than 1.5 million premises in Scotland, with engineers from Openreach, which looks after BT's network, laying 4,500km of cable -… More »

  • Virgin Media cuts price of superfast broadband bundles

    Virgin Media has slashed the price of many of its superfast 'Big' broadband bundles. Customers can now access speeds up to 152Mb and hundreds of TV channels for just… More »

  • Plusnet resolves billing problem, refunds customers

    Plusnet has apologised to customers that were incorrectly emailed about being charged extra for exceeding their broadband usage limit. The 'fault' affected a “small number” of subscribers on Tuesday… More »

  • Wireless internet in the UK to be boosted by white space technology

    UK communications regulator Ofcom has approved the use of white space - the gaps between the radio spectrum bands used by digital television and wireless microphones used for TV… More »

  • Project Lightning! Virgin Media investing £3billion in UK broadband

    Liberty Global and its subsidiary Virgin Media have announced a £3 billion investment to improve its UK’s broadband network. This is the largest investment in the country’s broadband coverage… More »

  • Free Wi-Fi for rail passengers from 2017

    Rail passengers may soon be able to access BBC iPlayer and conduct business via the internet after the government announced plans to introduce a free Wi-Fi service on trains… More »

  • Inner-city London missing out on fibre

    According to new government statistics, inner-city urban areas are among the worst in the country for broadband coverage. Central locations in London and Hull are still struggling to access… More »

  • Government superfast broadband reaches 1.9m homes and businesses

    Almost two million more homes and businesses in the UK can now get superfast broadband due to the government programme aiming to make it available to 95% of the… More »

  • BT breaks Northern Ireland - and Ireland - broadband speed record

    BT has made fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband available in Northern Ireland for the first time, providing download speeds of up to 330Mb - a record for the island of Ireland… More »

  • Falling broadband charges mask rising cost of line rental

    Price research by broadbandchoices reveals that steadily increasing line rental charges in the UK have been masked by falling prices for broadband services. In 2009 the average monthly charge… More »

  • BT to trial ultrafast broadband this summer

    BT is to trial “ultrafast” broadband technology in the summer. If all goes well, the rollout of the service could begin as soon as 2016/17. More than 4,000 homes… More »

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