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  • Almost 1 in 10 are dissatisfied with their broadband, says Ofcom

    Almost one in 10 people in the UK who use broadband aren’t satisfied with it, says a new report from Ofcom, but overall satisfaction with broadband, home phone, TV… More »

  • Free credit for new Virgin Media Big Bundle customers

    Virgin Media’s launched several new broadband deals, giving customers free Netflix for six months and substantial savings on its 'Big Bundles'. You’ll have to be fast though, as the… More »

  • Superfast broadband could cost estate residents up to £30,000

    Residents on a new Scottish housing estate have been told they will have to pay £30,000 to get superfast broadband after housing developers reportedly went back on their word… More »

  • Sky to turn on adult content filters by default

    Sky will begin turning on adult content filters by default for all customers that have not decided whether they want to “opt” in or out. The provider said in… More »

  • Southern cities better for broadband

    If you desperately want superfast broadband, you might need to make for the south of the country. That’s the conclusion of a new report providing a breakdown of the… More »

  • Plusnet launches new wireless router, the Plusnet Hub Zero

    Plusnet has launched a new wireless router. The Plusnet Hub Zero, which will replace the Technicolor 582 router Plusnet currently provides with its broadband, is said to be faster,… More »

  • Brits paying £1.6 billion more than they realise for landlines

    Do you know how much you’re paying for your home phone line rental? According to the wireless broadband provider, Relish, UK broadband users underestimate the cost of their landline.… More »

  • New Ofcom tests could force BT to raise broadband prices

    BT could be forced to raise broadband prices or make its network more affordable for rival providers according to strict new proposals outlined by Ofcom. More »

  • Quarter of parents worried about children evading content filters

    Does your child know how to bypass content filters? According to a new report by telecoms regulator, Ofcom, a quarter of parents think their children can easily get around… More »

  • Average UK broadband speed dips to 10.7Mb

    Average broadband speeds in the UK slowed down in the third quarter of 2014 according to a new 'State of the Internet' report by Akamai. The 10.7Mb average was… More »

  • Cornwall

    Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to get 99% superfast broadband coverage

    Plans to make superfast broadband available to 99% of Cornwall by 2019 are set to be approved. The next stage of the Superfast Cornwall programme will be discussed next… More »

  • Could you be prosecuted for using broadband powerline adaptors?

    You could be prosecuted, fined and even imprisoned if you use networking equipment like powerline adaptors to extend your broadband connection and it interferes with radio signals, under new… More »

  • Arctic fibre optic subsea cable to connect UK with Japan

    Work on a new undersea fibre optic cable in the Arctic that’s set to boost internet connectivity to the UK and other regions is finally underway. The cable link,… More »

  • Two days left to nab up to £100 with a Virgin Media New Year reward

    If you’ve been thinking about getting a Virgin Media TV and broadband package, now’s the time to do it as there’s just over 48 hours left in which to… More »

  • Sky Broadband usage surges on Christmas Day

    Sky Broadband has revealed that internet traffic soared to unprecedented levels on Christmas Day, a sure indication that broadband customers are becoming more reliant on online services during the… More »

  • BT launches “biggest-ever broadband deals” - prices cut by up to 63%

    You can now save up to 63% on BT broadband, with the telecoms titan having launched its “biggest ever broadband deals”. If you're a new customer you can get… More »

  • Broadband providers are forcing customers to decide on porn filters

    The four biggest broadband providers in the UK are forcing their customers to make a decision about whether or not to turn on adult content filters by reportedly ‘hijacking’… More »

  • BT basement broadband to solve inner city fibre deployment problems

    BT has successfully trialled a new way of deploying fibre optic broadband that could help more inner city homes and businesses get it. ‘Fibre-to-the-basement’ provides fibre through the basement… More »

  • Superfast broadband comes to more Berkshire towns

    Happy Christmas internet users in Berkshire! Superfast broadband is being rolled out in time for the holidays in Wokingham Borough, giving broadband users in the towns of Wokingham, Eversley… More »

  • Northamptonshire villages to get superfast broadband boost

    Hundreds more homes in rural Northamptonshire will be able to access superfast broadband next year after the government awarded a local fibre project more than £200,000. More »

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