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  • Virgin Media network tech hits speeds of 10Gb

    Just how fast can superfast broadband get? Extremely fast according to new lab tests using the tech behind Virgin Media's broadband network, which hit a staggering 10Gb in recent… More »

  • Fibre broadband brings Christmas cheer to Warwickshire villages

    Three North Warwickshire villages will be able to take advantage of superfast broadband this Christmas following the latest rollout of high-speed fibre connections in BT's part-funded regional programme. More »

  • Government urges viewers to join 'superfast nation'

    Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has launched a new campaign this week that promotes the benefits of its investment in superfast connections and urges people across the country to upgrade… More »

  • BT the worst for broadband customer service, Virgin Media is the best

    More than a third of broadband customers in the UK are unhappy with the customer service they receive, despite satisfaction levels having risen over the last 12 months, according… More »

  • Virgin Media now available to more than 40,000 more homes

    Virgin Media has extended its rollout of superfast broadband to 44,000 more homes in South West Scotland and North West England, offering speeds up to 152Mb in those areas. More »

  • Northamptonshire village raises £15k to get fibre broadband from BT

    A fibre optic broadband tug of war between BT and rural fibre-to-the-premises provider Gigaclear in the Northamptonshire village of Ashley seems to have ended in victory for the former… More »

  • Sky launches £10 a month fibre optic broadband package

    Sky is making superfast broadband more affordable with a new £10 a month package. Customers will be able to receive speeds up to 38Mb with the 'Fibre broadband' service,… More »

  • 10Mb is the minimum broadband speed you need, says Ofcom

    You need a broadband speed of at least 10Mb to cope with today’s downloading and streaming demands, with British homes now using more data than ever before, according to… More »

  • Super speed G.fast broadband could go mainstream within a year

    Faster broadband speeds could be on the way to the UK after the new G.fast broadband standard was approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The improved service will… More »

  • Subsea fibre project in Scotland finito

    BT and Digital Scotland - the programme designed to get Scotland geared up for the ‘digital age’ - have completed the subsea fibre optic roll-out, which will bring superfast… More »

  • Superfast Cymru brings fibre to Ynysddu

    The Superfast Cymru programme remains on course to make fibre optic broadband available to 96% of properties in Wales by 2016. The latest area to be connected to the… More »

  • Mystery outages affect BT broadband on the same day its price rises

    Scores of BT broadband customers were left scratching their heads yesterday when they were unable to access web pages due to intermittent, mystery outages - on the same day… More »

  • Dialling a landline phone

    Falling landline use the reason for line rental rises, say researchers

    Landlines are becoming more expensive because of the significant decline in the volume of calls made on them, Enders Analysis has said. Yesterday, three of the largest broadband and… More »

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    Not such a happy new year for Gigaclear punters as prices to go up

    Gigaclear will increase its monthly charges from 1 January 2015. The ‘pure’ fibre optic broadband provider is the latest to join the now almost traditional end of year round… More »

  • BT gets in on Black Friday with 58% off broadband packages

    BT has jumped onto the Black Friday bandwagon with tempting deals with impressive savings to new customers for its broadband, phone and TV services. More »

  • Plusnet offers 12-months free broadband for Black Friday

    Black Friday - 28 November - is recognised by retailers as the beginning of the main Christmas shopping period. It’s marked by special offers, with thousands of customers will… More »

  • Line rental price increases "massively outstripping inflation"

    Fed up paying for a landline when you don’t have a home phone? You’re not alone. Millions of people across the UK are being forced to stump up for… More »

  • Isles of Scilly gets superfast broadband

    Here's some good news for the Isles of Scilly - residents and businesses can now access superfast fibre optic broadband thanks to the completion of BT’s latest project. More »

  • BT Openreach told off by BBC Watchdog

    BT’s Openreach has been given a stern telling off by consumer affairs TV show Watchdog for the lengthy delay some customers have experienced waiting for their new broadband phone… More »

  • Tesco and BT team up to deliver superfast in-store Wi-Fi

    If you’ve ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds when using Tesco’s in-store Wi-Fi, then you’ll be delighted to hear that the supermarket chain has teamed up with BT… More »

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