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  • BT and Openreach officially ordered to split

    It’s official: Openreach and BT must split into two legally separate companies, Ofcom has ordered. Plans to do so were originally announced back in October, though for some time… More »

  • One in four Wi-Fi hotspots are unsecured, says Kaspersky

    According to a new study from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, 25% of public Wi-Fi hotspots across the world have no security whatsoever - meaning they’re ripe for the taking as… More »

  • The best Black Friday broadband and TV deals 2016

    Everyone’s getting in on the Black Friday / Cyber Monday action this year, and broadband providers are no exception. We’ve picked out a few you might like today. More »

  • 1 in 5 Brits don’t know their own phone number

    A new survey of 2,000 people in the UK has revealed that a fifth of have no idea what their phone number is. In fact, many people only take… More »

  • Fewer than half of Brits think they can get superfast broadband

    A new survey has revealed that fewer than half of people in the UK believe they can get superfast internet speeds. That’s despite fibre optic coverage now reaching 91%… More »

  • Swansea to lead UK in ultrafast broadband

    BT has announced that Swansea will be the first city to pilot its new ultrafast broadband, with download speeds of up to 330Mb. The tech, known as G.fast, has… More »

  • Government pledges more than £1 billion towards better broadband

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that tomorrow’s Autumn Statement will set aside a massive £1 billion to improve the UK’s broadband infrastructure - as well as a £740 million… More »

  • Government will force providers to block adult sites

    The government has confirmed that it will make broadband and mobile providers block access to sites containing adult material like pornography. The restrictions will apply to sites that don’t… More »

  • ‘Up to’ broadband advertising will be changed in 2017

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced plans to change how broadband speeds are advertised. It says the current ‘up to’ wording in broadband adverts is confusing and needs… More »

  • Hyperoptic starts 1Gb broadband rollout in Edinburgh

    Broadband provider Hyperoptic has started to connect premises in Edinburgh to its ultrafast network. Residents of Platinum Point, a development on the Firth of Forth in Newhaven, can now… More »

  • Vodafone wants Ofcom to investigate BT’s copper broadband plans

    Vodafone has complained to Ofcom about BT’s plans to roll out a faster service using its existing copper wire network. It argues that BT’s trials have broken regulations, but… More »

  • Virgin Media commits to massive ultrafast fibre rollout in Scotland

    Thousands of homes and businesses in Scotland will soon have access to extremely fast broadband speeds, thanks to a new large-scale rollout by Virgin Media. The cable provider has… More »

  • Arran island to use spare TV spectrum to boost broadband

    In an innovative new plan, the island of Arran in Scotland is to use TV ‘white space’ - the spare broadcast spectrum that isn’t being used - to deliver… More »

  • BT Openreach launches 1Gb speed broadband

    Openreach has introduced a special ultrafast broadband package with download speeds of 1Gb - or 1,000 megabits per second. Previously, broadband at this speed was only available from BT… More »

  • BBC Watchdog: 90% of Brits might never get top broadband speeds

    BBC Watchdog has conducted an investigation into the state of British broadband, the results of which will be shown in an episode on Wednesday 9 November. It reveals that… More »

  • Wales will spend up to £80 million for 100% superfast coverage

    The Welsh government has said that it will spend up to £80 million to ensure that every property in Wales has access to superfast fibre optic broadband. More »

  • Wales flag

    Superfast Cymru ‘failed to deliver’, Welsh AMs say

    Superfast Cymru, a scheme aimed at connecting Welsh homes and businesses to superfast broadband, hasn’t delivered on its promises, Assembly Members say. More »

  • 15,000 more Tees Valley premises to get superfast fibre broadband

    It could soon be the end of slow internet in Teesside. A new investment from the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) means that superfast broadband is set to arrive… More »

  • Scottish Highlands to get even bigger broadband boost

    Uptake of fibre broadband up in the Scottish Highlands has been impressive - so the Digital Scotland scheme is getting an extra funding boost. A new investment of £2.3… More »

  • New broadband pricing rules come into effect

    From today, broadband pricing might look a bit more expensive than before - but don’t worry, it isn’t. New rules from the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) mean that broadband… More »

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