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  • TalkTalk gets a massive revamp and scraps separate line rental

    TalkTalk has just undergone some big changes, with new packages, new features and a new, more transparent pricing structure that doesn’t separate line rental and offers a fixed price… More »

  • Business secretary calls UK business broadband “unacceptable”

    Greg Clark, the business secretary, has said that major broadband upgrades are needed to support the government’s plans for industry. Speaking at the Institute of Directors’ annual conference, he… More »

  • UK has 20th fastest internet in the world, says Akamai

    The latest State of the Internet report from Akamai has revealed that the UK has slipped in the firm’s global internet ranking - we now have the 20th fastest… More »

  • Sky is still the least complained-about broadband provider

    Ofcom has published its latest telecoms complaints report, revealing which broadband and phone providers have garnered the most and least complaints this quarter. And once again, it’s Sky leading… More »

  • Vodafone joins Ofcom’s Home Broadband Code for accurate speed data

    Vodafone has announced that it signed up to Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for broadband speeds. That means anyone signing up for the service will be given accurate information… More »

  • Three joins Fix Britain’s Internet campaign

    Mobile network Three has joined forces with TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone, and other telecoms companies in the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign, aimed at pushing Ofcom to separate Openreach from BT. More »

  • BT and Sky broadband customers may be affected by Yahoo hack

    A large number of BT and Sky broadband customers could be affected by the recent Yahoo data hack - potentially millions of current and former customers, in fact. More »

  • Openreach gets serious about ultrafast broadband rollout

    Openreach has enlisted the help of Huawei and Nokia in its bid to roll out ultrafast broadband to the UK. The firms will supply equipment to the network, such… More »

  • Relish launches same day broadband service for Londoners

    If you’re based in or near Central London, and want new broadband fast, Relish has a new service that may be right up your street. The wireless provider has… More »

  • Scientists achieve speeds of 1Tb over commercial fibre

    Researchers from Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have managed to achieve incredible broadband speeds of 1 terbit per second (Tb) over fibre.… More »

  • Planning rules are holding back 5G, says former O2 boss

    Former head of O2 UK Ronan Dunne has lashed out at the upcoming Digital Economy Bill, saying it’ll only hold back 5G growth in the UK. Current planning rules… More »

  • English residents use the internet more than Scottish, Irish and Welsh

    A new report from Ofcom has shown that the biggest internet users in the UK are in England. English dwellers are online around 22 hours per week, more than… More »

  • The EU wants 100Mb broadband in every home by 2025

    The European Commission has revealed new connectivity proposals. Among the numerous targets it laid out, it wants to ensure every house within its remit has access to download speeds… More »

  • Ed Vaizey defends BT and Openreach against criticism

    The former digital economy minister, Ed Vaizey MP, has defended BT’s ownership of the Openreach infrastructure division. Speaking at a debate on the Digital Economy Bill 2016-2017, he said… More »

  • Local councils call for more accurate broadband speed data

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for broadband providers to release more accurate data on what speeds people can receive from a line in their home. More »

  • Superfast broadband coming to Wester Ross, Scotland

    Winter may be coming to the North West Highlands of Scotland, but so is superfast broadband. Areas of Wester Ross are set to get a new wireless broadband network… More »

  • Virgin Media acquires Wi-Fi hotspot company Arqiva WiFi

    Virgin Media has announced its acquisition of Arqiva WiFi - a subsidiary of Arqiva Group that offers 31,000 Wi-Fi hotspot points across the UK. More »

  • Broadband providers call on gamers to ‘fix Britain’s internet’

    The Fix Britain’s Internet campaign has urged gamers to help “fix” the UK’s broadband infrastructure, by showing how a fast internet connection can make a difference to their gaming.… More »

  • broadbandchoices partners with CHILI TV for free movie streaming

    broadbandchoices - the UK comparison site with the best-looking writers - has just launched an exciting new promotion. For the month of September, anyone signing up for a BT… More »

  • Sky completes IPv6 rollout on its broadband network

    Sky announced today that over 90% of users on its broadband network are now IPv6 enabled, making it the first network of its kind in the UK with this… More »

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