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  • Virgin Media launches special broadband for gamers

    Virgin Media has announced the launch of a new broadband package, VIVID 200 Gamer, designed specially with gamers in mind. It features unlimited downloads, fast download speeds of up… More »

  • Corbyn proposes Digital Democracy Manifesto

    Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a new Digital Democracy Manifesto, in which he lays out his proposals for the UK’s digital economy and tries to make good on… More »

  • 4 million UK premises can get superfast broadband, BDUK says

    According to the latest report from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), the government’s broadband roll-out initiative, more than 4 million premises in the UK can now access superfast broadband. More »

  • Major Dorset hospitals get free patient Wi-Fi

    Three major hospitals in Dorset - The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals - now have free Wi-Fi available to patients and visitors 24/7. More »

  • Manchester unveils bus stops with free Wi-Fi and charging points

    Britain’s very first ‘super shelters’ - bus shelters with free Wi-Fi and mobile charging points for the general public to use - have been unveiled in Manchester city centre. More »

  • Virgin Media to raise broadband and phone prices

    As of 1 November, Virgin Media’s broadband and home phone prices are set to increase as part of the provider’s usual annual price changes. Basic line rental will increase… More »

  • Fibre rollout in rural Scotland will be ‘challenging’ says new report

    Although more than 85% of households in Scotland have access to fibre optic broadband, getting the rural parts of the country online will be a challenge. That’s according to… More »

  • Legal right to 10Mb broadband could ‘lead to price rises,’ warns ISPA

    The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has warned that implementing a universal service obligation of 10Mb broadband “could lead to rising consumer prices” if the government doesn’t invest in… More »

  • Sky launches 76Mb Fibre Max package

    Sky has launched a new fibre optic package, which offers speeds of up to 76Mb and unlimited usage. Sky Fibre Max is the company’s fastest option to date, making… More »

  • Scottish Borders Council promises wider superfast broadband

    A Scottish Borders councillor says that work is underway to bring superfast fibre optic broadband to more homes and businesses in the region. However, there are concerns that the… More »

  • Newcastle and Gateshead launch free outdoor Wi-Fi

    The Go Digital WiFi programme in North-East England has successfully brought free outdoor Wi-Fi to various public areas, thanks to a partnership between local councils and BT. More »

  • Former business minister calls for Openreach split

    The latest voice calling for Openreach to split entirely from BT comes from former business minister Anna Soubry, who took to BBC’s Today to voice her concerns. More »

  • Councils unhappy with ‘misleading’ broadband speed ads in rural areas

    The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 local councils in England and Wales, has criticised the way that broadband providers advertise their speeds, saying it’s “misleading” - especially… More »

  • Vodafone ‘abolishes’ line rental charges for fibre broadband

    Vodafone announced today that it’s ‘abolishing’ line rental charges for fibre broadband packages - by merging broadband and line rental into a single monthly cost. More »

  • 10% of Brits get ‘stress and anxiety’ from slow internet

    One in 10 UK adults say they experience ‘stress and anxiety’ as a result of slow broadband and poor internet connections, according to new research from the Fix Britain’s… More »

  • Almost nine out of 10 Brits now have broadband at home

    Ofcom’s published its annual Communications Market Report. The study looks at how we use the internet, phones, TV and mobiles in the UK. It reveals that the vast majority… More »

  • First phase of Bedford’s superfast broadband rollout is done

    Central Bedfordshire Council has announced that the first phase of a planned superfast fibre optic broadband rollout in the region is complete. In fact, it says that the Central… More »

  • Report: Vodafone mulling its own broadband network

    Vodafone may be planning to expand its own broadband network. The move could provide a challenge to BT Openreach, which builds and maintains the bulk of the UK’s broadband… More »

  • Ofcom proposes easier methods for switching broadband

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has put forward proposals to make it easier for to switch your broadband, landline, or pay-TV provider, including those on non-Openreach networks. More »

  • Now TV contract-free broadband is ready to order

    Now TV, better known for its special TV passes for Sky TV channels, has officially launched its set of broadband and home phone packages, and they’re now ready to… More »

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