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  • Broadband providers launch Fix Britain’s Internet campaign

    TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone, and the Federation of Communication Services have launched a campaign called Fix Britain’s Internet, urging broadband customers to voice their opinion on Openreach. More »

  • Local councils call for action on broadband speeds

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a “timetable for action” from the government, to “reaffirm its commitment” to establishing a minimum required broadband speed. More »

  • Openreach to be separate BT Group company, Ofcom says

    After its full consultation, Ofcom says that Openreach does not need to be split off from BT entirely - but it should be a distinct company within the BT… More »

  • Kentish Town has the fastest broadband in London

    According to research by property agent Savoy Stewart, the fastest broadband in London is in Kentish Town… while speeds in the city’s centre are sluggishly behind. More »

  • BT broadband customers face internet outages

    BT’s broadband network found itself with a major fault yesterday that left customers all across the UK with slow internet, or without a connection at all. More »

  • Virgin Media to stretch out to 450,000 London premises

    Virgin Media is set to expand its cable network to cover a whopping 450,000 more homes and businesses in London - a city that has surprisingly lax coverage from… More »

  • Virgin Media to connect business parks with ultrafast broadband

    Thousands of businesses in the UK will have access to ultrafast broadband, as part of Virgin Media’s ‘Project Lightning’. The infrastructure expansion scheme will give multiple business parks broadband… More »

  • BT underinvesting in broadband infrastructure, say MPs

    A group of MPs has accused BT of underinvesting in its infrastructure division, Openreach. A new report by the Culture Media and Sports Committee claims BT needs to up… More »

  • South Gloucestershire villages to get fibre broadband boost

    South Gloucestershire Council has a new £1.49 million investment in its fibre optic broadband rollout, which it says will help connect more than 2,000 extra premises to fibre across… More »

  • Digital Durham connects 107,000 homes to fibre optic broadband

    The first phase of the Digital Durham scheme, which aims to bring superfast broadband to the North East county, has been completed, having connected up more than 107,000 homes… More »

  • Fibre broadband rolls out to more areas of Scotland

    The Digital Scotland scheme has announced that fibre optic broadband is set to arrive in lots of new areas of Scotland, including plenty of rural locations and big swathes… More »

  • Devon and Somerset launch next step of superfast broadband bid

    Thanks to a new £39.5 million investment, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is ready to launch the next stage of its scheme to get superfast broadband to the two… More »

  • Virgin Media rolling out to 30 more towns - is yours on the list?

    Virgin Media has announced yet another big rollout of its broadband, home phone, and TV services - this time to a whopping 30 towns and communities around the country.… More »

  • Ofcom reveals most complained about providers of 2016 so far

    Ofcom has published its latest Telecoms and Pay TV complaints report. The study reveals the number of complaints recorded against the UK’s broadband, TV, mobile and home phone… More »

  • ISPA Awards reveal best broadband and worst internet villain

    The ISPA (Internet Service Provider Association) announced the winners of the 2016 ISPA Awards at a rather swanky-looking event last night, revealing who the Association thinks are the best… More »

  • BT Openreach to open up ducts and poles to other providers

    BT has announced that its Openreach division will begin trialling a new ‘duct and pole’ sharing process, which will give broadband providers easier access to the Openreach infrastructure. More »

  • Digital Economy Bill 2016 enters Parliament

    A new Digital Economy Bill - not to be confused with the 2010 bill - has had its first reading in Parliament, and could bring a few changes to… More »

  • UN says online freedom is a human right

    The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has passed a resolution decreeing that an open internet is a human right. It follows the resolutions concerning freedom of expression in… More »

  • New nationwide satellite broadband launched

    A new satellite broadband service capable of delivering superfast speeds 30Mb has launched in the UK. The companies behind it, Avanti and Avonline, say it could help get rural… More »

  • BT to bring superfast broadband to North Swindon

    BT has announced that it will make high-speed fibre optic broadband available to all in Priory Vale, North Swindon. Approximately 6,500 homes and businesses will be able to get… More »

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