BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'
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Policy & legislation

BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'

The telecoms giant is accused of failing to compensate customers who were overcharged for landlines between 2009 and 2017
18 Jan 2021
Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim
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Network & Internet

Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim

This is the second report within a month to conclude even 85% full-fibre coverage is unachievable
8 Jan 2021
Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband
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Network & Internet

Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband

New research shows the number of small firms wholly reliant on being online has doubled during the pandemic
7 Jan 2021
UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren
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broadband

UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren

BT, EE, Three and Vodafone will work with the government on data allowances
6 Jan 2021
Openreach to hire 5,000 new engineers to support full fibre rollout
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Network & Internet

Openreach to hire 5,000 new engineers to support full fibre rollout

Its entire 27,000-strong commercial fleet will be replaced with electric vehicles by 2030
18 Dec 2020
UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband
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broadband

UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband

A survey found that the UK has an average monthly broadband cost of £25.97
16 Dec 2020
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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broadband

SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
Broadband backup isn’t fit for business
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broadband

Broadband backup isn’t fit for business

Domestic web connections aren’t built for a nation of homeworkers
21 Nov 2020
Community Fibre launches fastest home broadband plan in London
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broadband

Community Fibre launches fastest home broadband plan in London

At £99 per month, the 3 Gigafast broadband plan is considerably more expensive than Community Fibre’s other plans
5 Nov 2020
BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years
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broadband

BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years

The company estimates that the industry is on course to deliver gigabit-speed broadband by 2033
28 Sep 2020
UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe
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UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe

The UK is ranked 47th in the world globally, behind most European countries
2 Sep 2020
UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery
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5G

UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery

The guide asks local councils to facilitate connectivity access and ‘tackle misinformation about 5G safety’
27 Aug 2020
Brits experienced over 24 hours worth of broadband outages in the past 12 months
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Brits experienced over 24 hours worth of broadband outages in the past 12 months

Londoners suffered the most internet outages while residents in Leeds went almost three days without broadband
13 Aug 2020
Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion
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broadband

Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion

The firm plans to extend its network to a million premises by 2023, doubling its previous target of 500,000
30 Jul 2020
EE and Nokia to build "industry-first" Air-to-Ground 4G network
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EE and Nokia to build "industry-first" Air-to-Ground 4G network

Network will provide high-speed broadband coverage for emergency services up to 10,000 feet above ground
17 Jun 2020
FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap
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FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap

“Digital opportunity delayed is digital opportunity denied,” says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
10 Jun 2020
Vodafone is offering free broadband to UK startups
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Vodafone is offering free broadband to UK startups

Small businesses relief package also includes free Microsoft 365 Business Standard access
2 Jun 2020
UK average broadband speed continues to rise despite the lockdown
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UK average broadband speed continues to rise despite the lockdown

The average home speed is now 64 Mbits/sec, up from the 54.2 Mbits/sec recorded in 2018
14 May 2020
O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge
mobile networks

O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge

Firms look to create a formidable opposition to BT's dominance in the sector
4 May 2020
Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?
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Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?

It’s not a stockpile of toilet rolls that you should be investing in to survive lockdown in comfort
29 Apr 2020
Government promises all new homes to come with Gigabit broadband
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Government promises all new homes to come with Gigabit broadband

New legislation will bring housing developers and network operators together before any brick is laid
17 Mar 2020
Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic

These companies will keep you connected during the COVID-19 outbreak
17 Mar 2020
What is bandwidth?
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broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
27 Feb 2020