5g
5G Home Broadband Will Be Twice As Fast, Half The Cost, Says Report

A new report from consulting company Ovum says 5G tech will double our home broadband speeds and save us all £240 a year. Read More >>

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New Partnership Means EE Customers May End Up With Custom Apple TVs

It's no secret that Apple has been wanting to infiltrate the world of streaming and television for quite some time, to the point where it's been spending millions of dollars on original content. But there's more to TV dominance than simply creating content people may find too boring to watch. Word is it's in discussions with BT to deliver Apple TV hardware to EE broadband customers, in an effort from both companies to better infiltrate the living room. Read More >>

internet
BT Copies BT-Owned EE, Launches Mobile Broadband Plans

Over the past few years we've seen networks slowly realise that people would prefer to have broadband that comes from magic beams in the air, rather than a cable installed by an engineer with a six month backlog. Relish did it, then Three bought Relish and launched their own version. EE also decided to get in on the action, and now the company that owns EE has decided its a great idea. So now you can pay BT to deliver you mobile broadband as well. Read More >>

deals
Vodafone Will Give You a Free Gadget if You Buy its Broadband

Lots of companies want to sell you internet, and there are plenty of tactics they're willing to try in an attempt to lure you in. Some offer hefty discounts, others free access to certain services, while some will throw a free gift or two your way in the hopes that will work. Vodafone is the latter, having just announced new customers will be able to claim a free gift worth up to £199 if they sign up. Read More >>

broadband
Openreach Chops Wholesale Price of Fibre Connections by up to 40 Per Cent

BT's Openreach division is planning to massively reduce the prices it charges the likes of Sky, TalkTalk and the others for access to its network and fibre connections to resell, with the wholesale cost of your average superfast 80Mb connection dropping from £9.95 to £5.99. It could at last encourage your dad to upgrade to a part-fibre line. Read More >>

broadband
People Complain Most About TalkTalk and Least About Sky When It Comes to Broadband and Landlines

As British people, we like to complain about stuff. And today, Ofcom has released a set of data showing exactly what we do – and don't – complain about, at least in terms of telecoms and television services. Read More >>

internet
The UK’s Average Broadband Speed has Increased, But Our Global Ranking has Slipped

We've known for a while that the UK has far from the best broadband speeds in the world, but it seems like what little traction we had in the league tables is slipping. According to the latest global speed rankings, we've dropped four places in the past year. Now we're 35th. Read More >>

internet
EE’s Fibre Max Broadband Offers up to 300Mbps Speeds, Plus Extra Mobile Data

EE might be best known for mobile services and Kevin Bacon, but being part of BT means it has plenty of other telecoms services to offer. Broadband is one of them, and now the company has just announced a new pair of ultra-fast packages. The best part? You'll also end up with extra mobile data to use every month. Read More >>

spacex
The U.S. FCC Just Gave SpaceX the Go-Ahead to Build a Space Internet

It looks like we may have a winner in America’s great internet space race. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just authorised SpaceX to launch its broadband satellite service, Starlink. That means Americans could be accessing the internet from space as early as 2019, pointing their phones at the sky and going online. Read More >>

internet
ISPs Told to Give Better Speed Estimates, Including Peak Contention Crunches

Communications regulator Ofcom is having about its fiftieth shot at making the ISPs sell us broadband in a more honest way, this time asking for clearer indications of lower-end speeds and real-world estimates of evening contention. Read More >>

broadband
Vodafone Promises Money Off If Your Broadband Speed Isn’t Fast Enough

If you've got Superfast home broadband with Vodafone, one of two things is likely to happen on 1st March: one, your speed is going to increase, or two, you're going to get 15% off your monthly bill. It's kind of a win/win situation. Read More >>

networks
Gove Tries to Befriend Farmers by Promising Brexit Money for Rural 4G

Environment secretary Michael Gove has had another idea about where all that money we soon won't/might not have to pay the EU could be used -- better rural 4G and broadband. That's what he told a meeting of the National Farmers Union anyway. Maybe he just wanted to get out of the countryside alive. Read More >>

spacex
SpaceX’s Ambitious Internet Satellite Project Is Set to Launch This Weekend

With the inaugural launch of the super-powerful Falcon Heavy rocket now in the books, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ready to set his sights on an ambitious project known as Starlink. On Saturday, SpaceX will launch two experimental mini-satellites—the first batch of what Musk hopes will eventually comprise a 4,000-satellite constellation providing low-cost internet around the globe. Read More >>

internet
Virgin is Set to Launch 350Mbps Fibre Broadband This Spring

If you choose to get your broadband with Virgin, you can choose speeds between 50Mbps and 300Mbps on a variety of different packages. That'll be changing soon, though, because the company is going to start advertising 350Mbps packages as early as this spring. Read More >>

internet
One London Home Enjoys 10 Gigabit Connection

The home of one man who probably has some professional or personal links to ISP Hyperoptic is currently the fastest-connected studio flat in the UK, thanks to the fibre-only ISP somehow getting a computer to talk to the internet at the speed of 10 gigabits per second. Read More >>