internet
Labour Promises Free Fibre Broadband for the Nation… If it Wins the Election

The Labour party made one of the most staggering manifesto reveals of all time last night, with its shadow chancellor announcing a bonkers plan to nationalise much of Openreach in order to deliver a nationwide, state-owned ISP that would make all broadband connections free. And made of fibre. Read More >>

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UK Hits a Full-Fibre Milestone of Questionable Excitement

A site that tracks the quality and speed of the UK's internet connections claims we've stormed* to a hyper-connected science-fiction state of late, with as many as 10 per cent of homes now enjoying a full-fibre internet connection. More than enough to jack in to the cyberspace and upload/download entire consciousnesses. Read More >>

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Government Finds £5bn to Back 100 Per Cent Gigabit Connectivity

Let's pretend we're in a fantasy world where what the government says might happen stands a chance of actually happening, because this is a potentially good one; it's made a pledge to bring better connectivity to the nation and backed it with £5bn of apparently new money. Read More >>

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BT Pushes for 100 Per Cent Full-Fibre and Copper Broadband Network Switch-Off Date

The various super-ISPs of the nation are having secret meetings about formally launching a nationwide* push to introduce 100 per cent coverage for full-fibre broadband in the UK, with the plan potentially coming with a copper network switchover date to make everyone believe they're actually serious. Read More >>

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Outer Hebrides Isles Wired up for Full Fibre at Cost of £4,000 Per House

The islands of Grimsay and Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides constellation are now receiving the UK's finest and fastest form of broadband, thanks to Openreach and various Scottish connectivity organisations funding a 100 per cent fibre rollout for locals. Read More >>

ISPs
Virgin Media Promises Gigabit Internet for all Subs by 2021

Virgin Media is prepping a massive nationwide upgrade to its core systems, one that'll see all of its fixed-line cable network subscribers given the potential to hit the gigabit internet connection speed milestone. That will be a speedtest result worth sharing. Read More >>

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Virgin Media’s Broadband to Hit 500Mbps by May

Virgin Media's 2018 financial results have been released, containing loads of numbers about users and premises and customers that are not particularly of interest. What they did say, though, is that the maximum speed available to its broadband customers is about to rise to 500Mbps by April/May. Read More >>

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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 >>

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BT Will Connect More Easy Urban Areas to Full Fibre by 2020

BT and its Openreach pals have upped one of their entirely voluntary aren't-we-doing-well? broadband targets, boosting the number of premises it expects to have full fibre to the premises connections by 2020 from two million to three million. Read More >>

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Openreach Van Effigy Wins Bonfire Night

Residents in the village of Templeton in Devon have put into action what many of us have been thinking, with their fury at BT's engineering teams demonstrated by burning an effigy of an Openreach van. Read More >>

ISPs
BT and Rival ISPs Plot the UK’s FTTP Future

BT's Openreach division has been running an industry consultation with the UK's other large ISPs and communications providers, with the idea being to find out if there's an appetite for switching the country to an FTTP-only fibre network. And of course there is, but it's going to cost and will require government support. Read More >>

ISPs
Sky Guarantees Minimum Fibre Speed for New Buyers

Potential new signer-uppers to Sky's Fibre Max superfast broadband product have a nice little carrot dangling in front of them today, as the ISP part of the broadcaster is now guaranteeing a minimum connection speed for joiners. Read More >>

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BT Promises 10Mbps for Everyone by… 2021 or 2022

BT and its Openreach division have made a willing promise to the government to offer a 10Mbps connection to 99 per cent of the country, an offer it's made voluntarily in order to fend off potentially being forced into it by Ofcom. Read More >>

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Virgin Media’s Standard Broadband Speed Is Now 100Meg

Virgin Media has just embarrassed all the other broadband providers by making ultrafast 100Mbps fibre its standard package, and increasing available speeds to 300Mbps. Read More >>

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TalkTalk’s Broadband & Fibre Sale Includes Fixed Prices ‘Til 2019

UK TV, internet and phone provider TalkTalk has announced a new sale on its broadband and fibre products, with cost cuts and guaranteed prices for 24 months. Read More >>