internet
All Future New-Builds to Come with “Gigabit-Capable” Broadband Connections

Changes to housing legislation will soon legally require every new home in the UK to be capable of connecting to gigabit speeds of internet, thanks to the government offering to part subsidise high-end ultrafast connections. Read More >>

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BT is Launching Gigabit Broadband Across the UK

Back in July 2018 Virgin started rolling out Gigabit internet to various parts of the UK, meaning the select few that could get it and afford it could enjoy absurd internet speeds. Now BT is following suit, by launching its own Gigabit services for home broadband customers - which it promises will be "the UK’s fastest home broadband provider in more places than any another (sic)". Read More >>

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Buyer of £3m London Flat Sues for Lack of Broadband

A man fortunate enough to find himself with £3m to spend on a London flat would like an additional £97,300 from the developer of the building he lives in, as compensation for discovering that his posh new home did not come with any form of broadband connection. 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 >>

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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‘Forgotten’ Welsh Village Gets Gigabit 5G

A village in the hills of Monmouthshire in South Wales has taken the unusual step of upgrading from broadband speeds of less than 1Mbps to gigabit. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Milton Keynes Gets £40m FTTP-For-All Pump

The technically advanced city of Milton Keynes may soon be humming to the sound of smug men performing internet speed tests, as a roll out of a consumer gigabit product that hopes to cover the entire city is about to begin. Read More >>

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Wi-Fi to Double in Max Speeds to Assist Streaming Games to Your Face

A much faster form of Wi-Fi is on the way to the homes of anyone who wants to shell out for a new router, with the WiGig format entering the certification phase ahead of inclusion in the poshest of phones, laptops and dongles next year. Read More >>

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BT Claims Gigabit Internet is Possible Using Antique Copper Lines

BT says it's successfully tested a combined upspeed and downspeed connection running at 1Gbps over a part-copper network, raising the prospect of a "Fibre To The Distribution Point" system that could replace the need for fibre to be wired into individual houses. Read More >>

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Sky and TalkTalk Battle BT’s Fibre Dominance With 1Gb FTTP Wire-up of York

Brave people of York! There is another way! As well as desperately checking your exchange data for news while BT rolls out its fibre broadband, Sky and TalkTalk are joining with CityFibre to bring a rival "ultra-fast" network to the city. Read More >>

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Forget BT’s 330Mbps Fibre, We Want Virgin to Pump Out 4,700Mbps Over Cable Broadband

BT might be pushing 330Mbps through fibre this July, but it seems that good old copper isn't down and out just yet. The Germans have successfully tested broadband at a colossal 4.7Gbps; that's over 14 times as fast as our new top speed, using just standard cable in the field. Come on Virgin, where are you on that? Read More >>

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Incredible 512Gbps Broadband Could Be Coming Our Way

Our European cousins over in Germany have just smashed a load of broadband records that could see absolutely, faster-than-blazing fibre headed our way. Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs managed to pump data at a colossal 512Gbps down one channel of one single optical fibre across Germany in a 456-mile Berlin-Hannover-Berlin round-trip. Read More >>

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Londoners Give South Koreans a Run For Their Money With Gigabit Broadband

While the vast majority of Brits can only dream of the kind of connectivity the likes of South Koreans have, residents of Prices Court in Wandsworth can live that dream as of today -- gigabit broadband is go. Read More >>