Broadband archive

  • BT offers "Total Broadband" home and mobile packages
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    BT offers "Total Broadband" home and mobile packages

    By 27 April 2009

    BT has announced new mobile broadband packages for its home broadband customers that it claims are the UK's cheapest. Total Broadband customers can now get up to 8MB wireless broadband at home as well as "free" 1GB monthly usage on BT's mobile broadband,...

  • Virgin Media to offer "broadband schools"
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    Virgin Media to offer "broadband schools"

    By 27 April 2009

    Virgin Media has announced plans to trial free "broadband schools" to help tackle the fact that apparently "Britain is baffled when it comes to broadband". A study of 3000 internet users has apparently revealed people are both puzzled by broadband jargon...

  • TalkTalk offers Tiscali customers £50 to switch
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    TalkTalk offers Tiscali customers £50 to switch

    By 20 April 2009

    TalkTalk is offering Tiscali customers a £50 incentive to switch, following the news that auditors have raised concerns about Tiscali's future. TalkTalk, the home phone and broadband company from The Carphone Warehouse, is offering a credit of £50 to...

  • BT claims to offer £30 a month business broadband bundles
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    BT claims to offer £30 a month business broadband bundles

    By 16 April 2009

    BT has announced what it says is a "high value" business bundle offering broadband and calls to UK landlines, international destinations and mobile numbers for just £30 a month. The small print for the offer is extensive, so we would recommend putting...

  • Virgin Media offers "V Stuff"
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    Virgin Media offers "V Stuff"

    By 8 April 2009

    Virgin Media has launched a new service for its home broadband customers, giving them the ability to store and share photos online, get "free" (see T&Cs) photo prints for up to a year, and auto backup and remotely access files. Virgin Media customers...

  • Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband
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    Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband

    By 25 March 2009

    Virgin Media has said it has the capabilities to offer broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps as early as next year, overshadowing BT's rival fibre network set to complete in 2012. "We have an opportunity with our network to provide significantly higher speeds",...

  • BT reveals more "super-fast" broadband areas
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    BT reveals more "super-fast" broadband areas

    By 23 March 2009

    BT has revealed the next set of locations where, from early 2010, customers will be able to get the company's fibre-based super-fast broadband. BT Openreach will use "fibre to the cabinet", or FTTC, tech at 29 exchanges across the UK. This FTTC technology...

  • Orange announces 20MB broadband trials
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    Orange announces 20MB broadband trials

    By 6 March 2009

    Orange has launched a trial offering download speeds of up to 20MB on its own fixed broadband network. Orange says the higher speeds are being made available to a group of Orange home broadband customers already on the company's network, to be "re-graded...

  • Ofcom to push for 40 megabits per second broadband
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    Ofcom to push for 40 megabits per second broadband

    By 3 March 2009

    Ofcom has revealed plans to help the development of ultra high-speed internet access across Britain. The measures are designed to open up development of 40 megabits per second broadband - around 10 times faster than the average UK user currently sees....

  • Virgin Media to move 2MB broadband customers to 10MB
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    Virgin Media to move 2MB broadband customers to 10MB

    By 24 February 2009

    Virgin Media has announced that it plans to move millions of its current 2MB customers up to a "superfast" 10MB service. Virgin Media's fibre optic product broadband portfolio now comprises "up to 10MB", "up to 20MB" and the recently launched "up to 50MB"...

  • A quick guide to HomePlug
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    A quick guide to HomePlug

    By 9 February 2009

    What is it? HomePlug or PowerLine, depending on which vendor you speak to, is a technology and series of products that turns your home electrical circuit into a local area network or LAN. These devices plug into a normal power socket on the wall, whilst...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Free Compaq netbook with 3 mobile broadband
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    Daily Tech Deal: Free Compaq netbook with 3 mobile broadband

    By 30 January 2009

    For today's Daily Tech Deal we have what could be a real money saver for anyone needing a new laptop and wanting to sign up to a mobile broadband package. 3 is launching a £20 a month package that includes a Compaq 700 netbook with dongle so you can...

  • TalkTalk offers "Emergency Plan"
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    TalkTalk offers "Emergency Plan"

    By 28 January 2009

    TalkTalk has announced an "Emergency Plan" to help out customers "facing financial difficulties" in 2009. Apparently coming straight from the top, Charles Dunstone, the CEO of TalkTalk Group, has agreed to waive TalkTalk's £6.49 monthly home phone and...

  • Ministers looking at broadband tax
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    Ministers looking at broadband tax

    By 25 January 2009

    The entertainment industry is supposedly campaigning for a levy to be charged on all broadband connections in the UK according to The Telegraph who've got a sneak peek at the Communications Minster's new report due out at the end of January. Supposedly...

  • Obama inauguration to test tech infrastructure to the limit
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    Obama inauguration to test tech infrastructure to the limit

    By 20 January 2009

    Technological infrastructures both here and in the US look to be pushed to be limit as America's first "digital" president is about to be sworn into office. In the States mobile phone operators are boosting network capacity and have been forced to issue...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Carphone offers free broadband for 12 months
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    Daily Tech Deal: Carphone offers free broadband for 12 months

    By 20 January 2009

    Up until the 2 March Carphone Warehouse is offering 12 months free broadband, possibly to ease the effects of the economic downturn on consumers. So for today's Daily Tech Deal we thought it would be a good idea to give you a run down on what you'd be...

  • Bournemouth's first 100Mbps broadband homes to go live
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    Bournemouth's first 100Mbps broadband homes to go live

    By 19 January 2009

    Bournemouth's first 100Mbps homes are due to be connected in March this year, it's been announced. H2O Networks chose Bournemouth to become the UK's first fibre optic broadband "Fibrecity" in May 2008. H2O has revealed that it will connect an initial...

  • Universal broadband proposed for UK
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    Universal broadband proposed for UK

    By 15 January 2009

    Every house in the UK will be guaranteed access to broadband, according to an early draft government report. The plans will see a "universal service commitment" to broadband in Britain, that would mean every house that wants it should be able to get it,...

  • Ofcom says average UK broadband 3.6Mbps
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    Ofcom says average UK broadband 3.6Mbps

    By 9 January 2009

    Consumers only receive 45% of the advertised speeds of their broadband service, an Ofcom report has revealed. The average speed of a broadband connection in the UK is 3.6Mbps the regulator has revealed as results of the "most sophisticated" speed test...

  • Broadband speeds on the up
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    Broadband speeds on the up

    By 5 January 2009

    Broadband.co.uk has released the speedtest results for December 2008 that sees Virgin keeping its lead as the UK's fastest broadband provider for the fourth consecutive month. "The average speed UK wide has increased for the first time since July 2008,...

  • iPlayer boss proposes tiered services for ISPs
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    iPlayer boss proposes tiered services for ISPs

    By 23 December 2008

    In a wide-ranging and lengthy interview with the European Broadcasting Union, iPlayer boss Anthony Rose has suggested that the on-demand service could be offered in different tiers for internet service providers to decide which level to offer their customers,...

  • Six Welsh "not-spots" to get broadband
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    Six Welsh "not-spots" to get broadband

    By 22 December 2008

    Six areas in Wales, previously known as "not-spots" due to their lack of connectivity, are to get broadband, the Welsh Assembly has confirmed. Villagers in one "black hole" area, Gwytherin in Conwy, had threatened BT with legal action over the lack of...

  • O2 offers home broadband for under £10
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    O2 offers home broadband for under £10

    By 19 December 2008

    O2 has introduced a new broadband package, that it claims is one of the UK's best value offerings. The deal offers download speeds of up to 20MB and an unlimited usage allowance for £9.79 per month for O2 mobile customers and £14.68 for non O2 mobile...

  • Be follows Virgin with 48MB broadband promise
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    Be follows Virgin with 48MB broadband promise

    By 16 December 2008

    UK broadband provider Be, jumping on the 50Mb broadband package announced by Virgin Media on Monday, has announced that it is trialling its own super fast broadband service to offer customers a 48Mb broadband connection in their home. "Be Broadband has...

  • Pret A Manger to offer free Wi-Fi
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    Pret A Manger to offer free Wi-Fi

    By 15 December 2008

    Pret A Manger has announced it will offer all Pret customers free Wi-Fi access through The Cloud. The free WiFi service will enable any Pret customer to access the Internet using any type of Wi-Fi enabled device during their time in Pret stores. 60 stores...