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Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

By 10 July 2014

A team of Bell Labs researchers has announced that traditional copper phones line are capable of delivering an ultra broadband-like connection. In fact, it has successfully used the aged technology to transfer data at a record speed of 10 Gbps. During... >>

BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities

BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities

By 24 January 2014

BT will be throwing a hefty £50 million at fibre broadband expansion. This will bring greater connectivity to more than 30 cities and over 400,000 properties, it has announced. BT's fibre broadband offers speeds of up to 300Mbps with the likes of BT... >>

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

UK 1.4 terabit internet achieved, that's 44 HD movie downloads a second

By 23 January 2014

British scientists have just smashed the speed record for an internet connection in a real world environment. They managed to achieve 1.4 terabits per second, which is the equivalent of 44 1080p movies downloaded in a second. The achievement was made... >>

BT Infinity becomes truly unlimited: No more traffic management, says BT

BT Infinity becomes truly unlimited: No more traffic management, says BT

By 4 February 2013

BT Infinity has been transformed into a truly unlimited package. The service no longer has any fair usage restrictions or traffic management. BT Infinity had previously set limits on customers' use of the high-speed fibre optic service under restrictions... >>

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

By 13 March 2012

It isn't just Virgin Media and BT you can look to in order to fulfil your deepest, darkest fibre-optic desires, you know. TalkTalk has some superfast broadband of its own and, following the launch of its 40Mb platform last year, it is now doubling the... >>

BT planning 300Mb broadband

BT planning 300Mb broadband

By 3 February 2012

BT has announced that it has held successful trials of “FTTP on demand” in St Agnes, Cornwall, paving the way for broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps. Back in 2009 BT said it would use "fibre to the cabinet", or FTTC, tech at 29 exchanges across... >>

Hyperoptic offers Londoners 1Gb broadband

Hyperoptic offers Londoners 1Gb broadband

By 14 September 2011

Back in July, Virgin Media set the web alight with its lightning fast 1.5Gb broadband trial in Shoreditch and now Hyperoptic has launched the first 1Gb residential product to UK. You can't simply ring up an get the uberfast service on your BT line though,... >>

Ofcom launches interactive UK broadband map

Ofcom launches interactive UK broadband map

By 6 July 2011

Ofcom has launched the first ever interactive UK fixed line broadband map, bringing with it a clear picture of the country's best broadband speeds. The map comprises of four different key broadband statistics. First up is the availability of super-fast... >>