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Britain's broadband speeds increasing - Virgin Media the fastest

Britain's broadband speeds increasing - Virgin Media the fastest

By 27 July 2011

An Ofcom report has found that average broadband speeds in the UK have risen by 10 per cent since the end of 2010. The average speed nationally was measured at 6.2Mbit/s in November/December last year, but is now 6.8Mbit/s (as of May 2011). In addition,... >>

Obama inauguration to test tech infrastructure to the limit

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... >>

Facebook busy on Christmas Day

Facebook busy on Christmas Day

By 30 December 2008

Plusnet has revealed that Facebook was the second most popular website among its customers Christmas Day with activity on the social networking site starting to rise between 2pm and 3pm. By 4pm to 5pm it had increased by 25% as Britons contacted friends... >>

Workers turn to web for Olympic coverage

Workers turn to web for Olympic coverage

By 8 August 2008

Office workers tune in, in there thousands to watch the Olympics online according to one ISP who has been monitoring the traffic levels in the UK on Friday. According to Plusnet, the Sheffield-based company saw a 500% increase in streaming traffic compared... >>

92% of Brits to keep broadband despite squeeze

92% of Brits to keep broadband despite squeeze

By 4 August 2008

92% of Brits want to keep their internet connection despite the financial squeeze because it is so vital to their lives, a poll for ISP Plusnet has revealed. 30% of UK residents with broadband would rather give up their magazine subscriptions, cigarettes... >>

Top 10 ISPs ranked

Top 10 ISPs ranked

By 6 March 2008

An independent survey of 4000 UK households has ranked the top ten UK ISPs. Broadband Choices asked customers to rate their internet service provider for quality and reliability, download time, clarity of billing and pricing, after sales support, value... >>

ISPs counting costs of iPlayer

ISPs counting costs of iPlayer

By 22 February 2008

A warning we've heard before - ISPs are facing a sharp increase in bandwidth costs as internet TV services such as the BBC's iPlayer continue to grow in popularity. Following the news from the BBC that during January, more than 2.2 million people watched... >>


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