Ofcom's latest Connected Nations report has found that 66% of homes in the UK can now access gigabit broadband ensuring they are prepared for a data-heavy future. 5G is also making progress.
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People in the UK are saving £110 on average per year by switching providers when their contract is nearing its end. Ofcom makes providers notify customers that their current contract is due to end.
The UK government has plans in the work to ensure that all new-builds have gigabit broadband connections installed. This will ensure they're all future-proof and can get the fastest broadband.
Vodafone has helped 125,000 people in digital poverty get online so far. The firm has an aim of helping one million people get connected by the end of 2022 and its progress so far is encouraging.
Ofcom has released its annual Connected Nations report which outlines the state of connectivity in the UK. It found that just a quarter of people with access to FTTP broadband utilised it.
Virgin Media O2 is now supporting gigabit broadband across its whole network which means it has achieved a government goal four years early after just two years of work. It has more upgrades coming.
The UK's digital regulator has revealed data pertaining to some changes it introduced last year to help customers. It said its changes to broadband and mobile costs were saving people millions.
Ofcom has announced One Touch Switch making it easier to switch between broadband providers. The new system is complicated to implement so it won't be available to customers until April 2023.
Vodafone has updated its Pro Broadband offering to include a WiFi 6 booster which also has Amazon's Alexa AI built right in. Prices for the bundle start at £38 per month and can be ordered online.
Ookla's latest speed test report shows that Starlink has made major strides in the performance offered during the Q1-Q2 period in the U.S. If things continue like this, it may beat broadband speeds.
The UK government has announced that an additional 1.85 million premises in the UK will be getting gigabit broadband with government funds, according to its latest plans published today.
The GigaTAG group has outlined how the government can make gigabit broadband available to those on lower incomes. Measures include connection and device subsidies and digital skills training.
The German government is formulating a plan that would see it subsidise the hardware costs for internet satellite hardware from the likes of Starlink. Starlink sells this hardware for $499 normally.
Vodafone has announced new Pro Broadband packages which come with WiFi extenders and a dedicated support team to help you stay online. The routers also include back-up mobile data if WiFi fails.
Virgin Media recently trialled Infinera's XR Optics technology in its network to deliver speeds of up to 400 Gbps. Interestingly, this technology can be slotted into existing networks easily.
Ofcom has outlined new plans which will make switching broadband providers seamless. It's consulting on the plans right now and hopes to be enforcing the new rules by December 2022.
Nokia and Vodafone have become the first companies to trial 100-gigabit PON technology, delivering 100Gbps on a single wavelength. The tech could be commercially available in a few years.
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Vodafone UK has said small businesses can now sign up to 36-month broadband contracts and get the first year free. The packages offer speeds of 35 Mbps and 63 Mbps with discounts for mobile users.
A committee of UK MPs has called on the government to lay out more details about its plans to connect 85% of premises to gigabit broadband by the year 2025 after it climbed down on previous plans.
U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a bill that will require the removal of Huawei and ZTE equipment from mobile networks in the country. The bill also includes funding for low-income families.
Ofcom's research should that one in five have been struggling to keep up with their telecom bills. It has called on broadband providers to offer tariffs for those living on a low income.
The UK government has announced that it's scaling back ambitions to deploy gigabit broadband to 100% of residences by 2025. Instead, it has set a new target of 85% but the budget is unchanged.
Virgin Media has announced that its Gig1 gigabit broadband package is now available to customers in London and Northern Ireland. Speeds offered with Gig1 are 17 times above the national average.
Sky Broadband has announced two new FTTP broadband packages that offer download speeds of up to 145Mbps and upload speed of up to 27Mbps. Both offers are available on an 18-month contract.
An old second-hand TV has been emitting an electrical signal in a village in Wales knocking surrounding broadband connections offline. It took Openreach engineers 18 months to discover the cause.
Virgin Media has announced a new broadband package that will be available in the next few months. It is designed for people facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus.
Ofcom has revealed which broadband and mobile companies customers prefer the most. It said Tesco Mobile score best in the mobile category and Plusnet did the best in the broadband category.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has persuaded several more broadband providers to offer cheaper out-of-contract rates for vulnerable customers. Despite this, Ofcom said things can be better still.
Finnish-based Nokia has seen an increase in orders, as clients race to upgrade networks to meet user demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has forced customers to upgrade networks.
Vodafone has announced that small businesses will be able to get the first six months of its 24-month unlimited data contract for free. It hopes to help businesses that are struggling due to COVID-19.
Nokia has said that it will supply hardware to Openreach to help it deliver its ultra-fast broadband network in the UK. The network is expected to connect 20 million homes by the mid-to-late 2020s.
Telecoms companies Verizon and Comcast have announced that they are increasing their previously announced commitments made to customers due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak of keeping them connected.
Verizon announced today that it will give consumers and small businesses an extra 15GB of mobile data per month on top of their current plan, plus more offerings, as part of its COVID-19 response.
As more people begin working from home the UK's broadband and mobile companies have said they'll be able to handle the increased demand from teleconferencing, gaming, and TV streaming.
Those looking to switch broadband providers can take advantage of a £35 setup fee reduction from Virgin Media this week. The temporary deal winds up at the end of Sunday, February 23rd.
New rules set to come into effect tomorrow will help phone, broadband, and pay-TV customers avoid out-of-contract charges. Providers will offer new deals for those about to finish a contract.
BT and Google have announced a strategic partnership to take the cloud gaming industry forward. The firm will offer a free Stadia Premiere Edition with broadband deals directly to consumers.
The UK's internet regulator, Ofcom, has announced proposals to bring full-fibre broadband to the whole of the country including rural areas. The proposals will be finalised in early 2021.
Virgin Media has announced that more than a million customers will receive a free boost to their broadband which will see download speeds increase to 100Mbps. Alerts will be sent to eligible users.