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.
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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.
Ofcom has released its 2019 edition of the Connected Nations report. The regulator looked at how broadband and mobile coverage has developed over the year and what work still needs to be done.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has announced that it will be easier to switch from some broadband packages. The changes mean the new broadband provider has to manage the switchover.
The UK Labour Party has announced that, if elected, free broadband will be offered to every home and business in the country. It will connect the least connected first then go from there.
Ofcom has said that several leading broadband suppliers will offer fairer pricing for out-of-contract customers from March 2020. From February, customers will be notified when they're out-of-contract.
Microsoft has continued its Airband Initiative journey by teaming up with Nextlink Internet. The partnership will bring broadband access to nine million people, including one million in rural areas.
Three has taken the first step in rolling out its 5G network. Customers in London can now sign a 12-month contract to get a SIM and router which delivers 5G Broadband to customers homes.
Groups representing the telecoms industry in the UK have called on the Prime Minister to address several challenges facing a nationwide fibre rollout. Proposals to fix the issues were given.
As part of its latest collaboration with U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Microsoft is aiming to improve broadband access for rural veterans. This is part of the tech giant's Airband Initiative.