The UK has awarded its first major Project Gigabit contract to Wessex Internet to bring gigabit connectivity to hard-to-reach areas. The upgrades will begin in the coming weeks, the government said.
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The UK government has said it's investing £164 million to upgrade 5,000 public buildings with gigabit broadband. It will mean nearby premises get faster speeds too as they'll be easier to reach.
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.
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.
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.
Virgin Media O2 has announced that half of its broadband network is now able to access gigabit connectivity. By the end of the year it wants to make gigabit available on all of its network.
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 UK has announced the first phase of Project Gigabit, an initiative with £5 billion invested to help connect hard-to-reach businesses and homes with gigabit internet connectivity.
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.
Ofcom has released its Connected Nations report today and it states that gigabit broadband is available in 25% of homes. The government's aim is to reach 85% connectivity by the year 2025.
Virgin Media has announced that its Gig1 gigabit network is now available in areas around south Wales. It comes just under a month after Gig1 arrived in London and Northern Ireland.
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.
The U.K. government has called on local councils to implements several measures to ensure that 5G and gigabit broadband rollouts can be sped up. The measures include dispelling 5G myths.
The UK government has revealed that around 7.5 million premises in the UK are now ready for gigabit broadband. It has invested £1 billion between 2018 and 2021 and plans to spend £5 billion more.
Virgin Media has said that its gigabit services are rolling out to 3 million homes across the West Midlands in cities such as Birmingham and Coventry. The firm wants to reach 15 million homes by 2022.
Virgin Media has announced the launch of Gig1 in Southampton. The £62 per month service will roll out to 15 million homes across the UK by 2021. The firm is putting on a free concert to celebrate.
A substantial improvement upon last year's Snapdragon X20 cellular modem, the Snapdragon X24 is the world's first 4G LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to two gigabits per second.
Mozilla has announced the release of $275,000 in funding to 18 entities working on creative projects taking advantage of a fast internet connection. This is part of its 'healthy internet' initiative.
Today, Samsung announced a new LTE modem that will be included in the company's next generation of chipsets. The modems will support download speeds of up to 1.2 gigabits per second.
EE, Qualcomm, and Sony have demoed gigabit 4G in London for the first time. EE says the faster 4G iteration will come to densely populated areas in the future, including Manchester and Birmingham.
Intel today unveiled its fifth-generation LTE model, the XMM 7560 modem. Promising gigabit speeds, the modem will be manufactured on a 14nm process and offer 225Mbps upload speeds.
The drive to offer gigabit service continues to grow with major internet service providers. Comcast, via its Xfinity service, plans to have 15 cities offering ultra-fast internet speeds in 2017.
Mozilla has said that Austin, TX will join Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City in allowing local projects utilising Google Fiber to access a $150,000 fund. Applications for grants will open in August.
Google has pulled the plug on its free offering in Kansas City. Existing customers of the service can continue to use the plan until May 19, after which they'll have to switch to a paid tier.
In an effort to compete with the wave of new gigabit internet services, Comcast says it can offer customers gigabit internet without updating its cable network.
Google will continue to build out it's lightning-fast Fiber Internet service and has announced the expansion to four new U.S. metro regions, which in total, now covers eighteen cities.
With gigabit Internet services slowly gaining momentum in parts of the world, Comcast is positioning itself to offer blazing fast Internet speeds with the help of new Broadcom chips.
Google has released the pricing for Austin, Texas, for its Fiber service. The service offers super-fast speeds, with sign-ups beginning next month.
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