Better upload speeds required, survey finds

More British people are calling for better upload speeds, according to a survey from ISPreview. The study involved over 2,200 people in the United Kingdom. Of the 94 per cent of respondents that are familiar with internet upload speeds, 30 per cent stated that they needed to have an upload performance of 20Mbps or more.

Superfast Dorset rolls out to more homes and businesses

West Dorset towns and villages were celebrating after superfast broadband was rolled out to the region. Businesses and homes in the communities of Askerswell, Broadoak and Drimpton, will now be able to have fast internet connections thanks to the Superfast Dorset campaign.

'Give consumers accurate data on broadband speeds' LGA tells government

Consumers need to be able to compare maximum speeds they can get according to the association for councils.

Additional 90,000 homes in Staffordshire connected to superfast broadband

Two areas of Staffordshire are celebrating getting access to superfast broadband as part of a countywide campaign to get faster internet to rural and difficult to reach areas. The areas of Knightley and Woodseaves have gone live with fibre broadband as part of the Superfast Staffordshire campaign.

Broadband group calls for commitment to FTTP

The Independent Networks Co-Operative Association has called for the government to commit to providing 80 per cent of the UK with access to fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband within the next five years.

Superfast broadband project 'set to boost' Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Internet speeds in Gloucestershire could soon be significantly increased after a new initiative set up by the county council. The ‘Fastershire’ campaign is set up as a joint effort with both Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and is set to tackle slow broadband speeds in rural and difficult-to-reach areas.

Midlothian has ninth slowest broadband speeds, report finds

Midlothian has the ninth slowest broadband speeds in the country according to a report from Audit Scotland. The report found that the average broadband speed is below 20Mbps and as a result means that the region is placed 23rd out of 32 regions.

Superfast broadband 'speeds up' Midlothian region

Homes and businesses in the Midlothian region of Scotland have now been connected to superfast broadband as part of a £410 million project carried out in partnership with BT and Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband. As a result, 35,000 properties now have access to superfast broadband.

Corbyn releases Digital Democracy Manifesto, 'guarantees' superfast broadband for all

Jeremy Corbyn has released his Digital Democracy Manifesto in which he has pledged that every home and business would have "guaranteed access to superfast broadband".

London 'lagging behind' Indian villages in internet speeds

According to research carried out by Fix Britain’s Internet, broadband speeds are slower in London than some villages in India. Whereas London has average speeds of 22.44 Mbps, Rani in Rajasthan has average speeds of 34.8Mbps.

Gigabit deployments increased by 70 per cent since 2015, report finds

According to a report by network test firm, Viavi, Europe is severely lagging behind in gigabit broadband connections and roll-outs. The report, titled Global Gigabit Monitor, looks at how quickly gigabit broadband connections are being made.

University of Leicester top for best broadband speeds

As many A-level students received their results yesterday, uSwitch, a broadband comparison website, released research offering an alternative university league table. The league table was research of where students would get the best broadband speeds.

Rural internet speeds 'just a fifth' of the speeds advertised

Internet speeds in rural areas are currently just a fifth of advertised broadband speeds, according to data released by the House of Commons. This has led to calls to ban adverts that mislead consumers into buying internet packages that do not offer the full advertised speed.

Sheffield comes in bottom five cities for worst internet speeds

Sheffield has some of the worst broadband speeds according to research taken from Uswitch. It has found that Sheffield is in the bottom five cities in the country when it comes to internet connections.

Staffordshire businesses 'more productive' thanks to superfast broadband

The rollout of superfast broadband in Staffordshire has significantly boosted local businesses in the area. The Lymedale Business Centre in Newcastle was the first place in the county to have access to fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology and are already reaping the rewards.

Broadband speeds 'could drop by 25 per cent' over misleading consumers

Broadband companies could see their average speeds drop by up to 25 per cent after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued a review into the way firms advertise speeds that only 10 per cent of the country can receive.

One in four Britons 'unhappy' with internet connection, research finds

According to a coalition made up of leading ISP companies, one in four Britons are unhappy with their internet service.

European Commission wants broadband 'for everyone'

A leaked proposal has revealed that the European Commission wants broadband to be a right for all and, furthermore, wants national governments to pay for the costs.

Councils urge government to 'keep promise' on universal broadband speeds

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to fulfil its pledge for a new universal service obligation (USO) of 10 Mbps broadband speeds by 2020.

Watchdog assesses broadband speed claims

Broadband providers maybe required to advertise the average rather than the top speed of their services, under new regulations being considered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advertising watchdog is looking at whether businesses should be prevented from promoting their services by quoting broadband speeds that only the top 10 per cent of customers can access.

Ofcom under fire after decision not to break up BT

MPs and digital campaigners have been angered by the decision by broadcasting regulator Ofcom not to order BT to sell its Openreach broadband division. Ofcom came to the conclusion after a year-long review of the market, which many industry watchers had expected to lead to the break-up of the company’s broadband business from its main telecoms division.

Four million premises now have 'access to superfast broadband'

According to the latest government figures, broadband rollout has meant superfast speeds are available to over four million households and businesses.

New DCMS Minister to take on cyber security

The UK’s broadband service and cyber security will be top of the agenda for newly appointed Department of Culture, Media and Sport Minister Matt Hancock. He is taking up the role at a time when the UK’s digital strategy is coming under the spotlight after June’s vote to leave the European Union.

Telford broadband phase one rollout completed nine months ahead of schedule

The first phase of broadband rollout in Telford is set to be completed a whole nine months ahead of schedule according to the Superfast Telford partnership that is leading the project.

Broadband prices 'set to increase' under new USO

Broadband prices could increase if the government goes ahead with implementing its universal service obligation (USO), according to a statement made by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA).

Devon and Somerset set to begin phase two of superfast broadband

Devon and Somerset are set to begin the second phase of rolling out superfast broadband to houses and businesses across the two counties.

County Durham completes first phase of fibre broadband rollout

Durham is set to receive superfast broadband thanks to an initiative run by the local council and BT. The Digital Durham scheme has completed its first phase of connecting fast internet to over 107,000 homes and businesses. As part of this initiative, it has installed 498 cabinets, which have successfully brought fibre to premises in the county.

Norwich ranked among 10 worst cities for broadband speeds, study finds

According to research released by comparison site uSwitch, Norwich has come seventh in the cities offering the slowest broadband speeds across the country. This has led several businesses and households in the city to worry they could be left behind, with the technological advances that are taking place.

EU money still available for superfast broadband connections

Local councils are still able to access European Union (EU) money to help businesses access superfast broadband networks, despite the UK's Brexit vote.

Better broadband is 'number one request' from rural Welsh firms

The importance of good quality broadband to rural businesses cannot be overstated and can make the difference to their success or failure. That’s according to Mark Williams, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Mr Williams, the MP for Ceredigion, said his constituency was among the top 10 in the UK for low broadband speeds.

Successful FTTP broadband trial expanded in Swindon

Superfast broadband will now be available to every home and business in the Priory Vale area of Swindon following a trial period. Approximately 500 properties took part in the trial, which involved being connected via a fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband. This connection offers 330Mbps speeds and after the trial, this will be extended to 1,000 homes and businesses.

Digital Economy Bill passed to parliament for ratification

The new Digital Economy Bill is set to go in front of parliament today and could be in place as early as next spring. The Bill, which guarantees a minimum internet speed of 10Mbps under the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), set out by the prime minister last October, is set to give rural homes and businesses a significant boost as they gain access to faster internet speeds.

Northumberland businesses and homes get connected to superfast broadband

Over 52,500 businesses and residential homes in Northumberland have now been connected to superfast broadband, thanks to the county’s iNorthumberland scheme.

Superfast Dorset on track to 'connect 95 per cent of county' by 2017

Superfast Dorset has announced that its 500th fibre broadband cabinet has officially gone live in the village of Winterborne Houghton, with its residents the latest in the county to gain access to superfast broadband.

CLA calls for Universal Service Obligation to be enshrined in law

The organisation which represents the interests of land, property and business owners in rural England and Wales, has called for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO) regarding superfast broadband speeds to be enshrined in law.

Majority of Bucks and Herts connected to superfast broadband

The majority of homes and businesses in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire now have access to superfast broadband, thanks to a fibre optic broadband rollout programme in the two counties.

Under-spending gives Broadband Delivery UK extra funds

Local authorities have been under-spending on their broadband rollouts, which will give the government project Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) extra funds to achieve its goals.

33,000 North Lincolnshire homes connected to superfast broadband

More than 33,000 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire now have access to superfast fibre broadband thanks to the rollout of a broadband scheme, according to the most recent figures.

Low internet use in areas of Britain with poor broadband, study finds

Slow broadband is being blamed for areas of Britain not having access to online services, including BBC iPlayer, according to research from King’s College London.

Essex praised as 'top four county' in delivering superfast broadband

The county of Essex has been praised by the UK government for being one of the top four counties in delivering superfast broadband. The compliment about the county's implementation of broadband services came at a conference hosted by Superfast Essex and was made by Christ Townsend, the chief executive of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).

Villages in Herefordshire now connected via FTTP thanks to scheme

Two villages in the county of Herefordshire have now been connected with a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connection ensuring speeds of up to 100Mb.

Financial firms issued with new cloud computing guidance

The march of cloud computing into UK businesses is continuing to gather pace, with financial companies now being given permission to use it by the industry regulator.

Football fans facing 'slow and inadequate' broadband during Euro 2016

Football fans following the Euro 2016 online could face a struggle to watch their nation this summer, thanks to slow and inadequate broadband connections.

Cisco boss: Welsh businesses struggling due to broadband speeds

Businesses are struggling under the poor broadband service being offered in parts of Wales, the chief executive of IT company Cisco has said.

15 million homes miss out on advertised broadband speeds, consumer group finds

Consumer group Which? has called on the advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban companies from advertising super-fast broadband speeds when there are currently more than 15 million households who do not get the speeds they pay for.

Isle of Wight project connects 99 per cent to superfast broadband

The Isle of the Wight's rural broadband project has now been completed, with superfast broadband available to 99 per cent of households and businesses on the island, making it one of the best-connected areas in the UK.

Phase two broadband rollout approved for Devon and Somerset

Devon and Somerset are set to have at least 95 per cent of their counties connected to superfast broadband by the end of 2017, thanks to the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme.

European Commission 'green lights' extension of UK National Broadband Scheme

The European Commission has given the UK National Broadband Scheme the green light, giving the go ahead for the UK to look at the designs for extending next-generation broadband access by 2020.

Over a third of UK households signed up to superfast internet report finds

A new EU report has revealed that more than a third of UK households are signed up to superfast internet connections.

Britain's rural broadband speeds 'slower than ex-Soviet countries'

The European Commission has told the government it does not do enough to provide people living in rural areas access to high-speed networks.


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