Broadband Consumer News

This is next-gen WiFi and it's coming soon

This is next-gen WiFi and it’s coming soon

On: Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
The sixth generation of WiFi is coming. Broadcom, who manufacture chips for use in routers, say they’re completed testing on the new tech which promises four times faster downloads and six times faster uploads than is currently possi...
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Online for £20? Cheapest broadband deals in 2017 1

Three-quarters overspend on broadband

On: Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
British families are overspending on ‘out of contract’ broadband and don’t realise it, says broadband challenger First Utility. The Warwick-based gas and electricity supplier joined the home broadband market in summer 2017 and has alr...
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Hackers leak Game of Thrones spoilers, scripts 2

Hackers leak Game of Thrones spoilers, scripts

On: Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Hackers have targeted American cable channel HBO amounting in a massive leak of sensitive Game of Thrones information, news website Torrentfreak reports. Those behind the hack have reportedly emailed TV executives threatening more leaks if ...
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KCOM fined £900,000 for 999 Storm Eva fails 1

KCOM fined £900,000 for 999 Storm Eva fails

On: Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
The industry regulator Ofcom has fined Hull broadband provider KCOM nearly £1 million for failings in its emergency calls service. KCOM broke an important rule crucial to public safety that says everyone should be able to contact the emerg...
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90% of people in Suffolk can get fibre broadband

Suffolk fibre broadband now reaches 90%

On: Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Perhaps better known for its rural vistas and soaring landscapes than superfast broadband, Suffolk has passed a technical milestone this week. The local council says 90% of people in this bucolic county now have access to fibre broadband. ...
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Cityfibre gigabit for 3,000 football mad MK Dons fans

Cityfibre get gigabit for 3,000 MK Dons fans

On: Wednesday, 2 August, 2017
Milton Keynes has been leading the way when it comes to broadband and CityFibre’s gigabit full-fibre network continues to grow throughout the city. The challenger ISP has installed a gigabit network at Stadium MK, home to the MK Dons foot...
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Sky Talk Shield launched to beat cold callers

Sky Talk Shield launched to beat cold callers

On: Monday, 12 June, 2017
Sky Talk Shield, a new call screening service that’s free for Sky Talk customers, has been launched to combat unwanted and nuisance phone callers. Sky hope the service will stop cold callers in their tracks. Since rival BT launched its ow...
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Broadband delays will cost you £140m

Broadband delays will cost you £140m

On: Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Vodafone, TalkTalk and Sky have all complained over Ofcom’s decision to delay the introduction of proposed wholesale price reductions on BT’s Openreach. This, they claim, could cost consumers £140 million. At the beginning of the year...
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Virgin to crush business broadband rivals with 350Mbps Voom Fibre

Virgin to crush rivals with 350Mbps Voom Fibre

On: Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Virgin Media have taken another step to force ISPs to up their game on business broadband with the launch of ultrafast 350Mpbs Voom Fibre. The deal offers 350Mbps speeds as standard from £30 a month, and will be available from May 2 2017. ...
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Slow internet: Secrets of beating the broadband rush hour

Secrets to beat the broadband rush hour

On: Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
A new report from Ofcom sheds light on the true scale of the broadband rush hour at peak times and the severe impact it has on downloads. The study, UK Home Broadband Performance, analysed data up to November 2016 and found 9pm to 10pm was...
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BT tops broadband complaints as numbers soar 1

BT tops broadband complaints as numbers soar

On: Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
BT has the highest level of broadband complaints in the country, according to new figures released by Ofcom. The industry regulator said 33 out of every 100,000 BT customers had complained about their home broadband service. Two other ma...
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Vodafone mobile broadband prices to leap 3.2pc 1

Vodafone mobile broadband in 3.2pc price hike

On: Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Tens of thousands of customers face higher Vodafone mobile broadband bills as the firm plans to hike prices from April 2017. Customers on a pay monthly mobile contract with Vodafone, or who get mobile broadband with the British firm, will ...
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£15.6m more for Scotland superfast broadband

£15.6m more for Scotland superfast broadband

On: Monday, 20 March, 2017
The Scottish government has announced an extra investment of £15.6 million to extend superfast broadband coverage to homes and businesses. Announcing the investment, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution Derek Mackay said more res...
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Broadband speed ads are fraud, says MP 1

Broadband speed ads are fraud, says MP

On: Thursday, 9 March, 2017
ISPs are committing fraud by advertising broadband speeds that 90 per cent of customers will never get, one UK MP claimed in Parliament. At the moment, Internet Service Providers are allowed by the Advertising Standards Agency to sell broad...
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The simple typo that brought down Amazon Cloud 3

The simple typo that brought down Amazon Cloud

On: Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Human error was at fault when a web storage system powered by Amazon Cloud wobbled and fell over at the end of February, the internet giant has admitted. Around 150,000 websites and top apps use Amazon Web Services, including filesharing on...
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BT forced to cut landline phone bills by £5 a month 1

BT landline bills to drop by £5 a month

On: Thursday, 2 March, 2017
Customers who only have a BT landline phone contract will see their bills fall to a maxiumum £7 a month after Ofcom stepped in. The regulator said in a review that BT should save £60 a year for customers who only use a landline phone. BT ...
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