UK Broadband

Post Office And TalkTalk Broadband Have Been Hit By A Massive Cyberattack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Post Office and TalkTalk broadband customers have had their internet access cut after the two firms were hit by the same cyber attack. The internet se...

Ofcom Orders BT To Legally Split From Openreach

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech

BT must formally separate from its Openreach network division after failing to address competition concerns, the telecoms watchdog has announced. Of...

The Reality Of The Digital Skills Divide

Tim Bonner | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

More and more of the economic and social life of our country is moving online. Access to high speed broadband is now widely recognised as an essential service alongside water, electricity and gas. It has been a challenge to this, and previous, governments to roll out broadband in the countryside. We therefore welcome the Government commitment, expressed in last week's Autumn statement to invest £1 billion in broadband and mobile technologies.

Making Us Jump Through Hoops To Get Cheaper Broadband, Mobile & TV Has Gone On Long Enough

Richard Neudegg | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Neudegg

Why, in the digital age, are we still having to cancel via telephone and why are we, as customers, being made to do all the legwork? How is it fair that providers are given the opportunity to make us jump through hoops if we want to exercise our right to leave, especially if we're really unhappy with their service?

Vodafone Becomes First Company To Remove Separate Line Rental Charges From Broadband Deals

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Tech

Vodafone has removed separate line rental charges from its broadband packages in a bid to differentiate itself from its more established rivals. The ...

The Challenge to Connect the Countryside

Ross Murray | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

The CLA is exploring how countryside communities can leap ahead and achieve the ultrafast connections that will genuinely set rural businesses up for the future. Only when Government and industry show that they are looking to that horizon alongside us will they genuinely deserve the credit they crave.

Live In The Countryside? We Have Some Bad News About Your Broadband

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech

People living in rural 'notspots' could now miss out on the government's pledge to give everyone a minimum broadband speed of 10 Mbps by 2020. Ministe...

Your Superfast Broadband Doesn't Have to Come From the Big Players

Ed Vaizey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

To say there is a global revolution in technology taking place is unquestionable. The World Economic Forum that met in Davos last month called it the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' - new technologies being developed today will change the way individuals, companies and governments do their business in years to come...

Broadband and the Digital Revolution

Ed Vaizey | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Around this time twenty five years ago, Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered into action; now there are around a billion websites online. It heralded the start of a digital revolution, and is just one of the many modern technological developments to follow that the UK would pioneer...

Broadband Contract Complaints up by a Third, but Who Is to Blame?

Dan Howdle | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Broadband and mobile providers are yet to have their 'PPI moment' - a point at which something tips the scales to the point it's more profitable to invest in the resources to ensure things are properly explained than it is to allow consumers to sign their contracts without fully understanding them.

A Fast Broadband Connection Will Soon Be Your Legal Right

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

A fast internet connection is to become a legal right under David Cameron’s newest plans. Every home and business in the UK will have access to a...

I Fantasise About Killing the Street Salesmen Who Try and Sell Me Broadband On A Daily Basis

Alfie Evers | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

My friends and I, like the rest of you, have discovered the many uses of social networking app WhatsApp. Whether it be organising a group of disorgani...

Five Tech Priorities for the New UK Government

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Although the future of the BBC is likely to be the most high profile part of John Whittingdale's portfolio; technology - as a job enabler and creator - will no doubt also be a key priority. Here's my take on the top five tech issues likely to be sitting in the ministerial red box

Ofcom Orders BT To Share Its Massive 'Dark Fibre' Network

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

BT has been ordered by Ofcom to open up its 'Dark Fibre' network of ultra high-speed fibre optic cables to competitor. At present the cables are us...

General Election Manifestos: What Does the Future Hold for UK Broadband?

Ewan Taylor-Gibson | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ewan Taylor-Gibson

Some people in the furthest reaches of the UK are being left behind in the race for a digital Britain. They are missing out on the advantages that a reliable internet connection brings, such as ability to compare prices on household bills and find cheaper products, combat isolation and access vital services online.

From Broad Street to Broadband - What Can London Learn From the Infrastructure Pioneers of the Past?

Kat Hanna | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Tech
Kat Hanna

London was ranked sixth from bottom in a recent survey of broadband provision in European major cities. A recent survey of Tech London Advocates revealed that almost half think broadband provisioning in London is damaging the city's reputation as a centre of digital excellence.

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.

Broadband and Mobile Providers Prey Upon the 'Weak' and 'Uncertain'

Dan Howdle | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Now, don't get me wrong; it's perfectly natural that broadband, TV and phone providers would want to keep you - you are after all their primary resource. But shouldn't customer retention be a natural by-product of great service and happy users?

Broadband: What About the Urban Not Spots?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Glanz

We need to be planning now for the next generation of ultra-fast broadband and mobile network to ensure London can be a Capital city which maximises the opportunities from ever increasing demand for content on demand and on the go through to the prospects of an Internet of Things, connecting everything including the kitchen sink to the web.

A Whole Bundle of Trouble - The Problem With Bundled Service Packages

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So you want to buy a bundle of services? No? Why not? It must be a good deal because everyone's bundling these days. Amazon does it. So does Sky TV. And your broadband provider, your bank, your credit card and insurance companies, even fast food restaurants bundle services because they know what's best for you.

Cuba Gives Free WiFi To The People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

A cultural centre in Havana has given local residents access to free-WiFi, a first for both Havana and Cuba. The centre is owned and run by famed n...

Giving a Leg-up to London's Start-ups with Super-fast Broadband

Duncan Higgins | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

In Tech City we've heard stories of companies choosing to deliver videos by jumping on a bicycle rather than uploading it via their broadband connection. MPs have joked about carrier pigeons being faster than the internet. It's high time things changed.

Cheap Broadband 'Deals' Offer Less Than You Think for More Than You Realise

Dan Howdle | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Most broadband deals are subject to restrictions on what you can and can't do with your connection at 'peak' times. Providers call it 'traffic management'. Customers call it 'throttling'. I'll leave it to your discretion which term you think best applies.

1.3m UK Homes will Never get Fibre Broadband

Dan Howdle | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

There are 1.3m homes and businesses right here in the UK, right now, that will never get fit-for-purpose broadband by traditional means.

Which comes First: the Heating or the Internet?

Stuart Rock | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Rock

Fast broadband means that the location of a business can now be more of a lifestyle choice. Geography simply no longer is a constraint. Today, according to the FSB, half of all Scottish businesses are home-based, for example, sustaining nearly one in five private sector jobs in Scotland.