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house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

17th April, 2015 - 9:18 am (8 Comments)

Strutt & Parker, a UK estate agent and property consultant, has published the results of their new Housing Futures 2015 survey and found that broadband connectivity is fast becoming a crucial motivation when moving home, with 35.8% of respondents listing it as important or very important in their motivations for moving.

uk pirate music

16th April, 2015 - 12:58 pm (4 Comments)

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has published its annual Digital Music Report 2015, which slams online content platforms like YouTube for not sharing enough of their revenues and claims that 20% of fixed-line Internet users regularly access services that offer pirated music.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th April, 2015 - 4:19 pm (3 Comments)

The latest Point Topic statistics reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached 714 million at the end of last year, although the level of growth has continued to decline for three consecutive quarters. A huge surge in the uptake of ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) lines has been the only real positive.

router modem network cable snakes

13th April, 2015 - 8:07 am (12 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,725 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that the quality of the router that big broadband ISPs bundle with their Internet access packages does have an impact on whether consumers choose a particular provider, with 36.9% saying it was important to their choice. But most would also like more choice.

london uk broadband internet city

4th April, 2015 - 4:24 am (18 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme recently confirmed that grants worth between £100 and £3,000 had been issued to 14,000 SME businesses to help them install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection. But how do the figures break down by each individual city and where are the vouchers most popular? Here’s the answer.

internet download and upload speed arrows

2nd April, 2015 - 5:39 am (0 Comments)

The first quarter of 2015 has seen the average Internet download speed for the largest seven national home broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom crawl up from 24Mbps at the end of 2014 to 24.72Mbps now, while the average for the country’s primary Mobile Broadband operators reached 14.42Mbps (up from 11.71Mbps in Q4 2014).

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

30th March, 2015 - 4:01 pm (0 Comments)

The annual 2015 Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey has named Rutland in the East Midlands countryside as the best place to live in the Great British countryside because of its “good broadband“, health and life expectancy, crime rate, weather, employment, school results and personal wellbeing.

global internet connections icbm

25th March, 2015 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

Akamai has today published their latest global State of the Internet (SotI) report for Q4 2014, which reveals that average broadband download speeds in the United Kingdom increased slightly by 1.4% in the quarter to 10.9Mbps. The data suggests we’re now the 18th fastest in the world, which is up one place from Q3.

united kingdom money map

19th March, 2015 - 1:51 pm (13 Comments)

Business ISP Daisy Group has claimed that poor Internet connections are costing the UK economy some £11bn per year due to lost productivity, with 39% of employees saying they get faster broadband at home than at work and workers allegedly losing 38 hours every year due to slow services.


16th March, 2015 - 8:27 am (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published the results of their latest Q1 2015 reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which found that customers of John Lewis’s broadband division and Zen Internet were the most satisfied with their service. Meanwhile all of the biggest ISPs could be found languishing at the bottom.


12th March, 2015 - 10:27 am (4 Comments)

A new Arqiva commissioned survey of 2,000 UK residents has explored how consumers perceive public WiFi services vs 3G and 4G cellular network connectivity. The study found that almost two thirds (58%) of 4G subscribers would consider swapping to a different network provider if they supplied public WiFi access as part of their subscription package.

slow broadband speed

11th March, 2015 - 12:03 am (9 Comments)

A new study from uSwitch.com, which is based on data gathered via 1,030,865 consumer Internet speedtests conducted between August 2014 to February 2015, claims to have revealed that the slowest street in the United Kingdom for average broadband download speed is Williamson Road (Kent) at 0.53Mbps, while the fastest was Sandy Lane in Staffordshire on 72.86Mbps.

uk internet statistics

9th March, 2015 - 7:12 am (7 Comments)

The recent discussion over whether broadband should be added to a legally binding Universal Service Obligation has prompted us to conduct a survey, which found that out of 1,445 respondents some 71.5% supported the idea of imposing a USO on BT (or KC in Hull) to deliver fixed line broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps to all.


7th March, 2015 - 7:55 am (64 Comments)

The central Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity services across the United Kingdom, has just published the programmes latest take-up figures for December 2014. Adoption is rising rapidly and several more projects have now broken the 20% threshold.

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