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office for national statistics UK

20th May, 2016 - 2:14 pm (4 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has released its Internet Access report for Q1 2016, which reveals that just over one in ten adults (10.2% or 5.3 million) had NEVER used the Internet and that’s an improvement from 11.4% in 2015 or 13% in 2013. But issues of disability and age remain key barriers.

uk region map

19th May, 2016 - 11:37 am (27 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to expand fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) cover to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18 (possibly rising to 97% by 2019), has issued its latest progress update to confirm that 3.84 million extra premises have now benefited.

telephone warning uk

18th May, 2016 - 3:21 pm (9 Comments)

The often confusing debate over the future of land lines has taken another twist after a new online survey of 26,182 adults revealed that 10% don’t have a “home phone” and 53% claim to never or rarely use their “land line“, even though most do still need it for broadband.

vodafone uk broadband

17th May, 2016 - 10:08 am (1 Comment)

Vodafone UK has published their latest results, which show another increase in fixed line broadband growth by adding +20k customers in the quarter to total 109,000 (up from the +14k added in Q4 2015 and +5k in Q3 2015). Elsewhere UK outdoor 4G coverage has reached 84% (91% using Ofcom’s definition).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

10th May, 2016 - 7:44 am (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has released its latest results (Q1 2016 calendar) and revealed that they added +70,400 broadband subscribers in the quarter to make for a total of 4,765,300 (up from the +69K added in Q4 2015) and the reach of their network is continuing to expand.

uk internet statistics

9th May, 2016 - 1:18 am (0 Comments)

A new survey of 2,360 ISPreview.co.uk readers, which questioned how much broadband speed respondents actually think they “NEED” in order to get the most out of the Internet, found that a third claim to need a 100Mbps+ connection and in 5 years’ time a similar proportion will expect 1000Mbps.

bt building logo

5th May, 2016 - 8:47 am (9 Comments)

BT has released its latest Q1 2016 results (calendar), which reveals that their retail division has a total of 9,041,000 broadband subscribers (up by +1.045 million in Q1 vs +130K in Q4 2015) and 4.076m of those are taking their FTTC/P based BTInfinity superfast broadband service (up by +214k vs +250K at the end of 2015).

cityscape uk

28th April, 2016 - 12:01 am (7 Comments)

A new study, which is based on data gathered via 508,637 consumer Internet speedtests conducted between 9th Aug 2015 and 8th Feb 2016, claims to have revealed both the fastest and slowest cities (biggest) in the United Kingdom for average broadband speeds. Middlesbrough takes the fastest crown (34.46Mbps), while Hull is named the slowest (12.42Mbps).


26th April, 2016 - 3:07 pm (6 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently deploying a 1Gbps capable FTTP network to parts of 13 cities, has surveyed 3,000 UK residents and found that 11% of respondents would spend more for a property with 100Mbps broadband. Meanwhile 33% will try to delay their house move until the broadband is activated.

website browser http address bar

23rd April, 2016 - 8:32 am (8 Comments)

The latest HTTP Archive statistics, which collects and analyses the World Wide Webs (WWW) digitised content, has confirmed that the average web (website) page size is now 2.3MB (MegaBytes) and that’s up from 1.95MB one year ago and 0.7MB five years ago.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

20th April, 2016 - 2:13 pm (4 Comments)

A new study of nearly 60,000 Internet users in the United Kingdom has examined whether the 2014 block of 53 pirate websites (copyright infringement) by the largest broadband ISPs had a positive outcome for legal content. The results suggest that it did, although there may be diminishing returns for future blocks.


18th April, 2016 - 11:00 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer Cityfibre has today reported their final results to the end of 2015, which reveals that their cable duct and fibre network footprint comprised 743km (2014: 543km) serving 1,200 customer premises (up from 885 in 2014) and turnover jumped by 67% to £6.4m.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

8th April, 2016 - 7:47 am (12 Comments)

Admittedly the opening title of Vodafone’s new survey of 2,000 British adults doesn’t make a lot of sense, “ONE IN FIVE BRITS WOULD RATHER GO WITHOUT GAS OR ELECTRICITY THAN BROADBAND” (broadband requires electricity to work). But get away from the headline and are there are some useful figures.

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