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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.

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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.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

3rd March, 2015 - 11:45 am (3 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest ‘Telecoms Market Data Tables’ update for Q3-2014 has reported that the United Kingdom is now home to a total of 23,411,000 fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by 192,000 in the quarter (better than the 179,000 added in Q2 2014).


3rd March, 2015 - 7:40 am (0 Comments)

Internet providers across the United Kingdom saw a surge in data traffic on Sunday evening as Netflix, the online movie and TV streaming giant, released all 13 episodes of the latest ‘House of Cards‘ series at once. Sunday is always the busiest day of the week for related traffic on TalkTalk, but this one was a record breaker.

Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

26th February, 2015 - 11:44 am (24 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 report into the real-world performance of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs and their customers across the United Kingdom, which found that the average download speed has increased by 21.93% over the past six months to top 22.8Mbps (NOTE: Most of this boost came from urban areas, with rural and suburban being fairly flat).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

13th February, 2015 - 9:26 am (1 Comment)

Aside from today’s big network expansion news (here), Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has also announced its Q4-2014 results and confirmed that they added an impressive +64,000 broadband subscribers last quarter to total 4,625,800 (this compares with +37,600 added in Q3-2014 and a dismal -12,000 in Q2).


11th February, 2015 - 2:26 pm (21 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Fibre-to-the-Home (100Mbps+) ultrafast fibre optic broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P/B progress and sadly, despite some good growth in the past year, the United Kingdom continues to be a no show.

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

10th February, 2015 - 9:37 am (4 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom for the second half of 2014, which sees O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds.

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