Eutelsat has announced the commercial launch of its new European and UK focused KA-SAT broadband Satellite, which aims to deliver faster (up to 50Mbps) and more affordable internet access into rural homes and businesses.
The national UK telecoms operator, BT, has announced that the one-off connection fee for its latest superfast 'up to' 40Mbps FTTC broadband internet access service is to rise from its current level of £35 to a whopping £80.
The UK auction website, eBay, has warned that the nation could be losing at least £1.3bn each year because 16% of the country suffer from poor Mobile Broadband coverage and spend 20% less through their mobile internet connectivity than the national average.
Residents of the UK Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey) look set to benefit after Jersey Telecom and Alcatel–Lucent announced new trials of an up to 50Mbps capable LTEMobile Broadband network in the area.
Broadband providers BT and TalkTalk are officially seeking leave to appeal against an earlier rejection of their Judicial Review opposing the UK Digital Economy Act and its new measures to prevent P2P based internet copyright infringement.
The UK government has revealed that Wiltshire, Norfolk, Devon and Somerset in England will all share in a fresh slice of GBP50m to help each area gain access to superfast broadband internet access services (ISPs).