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kc hull uk

9th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Hull’s incumbent telecoms operator, KC, claims to have “completely eradicated” broadband “not spots” in its corner of Yorkshire (England). The development, which comes a full three years ahead of the UK government’s 2015 target, means that 100% should now be able to access download speeds of at least 2Mbps (Megabits per second).

akamai global broadband speed

9th August, 2012 (12 Comments)

The latest State of the Internet Q1 2012 report from content delivery firm Akamai has revealed that the average global internet download speed increased from 2.3Mbps in Q4-2011 to 2.6Mbps (Megabits\sec) at the end of the first quarter, while the average UK speed jumped from 4.9Mbps to 5.6Mbps (22nd fastest country) over the same period.

scotland uk regions map

9th August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government has today announced the launch of a new £5 million Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) initiative, which will apparently act as a “one-stop-shop” to provide rural community groups with “information” and “practical support” to help them find better internet access solutions.

fibre optic cable uk

9th August, 2012 (8 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has today revealed that some 10% (2 million+) of the United Kingdom’s fixed line ISP subscribers were connected via a superfast broadband (25Mbps+) service at the start of July 2012, which leaves 16.3 million on standard broadband products with sub-25Mbps speeds (total 21.3 million). But problems remain.

virgin media uk

9th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

National UK cable operator Virgin Media has cut the price of their superfast broadband bundles by adding a £25 credit to dual-play (broadband and phone) packages and £50 credit on triple-play “Collections” (broadband, phone and tv). This also combines with their various existing free installation and 6 months reduced price promotions.

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