Archive for Broadband News

  • Average broadband speeds increasing Average broadband speeds increasing

    The average speed of broadband in the UK appears to have increased slightly over the course of the past six months. According to a report from Ofcom, speeds are up around ten per cent and now stand at an average of 6.8Mb. In spite of this improvement, consumers are still seeing a rise in the gap be...

  • Rural broadband services set to improve Rural broadband services set to improve

    Rural homes and businesses look set to benefit from better value broadband services by the end of the year. Ofcom has decided to significantly reduce the prices that BT Wholesale is allowed to charge internet service providers (ISPs) in rural and less densely populate areas. It is hoped that the pr...

  • Ofcom to investigate unexpectedly high bills Ofcom to investigate unexpectedly high bills

    Ofcom has announced that it is to launch an investigation into ‘bill shock’. 'Bill shock’ is when consumers get a much higher mobile phone, landline or broadband bill than they were expecting. This can be because of making calls abroad, downloading data, particularly via mob...

  • Councils await news on broadband funding Councils await news on broadband funding

    Local authorities are eagerly awaiting news from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) this week on whether they have been shortlisted to receive Government broadband funding. An official announcement on which broadband funding applications have been successful is expected by 27 May, but there have been ind...

  • Internet provider begins capping broadband use Internet provider begins capping broadband use

    US broadband provider AT&T has confirmed that it is now capping broadband use for home DSL and U-Verse customers. DSL broadband use will now be capped at 150GB per month, whilst U-Serve customers will have a limit of 250GB. Any consumers who exceed these limits will be charged $10 for each addi...

  • Mobile broadband demand boosts Ericsson’s profits Mobile broadband demand boosts Ericsson’s profits

    Telecoms equipment firm Ericsson has exceeded profit expectations for the first quarter of 2011, mainly thanks to strong mobile broadband sales. Group sales increased by 17 per cent during the first three months of 2011, whilst Ericsson shares were up 7.4 per cent on the day the figures were releas...

  • Orange unleashes revamped home broadband Orange unleashes revamped home broadband

    All Orange home broadband packages are to have standard download speeds of up to 20MB as part of revamped price plans that take immediate effect. The company says its aim to give faster download speeds to all customers within the broadband network area builds on commitments to enhance Orange's...

  • Digital Britain set for mobile broadband boost Digital Britain set for mobile broadband boost

    The UK is set for a major mobile broadband boost, as the government reveals plans to roll out next-generation wireless services and enhanced 3G coverage to as much as 90 per cent of the country. In a report entitled "Digital Britain", officials set out their intention to implement recomme...