Broadband News: Telecoms & Technology



Many new build homes still missing full-fibre connectivity

New homes with ultrafast broadband are becoming increasingly common, but you can’t take high-speed connectivity for granted

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4G wireless broadband – is the end nigh?

For many people, 4G wireless broadband provides a lifeline to the internet, but the rollout of 5G might herald its demise

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Multi-gigabit broadband – is it on the horizon?

Multi-gigabit broadband might seem outlandish to people still reliant on ADSL connections, but achievable data transfer speeds are increasing all the time.

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Is quantum computing about to change the world?

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Free speech online: For & Against

The arguments for and against free speech are both compelling in isolation, so how tolerant should we be of intolerant comments?

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Should broadband be free to all?

There’s a growing debate around the topic of should broadband be freely provided to every UK household, regardless of income or need

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How do data breaches occur?

Data breaches are one of the modern age’s greatest safety and security threats, but stopping them is almost impossible

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How many people in the UK don’t use the internet?

There are homes without internet connectivity across the UK, for reasons ranging from fear and distrust to poverty and chaotic lifestyles

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Most complained about Broadband providers revealed

Ofcom complaints about ISPs rose last year as we became more reliant on internet connectivity than ever before

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Is it time to introduce broadband labelling?

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How many ISPs does the UK need to be truly competitive?

We consider whether there’s a minimum number of broadband providers necessary to ensure a competitive broadband market in the UK.

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Tri-band routers to banish patchy wifi

Despite improvements, broadband routers continue to struggle with whole-home coverage – but tri-band routers could be the solution

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Why our careers will revolve around the three Hs in future

A blended working model is likely to be adopted by many employers, radically changing our careers

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The rise of the micro-broadband companies

The established order of major ISPs is increasingly being challenged by micro-broadband companies with their own infrastructure and hardware

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Building Digital UK is the most important Government body you’ve never heard of

It might not be a name you’re familiar with, but its impact on all our lives is going to be significant.

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Why domotics will transform our lives, homes and cities

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What’s going on with Bitcoin?

Price spikes contrast against an increasingly uncertain future for the ubiquitous cryptocurrency

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How broadband became the UK’s most common argument

Bust-ups over the internet have intensified during a year of lockdowns and unprecedented restrictions on personal freedom.

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What the cancellation of Google’s Project Loon means for broadband

Google's Project Loon was a brave – if ultimately doomed – attempt to show how broadband can be distributed from the skies

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TalkTalk creates jobs for young people affected by pandemic.

Major ISP has pledged to create 50 jobs to help young people.

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What’s gone wrong with the Scottish Government’s R100 broadband scheme?

The Scottish Government's R100 broadband scheme promised to transform Scotland’s internet access, but this flagship manifesto pledge hasn’t been met

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Why EHF bands could revolutionise wireless data transfers

EHF bands are the secret weapon underpinning the future of wireless communications, as our homes become ever more reliant on connectivity

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The future of homes is automation

Future smart homes are likely to adopt ever-increasing amounts of automation to simplify our lives – when the technology works, at least

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The Broadband providers most likely to make you complain in 2021

ISP complaints in 2020 were more likely to be made about some companies than others. What does the available data tell us about likely trends in 2021?

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How website design has evolved since the 1990s

Like any evolving technology, website design evolution has been bumpy and unpredictable, with today’s websites owing little to their 1990s forefathers

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Why BT is turning its back on the landlines it used to champion

The end of landlines has been predicted many times before, but even BT is now turning its back on traditional telephone lines

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What’s it like living without the internet?

It’s hard to imagine living without the internet, yet millions of people across the UK have no day-to-day exposure to the virtual world

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How COVID-19 changed our relationship with the internet

The post-COVID internet will be a significantly different place, in both positive and negative ways

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ISP’s brace for Christmas gaming surge

New survey shows PS5 and Xbox X use might cause Christmas Day internet traffic surges.

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Google outage causes global standstill

Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube went down for an hour on Monday morning and it was terrifying or amazing.

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Drones could be delivering tomorrow’s broadband

Connecting through flying robots might sound like sci-fi, but it’s closer to reality thanks to recent experiments

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Is your Microsoft Account being sold by hackers?

A hacker is selling a batch of Microsoft passwords for hundreds of dollars.

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Amazon Sidewalk means your Alexa could become a public network?

New feature could link smart home devices across households.

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What’s going on with the UK broadband upgrade?

The media can’t decide if the UK broadband upgrade is going well or failing badly, so what’s the truth?

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Revealed: the best and worst ISPs – calculated using Twitter

The broadband provider rankings takes a twist as university language algorithm scans over 300,000 tweets

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Signs of decline for Post Office broadband.

One of the UKs most recognisable brands still offers broadband, but for how much longer?

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What does it mean to be digitally excluded?

It's been said that if something's not on the internet, it doesn't exist, so tech companies are trying to improve the lives of people without the internet

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It’s time to upgrade to Windows 10… probably

Windows upgrades are highly recommended for security, but is it worth upgrading from your trusted older version?

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Is Google bringing back truly wireless home broadband?

With the latest WiFi6 protocols, the tech giant may be making moves on the broadband market

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Young people are making money online in new ways during COVID

Gen Z are beginning to adapt to life under varying degrees of lockdown.

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Sky to launch high street ‘hubs’.

Broadband and TV giant surprises everyone by returning to the high street.

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How quickly is full fibre broadband really being rolled out across the UK?

Fewer than one in six UK households benefits from full-fibre broadband, even though it's a staple in most new homes.

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Rural broadband scheme FAIL leads to £500,000 broadband quote.

The UK government pledged to get rural communities connected, but at what cost?

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Are broadband outages on the increase?

We've all felt the frustration of connecting to wifi only to see the dreaded 'No Internet Connection'

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Homeworking boosts Britain’s productivity.

A new survey finds that the working week is getting done in 4 days!

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Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite broadband helps those hit by wildfires.

The nascent Space X connectivity service steps up for American fire victims.

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Broadband so bad a customer worked from a neighbour’s shed

Poor performance of a Welsh ISP has left customers stealing broadband from neighbours.

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Landlines may finally become a thing of the past

The end of landlines has been predicted for some time, but now their days may really be numbered

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Piers Morgan ruins the internet for an entire village for months

A mysterious old TV interrupts broadband for a whole village!

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Twitter investigates racial bias in photos

Social platform under fire after users discover algorithm favours images of white people.

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