Superfast Broadband for Everyone by 2020

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For those struggling with slow broadband speeds, there is hope on the horizon, although it will take until 2020 for superfast broadband to reach everyone in the UK. The European Commission has the target of achieving superfast broadband speeds of at least 30 Mbps in every household in Europe by 2020, with 100 Mbps achieved … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Wales

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By the end of 2015, 96% of homes and businesses in Wales are expected to be able to access high-speed fibre broadband as a result of a £425m project (when BT’s commercial investment in Wales is also taken into account). The very first premises are expected to go live by spring 2013. Total public  sector … Read more

Fibre Broadband For North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire County Council has signed a contract with BT to provide superfast broadband. 90% of North Yorkshire homes and businesses will have access to fibre broadband (“typically” providing speeds of 25 Mbps or more) by the end of 2014. The total contract value is £36.44m, with contributions of £10m from BT and £17.84m from … Read more

Ofcom Publishes its 2012 Communications Market Report

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Ofcom has published its 2012 Communications Market Report, and has identified strong growth in the adoption of Internet-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets (including the iPad) and e-readers (including the Kindle). Each household in the UK now has on average three different types of Internet-enabled device. Ownership of a laptop stood at 61% of … Read more

500,000 Homes Lose 4 Mbps of Speed Due to Poor Set-up

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According to research carried out by TalkTalk, millions of UK homes are missing out from achieving the best possible speeds due to poor set up, which is what we have been saying for a long time! TalkTalk engineers have performed 25,000 home visits and have identified many problems associated with set up. TalkTalk claims that … Read more

Average UK Broadband Download Speed Falls Below 5 Mbps

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If you suffer from low broadband speeds, you are not alone. According to a recent report from Akamai, the average UK download speed across all broadband users was 4.9 Mbps in the final three months of 2011. This compares with 17.5 Mbps and 9.1 Mbps in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Akamai found that the UK ranked … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Rutland

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Rutland County Council has signed a £3.7m superfast broadband contract with BT. By the end of 2013, at least 90% of Rutland’s  homes and businesses will be able to access fibre broadband. BT will contribute £800,000 with £2.2m coming from Rutland County Council and £710,000 from BDUK. For more information, visit the Digital Rutland website.

Fibre Broadband For Lancashire

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Lancashire County Council has agreed a £62.5m project with BT. Fibre will be extended to 97% of premises by the end of 2014. BT will contribute £30m to the project while £10.8m will come from BDUK, with £16.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £5.2m from local councils. For more information, visit the … Read more

Introduction to the Increase Broadband Speed Website and Blog


If you’re struggling with your broadband connection, or you would simply like to get the very best speeds and reliability from your broadband line, then the Increase Broadband Speed website and blog are for you. We bring together, in one place, proven techniques that can substantially increase your broadband speeds, and we provide recommendations for … Read more