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 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
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
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
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.
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
According to new research from price comparison site uSwitch, a third of UK homes struggle to get broadband speeds greater than 5 Mbps. Half of homes get broadband speeds of less than 6.7 Mbps. uSwitch has published the results of nearly 1.7 million speed tests carried out in the last six months. For broadband users … Read more
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