Award from the UK Prime Minister

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This month, I was honoured to receive a national volunteering award from Prime Minister David Cameron. This is in recognition of my volunteering work on broadband, including support to Connecting Cambridgeshire and helping residents in my local community with broadband issues and to get online. After my online broadband guides on my village website became … Read more

Average UK Download Speed Reaches 12 Mbps

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Today, Ofcom published its latest report on UK broadband speeds. As of November 2012, the average actual download speed of a UK fixed broadband connection was 12.0 Mbps. This is 3.1 Mbps (34%) higher than the 9.0 Mbps average recorded in May 2012, and 8.4 Mbps (234%) faster than the 3.6 Mbps average in November … 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