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 hugely popular, I set up the Increase Broadband Speed website to help people across the UK to improve their broadband speeds. The site has already […] . Click here to read the full article.
New! The Billion 8800NL has been upgraded to the 8800NL V2, and now incorporates two external antennas to improve wireless range. We are really excited to bring you our review and optimisation guide for the new Billion BiPAC 8800NL wireless modem router. This new wireless modem router supports ADSL, ADSL2+ AND VDSL2 (i.e. fibre broadband) connections, and at a surprisingly low price. Not only this, it offers target Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) margin adjustment with ADSL and ADSL2+ connections […] . Click here to read the full article.
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 2008. The migration to higher-speed packages (e.g. fibre broadband) is a key driver behind increasing average UK broadband speeds. The proportion of UK residential fixed-line […] . Click here to read the full article.
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 households, ahead of a games console (52%), a desktop PCs (44%) and an Internet-enabled set-top box (41%). Two-fifths of UK adults are now smartphone users. […] . Click here to read the full article.
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! New! Check the latest availability of superfast and ultrafast broadband in your area, and see the latest deals, by using our postcode checker on our Broadband Deals page. TalkTalk engineers have performed 25,000 home visits and have identified many problems associated with set up. […] . Click here to read the full article.
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 16th in Europe for average measured connection speed, and 14th for average peak connection speed. According to Akamai, 9% of UK broadband users had average […] . Click here to read the full article.
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. New! To check the availability of superfast and ultrafast broadband in your area, and to view the best deals, use our postcode checker on our Broadband Deals page. uSwitch has published the results of nearly 1.7 million speed tests carried out in the last six months. […] . Click here to read the full article.