Half of homes could switch to faster broadband, Ofcom says

Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, according to Ofcom, as the regulator announced proposed new rules that will force internet providers tell customers about their best deals. A review of broadband pricing practices will also be launched, alongside a new consumer website – Boost Your Broadband – offering information on broadband…

Which? finds loyal broadband customers face penalties of up to £220

Broadband customers who stay with the same provider and do not haggle for a better deal are being hit with “loyalty penalties” of up to £220 a year, a consumer group has warned. Which? found that in some cases consumers would be better taking up a new superfast broadband contract rather than staying loyal to…

BT removes Chinese-manufactured Huawei equipment from core networks

BT has confirmed it is removing Huawei equipment from key areas of its 4G network, as concerns continue to be raised about the Chinese firm’s presence in critical telecoms infrastructure. Governments in the US, New Zealand and Australia have already moved to block the use of Huawei’s equipment as part of the future roll-out of…

TalkTalk launches new company, FibreNation, to deliver full fibre network

  Image: PA Broadband provider TalkTalk has formed a new company to build its a full fibre network across the UK. Called FibreNation, TalkTalk hopes it will eventually provide fibre to the home (FTTH) services to 3 million people in the UK. The telcoms company confirmed that the first three towns…

Poor broadband putting people off relocating to countryside

Millions of city dwellers are put off relocating to the countryside because of concerns over bad broadband and mobile phone reception, while large portions of those already living in rural areas experience these issues to such an extent they regret moving there. Despite Ofcom reporting that almost all of the country should be able to…

Which? finds loyal broadband customers pay too much, suffer bad service

Broadband customers who do not switch are enduring “often terrible” customer service and potentially paying hundreds of pounds a year more than they need to with providers taking advantage of their loyalty, according to a consumer watchdog. Which? found that 71% of broadband customers have been with their provider for at least three years and…

Vodfaone announces Gigafest Broadband pricing, rolls out in Milton Keynes

Famous for its concrete cows (above), Milton Keynes will be the first place to get Vodafone's Gigafast Broadband Vodafone Gigafast Broadband, with download and upload speeds 20 times and 150 times faster respectively than the average fixed broadband connection in the UK, is available to pre-order from Friday, 14 September 2018…

Vodafone announces SIM only and home broadband deals

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Home Broadband Ultimate Speed Guarantee, which we wrote about here, Vodafone UK has announced four new SIM only and Home Broadband bundles. Vodafone claims the four new bundles offer big savings compared to other broadband and mobile providers.  New customers can enjoy a 20GB bundle for…