100Mbps broadband service now available from Virgin
Virgin have begun rolling out their super-fast 100Mbps broadband service to select areas of the UK. The first areas connected to the network will be Hackmondike, Farnborough, Colchester and Barry in South Wales, with the network set to expand over…
Virgin Media aiming to launch 100 Mbps broadband service in the UK
Virgin Media are setting in motion plans to roll out a 100Mbps broadband service across the UK. Beginning with 50Mbps trails in the Berkshire village of Woolhampton, as many as one million homes could be set to benefit from the…
BT super-fast broadband rollout on schedule for 2012 Olympic launch
BT have today announced that they are ahead of schedule for their super fast broadband rollout, and plan to have the network ready nationwide in time for the 2012 Olympic games. BT aim to have a 100Mbps service ready for…
UK Government to investigate path to next generation broadband
Think your pitifully slow “
nowhere near up to eight meg” broadband is a joke? You may be vaguely encouraged that the Government is starting to look at how we move Britain into truly fast, “next generation” broadband.
The Business and Competitiveness Minister, Shriti Vadera, launched the independent review on Friday. It will look at the importance of 100Mbps+ broadband to British businesses, and what the potential barriers are to achieving those kind of speeds.
“The way we will do business, access many government services, as well as information and entertainment, will change beyond recognition over our lifetime. New technologies will push the boundaries of today’s communications infrastructure,” she said. “We need to prepare the way for the UK to adopt groundbreaking new technologies to ensure that we do not get left behind – competitively or technologically.”