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…

Virgin Media launches 350Mbps ultrafast broadband

Virgin Media is offering a broadband speed boost with the launch of a service promising speeds of up to 350Mbps from today. Virgin claims this ultrafast connection, the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, will give data-hungry households added oomph and help them live at lightning speed. Customers already taking VIVID 300 will be automatically transferred…

Vodafone guarantees minimum speed of 25Mbps for Home Broadband customers

From today (March 1st 2018) Vodafone UK will offer all new and upgrading Home Broadband customers a minimum broadband speed.  Superfast 1 (up to 38Mbps) guarantees a minimum speed of 25Mbps for £21/month while Superfast 2 (up to 76Mbps) guarantees a minimum speed of 55Mbps for £26/month. These prices reflect a £2/month discount for existing…

Are security concerns and high costs to blame for slow smart home take up?

While a new survey suggests disappointing growth, a new generation is set to embrace the benefits of the hi-tech home. Chris Price reports Despite an increased awareness of what a smart home actually is, uptake for smart home technology still remains surprisingly low. At least that’s one of the key findings of a national survey…

Broadband speed more important to home buyers than local crime levels, claims survey

Access to fast broadband connections has emerged as more important than crime levels, nightlife and transport links, according to a new study which polled a cross-section of British homebuyers. The average homebuyer would be willing to offer an extra £6,500 on a property guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, according to research conducted by a…

Buffering Britain. 43 million Brits suffer poor broadband connection

Eight in 10 (83%) UK broadband users have experienced reliability issues over the past year, according to new research by price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com. Customers’ biggest broadband bugbear is slow loading pages, which 71% of those surveyed have been blighted by in their current contract. Six in 10 (63%) have experienced buffering, more than half…