Virgin Media trials 8Gbps home broadband in Cambridgeshire

Virgin Media is trialling the UK’s fastest home broadband after successfully testing a connection offering speeds of more than 8Gbps to homes in Cambridgeshire. The hyperfast connection uses Virgin Media’s existing fibre network to provide download speeds more than 200 times faster the UK average. Triallists are benefiting from symmetrical connectivity, meaning the connection supports…

Connected Kerb launches electric vehicle charging points

A “smart” system for charging electric vehicles on the street has been launched to boost the take-up of clean cars. The new public kerbside charging technology, which includes small on-street hubs called “armadillos” and “geckos” that can be attached to existing bollards or signposts, has been unveiled in Southwark, London. Connected Kerb, the company behind the…

The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…