Superfast broadband

UK local businesses reap ‘£9bn benefit from superfast broadband’

Local businesses in areas covered by the UK government’s rollout of superfast broadband have seen a combined £9 billion (€10 billion) increase in turnover since the boost to their broadband speed. This is according to an independent assessment of the impact the rollout has had from 2012-2016, which was published by the government. Other findings […]

UK government: superfast broadband now in 95% of UK premises

The UK government says it has delivered its manifesto commitment to extend superfast broadband to 95% of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2017. Culture minister Matt Hancock announced the news today after independent broadband news and information site ThinkBroadband confirmed that more than 19 out of 20 UK homes and businesses can […]

BT TV passes 1.4m as company posts first residential customer gain in decade

BT added 97,000 TV customers in its fiscal third quarter, taking its total to 1.4 million. The company said that viewership of its BT Sport offering had increased by 46% thanks in part to coverage of Champions League and Europa League football. BT said that 20 football matches recorded peak concurrent viewing above one million […]

UK superfast broadband scheme connects three million

The government-funded rollout of superfast broadband in the UK has now reached more than three million homes and businesses. According to the government, the rollout of internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps to properties not covered by existing commercial networks is on track to take superfast access to 95% of the UK by 2017. Government […]

Superfast broadband scheme extended in Wales

Roughly 42,000 more premises in business parks and industrial estates in Wales will benefit from a superfast broadband, thanks to the extension of a government-backed scheme. Superfast Cymru will now run until 2017 and is a programme, part funded by the UK government, set up to bring fast fibre broadband to areas across Wales which […]

One in three UK broadband connections superfast

Some 32% of UK broadband connections are now ‘superfast’, up from 24% in November 2013, according to new research by Ofcom.  The UK broadcast regulator said that average broadband speeds have increased by a fifth in the six months to November 2014, thanks to increasing uptake of broadband connections that are 30 Megbits per second […]

Virgin Media plans £3 billion ultrafast broadband expansion

Liberty Global-owned cable operator Virgin Media has unveiled plans to invest a further £3 billion to expand its ultrafast broadband to four million more homes and businesses in the UK.  According to Virgin, the five-year scheme, dubbed ‘Project Lightning’, will deliver broadband speeds of up to 152Mb and will mean that the number of premises […]

Four out of five UK properties can now get superfast broadband

Four out of five UK properties can now access superfast broadband speeds with the help of a national schemed to connect hard-to-reach properties, according to the latest government figures.  The UK government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband to properties not covered by existing commercial networks has now reached more than two million homes and businesses, according to […]

UK rollout of superfast broadband ‘among fastest in the world’

The UK’s rollout of superfast broadband is “among the fastest in the world” and has been “steadily accelerating” since it began in 2012, according to the UK government.  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport claimed yesterday that 1.5 million premises are now passed and that an additional 40,000 homes and businesses are being added […]

UK surge in superfast broadband

The proportion of superfast broadband connections in the UK has grown from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013, according to new research by Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator said that the average actual fixed-line residential broadband speed in the UK is 17.8Mbit/s, almost five times faster than it was five years ago […]