Broadband prices rise: Here’s how to get a cheaper deal

Millions of households will pay more for their broadband this month with four major telecoms providers hiking prices. The average bill will increase £3.03 per month, the equivalent of £36.39 per year, according to Compare the Market, with the collective cost estimated to be nearly a billion pounds. The nation’s big four internet providers, Sky, … Read more

OneWeb’s space lasers scheme to safeguard broadband

Broadband venture OneWeb could use lasers in space to provide crucial back-up if undersea communication cables were attacked by hostile nations By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 22:43 GMT, 27 March 2021 The Government-backed broadband venture OneWeb could use lasers in space to provide crucial back-up … Read more

Sky launches new business offering broadband to small firms

Sky launches new business offering broadband to small firms as it steps up battle with BT By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:35 GMT, 23 March 2021 | Updated: 22:35 GMT, 23 March 2021 Sky’s new subsidiary Sky Connect will offer broadband to small businesses Telecoms giant Sky has launched a business offering … Read more

UK broadband customers face higher bills as Ofcom rules out price cap on BT’s new full-fibre network

Broadband customers face higher bills as Ofcom rules out price cap on BT’s new full-fibre network for a decade Company is also spending £12billion on rolling out full-fibre broadband in UK   Openreach will see no regulation or price caps on its new fibre services   Increase in costs will encourage customers to switch and get new … Read more

Broadband rivals lash out at BT’s Openreach

Three of Britain’s biggest internet providers tell regulator that broadband customers are suffering outages due to poor service from BT infrastructure arm By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 6 March 2021 Three of Britain’s biggest internet providers have told the regulator that broadband customers … Read more

UK residents test Elon Musk’s ‘amazing’ satellite broadband service

People in rural parts of the UK who are testing SpaceX‘s Starlink satellite broadband network have responded positively, with one user calling the service ‘amazing’.  UK users have reported huge jumps in speed after switching to Starlink, which is operated by SpaceX – the firm owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk – and powered by … Read more

BT and EE launch ‘unbreakable’ home internet which combines broadband with the 4G mobile network 

BT and EE launch ‘unbreakable’ home internet which combines broadband with the 4G mobile network The so-called Halo 3+ package includes a device called ‘Hybrid Connect’ This connects to the BT smart hub and is there as a backup plan   Connection to the 4G modem is only done when the smart hub detects an outage on … Read more

Vandals torch 5G mast leaving 2,700 without phone or broadband in third Chelmsford attack this year

Arsonists torch 5G mast to leave 2,700 without phone or broadband as Covid conspiracy theorists are blamed for third Chelmsford attack in a year Arson attack took place in early hours of Sunday morning in Chelmsford, Essex Damage meant thousands working and learning from home did not have internet Engineers are still on site and … Read more

Two astronauts begin installation of a British-built broadband terminal on the ISS

Astronauts are outside the International Space Station installing a British-built terminal that will allow them to connect to the internet at broadband speeds.  NASA‘s Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins started the 6.5 hour mission at 11:28 GMT, just over half an hour earlier than the originally projected 12:05 GMT start time. Over the course of … Read more