WightFibre announces boost of speeds up to 152Mbps

WightFibre has announced that their top package with 120 Mbps speed will get another free boost of speed to 152Mbps. The service provider which operates TV, phone and cable broadband networks across the Isle of Wight, which is just off the coast of England, will be giving this boost to their customers from October this […]

Broadband voucher scheme to be overhauled by government

In an effort to boost the broadband voucher scheme, designed to stimulate uptake of superfast broadband by SMEs, the government is considering an overhaul of the scheme. To date, around 3,000 vouchers have been issued with an average value of £2,500. This translates that of the £100 million allocated, only £7.5 million have been used […]

BT’s superfast broadband rollout extended in South Gloucestershire

A campaign for rural broadband has resulted in the extension of BT’s fibre broadband rollout in South Gloucestershire to additional areas. Locations to get on the FTTC/P network (capable of 25Mbps+) include Marshfield, Horton, Hawkesbury Upton and some other areas yet not confirmed. The local campaign involved rural residents of Gloucestershire, Sue Hope, the Cotswold […]

European Virgin Atlantic to offer broadband in-flight at 70Mbps

Virgin Atlantic would become the first European air carrier to offer in-flight connectivity on-board with speeds of up to 70 Mbps. Richard Branson’s airline would be offering the new service in the middle of next year. The service deploys GoGo’s in-flight connectivity technology called 2Ku. It will make use of the latest Ku-band satellite antennas, […]

Fibre broadband deal signed now by South Yorkshire for £22 million

BT and the councils of South Yorkshire have signed a new £22 million Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) contract to extend the roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband to their regions. The coalition government proposed this programme in January of 2014. Whereas South Yorkshire has aims to make fibre broadband available to 98% of premises, this agreement […]

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