Home / Tag Archives: broadband (page 2)

Tag Archives: broadband

Virgin begins doubling user broadband speeds

Cable ISP Virgin Media is set to begin rolling out a speed upgrade for customers in 30 towns and cities across the UK. The upgrade, announced in January, will boost 10Mb/sec packages to 20Mb/sec, 20 and 30Mb/sec to 60Mb/sec and 50Mb/sec to 100Mb/sec. Those customers already on a 100Mb/sec package …

Read More »

100Mbps broadband arrives from BT

Fibre-to-the-home service offers 100Mbs downstream and 15Mbps upstream for a lucky few. The new BT Infinity Option 3 consists of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) package which will, surprise surprise, be available on a limited number of exchanges. Options 1 and 2 offer speeds of up to 40Mbps. The telco is aiming to …

Read More »

Mobile broadband is slowing, claims Ofcom

Research by Ofcom has found that while more people are using mobile broadband than ever before, available bandwidth has decreased and download times have increased. Among the findings was the fact that average download speed is now 1.5Mb/s, while basic webpages take around 8.5 seconds to load, compared to download …

Read More »

Demon launches game broadband service

Internet service provider Demon has introduced a new service which promises a faster broadband connection for the gaming community. Demon Game Pro prioritises game traffic, is low latency and comes with a free wireless router for 21.99 per month. Other benefits include no off-peak usage restrictions, 24-hour customer support, speeds …

Read More »

Tories make broadband pledge

Ahead of May’s general election the Conservative Party has pledged to deliver super-fast 100Mbps broadband to the majority” of UK homes by 2017 if it is elected to power. Private investors will pay for the infrastructure needs in urban areas with a proportion of the BBC licence fee will be …

Read More »

Doubts cast over piracy plans

Lobbyists and soncumer groups have been quick to condemn the government’s intention to push forward with a three-strikes” policy to cut the internet connections of those accused of online piracy. Introducing a tiered response to illegal filesharing is a good idea in theory, but only if the right people are …

Read More »

Mandelson backs three-strikes policy

Labour MP and Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has stated that the UK will follow the lead set by France in introducing a three-strikes-and-you’re-out” policy that will leave those accused of internet piracy without a broadband connection. Lord Mandelson wants those found guilty of repeat offences cut off within 15 months …

Read More »

FRANCE: Net piracy law passed

European powerhouse France has ushered in controversial new legislation that looks to cut off the internet connections of those found to have pirated movies, music and games online. Offenders face being cut off from the internet for up to a year. A new agency has been established to govern the …

Read More »