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BT Openreach Told to Reduce its Wholesale Broadband Prices

While Openreach – the company that holds a monopoly over the main broadband and telephone infrastructure in the UK – has managed to dodge calls for it to break its affiliation with BT over fears that…

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UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group

Buffering, downloading, pausing, even trying to make out the shapes on a low-resolution video have become common place for so many people as their internet speed caps out, normally before they are anywhere near their advertised…

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BT Internet and Phone Suffers Nationwide Outage

BT’s phone and internet services have crashed across the UK over the last hour. Down Detector, a website that tracks internet failures, has been inundated with reports that BT customers all over the country – from…

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BT Promises ‘Ultrafast’ Broadband Speeds in Excess of 300Mbps by 2020

BT’s Chief Executive Gavin Patterson, has promised broadband speeds between 300 and 500Mbps by 2020. Currently, BT is one of the major UK internet service providers and aims to provide super-fast broadband to over 10 million homes.…

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BT to Launch Europe’s First 4k Channel

BT have released some exciting news.In August, with the start of a new season of Premier League football in the UK, BT are going to launch the BT Sport Ultra HD channel, Europe’s first 4K TV…

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Ebook Piracy Sites to Be Blocked by UK ISPs

Yesterday, the UK’s High Court ordered that websites carrying pirated ebooks should be blocked by the country’s internet service providers. The court ruled that an application made by The Publishers Association grants that the sites be…

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BT to Buy EE For £12.5 Billion

British Telecom is to buy mobile network Everything Everywhere (EE) for £12.5 Billion ($19 Billion). This unprecedented deal makes BT, an already giant organisation (owning much of the UK’s landline infrastructure), even bigger with the largest…

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BT Aims for 500Mbps UK Broadband Speeds by 2025

British telecoms company BT has announced plans to upgrade its fibre network to offer  “initial speeds of a few hundred megabits per second to millions of homes and businesses by 2020″ and up to 500Mbps speeds…

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Sky and TalkTalk Compete With Three for O2 Purchase

Until this week, Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the Three mobile network in the UK, was thought to be in pole position to buy rival network O2 from Telefonica. But now, Sky and TalkTalk have entered the…

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UK ISPs Hijacking Browsers to Force Porn Block on Customers

In order to comply with UK legislation by the deadline at end of December, UK ISPs – including Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, and Sky – have been redirecting users’ web connections to force them to choose…

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BT in Exclusive Talks to Buy EE

BT have entered into exclusive talks to buy EE for £12.5 billion. The period of exclusivity will lasts “several weeks”, according to BT, to ensure enough time to negotiate a satisfactory deal. Back in November, BT…

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Hutchison to Battle BT for EE and O2 Acquisition

Telecoms company Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the Three mobile network in the UK, has emerged as a contender to buy EE and O2 networks. BT was the first telecoms company linked with EE and O2, earlier…

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List of Blocked Torrent Sites in the UK Doubles

The High Court has ruled that 53 torrent websites be prohibited by UK Internet Service Providers, in the largest mass blocking yet. The list of sites include BitSoup, IP Torrents, Isohunt, Sumotorrent, Torrentdb, Torrentfunk, Torrentz, Warez…

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BT Confirmed to be in Talks to Buy EE

Just a few days after we reported on the news that BT is in talks to purchase O2, it’s now been confirmed that they’re also interested in Everything Everywhere – EE. Deutsche Telekom and Orange, the…

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BT in Talks to Buy O2

  BT has confirmed that it is in talks to buy back 02, a company which it sold to Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica over a decade ago. The move would make BT a major player in the…

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BT Failing to Hit Broadband Fibre Target

During the early days of BT’s fibre broadband rollout, the telecoms provider claimed that up to 25% of its customers would receive fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). Although BT has succeeded in implementing fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC), the final push to…

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Turns out Brits Aren’t Signing up to ISP Filters

ISP filters, you either love them or you hate them, I personally have no use for them but families with small children do. The numbers are on the decline with less and less people wanting this…

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The UK is Looking Into Alternate Solutions to Stop Illegal Torrent Downloads

The UK’s biggest internet providers in collaboration with the government and content creators are said to change the way they deal with people illegally downloading and/or sharing entertainment online. They say that instead of punishing the…

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Google Fiber Project Aims to Provide UK Homes with Ultrafast Internet Connection

Google is said to be planning on expanding its Google Fiber services in British cities. The move is said to put a lot of pressure on BT and its upgraded network, having Google offering speeds of…

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BT Launches “One Phone” Mobile Service For Businesses

BT is returning to the mobile market for the first time in 10 years with its “One Phone” service that allows business users to make fixed-line and mobile phone calls using the same handset. Designed specifically…

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BT Apologizes For Broadband Downtime, Says Problem Resolved

BT apologized to subscribers for a weekend broadband problem that prevented users from accessing Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and other popular websites on Saturday morning. BT has 7 million customers, but it’s unknown how many customers were…

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BT Announces The “Home Smartphone S” Designed For Your Landline

BT recently revealed something a little bit quirky, the Home Smartphone S, which as the name suggests is a “smartphone” for the home and for your landline. The BT Home Smartphone S acts as your landline…

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BT And Alcatel-Lucent’s Fiber Optic Tests Reveal 1.4 Tb/s Speeds

BT and Alcatel-Lucent have been reportedly working on a way to address the current internet speed bandwidth and congestions which some parts of the UK are facing. In an experiment performed, the companies managed to achieve…

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The UK’s Ambitious Broadband Plan Now 2 Years Behind Schedule

An ambitious plan by the UK to lead Europe with its internet provision is already starting to fall apart. After downgrading objectives from providing the fastest speeds in Europe, to providing the best coverage in Europe,…

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Rural Internet Access: Finding High-speed Connections

The author of this article Sarah Bolloum advised her daughter to do a broadband speed test when she had some speed issues on her computer. In rural communities, high-speed Internet access is not always easy to find. Even…