Communications watchdog Ofcom has announced that it will be looking to promote competing super-fast broadband services using BT's still fledgling fibre optic services.
BT is set to bring super-fast, next-generation broadband to two-thirds of the UK by 2015, following a £1bn investment.
In his pre-budget report yesterday, Chancellor Alastair Darling has said that the government will levy a £6 a year tax on all phones lines in Britain.
BT revealed today the first set of locations in the UK which will get access to the company's super-fast broadband network.
Lord Carter's Digital Britain interim report is seeking to encourage the roll-out of super fast broadband across the UK.
ExclusiveVirgin Media's Director of Technical Strategy, Kevin Baughan, has told TechRadar that it is financial rather than technical limitations that are keeping the UK from getting even faster broadband speeds than the 50Mb service that the company has just launched.
Virgin Media Chief Executive Neil Berkett unveiled the company's new 50Mb broadband service today – warning rivals that the company can launch a 100Mb service as soon as they try to respond.
Virgin Media has announced its 50Mb broadband – bringing the UK a super-fast service through its fibre optic network.