OpinionCan we even be slightly surprised that years of ISPs using terms like 'Up to..." with broadband speeds has left millions of Brits confused and settling with crappy connections?
Sky has announced that it will be extending its broadband offering, hoping to reach 88 per cent of UK homes by June 2013, as well as rolling out WiFi hotspots for its internet subscribers and a fibre broadband offering.
The growth of fibre optic networks has left watchdog Ofcom demanding that companies fit battery backups supplying one hour of phone service – because without the copper wire phone system people would not be able to make calls in the event of a power cut.
BT has declared that the last quarter brought a market-leading 63 per cent share of broadband net additions, and that despite a slight drop in revenue its financial power allow it to invest in the UK's infrastructure 'when others are merely talking about it.'
BT has announced that it will reach its goal of giving two thirds of the UK access to fibre optic broadband a year earlier than expected – and will hire 520 engineers in its attempt to speed up the process.
Britain's internet service providers have been told to completely overhaul the way they advertise broadband speeds.
Virgin Media has announced that it will begin trials of what it is calling the 'world's fastest broadband', with the cable giant expecting to attain speeds of a whopping 1.5Gbps.
Virgin Media will replace its 20Mbps broadband with a 30Mbps service from 1 February for new customers, with existing customers given the option of staying on their old tier or paying a £30 one-off fee to upgrade.
Virgin Media has rolled out its superfast broadband to another 150,000 homes in the UK, offering its flagship 100Mbps service to the towns including Pentwyn, Southport and Hatfield.