Tag Archives: download speeds

Brits want faster broadband

More than half of Brits want a faster broadband connection, research by ISPreview.co.uk discovered this week. Faster download speeds ranked top of broadband users’ wishlists, requested by 57% of those polled... more
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BT offers free 20Mbps upgrade

Millions of BT customers are to be given a free broadband speed upgrade, Britain’s biggest fixed-line provider announced this week. Customers in certain areas on BT’s up-to-8Mbps service will have their.. more
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ISPs make "far fetched" speed claims

Broadband companies have only themselves to blame for growing customer dissatisfaction, an industry expert claimed this week. Chris Marling, editor of Broadband Genie, said download speeds promised by broadband providers are.. more
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UK broadband 45% slower than advertised

Broadband is less than half the speed it should be for millions of households across the UK, a study by Ofcom has revealed. In many cases, Internet users are paying for speeds more than two times faster than were achieved on their connection. The average.. more
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Virgin tops broadband speed leaderboard

Broadband speed tests have revealed that Virgin Media has become the new speed king, overtaking rival provider O2 for the first time. Average September download speeds over Virgin’s service were 6.128Mbps, trumping O2 who came in second at 5.321Mbps. Both O2 and Virgin offer high.. more
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£29bn to upgrade UK broadband network

Updating the UK’s broadband network to superfast fibre optic cables could cost as much as £29 billion, according to a report released today. Research by lobbyists for faster broadband, the Broadband Stakeholder Group, found the cost of connecting rural areas to a fibre optic network.. more
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Virgin and O2 broadband leave competitors standing

Virgin Media is gaining ground on O2 for the accolade of fastest broadband supplier in the UK. Broadband analysts at broadband.co.uk have been calculating the average download speeds of broadband suppliers every month during 2008, with O2 leading the pack throughout the year. However, Virgin.. more
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