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If you're participating in Comcast's capped broadband trials, you'll soon get a way to avoid usage limits, according to document spotted by DSL Reports. If you guessed "pay more money" as that solution, you can step up for your prize. The company has released a new FAQ for its trial Xfinity progra...

September 2nd 2015 at 12:41pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, Virgin Media pledged to rapidly expand its cable broadband across the UK. Dubbed "Project Lightning," its aim is to offer speedy 152Mbps internet to an extra 4 million homes over the next five years. The company kicked off the project in Manchester, and today it's announcing the...

September 1st 2015 at 11:13am 0 Comments
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Don't despair if you're a Comcast customer jonesing for super-fast gigabit internet access -- it'll come your way eventually. The cable company's network architecture VP explains to FierceCable that the broadband technology needed for this kind of service (the DOCSIS 3.1 standard) should reach Co...

August 24th 2015 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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Two months ago, Vodafone started selling home broadband in the UK again. The service was only available to a small group of customers in Manchester, however, as well as parts of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Well, now the company is opening the floodgates. Any Vodafone customer can sign up for...

August 12th 2015 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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After breaking ground in its first UK city last month, Virgin Media has chosen its the next location for its £3 billion broadband expansion: Leeds. The company confirmed today that it's investing £40 million to deliver superfast broadband, TV and landline services to 80,000 homes and b...

July 30th 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments
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Stick with the same phone, broadband or TV provider for long enough and eventually your bills will go up. It's just a matter of when and by how much. BT is the latest in the UK to announce some price rises, which will be coming into effect on September 20th. Broadband packages are going up "by no...

July 27th 2015 at 10:52am 0 Comments
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For the fastest broadband speeds, you normally need fibre optic cables running directly into your home. While that's still the perfect solution, BT will soon be trialling a new technology that could give those on copper a much-needed speed boost. Fibre To The Distribution Point (FTTdp), commonly r...

July 20th 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Google Fiber has a few inroads into less fortunate homes, such as its not-quite-free 5Mbps service, but it's still largely aimed at more affluent households. That's going to change very shortly, however: the White House has revealed ConnectHome, an effort that will bring free or inexpensive ($10...

July 15th 2015 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Are you determined to trump your Google Fiber-toting friends by signing up for Comcast's 2Gbps Gigabit Pro service? You'd better have deep pockets. The telecom has revealed pricing for its multi-gigabit data tier, and it'll cost you up to an eye-watering $299 per month. Comcast is testing a mor...

July 13th 2015 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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The net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission back in February permit it to examine cable and broadband pricing to ensure customers are treated fairly. Four Senators are urging Tom Wheeler and the FCC to do just that. The group, led by Senator (and Democratic presidentia...

July 10th 2015 at 3:23pm 0 Comments
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Broadband providers typically try to attract new customers by offering attractively low prices for an introductory period. Eventually, the monthly cost of these contracts shoot up to compensate for the discounted rate you've been paying up until then, but this is where Sky's latest fibre broadband...

July 10th 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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The FCC made it clear that towns should have the freedom to build their own broadband services, and one cooperative group is determined to take advantage of that liberty. WiredWest has gained the support of 22 Massachusetts towns for a municipal broadband effort that will give them all fiber optic...

July 2nd 2015 at 4:47pm 0 Comments