Rollout of gigabit-capable broadband should ensure the UK’s infrastructure can continue to meet the demand for years to come
Home Essentials will include both fibre broadband and calls for as little as £15 a month – around half the price of BT’s standard fibre package.
As many as 510,000 homes and businesses are set to benefit from the government's broadband upgrade scheme.
Research from the telecoms regulator shows UK broadband speeds have withstood the surge in demand resulting from home working and online lessons during lockdown.
Despite fibre being available to the vast majority of premises in the UK, over a quarter of those who responded to our survey told us they weren’t sure it was available where they live.
While the UK held fairly steady in the rankings compared with last year, it was overtaken by the Republic of Ireland which moved up seven rankings to 29th place.
The service, set up in Cambridgeshire, allows for speeds 22 times faster than the top speed Virgin currently offers – and more than 200 times faster than the UK’s average connection.
Standard broadband customers may be paying more than fibre customers, despite dealing with slower speeds and more connection drop-outs. Pricing analysis of some of the UK’s biggest providers shows that...