Poor rural broadband hurting children's education
The lack of reliable broadband connections in the UK's rural communities is hurting children's education. This is according to a study by NFU Mutual, which found one in five families in the countryside have struggled to access online resources for their children's sch
Major broadband providers 'attract high levels of negative buzz'
The UK's major broadband providers attract high levels of "negative buzz", a new study has found. According to market research firm Keller Fay, some three million negative opinions about BT, Sky, PlusNet, TalkTalk and Virgin are exchanged every day. TalkTalk has th
Businesses 'not making the most of broadband'
Britain's small and medium-sized businesses are not making the most of improved broadband technology. This is according to a new report by think tank the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), which said firms are not capitalising on opportunities for connectivity despite the po
BBC Three to go online only
BBC Three is to become an online-only channel. The broadcaster is set to make the change in attempts to trim its budget and to cater to the channel's young audience. One the move comes into effect, BBC Three will only be available to watch by streaming through BBC iPlayer.
BT broadband funding 'should be held back'
The government should delay the release of further funding for BT's rollout of super-fast broadband. This is according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which wants to see the coalition wait before handing the company the £250 million that is now available. A PAC
Scottish broadband rollout 'has no plans for rural areas'
A group of academics have raised doubts about whether the rollout of super-fast broadband in Scotland will go ahead as planned. According to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Digital Scotland Working Group, the government's Step Change programme is unlikely to deliver its
INCA launches broadband notspot registration scheme
The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has set up a new scheme that calls for people to register areas that are poorly served by major broadband companies. It hopes to collect data on these 'notspots' so it can be used to encourage alternative service pr
Suffolk residents 'blighted by bad broadband'
People living in Suffolk have been suffering due to the lack of reliable broadband access. This is according to David Ruffley, MP for Bury St Edmunds, who believes this has been a major problem for the county. "Their [residents'] lives are being blighted not just becau
Slow broadband 'can knock a fifth off house prices'
The quality of a home's broadband connection can have a significant bearing on its value. This is according to new research from Rightmove, which has revealed poor quality internet access can knock as much as 20 per cent off a property's price. Bernard Phillips, head of
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