BT is to launch BT Home Essentials in June, a new social tariff connecting those on low income with affordable fibre broadband and calls. The new low cost tariff comes as BT research reveals that since the pandemic, almost three quarters (74%) of Brits would not find it easy to improve their financial situation without connectivity.
At an age when high-speed internet has become the driving force behind education, healthcare, business and commerce, there are those who have been left stranded on the other side of the digital divide.
Due to the popularity of its six months’ free broadband for small businesses offer last year, Vodafone has relaunched the promotion as it continues to provide support for small businesses struggling through the pandemic, even as lockdown restrictions gradually begin to ease.
Virgin Media has connected 2,500 homes in Alsager, Cheshire, to its ultrafast broadband network. As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across the UK
Ofcom has confirmed how it will regulate the wholesale telecoms markets used to deliver broadband, mobile and business connections in the UK, for the next five years and beyond.
Users across the UK are suffering from broadband issues after Virgin Media suffered a broadband outage. At around 8am this morning more than 1,400 users reported problems with broadband and mobile phone internet on the Down Detector website.
Vodafone has launched Pro Broadband – a service with reliability, speed, security and service built in. The new packages start from £35 a month.
In a German village about 100 miles north of Munich, Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson are pioneering the use of solar energy for mobile broadband sites.
BT has unveiled the new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in, which will be available free to customers taking BT’s Broadband and Digital Voice service, offering crystal-clear HD calling.