broadband

Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service

Google Fiber's main selling point has been its gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a low-cost option like the $50 100Mbps plan. However, that choice is going away. Google has announced

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned
Election 2019: Labour's plan to nationalise 'rip-off' companies - podcast

Election 2019: Labour's plan to nationalise 'rip-off' companies - podcast

On the day of Labour’s manifesto launch, economics editor Larry Elliott and financial editor Nils Pratley discuss the party’s radical plans to nationalise key British industries. Plus Max Rushden on
For people on low incomes, free internet access would be life-changing | Rachel Connolly

For people on low incomes, free internet access would be life-changing | Rachel Connolly

When you can’t afford broadband at home, everything – from school work to Ucas or benefit applications – is more difficultA lot of the discussion about Labour’s promise to provide free fibreoptic
Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to the launch of
Do we need full-fibre broadband? Ask the lucky few who have it

Do we need full-fibre broadband? Ask the lucky few who have it

Only 8% of homes can get ‘gold standard of broadband’ – but those few see it as a necessityLabour’s plan to provide free full-fibre broadband to every home and business is an eye-catching offer to
Cities And States Take Up The Battle For An Open Internet

Cities And States Take Up The Battle For An Open Internet

Communities across the U.S. are taking network construction into their own hands. T.Dallas/Shutterstock.com David Elliot Berman, University of Pennsylvania and Victor Pickard, University of
Nearly 50 cities sue the FCC over move to hand billions to the telecom industry

Nearly 50 cities sue the FCC over move to hand billions to the telecom industry

Dozens of cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston have filed appeals against Ajit Pai’s Federal Communications Commission to undo an August proclamation that would greatly hamper how much
Are voters ready for Britain’s economy to be rewired?

Are voters ready for Britain’s economy to be rewired?

Labour’s plan for free broadband is one of many high-spending promises made by both sides: and they seem to be popularVoters are becoming more open to calls for a radical change to the way the economy
Win or lose, Labour’s radicalism has redefined what’s possible in British politics | Andy Beckett

Win or lose, Labour’s radicalism has redefined what’s possible in British politics | Andy Beckett

The party hasn’t even published its manifesto yet – but already it’s changed the notion of what elected politicians can achieveIn today’s troubled Britain, it is commonplace to say that the political
Openreach overreach? Labour's free broadband plan faces hurdles

Openreach overreach? Labour's free broadband plan faces hurdles

Nationalisation of BT’s broadband arm sounds easy in theory but in practice price and pensions are big obstaclesFree broadband – indeed, an ultra-fast fibre service delivered to every household and
The Next U.K. Election Isn’t Just About Brexit—Now It’s About Free Broadband Too

The Next U.K. Election Isn’t Just About Brexit—Now It’s About Free Broadband Too

The opposition Labour Party has vowed to nationalize BT's broadband operations in order to roll out free, full-fiber connectivity across the country.
The Next U.K. Election Isn’t Just About Brexit—Now It’s About Free Broadband Too

The Next U.K. Election Isn’t Just About Brexit—Now It’s About Free Broadband Too

The opposition Labour Party has vowed to nationalize BT's broadband operations in order to roll out free, full-fiber connectivity across the country.
Corbyn launches plan to give free broadband to everyone in Britain

Corbyn launches plan to give free broadband to everyone in Britain

Labour leader says proposed roll-out would bolster economy and help tackle climate crisisLatest election news - live updatesJeremy Corbyn has formally launched Labour’s ambitious plan to provide free
Here's how you can get a free Google Nest Hub Max with Vodafone

Here's how you can get a free Google Nest Hub Max with Vodafone

TL;DR: Purchase Vodafone's Superfast Broadband and get a free Google Nest Hub Max, listed at £219. Nobody knows exactly how the coming weeks are going to play out when it comes to Black Friday, Cyber
The best Sky broadband and TV deals in the Black Friday sale

The best Sky broadband and TV deals in the Black Friday sale

TL;DR: Sky's Better Together Bundle is on sale for £39 per month, saving you £20 per month on list price. Black Friday is the best time to shop for a wide range of products, and we're fully aware
How feasible is Labour's free broadband plan and part-nationalisation of BT?

How feasible is Labour's free broadband plan and part-nationalisation of BT?

UK lags behind other countries over full fibre but the election pledge raises many questionsLabour pledges free broadband for all homes and firms in UKMcDonnell: free broadband ‘essential to make UK
Do I really need fibre broadband?

Do I really need fibre broadband?

Angela is a light internet user and is wondering if she could make do with an older, slower ADSL serviceI signed up for fibre broadband a couple of years ago but am now wondering whether it is worth

Star(link) Gazing: How to Spot a SpaceX Satellite With the Naked Eye

A simple guide for when and where to spot a Starlink satellite in the sky before it's too late.
SpaceX builds out satellite network with a milestone launch

SpaceX builds out satellite network with a milestone launch

Elon Musk is launching internet satellites at a breakneck pace.