Why Broadband is Critical to the Success of Small Businesses – Tempemail

In an age where a business is now largely conducted online, access to reliable and fast internet connection is now more important than ever. Due to COVID-19, supply chain systems and customer service have moved online, and business broadband is playing an essential role in making this happen. The pandemic Continue Reading

UK will miss 2025 target for full-fibre broadband rollout, MPs warn | Broadband

Boris Johnson’s promise to deliver nationwide “turbocharged” broadband by 2025 will be missed because of a catalogue of government failures, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. In a timely report released on Friday as many children struggle to gain access to remote learning during lockdown, the public accounts committee has criticised Continue Reading

Telecoms sector has ‘no belief’ UK will meet broadband targets, MPs find | Infrastructure

The telecoms sector has “no genuine belief” the government will be able to meet its broadband targets, a parliamentary inquiry has found, despite those targets having been cut just weeks ago. In its national infrastructure strategy, published in late November, the government announced plans to connect 85% of the country Continue Reading

190,000 UK properties can’t access broadband speeds to meet modern needs | Broadband

Almost 200,000 “forgotten homes” across the UK are being left behind in the government’s digital revolution, unable to get broadband speeds deemed the minimum to meet a modern family’s needs. The telecoms regulator Ofcom has said that 190,000 mostly rural homes and offices, about 0.6% of all properties, still cannot Continue Reading

NBN blames pandemic for $6.7bn funding blowout as execs rake in bonuses | Tempemail broadband network (NBN)

NBN Co has blamed the Covid-19 pandemic in part for a $6.7bn blowout in funding, as executives raked in almost $3m in bonuses last financial year for “significantly” overachieving targets. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, when office workers and school children were sent home to work and study, Continue Reading

Vodacom to Invest R320 Million into Rural Broadband Connectivity – Tempemail

Vodacom has revealed its plans to invest just over R320 million into network across KwaZulu Natal during 2020/2021. The lion’s share of the capital expenditure will go towards building new LTE base station sites in both urban and deep rural areas of the province. This network acceleration is expected to Continue Reading

Why won’t Virgin Media complete my broadband installation? | Money

I have been trying to switch to Virgin broadband because it is by far the fastest in my area. The installation was booked for mid-August and, as at that point a full connection was not possible, we were connected to our neighbour’s cable with their consent. Since then, Virgin Media Continue Reading

Fifty hours spent trying to get Vodafone to fix my vital broadband | Money

I’ve had no home broadband for the past four months and have spent more than 50 hours trying to resolve this with Vodafone. It’s made lockdown extremely difficult as I’ve been working from home and need to keep in touch with my family who are abroad. I’ve been variously told Continue Reading

The old telly that brought down a Welsh village’s broadband | UK news

For 18 months, at precisely 7am every day, the broadband signal in the tiny Welsh village of Aberhosan simply vanished. Engineers were sent to the remote settlement in mid Wales, which has a population of just 400, to investigate the problem. They spent days testing connections and replacing cables until Continue Reading

NBN: how will the network upgrades affect your internet connection? | Tempemail broadband network (NBN)

Millions of homes across Australia will be able to get their national broadband network connection upgraded to offer speeds of up to one gigabit-per-second under a plan announced by the federal government on Tuesday. Here’s what we know so far. My internet is terrible, can I get an upgrade? It’s Continue Reading