National Broadband News

The Broadband World this Week - Week 31

1st August 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 31

This week, BT is trialling a new fibre broadband technology, switching providers is too costly, according to CAB, and good broadband can boost your property’s price.

BT to trial new fibre broadband technology

BT is piloting a new method of delivering fibre broadband to more homes and businesses. The new system is capable of delivering speeds up to 80Mbps via fibre cables linked to either telegraph pole or manhole covers on the customer’s street. BT will still use copper to take the connection into the property.


Broadband boosts Britain’s property values

Fast broadband's not just useful for streaming movies, downloading music and laughing at adorable cat videos - it can also raise the value of your property by around 1%, according to a new study from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Imperial College Business School compiled over 15 years.

Read more at Broadband Choices

Switching broadband too costly, says watchdog

The cancellation fees charged for switching broadband supplier are too costly, says Citizens Advice, with the average cost of getting out of a contract hitting £190 – and in some cases even more.

Read more about the study at MoneyFacts