National Broadband News

The Broadband World this Week - Week 35

29th August 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 35

This week, a report looks in depth at the state of rural broadband in the country and find out the best 4G network in the UK.

Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane, reports IT Pro. In rural areas, companies are finding that access to fast broadband is both expensive and complicated. They may even find that they cannot connect to superfast networks, even when those networks are connecting up local homes.

Read the feature on IT Pro UK

What’s the best 4G network in the UK?

All four of the UK’s mobile networks are now well into their 4G rollouts, and prices have fallen dramatically since EE first launched 4G in 2012. Is now the time to upgrade your smartphone? PC Pro have compared EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 to see which is the best 4G network in the UK, looking at speed, coverage, data packages and more.

Find out who’s on top on PC Pro UK

Vodafone offers 4G to PAYG customers too

Vodafone UK is allowing its Pay As You Go customers onto the 4G network too. It’s been a year since the Vodafone 4G tech got switched on, and their existing 4G Pay Monthly customers are already using three times more data than the 3G customers. 

Find out the cost at Cool Smartphone