Broadband usage increased significantly last week but has not topped the record set during the last Christmas period and live football streaming through Amazon Prime, Openreach has said.
All data allowance caps on current fixed broadband services will be removed in a deal struck by the Government and telecommunications companies to help vulnerable people stay connected through the pandemic.
The nation’s applause for the NHS on Thursday evening led to an all-time record of upstream traffic on Virgin Media, as people uploaded videos of the moment on social platforms.
Virgin Media has said overall internet use during daytime hours on its network has roughly doubled as the UK locked down during the coronavirus outbreak.
Openreach has said it will prioritise “essential work” during the coronavirus lockdown, advising its engineers to avoid entering people’s homes.
Openreach has said usage of its network has surged by about 20% as a growing number of people turn to the internet for work and entertainment during the coronavirus outbreak.
Internet service providers have revealed that traffic on their networks has increased as more people work from home or self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak.
BT is to remove all caps on home broadband plans to give customers unlimited data while working from home or self-isolating.
Ministers are asking phone operators if they can use mobile data to help monitor whether the public are following social distancing advice to tackle the coronavirus.
Developers could be forced to make sure new-build homes are fit to carry gigabit-speed broadband.
The UK’s chief scientific adviser said it is hoped the Government’s approach to tackling coronavirus will create a “herd immunity” to the disease.
The chief executive of BT Group has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the first publicly confirmed case of a FTSE 100 chief executive who has coronavirus.
Boris Johnson has survived the first Conservative rebellion of the new Parliament over the involvement of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei in the UK’s 5G network.
Ministers have moved to head off a damaging Commons revolt over Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s involvement in Britain’s 5G network.
Excluding Huawei from Britain’s 5G network will “significantly set back” the Government’s ambitions to extend broadband access, a former chairman of BT has warned.
Aberdeenshire residents are being reminded to have their say on the future of phone boxes in the north-east.
The global market rout continued on Friday, as traders stampeded away from stocks across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
BT has unveiled a revamp of its TV packages, including new flexible bundles which will allow users to change the channels they subscribe to every month.
Three will finally begin rolling out its 5G service to mobiles at the end of the month after delaying the launch last year.
BT has followed Nokia in joining the growing list of technology companies to withdraw from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) showcase because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus continues to dominate movements on the stock market as claim and counter-claim left analysts and investors scratching their heads.
Vodafone has said it will remove Huawei systems from its sensitive “core” networks in Europe at a cost of around 200 million euros (£169 million) in the wake of decisions to restrict the Chinese firm’s 5G role.
The Football Association’s director of women’s football Baroness Sue Campbell hopes BT’s 4-3-3 Home Nations strategy will ensure the next generation of girls taking up the sport have the volunteers to handle the growth.
Rio Ferdinand has welcomed BT’s new football partnership involving the Home Nations and hinted he would be interesting in joining the board of a football club or association.
The FTSE 100 bounce since the decisive General Election victory for the Conservatives last month was wiped out on Thursday as fears over the coronavirus spread.
The boss of BT has welcomed the Government’s “clarity” over its decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei access to the UK’s 5G phone network infrastructure.
Roaming charges on smartphones when travelling across Europe ended in June 2017 but there were questions about how long it would last after Brexit was voted for a year earlier.
More than half of parents would rather discuss sex education with their children than technology, a new survey suggests.
A consultation is under way that could see up to 28 BT payphones removed from across the region.
An investigation over allegations that BT overcharged businesses when installing high-speed lines into offices has been dropped by regulator Ofcom on “administrative priority grounds”.