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.
Network providers must ensure cost is not preventing people from accessing critical information online, the World Wide Web Foundation has warned.
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 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.
Older people who are not internet-savvy risk being left behind as vital services increasingly turn digital amid 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.
Developers could be forced to make sure new-build homes are fit to carry gigabit-speed broadband.
A blueprint for keeping children safe on the internet, created by a collection of governments, has been unveiled and endorsed by major technology companies.
Police are trying to crack down on illegal knives sales by targeting sellers online.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds has reached the International Space Station (ISS).
The enforcement powers of the new internet watchdog must be “proportionate” to the level of harm caused, digital minister Matt Warman has said.
More than a third of children find it easier to be themselves online than offline, according to a new survey coinciding with Safer Internet Day.
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s social media and online activity, according to regulator Ofcom.
More than half of parents would rather discuss sex education with their children than technology, a new survey suggests.
More than half of all small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the UK are without a high-speed internet connection, according to a new survey.
Divisive EU copyright reforms that could affect the likes of YouTube will not be adopted in the UK, a Government minister has said.
The data regulator has set out 15 measures to make children’s privacy online a top priority for tech firms.
Google has sounded the end of some internet trackers able to run on its Chrome web browser but said it could take up to two years.
Regulator Ofcom has set out its plan to supercharge investment in faster and more reliable fibre broadband across the country.
SpaceX has launched 60 more mini internet satellites, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers.
Local authorities across the north-east have spent more than £500,000 on technology for protection against computer hackers.
A number of Aberdeen streets are to see City Fibre works carried out in the new year.
Nearly half of students would like to be given access to a voice-activated assistant to help with their studies, new research suggests.
Google could soon call out websites that load slowly by displaying a badge of shame within its Chrome web browser.
SpaceX has launched 60 mini-satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.
World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the internet’s power for good is being “subverted” by those spreading hatred and threatening democracy, as the technology marked its 50th birthday.
North-east households are now ready to connect to superfast broadband.
Plans to achieve nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband is targeted for 2025, the Digital Secretary has said.
Millions of people living in flats could receive faster internet speeds under Government plans to get around rogue landlords who make upgrade work difficult.