Britain faces a broadband "postcode lottery" with dramatic variations in speed within cities and towns, despite the increasing availability of 4G, a new study suggests.
In the worst case - Birmingham - there is a difference of up to 89% between the fastest and slowest broadband, the report found. Northampton was the fourth worst with a 78% difference between fast and slow according to uSwitch.com.
A deal has been struck by Norfolk County Council which could mean superfast internet speeds for hundreds of thousands of people within the next three years.
The council is joining forces with BT to improve Broadband access through a scheme backed by the Government and the rest of the region won't be far behind.
The race to get broadband into more homes is kicking off in Norfolk with the announcement that most will have it by 2015.
Norfolk County Council and BT are adding their weight to a £530 million government initiative. The plan is to make sure that 4 out of 5 homes in the county have superfast broadband within three years.
More than 80% of Norfolk's homes and businesses are set to be able to access superfast broadband services by June 2015.Read the full story ›
Faster broadband is heading for Bedford after a local broadband plan won Government support and funding.
The bid was submitted with Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Councils.
It's hoped that the project will deliver superfast broadband to at least 90% of households and businesses by 2015.
Today, a major conference is being held in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, to call for faster broadband connection speeds.Read the full story ›