The companies have pledged the largest investment to UK broadband in over a decade -- but the devil is in the detail.
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BT has fired the starter's gun on a pilot that could see "ultrafast" broadband available to most of the country in the next five years.
Ofcom's latest survey of broadband coverage paints a picture of overall improvements in speed and coverage. But is the reality less appealing?
A village on the edge of Dartmoor will be one of the first places in the UK to benefit from a new way to get superfast broadband to challenging areas.
For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but what's the situation now?
Some people have no complaints about their domestic broadband coverage while others think they spend more time on the phone trying to get an engineer than they do online. How does the UK really measure up?
Germany, US, and UK top a broadband study which claims there is a link between spending on telecoms infrastructure and GDP.
The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides
Which streets offer speeds 30 times slower than Britain's average of 17.8Mbps?
You might be looking forward to fiber, but take pity on those in the UK forced to put up with broadband speeds of only 0.60Mbps.
For the first time since Ofcom started collecting complaints statistics, BT has taken the top spot.
An executive of a fiber cable installation firm has quashed Ofcom's claims that the U.K. holds the top spot in broadband speeds. I tend to agree.
A Central Coast-based animator that has worked to restore some of the missing early episodes of Doctor Who has said he may move his business to the UK if he can't access faster, and cheaper broadband.
The astounding sales of the Raspberry Pi was just one of the UK's success stories this year.
Copper thieves continue to cause troubles for UK broadband users.
Replicating current analogue services over the Coalition's FttN NBN will be complex, expensive, time-consuming and may not be a "sensible" use of government funding, a confidential NBN Co assessment has warned.
New vehicle-mounted earth stations could pave the way for higher capacity satellite broadband in planes, trains and ships.
The UK's regulator wants switching to be simpler for consumers and may tackle mobile and pay TV next.
Official U.K. broadband speed figures may have far surpassed private industry estimates, but the growing gap between the city and the country shows a massive disparity in connectivity.
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