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Brit spy agency nabs personal data via fibre-optic cables

British spy agency GCHQ has been keeping tabs on our web activity and phone calls, according to new documents from a whistleblower.

By June 22, 2013


TalkTalk takes on BT Infinity with superfast fibre-optic broadband

TalkTalk's super-fast broadband is open for business -- but how does it compare against BT Infinity?

By April 5, 2011


BT Infinity fibre-optic broadband: Not infinite in any sense of the word

With the announcement of BT's new fibre service, we took a look at what's on offer, how much it costs, and how the whole thing works -- we also question the truthiness of the brand name

By January 22, 2010


Atom chips in TVs, four-screened laptops, fibre optics: It must be IDF 2009!

Intel held its second annual Developer Forum recently -- a sort of Glastonbury for geeks. Put on a comfortable pair of pants, grab some hummus and check out the future

15 Images By September 28, 2009


Photographing the Sochi Winter Olympics with Getty

How do you photograph the Winter Olympics? Getty has a custom 100Mbps fibre optic network, mountains of pro photography gear, 360-degree panoramic tools and remote cameras.

By February 10, 2014


Virgin Media boosts XL broadband service to 30Mbps

Virgin Media has speeded up the middle layer of its fibre-optic broadband to 30Mbps.

By January 31, 2011


BT super-fast broadband coming to Cornwall for gnarly surfing

BT and the EU are to bring extra-fast broadband to the beaches of Cornwall in the UK's biggest fibre-optic project yet.

By September 30, 2010


Using Apple's AirPort Express with a DAC: A how-to guide

Apple's AirPort Express can output audio via fibre-optic cable, making it ideal for use in a high-end audio system. Our thrilling guide will tell you how

By July 28, 2009


Virgin to slash 50Mb prices, launches netbook

50Mb fibre-optic broadband is about to get a whole entire bunch cheaper, because in addition to launching its own netbook, Virgin's slashing the cost of its top-end broadband package

By July 15, 2009


Most new BT 40Mbps broadband areas already served by Virgin

BT has revealed which UK exchanges will be first to support the roll-out of 40Mbps fibre-optic broadband, but most are already being served fibre by Virgin Media

By March 23, 2009