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Testing Britain's broadband

The BBC's technology reporter Rory Cellan-Jones is touring the UK investigating broadband speeds.

Starting in Arnisdale, north west Scotland, Rory has been making his way south to see for himself the differences in internet speeds across Britain.

ARNISDALE, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

People in one of Britain's most remote areas are forced to travel miles to get on the web.

One man is forced to sail across a loch to get a connection

CLIMBING THE HILLSIDE

Rory has trekked up to the transmitter built by local academics and universities to serve Arnisdale with mobile broadband.

Climbing a hillside for broadband

BT RESPONSE

The Arnisdale relay mast came about after frustration among residents that they were being left behind.

Why broadband fails to reach remote areas

DUNDEE SEWER SERVICE

Fibre optic cables have been threaded through sewers to bring faster broadband to the city.

How sewers could help you get faster broadband

WI-FI NETWORK TESTS

3G networks have appeared across the country, but do they really give the connection speeds they claim?

Rory Cellan-Jones tests 3G internet technology

NEXT-GENERATION WIRELESS

Wireless internet access over city-wide areas, known as Wimax, is being trialled in Milton Keynes.

Setting up Wimax: the next generation of wireless internet

FUTURE BROADBAND SPEEDS

On average, London has the fastest broadband speeds in the UK, but in the future everyone could have superfast connections.

How speeds of 50Mb per second and more will change the web

WHISTLE-STOP BROADBAND TOUR

Rory ends his tour with a recap of the fastest, slowest and most remote internet connections in the UK.

The high speed journey around Britain




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