Households getting high-speed broadband access dipped to 67% penetration in 2015, compared with 70% in 2013, according to new data from Pew Research Center. The data suggests domestic broadband penetration has dropped to 2012 levels as a result of widespread availability of smartphones.
BT TV, the over-the-top video service operated by BT Group, said it is the first to offer Netflix in 4K Ultra HD in the United Kingdom. The service with 1.3 million subs (through Sept. 30) said adding direct access to Netflix in 4K resolution to its Ultra HD YouView set-top box costs £8.99 ($13.34) a month. Access to Netflix in 4K also requires subscribing to BT’s “Total Entertainment” platform for £15 ($22.25).