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24th August, 2016 - 3:09 pm
bt openreach fibre optic cable install

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

BT (Openreach) appears to have introduced a new twist on their existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which is now offering grants worth up to £20,000 to help rural and digitally isolated communities get a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed.

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24th August, 2016 - 2:35 pm
bus_in_manchester

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Public bus transport in Manchester city centre is already quite well covered by free WiFi hotspots, but now Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has gone one further by deploying several “super” bus shelters that also offer free public WiFi connectivity and charging points for Smartphones.

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24th August, 2016 - 1:52 pm
wifi_wireless_signal

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin has won a contract from Hull City Council, which will require them to roll-out a new network of free public WiFi hotspots around most the city centre. The provider also hopes to target another 15-20 UK cities over the next three years, but there is a caveat.

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24th August, 2016 - 8:18 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

UK ISP BT has apologised after some of their fixed line Home Broadband customers, specifically those with one of the providers capped usage allowance packages (e.g. 12GB, 25GB and 45GB), were “accidentally charged … too much” for usage between 22nd and 30th June 2016.

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24th August, 2016 - 7:43 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Last week (17th August) EE began informing their mobile customers via a text message that, for the first time in several years, they were about to significantly hike their standard out-of-bundle charges and this will be introduced from 28th September 2016.

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23rd August, 2016 - 1:43 pm
wessex_internet_wireless_mast

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Alternative network provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which offers a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based superfast broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has now covered 119 villages in the region.

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22nd August, 2016 - 3:56 pm
network connections

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The London Internet Exchange has criticised last week’s progress report on the roll-out of “superfast broadband” in Scotland (here), not least because of Audit Scotland‘s failure to fully reflect that LINX has already established an Internet Exchange in Scotland (IXScotland) and it needs support.

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22nd August, 2016 - 10:17 am
fibre_optic_cable_wave

Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

Cityfibre has announced that the roll-out of their new multi-million-pound and 40km long Gigabit fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) will begin within the next 3-4 months, which seems to represent a delay from the original “early in 2016” plan.

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22nd August, 2016 - 8:11 am
b4sw_digging_begins

Author: Mark Jackson | 69 Comments

The Broadband for South Westmorland project, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband network to the rural communities of Old Hutton & Holmescales, New Hutton and Preston Patrick in Cumbria (England), yesterday began construction with local volunteers.

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22nd August, 2016 - 1:32 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 21 Comments

BT’s consumer division has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) Internet addressing standard will finally be enabled on their network from this Autumn 2016, but it will be early 2017 before all of their customers can use it.

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19th August, 2016 - 12:31 pm
ee uk logo map

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Mobile operator EE has called on Ofcom to grant a variation of its spectrum access licence in the 2100MHz band, which would allow them to use it for rolling out 4G (LTE) services via the unpaired frequencies of 1899.9 – 1909.9MHz. At present the band is only used for older 3G technology.

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19th August, 2016 - 11:57 am
community_fibre

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Little known ISP Community Fibre, which specialises in rolling out 1Gbps+ capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP/B) networks to parts of London, has revealed an aspiration to bring superfast Internet connectivity to 500,000 homes in the city where current fixed line speeds are slow.

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19th August, 2016 - 11:22 am
quickline_wireless_broadband_coverage_2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Fixed wireless ISP Quickline, which runs a 50Mbps capable broadband network in parts of Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and around the Pennines of England, has revealed that they’re also mooting an expansion along the M62/A1 corridor and could bid on future state aid supported broadband contracts.

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19th August, 2016 - 10:19 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Sky Broadband, after taking a fair break from big price promotions, has now returned to offer their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband package free for 12 months (£10 thereafter), although you still have to add Line Rental from £17.40 per month. On top of that they’ve thrown in a £75 Prepaid MasterCard.

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