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sky broadband uk

31st August, 2012 - 11:31 am (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today launched its first triple-play bundle of their new superfast 38Mbps capable Sky Fibre Unlimited (FTTC) service with free weekend calls and the Entertainment Extra TV package at just £30 a month for the first 6 months (£46.50 thereafter), which includes a £100 M&S voucher.

virgin media uk

31st August, 2012 - 11:19 am (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today announced the launch of its new triple-play Classic Collection package, which bundles together a 30Mbps superfast broadband service with TV (includes 500GB TiVo box and 58 channels) and free unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobiles from £9 a month.

wales uk map

31st August, 2012 - 10:47 am (0 Comments)

The Senior Network Support Officer for Powys County Council (PCC) in Wales, Mark Baylis, has launched the Radnor Broadband Campaign to help bring faster wireless internet (wifi) connectivity to digitally isolated parts of rural Radnorshire.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

31st August, 2012 - 8:09 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has given notice of its plan to lodge a challenge at the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT), which aims to halt Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) from an early deployment of superfast “4G” Mobile Broadband services over their existing 1800MHz radio spectrum.

norfolk suffolk east anglia uk map

30th August, 2012 - 2:00 pm (21 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will announce the winner of its £60m (estimated) Local Broadband Plan (LBP) contract next month, which aims to cover 90% of the county with the “highest possible levels” of superfast broadband by March 2015, but hardly anybody expects a Fujitsu win.

plusnet uk

30th August, 2012 - 7:38 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has begun offering new customers 12 months half price broadband and calls with free activation (normally £25) and a free wireless router. As a result the ISPs bundle prices now start from just £3.24 a month (£6.49 thereafter).

ofcom 2012 consumer uk telecoms complaints august report

29th August, 2012 - 1:19 pm (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest quarterly consumer telecoms complaints data report. Overall complaint levels have been falling since last year, although the number of people complaining about how ISPs actually handle their complaints shot up during July 2012.

2mbps for all UK people by 2015 sign

29th August, 2012 - 9:01 am (25 Comments)

Point Topic’s Tim Johnson has told the Broadband Forum’s quarterly meeting in Bucharest that UK and EU plans to deploy superfast broadband are at risk of putting too much emphasis on headline speeds and “not enough on the user experience“, with 40 million homes in Europe still unable to get even basic speeds of 2Mbps (Megabits per second).

uk advertising standards authority

29th August, 2012 - 8:00 am (9 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a press advert for Sky’s (Sky Store) movie rental service after rival ISP BT complained that it would have required a significantly faster internet connection than Sky Broadband could deliver in order to meet their “available instantly” promise.

postoffice uk broadband

29th August, 2012 - 2:31 am (0 Comments)

The Post Office, which recently announced a £500m plan to swap from its old BT based broadband platform to a new TalkTalk and Fujitsu network (here), has begun offering 6 months free Anytime UK Calls with their home phone and broadband bundles.

bt uk isp logo

28th August, 2012 - 3:02 pm (32 Comments)

Consumers are being forewarned to brace themselves for yet more price hikes after BT confirmed that its standard UK phone line rental and call charges would increase next year, once its current price freeze ends. The move is also likely to trigger another round of hikes from rival broadband ISPs.

sky broadband uk

28th August, 2012 - 10:29 am (7 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has announced that its unbundled (LLU) network of UK telephone exchanges has hit the 2,000 mark, which means that their Unlimited Broadband service is now available to 82% of households but the roll-out won’t stop there. Sky has today set itself an even bigger target.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

28th August, 2012 - 9:28 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK, which has so far connected 72 London underground tube stations to its free public wireless internet (WiFi) network (the last 48 [total 120] are due to go live before the end of 2012), has reported a huge uptake of the service.

fibre optic cable core

28th August, 2012 - 8:27 am (3 Comments)

A major fibre optic cable breakdown triggered serious routing problems for a multitude of different UK internet providers (e.g. Sky Broadband, O2, BT etc.) over the bank holiday weekend, which prevented broadband customers from reliably connecting to certain websites and other online services / servers.

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