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27th August, 2016 - 7:59 am (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) engineers appear to have scored a small PR coup by connecting the CLA, which represents 33,000 rural land owners from across England and Wales and often campaigns for better rural broadband (partly by criticising BT’s effort), to their superfast broadband capable FTTC service.

united kingdom map

25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am (18 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.

Cityfibre\'s Hull UK fibre optic broadband network map

25th August, 2016 - 9:28 am (4 Comments)

Cityfibre, which operates a number of ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across several cities in the United Kingdom, has today opened up their existing 62km long network in Hull (East Yorkshire) for use by local businesses.

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25th August, 2016 - 8:42 am (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced another round of Ethernet price reductions for their business customers and ISPs, which are due to come into effect on 1st October 2016 and will impact a number of their 100Mbps and 1Gbps speed connections.


25th August, 2016 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

Researchers working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a more efficient way of coordinating multiple wireless broadband routers at the same time by using their new MegaMIMO 2.0 technology, which could deliver three times faster WiFi speeds and double the range.

Wireless network

25th August, 2016 - 7:14 am (0 Comments)

Patients, visitors and staff at three of Dorset’s (England) most important hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole should now be able to access a free WiFi wireless Internet service thanks to a joint effort by The Cloud (Sky), the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Hospedia.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

24th August, 2016 - 3:09 pm (47 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.


24th August, 2016 - 2:35 pm (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.


24th August, 2016 - 1:52 pm (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 (15 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.

ee uk logo

24th August, 2016 - 7:43 am (4 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.


23rd August, 2016 - 1:43 pm (7 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.

network connections

22nd August, 2016 - 3:56 pm (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.


22nd August, 2016 - 10:17 am (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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