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pirate internet piracy flag

28th April, 2015 - 5:17 pm (0 Comments)

The High Court has approved a new injunction that forces all of the major broadband ISPs (e.g. BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk etc.) into blocking their customers from being able to view several websites that host a BitTorrent-fuelled video streaming app called Popcorn Time, plus a few other piracy sites.

award best golden cup broadband isp

28th April, 2015 - 1:20 pm (0 Comments)

The results from the annual Broadband Genie 2015 survey have been announced, which saw PlusNet come top in four of the five survey categories (overall satisfaction score of 76%) to secure the Best Broadband Provider award. But Virgin Media (75%) and Sky Broadband (73%) weren’t far behind.

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

27th April, 2015 - 8:31 pm (14 Comments)

The county of Hampshire in England can celebrate after it recently became the latest Broadband Delivery UK based Government programme with BT to complete its target of ensuring that 90% of homes and businesses can access “superfast” Internet download speeds of 24Mbps+ by the end of 2015.

ee uk logo

27th April, 2015 - 8:32 am (0 Comments)

The impending acquisition of EE by BT isn’t putting a dampener on the operators growth, with their latest Q1-2015 results showing a +50k increase in fixed line home broadband subscribers to total 884,000 (the best growth yet; up from +41k in Q4 2014, +18k in Q3-2014 and +30k in Q2-2014). Meanwhile 4G coverage and uptake is also booming.

talktalk uk isp

27th April, 2015 - 7:48 am (2 Comments)

New customers of TalkTalk’s entry-level SimplyBroadband bundle look set to be the worst hit today as their standard monthly rental price shoots up by 42.86% from £3.50 to £5 per month, with most of the ISPs other bundles and TV packages also experiencing a +£1.50 per month rise in the cost of service.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

25th April, 2015 - 7:49 am (1 Comment)

An unknown number of websites who use the popular CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) are finding that UK customers of Sky Broadband cannot view their content because one or more of the IP addresses that Sky blocks as part of their court ordered anti-piracy censorship tool includes an IP that’s shared with the CDN.

bt openreach logo uk

24th April, 2015 - 4:18 pm (10 Comments)

Back in March we reported that BTOpenreach’s roll-out of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology, which can improve the performance of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines, had hit a few snags (here) with some customers losing performance, connectivity and or suffering higher latency.

fibre topic cable red fiberevolution.com

24th April, 2015 - 3:26 pm (12 Comments)

Who? A strange and unexpected press release just crossed our desk, which stems from a company in the Netherlands that we’ve not heard of before, Angie Communications. Essentially they plan to “aggressively” rollout a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 3 million premises and make “4.5G” and 5G mobile broadband available to 95% and 90% of the UK respectively by 2021.

mobile broadband uk

24th April, 2015 - 10:16 am (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study has attempted to identify the fastest UK Mobile Broadband operators for travellers making use of London City Airport (LCY). Unsurprisingly EE came top, delivering the fastest median download and upload speeds at 16.1Mbps and 26.2Mbps respectively.

plusnet uk

24th April, 2015 - 7:39 am (8 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet seems to be in the news a lot this week and today is no exception with the broadband provider recently announcing that, over the next year and a half, it would create an additional 200 jobs in Yorkshire (England). Eeh by gum.

cotswold broadband fibre optic ducts

23rd April, 2015 - 2:39 pm (11 Comments)

The Cotswolds Broadband project, which last year tendered for a supplier to help roll-out a 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to the majority of homes and businesses in West Oxfordshire (England), now looks set to begin building the network by September 2015.

fibre garden map

23rd April, 2015 - 12:05 pm (10 Comments)

After a few last minutes problems the community co-operative Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project has officially started the build-phase for their new 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which will serve 580 premises in the rural villages of Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England).

gci ranking 2015

23rd April, 2015 - 11:02 am (2 Comments)

The annual Global Connectivity Index from Huawei, which claims to offer a quantitative assessment of connectivity and its value from both national and industrial perspectives, reports that the United Kingdom has dropped to 5th place due to weaknesses with “low cable infrastructure” and rural Mobile Broadband coverage.


23rd April, 2015 - 9:48 am (1 Comment)

Customers of Vispa Internet have been informed that the ISP will be changing their Domain Name Servers (DNS) from the current ones ( – 25) to a new set ( – 162).

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