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illegal uk internet downloading

31st March, 2015 - 5:46 pm (1 Comment)

The former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, has published a new paper that calls for a dramatic change to the current EU Safe Harbour provisions (this removes ISPs, in certain circumstances, from liability for the illegal activity of their customers), which would weaken some of its protections and force ISPs to act more like an Internet police force.

kent uk map

31st March, 2015 - 3:32 pm (1 Comment)

The Kent and Medway councils in England appear to have quietly signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT, which will see the operator extend their FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network beyond the existing coverage target of 91% by the end of 2015 (note: 95% will be covered by the “fibre broadband” footprint).

fixed_wireless_home_antenna_pure_broadband

31st March, 2015 - 9:58 am (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP Pure Broadband has today announced that they will be the first ISP to use CityFibre’s dark fibre optic backbone connectivity network to power their wireless mast sites throughout the city of Hull in East Yorkshire (England), which marks a significant upgrade to Pure’s existing network that has been in use since 2008.

cable maintenance

31st March, 2015 - 8:34 am (13 Comments)

Three of the biggest UK telecoms and broadband giants, including BT, Virgin Media and KC (KCOM), have jointly written a new letter to the national communications regulator in an attempt to dissuade Ofcom from making any changes that might require them to provide access to their Dark Fibre Optic lines.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

30th March, 2015 - 4:01 pm (0 Comments)

The annual 2015 Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey has named Rutland in the East Midlands countryside as the best place to live in the Great British countryside because of its “good broadband“, health and life expectancy, crime rate, weather, employment, school results and personal wellbeing.

zen internet uk isp

30th March, 2015 - 1:11 pm (2 Comments)

Consumer and business ISP Zen Internet appears to have officially expanded into offering a full wholesale solution and selling direct to other providers, which goes well beyond the limited partner options that they’ve been offering for quite some time now.

bt superfast fibre van

30th March, 2015 - 9:14 am (45 Comments)

BTOpenreach has set a trial date for the ability to order a naked superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL) service, which means you could take the broadband without also having to pay a separate fee for the phone line rental (aka – Naked VDSL, Single Order GEA-FTTC or SoGEA). There’s also a small update on VDSL Amplifiers and Vectoring.

openreach_female_engineer_working

28th March, 2015 - 7:50 am (12 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council (Shropshire, England), after sitting out the first phase of the national Broadband Delivery UK plan, has signed a £5.6m contract with BT that will extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

worcestershire uk broadband

28th March, 2015 - 7:21 am (0 Comments)

The £21m Superfast Worcestershire (England) project has signed a second £6.2m Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT that will see the operator push their “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network out to reach an additional 8,000 homes and businesses (95% coverage) by Summer 2018.

superhub v2

27th March, 2015 - 12:41 pm (23 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today officially launched their new SuperHub 2ac (VMDG490) router, which has been leaking out to customers for quite a few months (here) and includes support for the latest 1300Mbps Gigabit WiFi (802.11ac) standard. According to Virgin’s research, the WiFi is now faster than all of the other big UK ISPs.

bt wifi uk

27th March, 2015 - 11:20 am (0 Comments)

The Nottingham City Council and BT have today signed a new contract that will see the telecoms operator deploy free public WiFi wireless Internet hotspots across much of the city centre, which should benefit 310,000 residents as well as local businesses and visitors etc.

ee uk logo

27th March, 2015 - 11:07 am (3 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has concluded a yearlong probe into EE’s (also trading as Orange UK and T-Mobile) handling of consumer complaints and found that “there are reasonable grounds for believing” that the operator broke its rules (General Condition 14.4).

bt hub 4 frontside

27th March, 2015 - 10:15 am (3 Comments)

Customers of BT’s consumer broadband service should avoid using the ISPs Home Hub routers for business style VoIP phone setups because of a seemingly deliberate built-in weakness that, no matter what security settings you choose on the hub, it will always leave port 5060 open.

south_yorkshire_broadband_deployment_map

27th March, 2015 - 7:59 am (8 Comments)

South Yorkshire (England) might have been late to the Broadband Delivery UK game, due to the infamous Digital Region disaster of prior years, but after last year’s signing of a contract with BT to upgrade the area we’re pleased to report that the project now has an official deployment map.

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