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28th October, 2016 - 1:52 pm (0 Comments)

Unsurprisingly BT has today become one of the latest major ISPs to introduce the advertising watchdog’s new all-inclusive pricing rule (details), which among other things forces them to combine the cost of broadband and line rental into a single price.


28th October, 2016 - 10:09 am (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has unveiled a new “nationwide agreement” with property developer Bloor Homes, which will push their 300Mbps cable / FTTP broadband and TV network into over 2,000 new homes across 8 urban and rural sites in Manchester, Exeter, Coventry, Leicestershire, Nottingham and Malmesbury.

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28th October, 2016 - 9:45 am (3 Comments)

Ministers debating the new Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 are starting to discover what many already knew, that the proposals to add ‘Age Verification’ to pornographic websites may in practice be unworkable. Instead some of them want to impose a duty on all broadband ISPs to block “adult-only content” by default.

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28th October, 2016 - 12:09 am (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband and its sibling TV streaming service, NOW TV, will today become the latest providers to adopt the advertising watchdog’s new all-inclusive pricing rule (details), which means that they’ll combine the cost of their no-contract TV, broadband and line rental bundles into a single price.


27th October, 2016 - 4:33 pm (0 Comments)

Coventry-based WarwickNet, which builds its own alternative fibre optic broadband networks (FTTP, Vectored VDSL2 / FTTC etc.) to connect poorly served businesses across the Midlands, Surrey and Berkshire in England, has today reported a strong turnover of £3.4 million in the last financial year.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

27th October, 2016 - 8:33 am (23 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).


27th October, 2016 - 7:36 am (30 Comments)

After a long wait Openreach (BT) has today revealed the tentative wholesale cost of their new ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology for UK homes and businesses, which from January 2017 will be piloted in 17 locations across the country (reaching 138,000 UK premises by the end of March 2017).

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27th October, 2016 - 2:15 am (1 Comment)

The Post Office has confirmed that their website will today be updated to reflect the Advertising Standards Authority‘s new all-inclusive pricing guideline (details), which nudges ISPs to combine the cost of phone line rental and broadband into a single price.


27th October, 2016 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The Confederation of British Industry, which speaks on behalf of 190,000 UK businesses, has today added its voice to the growing chorus of people calling on the Government to use next month’s Autumn Statement 2016 as a platform to boost investment in digital infrastructure (broadband etc.).

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26th October, 2016 - 1:56 pm (0 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) and Superfast Essex project have recently introduced a new Community Wi-Fi Scheme, which offers small grants to help local communities to setup a public WiFi network via community hubs (village hall, community centre etc.).


26th October, 2016 - 10:11 am (16 Comments)

A security flaw in the third-party service that Virgin Media uses to process new job applications could have exposed the personal CV details of between 30,000 and 50,000 people to the Internet.


26th October, 2016 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

A touch of confusion rang out this morning after utility infrastructure provider GTC “unveiled” its “UltraStream300” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network solution for UK house builders to use. Except they’ve already been offering a 300Mbps FTTH solution like this since 2014.


26th October, 2016 - 7:52 am (9 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit “failing” UK mobile and broadband provider Vodafone with a “record” fine of £4,625,000 after they were found to have breached a series of consumer complaint handing rules. Ofcom’s investigation of the case uncovered a variety of serious mis-selling, inaccurate billing and poor complaints handling procedures.

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26th October, 2016 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Telecoms operator EE will today become the latest ISP to adopt the Advertising Standards Authority‘s new all-inclusive pricing policy (details), which requires providers to combine the cost of phone line rental and broadband into a single price. But the changes also mask a price increase.

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