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rural_bt_fttc_street_cabinet_oxfordshire_uk

27th May, 2015 - 2:33 pm (19 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the United Kingdom, has published the programmes latest take-up figures for March 2015. Adoption continues to rise and more projects are now touching the 20% claw-back threshold.

openreach fttc cabinet with engineer smiling

27th May, 2015 - 1:57 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which had been working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by the end of 2014 (86% for “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has finally completed its first major deployment phase.. albeit seemingly somewhat later than planned.

censorship internet button

27th May, 2015 - 12:52 pm (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s five largest broadband ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and EE, have been ordered by the High Court to expand their mandatory website blocking (censorship) measures to include seven websites that facilitate the distribution of pirated eBooks (copyright infringement).

the queen uk

27th May, 2015 - 11:49 am (2 Comments)

The annual Queens Speech (State Opening of Parliament), in which a man with a big black rod bangs on a door and a poor old lady with a heavy head ornament gets to speak unexcitedly about forthcoming Government policy, has unsurprisingly confirmed that stricter UK Internet snooping laws are on the way.. again.

business broadband connection voucher uk

26th May, 2015 - 3:24 pm (14 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection installed, appears to be extending further outside of its core city focus after the Newcastle project confirmed that it was now available to most of North East England.

direct_save_telecom_2015

26th May, 2015 - 2:29 pm (0 Comments)

The low cost Internet and phone provider Direct Save Telecom has today given its logo a new lick of paint and refreshed their website to be more mobile friendly, which the ISP hopes will enable them to attract more subscribers and improve the customer experience.

coms

26th May, 2015 - 12:18 pm (0 Comments)

The telecoms interests of business ISP Coms, which in 2013 merged ADSL24’s old broadband subscriber base into their operations (here), have been scooped up by Timico in a deal worth £2.5 million (a further £1m could also become payable depending on the businesses performance).

wireless_mobile_network_operator_uk_mast

26th May, 2015 - 11:51 am (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator has launched a new consultation on their proposed design for the late 2015 or early 2016 auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which could be used for high-capacity Mobile Broadband connectivity (e.g. 4G). But some of the spectrum may be held back until the on-going market consolidation has settled.

b4rn fibre optic broadband dig - april 2015

26th May, 2015 - 2:01 am (33 Comments)

It’s officially a shade over two years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first put shovels to the ground and began building their own 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband network to connect remote parts of rural Lancashire (England). But with over 1,000 premises now live, there’s still plenty more to come.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

24th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (1 Comment)

Some of Vodafone’s most significant shareholders, each with stakes worth billions of pounds, are putting pressure on the mobile giant to enter into a massive £120 billion merger deal with Liberty Global, the world spanning cable operator behind Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

office for national statistics UK

22nd May, 2015 - 10:17 am (5 Comments)

The 2015 Internet Users report from the Government’s Office for National Statistics has reported that 86% of adults (44.7 million) in the United Kingdom had used the internet, in the last 3 months, by the end of March 2015. But issues like disability and old age meant that 11% of adults (5.9m) had never gone online (down from 6.4m one year ago).

telephone support rage and complaints

21st May, 2015 - 1:30 pm (24 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has surveyed 7,057 of its readers to learn which companies offered the country’s best and worst customer call centres. Unfortunately it’s bad news for BT and TalkTalk, which both ranked the lowest with just a single star out of five for satisfaction. Meanwhile Zen Internet did well to come top with five starts.

bt uk isp logo

21st May, 2015 - 12:04 pm (23 Comments)

Customers of the broadband based BT TV (YouView) service may be pleased to know that the operator claims to have become the first UK Pay TV provider to offer customers the chance to buy-to-keep the box set of ‘Game of Thrones’ and other premium programmes through a partnership with HBO.

bournemouth_c4l_fibre_optic_build

21st May, 2015 - 9:56 am (6 Comments)

Internet provider C4L has announced that they’ve begun the deployment of a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic network across the large seaside town of Bournemouth (Dorset) on the south coast of England, which is intended to benefit local businesses.

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