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29th May, 2016 - 1:58 am (0 Comments)

Readers who visit our UK ISP Listings database may notice that we’ve changed the way in which fixed line broadband providers are organised and priced so as to include line rental into the cost. But the size of our database means that we’ve had to do things a bit differently to make it work.


27th May, 2016 - 1:50 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has begun taking pre-orders from a number of new rural communities in North East Somerset (England), which could soon be able to benefit from their £47.50 per month 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service.


27th May, 2016 - 1:45 pm (1 Comment)

KCOM, the incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, has revealed that their on-going “Lightstream” roll-out of fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) services has now covered 78,000 premises with 26,000 connected including 1,700 businesses (33.33% take-up).


27th May, 2016 - 1:16 pm (3 Comments)

Internet providers should brace themselves for yet more changes after the Advertising Standards Authority bowed to Government concern and announced that they would conduct consumer research, which will examine whether the broadband speed claims made by ISPs are fair.

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27th May, 2016 - 11:36 am (0 Comments)

Oh dear. Budget ISP PlusNet has put itself forward to be probed by the telecoms regulator after openly admitting to Ofcom that some of their customers might have been charged for a phone and broadband service that “was not live for a period of time between 2008 and 2015“.

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27th May, 2016 - 9:08 am (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

piracy uk illegal internet download

27th May, 2016 - 7:43 am (5 Comments)

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPA) has convinced the High Court to force all of the major broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom (BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE etc.) to block 8 additional websites that were found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

sky broadband uk

27th May, 2016 - 12:06 am (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband has moved to increase the one-off activation fee of its superfast capable Sky Fibre (FTTC) packages from £35 to £39, which will be introduced from 10th June 2016.

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26th May, 2016 - 11:59 am (34 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has today established a new EU State Aid umbrella agreement, which will encourage smaller altnet ISPs to take part and allow new contracts to be signed as part of efforts to expand superfast broadband (30Mbps+) towards and beyond the 95% coverage goal.


26th May, 2016 - 10:50 am (1 Comment)

The broadband woes expressed by residents of Rotherhithe in south east London are nothing new (example), but a new wireless provider called BWiFi has recently popped up in the area and is promising download speeds of up to 50-75Mbps (Megabits per second).

bt rural fttc street cabinet

26th May, 2016 - 10:06 am (10 Comments)

Residents of The Parks development in Bracknell (Berkshire, England) are celebrating today after Taylor Wimpey and BT reached a deal that will finally improve local broadband connectivity by upgrading two local street cabinets to support an ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service.

zen internet uk isp

26th May, 2016 - 8:39 am (5 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has officially been named the ‘Best Telecoms Service Provider of the Year 2016’ as part of the tenth annual Which? Awards, which claims to recognise businesses that have achieved “positive change and deliver excellent products and service“.

three uk mobile broadband

26th May, 2016 - 8:02 am (3 Comments)

Earlier this year Three UK announced that it intended to become one of the first UK mobile operators to roll-out network-level advert blocking technology for its Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) customers. The operator has now confirmed that their first 24-hour trial will be run in mid-June 2016.


25th May, 2016 - 5:08 pm (21 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have announced that they’ve successfully run two new fibre optic network trials, one that delivered 2Tbps (Terabits per second) over a 727km live core network link (London to Dublin) and another that pushed 5.6Tbps via a single optical fibre.

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