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house prices and broadband speed

29th August, 2014 - 3:13 pm (0 Comments)

Online estate agent House Simple has claimed that houses in broadband slowspots could lose 20-25% off the potential value of their property because buyers have become much more savvy and are increasingly paying attention to the quality of local Internet connectivity.

fibre broadband rural bt openreach rollout

29th August, 2014 - 2:10 pm (0 Comments)

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that another 10 “hard-to-reach” rural communities will be able to receive access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by early 2015, which will be in addition to the existing target of making the service available to 95% of Cornwall (England) and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

29th August, 2014 - 1:33 pm (1 Comment)

More news from mobile operators today after Vodafone announced that their new 4G based Mobile Broadband network, which since this time last year has been expanded to cover over 300 cities and towns as well as “thousands of smaller communities” across the United Kingdom, was also being made available to their Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) customers.

o2 uk

29th August, 2014 - 12:59 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has celebrated the first anniversary of their 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network deployment by confirming that more than 240 towns and cities across the United Kingdom can now access the new service, representing a population coverage of 45% (up from 41% in April 2014).

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

29th August, 2014 - 12:43 pm (0 Comments)

As expected the national UK telecoms regulator has today allowed O2, Three UK, EE and Vodafone to improve the coverage and capacity of their 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE + WiMAX) based Mobile Broadband networks by boosting the maximum permissible base station transmit power in the 1800MHz radio spectrum band by +3dB.

openreach_bt_uk_telegraph_pole_engineer

29th August, 2014 - 8:01 am (8 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its first trial of BT’s new superfast Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology, which has the potential to deliver much faster and more stable speeds than the traditional Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service, is now being implemented and will be “ready to accept customer orders” in late 2014.

ee uk logo

28th August, 2014 - 9:17 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network is now available to 13 new towns across the United Kingdom (i.e. a total of 263 major towns/cities + over 2,500 villages/small towns), which lifts their total population coverage to 75% from 73% last month. The Prime Ministers home town of Witney has also been upgraded.

isle of wight uk

27th August, 2014 - 10:04 am (1 Comment)

The state aid supported £7.5m project to help extend BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 20,000 “mainly rural” homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight, which resides just off England’s central southern coastline, has finally begun with the first street cabinet going live in Farriers Way, Shorwell.

relish_logo

27th August, 2014 - 1:19 am (10 Comments)

Fixed 4G wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which launched in June, claims to have put right a problem that caused connection drops for some of their early subscribers and has promised to release a limited block of public IPv4 addresses to their consumer customers (at cost) in order to cater for those frustrated by the network’s use of IP address sharing (CGNAT).

aa_net_uk

26th August, 2014 - 2:59 pm (23 Comments)

The boss of bracknell-based ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has waded into the heated debate over Scottish independence by warning that some smaller broadband ISPs based in the rest of the United Kingdom might “simply cut off Scotland” because of higher costs. As our Scottish cousins might say, “a nod’s as guid as a wink tae a blind horse“.

bt uk isp logo

26th August, 2014 - 2:05 pm (7 Comments)

Customers of BT’s YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service can no longer access the ISPs premium content (e.g. the Discovery Channel, FOX, SyFy, MTV etc.) by using unauthorised set-top-boxes, such as those purchased from third party retailers.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

26th August, 2014 - 1:36 pm (4 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media, specifically those with email addresses that use the ntlworld.com domain, have been unable to access their email for almost 24 hours after an unspecified problem hit the ISPs related Domain Name Servers (DNS).

cityscape uk

26th August, 2014 - 12:54 pm (12 Comments)

The Rural Shops Alliance (RSA), a trade association that claims to represent over 8,000 rural retailers across the United Kingdom, has described the Government’s city-focused Connection Voucher scheme as “bizarre” for “subsidising businesses which already have the potential to access superfast broadband“.

bt_uk_tower_logo

23rd August, 2014 - 6:53 am (94 Comments)

The consumer division of BT has used the bank holiday weekend, when many people will be taking time out away from home, to confirm that millions of their broadband and phone customers across the United Kingdom will again suffer the now traditional price rise from December 2014.

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