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  • Origin Broadband - £23.89 (*31.58)
    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
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    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
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    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
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    Speed: 100Mbps | Unlimited
11th August, 2017 - 7:34 am
london city shard

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

A number of major broadband and phone providers (e.g. Sky Broadband and TalkTalk) have been affected in central South London after several core fibre optic cables were “damaged” by hungry rodents, which has kept thousands of customers offline since last night. Read More..

11th August, 2017 - 12:01 am
vodafone home broadband gift

Author: Keith Oddy | 0 Comments

Communications provider Vodafone has decided that being one of the cheapest providers of unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services isn’t good enough and so they’re giving new and upgrading customers a “cool gift” worth up to £199, provided you order before 9th September 2017. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 3:53 pm
Origin Broadband Logo 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Calculus Capital, which specialises in Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts, has made a second investment of £2 million into Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband. The new money will be used to help grow the business (i.e. attracting more customers and adding extra UK staff). Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 1:44 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Once again the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today whacked broadband ISP TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine, which comes after several accounts at their outsourced Wipro call centre in India were used to access the personal data of 21,000 customers. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 12:43 pm
london city 2017 uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today unveiled a bunch of new measures that are aimed at tackling parts of the city that suffer from slow and unreliable broadband or mobile connectivity “not spots“, such as those that exist around parts of Rotherhithe, Westminster and the central City of London. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 10:50 am
Law internet uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

Budget ISP TalkTalk has warned that it is “legally questionable” for BT to recover up to £600m of the costs incurred for their proposed 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation deployment by extracting the money via charges for products providing access to Openreach’s local access networks. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 9:12 am
openreach engineer with drum of fibre optic cable

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The Hampshire County Council in England has allocated £1 million to help fund and support local communities that will not benefit from the regional roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks. Instead the communities can use the funding to help build an alternative, but there’s a catch. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 8:14 am
advertising broadband uk investigation

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

The problem of advertised vs real-world broadband performance expectations has been given new ammunition by consumer magazine Which? today. A study conducted by the group found that the overall speeds recorded in internet speedtests were only 58% of the speed that users were expecting to get. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 7:28 am
speed broadband meter on grey background uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The firm behind the Speedtest.net service, Ookla, has reintroduced a monthly country ranking of global mobile and fixed broadband speeds. In their first report we find the United Kingdom ranked 24th fastest in the world with an average download of 49.22Mbps (fixed) and 25.83Mbps (mobile). Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 12:01 am
aquiss uk isp

Author: Keith Oddy | 0 Comments

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has announced that all of their ‘up to’ 38-76Mbps capable unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages are being offered free for the first 3 months of service during the summer, although this doesn’t include phone line rental (optional service). Read More..

9th August, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Grand eagles holiday homes in scotland, Perthshire

Author: Mark Jackson | 60 Comments

Residents of the Grand Eagles holiday park in Perthshire (Scotland) have claimed that Openreach holds a virtual “monopoly” after they accused the operator of trying to “extort” £3,500 per property from home owners, who aren’t covered by the current Universal Service Obligation. Read More..

9th August, 2017 - 10:47 am
price_and_cost_rises_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Ofcom has today revised their Wholesale Local Access (WLA) charge controls in order to show how their planned broadband / FTTC price reductions could be impacted by BT’s voluntary proposal to spend £450m to £600m on the roll-out of a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation. Read More..

9th August, 2017 - 10:09 am
mobile mast vector

Author: Mark Jackson | 17 Comments

Here we go again. Mobile operator Three UK has issued a formal letter before action to Ofcom, which threatens the regulator with a Judicial Review unless they change the rules of their forthcoming 4G and 5G radio spectrum auction in order to more aggressively curb EE’s (BT) dominance. Read More..

9th August, 2017 - 12:01 am
bt copper cable thieves

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Openreach (BT) and Crimestoppers are offering their usual reward of up to £1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and subsequent successful convictions of anybody involved with an attack on the operator’s network that occurred in the large Scottish village of Tweedbank. Read More..

8th August, 2017 - 3:33 pm
digital scotland go faster broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

The Scottish Government has issued a letter to the UK’s Department for Digital (DCMS) that warns against accepting BT’s proposed investment of up to £600m to deploy a new 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation for broadband, which they fear could extend BT’s “monopoly position in rural areas.” Read More..

8th August, 2017 - 11:29 am
ofcom uk telecoms regulator

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Sky (Sky Broadband) will be pleased to learn that Ofcom has today dropped a 2 year old investigation into whether or not the operator breached the regulator’s consumer protection rules for governing the termination of landline and broadband contracts. Read More..

8th August, 2017 - 11:18 am
kcom_office_building

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The UK telecoms regulator has hit KCOM, the incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, with a fine of £900,000 after “a serious weakness” in their network resulted in 74 calls to the emergency services failing after a BT telephone exchange in York flooded during Storm Eva. Read More..

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