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27th July, 2014 - 1:09 am
broadband internet speed uk

Author: Keith Oddy | 53 Comments

Do we really need 1Mbps, 10Mbps, 100Mbps or even 1000Mbps (1Gbps) of Internet download and upload speed to enjoy the online world? It’s an interesting question and one with many different answers, usually depending upon both your perspective and personal expectations. But how much Internet speed is really enough?

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26th July, 2014 - 8:00 am
uk fibre optic broadband development

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

Reports indicate that the Japanese technology and telecoms giant Fujitsu UK has won its case against the 2008 dismissal of their £900m contract for providing the NHS with new IT services. Crucially this is also part of the reason why Fujitsu ended up being classified as “high risk” by the Government for other IT projects, such as the Broadband Delivery UK programme.

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25th July, 2014 - 3:30 pm
channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

A new report today claims that the States of Guernsey (Channel Islands) has conducted a so-called “secret” pilot in order to monitor the performance of broadband connections (obviously), albeit apparently without local ISPs being told.

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25th July, 2014 - 9:02 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Media and Internet giant Sky Broadband (BSkyB), which has just this morning gobbled Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland (here), has announced that their total home broadband base grew by only +50,000 during Q2-2014 to total 5,247,000 Internet access customers (down sharply from the +70k added in Q1-2014 and +110k in Q4-2013).

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25th July, 2014 - 8:14 am
stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

BSkyB has today moved to create a pan-European pay TV and communications provider by announcing the acquisition of Sky Italia (Italy) and a 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland (Germany). Both companies are controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, although Murdoch’s stake in BSkyB has remained stuck at just over 39% due to political and competition concerns.

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25th July, 2014 - 7:39 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK has reported that their fixed line home broadband ISP subscribers grew by an impressive +30k in Q2-2014 (calendar) to total 775,000 customers, which is up from the +19k added during Q1-2014 and also better than the +12k in Q4-2013. Meanwhile their 4G (LTE) users grew +1.3m in the quarter to top 4.183m (way up from the +889k added in Q1).

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24th July, 2014 - 2:37 pm
telephone support rage and complaints

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

A new survey conducted by Which? on 3,621 members of the public has revealed that 68% of consumers who escalate their complaint against a service or utility provider (e.g. broadband, phone, energy, water etc.), such as by using an independent ombudsman, win their case. But sadly 60% of those who attempted to resolve a complaint directly were left dissatisfied

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24th July, 2014 - 8:17 am
primus saver uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Bargain hunters looking to take Primus Saver’s ultra-cheap £1.20 per month (plus £13.99 line rental) broadband and phone bundle, which comes with a 20GB usage allowance, free router and free UK evening and weekend calls, should take note that the ISP will soon withdraw it in favour of new “totally unlimited” packages. The existing fibre (FTTC) deals will also soon be gone.

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23rd July, 2014 - 2:43 pm
europasat

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Oxfordshire-based broadband Satellite ISP EuropaSat has announced that customers who take either their Tooway (Eutelsat) or SES based packages will now be able to benefit from half-price monthly rental for the first three months of service.

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23rd July, 2014 - 2:15 pm
bt wifi uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Around 2,000 military and civilian personnel at RAF Northolt in London can now get online via a new WiFi Hotspot based wireless Internet access service after BT completed the installation of the new “high-speed” network via 480 access points today.

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23rd July, 2014 - 1:49 pm
westminster uk government

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The UK’s semi-recycled Data Retention and Investigation Powers Act (DRIP), which extends the range of Internet snooping that the Government can perform on its citizens and was controversially rushed into law last week under emergency powers (here), will become the subject of a Judicial Review process if some MPs get their way.

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23rd July, 2014 - 1:15 pm
bt openreach cable maintenance

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme in England has today confirmed the next round (Phase 3) of areas that can expect to benefit from the councils state aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services, which aim to reach “at least” 90% of local premises by the end of 2015 and 95% by 2017.

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23rd July, 2014 - 12:58 pm
isles of scilly

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that the cable ship called ‘Resolute’ will today complete the first major phase of a £3.7m effort to divert two unused submarine fibre optic cables to the Isles of Scilly (the cables had previously been used for communications between the UK, Ireland and Spain).

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23rd July, 2014 - 9:50 am
oecd

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which covers 34 countries that support democracy and a market economy, has reported that at the end of 2013 the United Kingdom ranked 8th for fixed line broadband penetration (i.e. 35.2 subscribers per 100 inhabitants). Fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connections also continued to grow.

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