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26th May, 2015 - 2:01 am
b4rn fibre optic broadband dig - april 2015

Author: Mark Jackson | 35 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.

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24th May, 2015 - 8:18 am
vodafone uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 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.

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22nd May, 2015 - 10:17 am
office for national statistics UK

Author: Mark Jackson | 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).

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22nd May, 2015 - 7:52 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

UK ISP PlusNet has once again moved to take advantage of the looming bank holiday weekend by offering their standard ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband and included weekend calls package free for the first 12 months of service (normally £9.99 per month) with £75 Cashback, which is available to order until 26th May 2015.

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21st May, 2015 - 1:30 pm
telephone support rage and complaints

Author: Mark Jackson | 29 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.

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21st May, 2015 - 12:04 pm
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 25 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.

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21st May, 2015 - 9:56 am
bournemouth_c4l_fibre_optic_build

Author: Mark Jackson | 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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21st May, 2015 - 9:29 am
scotland map

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

A new online YouGov poll of 100 IT decision makers in Scotland, which was commissioned by Cityfibre, has reported that 92% of respondents view high quality, fast broadband as important to the success of their company and yet 52% felt as if connectivity in Scotland was worse than other parts of the UK.

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21st May, 2015 - 9:00 am
london_south_dock_marina

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) network has just reached residential boats in London’s South Dock marina (including South Dock and Greenland Dock), which we guess makes it a “Fibre-to-the-Boat” service. Ho ho.

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21st May, 2015 - 7:59 am
bt copper cable thieves

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Criminals who cause misery to many thousands of people every year by pulling vast amounts of BT’s vital copper telecoms and broadband cable out of the ground (Metal Theft) may be displeased to learn that the operator has agreed to continue its work with the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

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20th May, 2015 - 1:53 pm
fibre optic cable spectrum colours

Author: Mark Jackson | 52 Comments

Telecoms operators that upgrade from their old fixed line copper based broadband (e.g. ADSL) services to a pure fibre optic (e.g. FTTH/P etc.) style network infrastructure could make significantly bigger maintenance, energy and reliability savings than initially predicted.

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20th May, 2015 - 11:19 am
claverton

Author: Mark Jackson | 43 Comments

A tiny rural civil parish village called Claverton in Somerset, which is home to around 115 people (70 homes) and resides near Bath in England, has apparently become the first such UK village to privately co-fund with BT to build a completely new “fibre broadband” (FTTC) network.

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20th May, 2015 - 9:47 am
telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

BT has confirmed that 100 businesses in the city of Swansea (Wales) will benefit when they begin their technically-focused trial of 500Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology in the area this summer.

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20th May, 2015 - 8:55 am
fibre optic and ethernet network cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the country by 2017/18 and is largely dominated by BT, has been deemed “effective” by a new independent evaluation. But the report also raises a few concerns.

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