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17th September, 2014 - 7:42 am
uk advertising standards authority

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV, website and several press adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service after rival ISPs, BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), complained that the promotions “misled” consumers by claiming the service offered Internet download speeds that were “5x faster than Sky and BT’s regular broadband“.

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16th September, 2014 - 1:38 pm
uk wifi wireless internet access for free

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Residents of Llanidloes in Powys (Wales), which is a small town that’s home to around 3,000 people, can now benefit after local ISP PCQ Solutions made a free public WiFi hotspot service available in the area and it could soon arrive in similarly sized towns across the United Kingdom.

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16th September, 2014 - 11:43 am
london uk broadband internet city

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (Conservative), will today meet some of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and mobile operators (including Virgin Media, BT and O2 UK) at a ‘Connectivity Summit’ where it’s hoped that a strategy can be devised to help improve the city’s superfast broadband connectivity.

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16th September, 2014 - 10:47 am
fibre_topic_cable_strands

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Virgin Media has today confirmed our report from last month and said they’re teaming-up with the John Henry Group to trial a new fibre optic based narrow-trenching deployment technology in the large village of Papworth Everard, which resides near the city of Cambridge (England). Locals can expect to receive download speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

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16th September, 2014 - 8:33 am
fibre-optic-fiber-optic-cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) in England’s West Midlands has, after sitting out the first round of funding from the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, finally agreed a £7.5m project to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of local premises by 2017.

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16th September, 2014 - 1:12 am
origin broadband uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband has attempted to move on from last month’s customer support and connectivity troubles (here), which related to the closure of Digital Region’s (DRL) local network, by officially launching their new services and offering free unlimited broadband to “everyone within reach of our network who takes line rental“.

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15th September, 2014 - 6:27 pm
fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

In an unexpected move the budget ISP Direct Save Telecom has today announced the launch of a new “low-cost unlimited high-speed” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband service for new builds in the United Kingdom, with prices starting from just £4.95 per month. But details appear to be in short supply.

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15th September, 2014 - 3:07 pm
uk train

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

People travelling on the South West Trains service in England, specifically those who use the main line route from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Portsmouth, will from today be able to make use of a new on-board FREE wireless Internet (WiFi Hotspot) service, just so long as it’s one of the operators Class 444 Desiro electric trains.

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15th September, 2014 - 2:27 pm
openreach_fttc_two_engineers

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Middlesbrough Council in North East England has this week approved additional funding of £493k, which will be used to help make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of people by 2017 (including an additional 500 local businesses). But the funding represents less than half what was actually made available.

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15th September, 2014 - 10:30 am
fibre optic cable trench uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which is a community owned co-operative that aims to construct a new superfast broadband (30-100Mbps capable) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural parts of Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England), has confirmed that the construction phase will begin on Monday 5th October 2014.

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15th September, 2014 - 9:55 am
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Customer of Virgin Media’s mobile division (Virgin Mobile) have, over the past couple of weeks, apparently been sent defective SIM cards that resulted in slow Internet (Mobile Broadband) speeds and or a complete loss of related connectivity. Existing customers are also experiencing problems with data performance.

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15th September, 2014 - 9:07 am
gigaclear uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Gigaclear, which specialises in rolling out true 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband services to rural communities across the United Kingdom, looks set to float its way onto the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in order to initially raise an additional £20m to help fund an even more aggressive expansion strategy.

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15th September, 2014 - 8:12 am
scotland_scottish_independence

Author: Mark Jackson | 20 Comments

The heated debate over Scottish independence, which is due to be decided in a referendum this week (Thursday 18th Sept), took another twist over the weekend as national telecoms and broadband operators including BT, TalkTalk, O2 (Telefonica UK), Vodafone, EE and Three UK united in a rare show of unity to highlight some of their considerations.

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12th September, 2014 - 2:08 pm
fibre optic cable core

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The Independent Next Generation Networks Limited (INGNL) has hinted at plans to expand the reach of their carrier-neutral Next Generation Wholesale Access Network (NGANs) in order to deliver broadband speeds of 300Mbps (Megabits per second) to new-build town and urban developments that have been approved by the UK Government and local planning authorities.

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