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28th October, 2014 - 3:28 pm
talktalk uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Budget ISP TalkTalk have made their entry-level unlimited SimplyBroadband package free for the first 12 months of service (normally £3.50 a month), which can also be taken alongside the half-price Superpowered Fibre (FTTC) upgrade (£5 a month instead of £10). On top of that new customers get a £75 Love2shop Voucher (usable in lots of stores).

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28th October, 2014 - 12:17 pm
gigaclear uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Some 750 homes and businesses across six villages in rural Otmoor (Oxfordshire, England) have now become the latest to benefit from access to Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

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28th October, 2014 - 4:36 am
chapelton_house_being_built_in_scotland

Author: Mark Jackson | 21 Comments

Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, which resides five miles south of Aberdeen and will eventually be home to 4,045 new houses located in four neighbourhoods (this could be expanded to 8,000 in the future), will shortly see its first residents move in and they can all expect to benefit from broadband speeds of over 300Mbps (Megabits per second).

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27th October, 2014 - 4:50 pm
fibre optic cable spectrum colours

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

A team of Dutch scientists working at the Eindhoven University of Technology have built a new type of fibre optic cable with seven cores (traditional cables often have only a single core for laser light to travel down), which has enabled them to push an astonishing data speed of 255Tbps (Terabits per second) over a single 1km long link.

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27th October, 2014 - 10:07 am
house_for_sale_with_slow_broadband_warning_sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The latest survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom by Halifax, which queried what kind of impact broadband connectivity would have on house buying, found that 23% would attempt to negotiate a lower price if the property had a poor broadband connection, while 20% would pay more for a home with “good broadband” and 18% said broadband had been merely a consideration during past moves.

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25th October, 2014 - 8:17 am
BT Wholesale engineers

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

BTWholesale’s plan to boost its fibre optic based Ethernet footprint and big business connectivity, which started earlier this year, has now seen several new data centre PoP (Point of Presence) sites go live at TelecityGroup in Joule House (Manchester), Equinix [LDN5] in Slough and a further one in Leeds. More are set to follow.

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24th October, 2014 - 4:33 pm
uk pirate music

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

As expected several major record labels and trade bodies, including the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Sony Music and Universal Music etc., have successfully won multiple court orders that will force all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing 21 P2P Torrent (BitTorrent) indexes, which were found to be facilitating Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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24th October, 2014 - 1:49 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The threat of “speculative invoicing” appears to have re-emerged in the United Kingdom after a long running, but not widely reported, battle between Virgin Media and London law firm Wagner & Co resulted in the UK cable operator being forced to release the details of 800 customers whom are alleged to have shared “illegal” copyright content online.

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24th October, 2014 - 11:19 am
fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to grant Code Powers to a fairly new company called Subtopia Ltd., which intends to roll-out “high-speed fibre optic and copper broadband services” for certain cities in the United Kingdom, starting with their home base of Birmingham (England).

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24th October, 2014 - 10:01 am
cityscape uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Do you ever use a MasterCard to make payments? If the answer is “Yes” then you might be pleased to know that this will now also entitle you to get free WiFi access at any of The Cloud’s (BSkyB) 22,000 hotspots in the United Kingdom, although for the moment this only appears to benefit those who travel in and around London.

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24th October, 2014 - 9:16 am
Wireless network

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Part of the Government’s Digital Jobcentres project appears to be nearing completion, which among other things means that job hunters across the United Kingdom will soon be able to get online in any of the 700 or so Jobcentre Plus offices by using a new free WiFi hotspot service.

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23rd October, 2014 - 10:31 am
o2 uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Mobile operator O2 has today signed a huge 18-year agreement with the Zayo Group, which will see the mobile giant replace their old SDH and Ethernet-based managed services infrastructure with a new “fully resilient core” fibre optic network across the United Kingdom.

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23rd October, 2014 - 10:01 am
wifi_internet_security

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has conducted a new study of 2,000 British adults that attempts to collate the sometimes poor performance of standard home broadband connections with the finding that 39% of respondents admitted to using their neighbours’ Internet connection by “stealing” their WiFi, which might be partly out of frustration with their own slow connections.

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22nd October, 2014 - 2:02 pm
internet piracy flag

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

How much does it cost to block a website via court order in the United Kingdom? According to the solicitor acting for Richemont, Simon Baggs of Wiggin LLP, the cost of forcing ISPs to block a website via the court process is roughly £14,000 per site. But that’s not the only cost involved and consumers could ultimately end up paying the price.

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