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20th February, 2015 - 7:52 am
BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

Author: Mark Jackson | 28 Comments

The national UK telecoms regulator’s plan to control the margin between BT’s wholesale and retail superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) prices has suffered a setback, albeit a non-binding one, after the European Commission (EC) warned that the “proposed approach lacks the necessary flexibility” and could result in higher retail prices for consumers.

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19th February, 2015 - 12:02 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has signed a new partnership with Arqiva that will help to improve the coverage and performance of 4G mobile connectivity in city centres across the United Kingdom, particularly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Southampton.

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19th February, 2015 - 8:03 am
wireless mobile mast

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The national telecoms regulator has today carried out its promise to once again review the plans for a massive hike in annual licence fees on the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands, but they’ve also been quick to warn that the recent coverage agreement between mobile operators and the Government is “unlikely to have a material effect“.

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19th February, 2015 - 7:20 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

UK ISP PlusNet has apologised after its automated data usage monitoring system suddenly lost the plot and began applying incorrect usage levels to some of the provider’s broadband customers on older capped usage accounts, which triggered a mass of email warnings about excessive usage.

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18th February, 2015 - 7:51 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 46 Comments

The Digital Durham project in England, which includes Gateshead, Tees Valley, Sunderland and currently aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 98% of local premises by September 2016 (96% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has signed a second contract that should push the network coverage near to the magic 100% mark.

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18th February, 2015 - 1:03 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

CityFibre, which specialises in deploying fibre optic broadband networks around some of the United Kingdom’s second tier cities, has expanded its team by hiring a number of recognisable names from the wider telecoms industry, including a few that hail from the senior levels of TalkTalk, BT Scotland and Geo Networks (now owned by Zayo Group).

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17th February, 2015 - 11:07 am
wales uk map

Author: Mark Jackson | 34 Comments

The Welsh Government appears to have posted an official tender for their Superfast CymruInfill Project“, which will look to extend the reach of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to beyond the current target(s).

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17th February, 2015 - 9:59 am
Internet call centre uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

The House of Lords, specifically their Digital Skills Committee, has today published a new report and warned that the United Kingdom is at a “tipping point” because it hasn’t fully addressed the “significant digital skills shortage“. One of the proposed remedies for this is to define the Internet as a utility service, “available for all to access and use“.

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17th February, 2015 - 9:04 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 20 Comments

An apparently small number of Openreach’s VDSL (FTTC) “fibre broadband” modem users are being sent replacement white power adaptors (HW-120100B12W) after a “manufacturing fault” allegedly meant that a component inside the old black PSU adapter plug (FM120007-UK) might “fail and break the casing“.

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17th February, 2015 - 8:08 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Residents of St. Edward’s Park, a small rural community in the Staffordshire (England) village of Cheddleton, are celebrating after local ISP Internet Connections began rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to the area. But oddly the local community already had superfast access.

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16th February, 2015 - 3:34 pm
zen internet uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

New customers who take one of Zen Internet’s superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages (e.g. Fibre 1, Unlimited Fibre 1, Unlimited Fibre 2 or Unlimited Fibre Office) can now also take a Self-Install (Plug’n’Play) option, which means that an Openreach engineer doesn’t need to enter your home in order to complete the setup.

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16th February, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

A new report suggests that the recently announced £45.5m extension to the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which will make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to even more local premises, very nearly didn’t go ahead after BT initially refused to bid. The move gave the council little option but to sign an exclusive deal with BT, instead of pursuing a more open tender.

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16th February, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

The Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet have joined forces in Northamptonshire (England) for a unique project to identify business parks and industrial estates that have been labelled the “worst affected” by a lack of good broadband, with the goal being to then rollout superfast connectivity to those areas.

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16th February, 2015 - 8:10 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

Budget Internet provider PlusNet must correct their definition for “Low Cost” areas, which directly impacts the price that subscribers pay, after readers noted that the details on their website appeared to have been out of date since 26th June 2014 when Ofcom changed the regulation.

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