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19th November, 2014 - 10:18 am
ofcom uk telecoms regulator

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The board of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has so far failed to find a replacement for their current CEO, Ed Richards, in time for his departure next month. So in the meantime they’ve appointed an acting Chief Executive, Steve Unger, to hold the position until the right candidate can be found.

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19th November, 2014 - 9:55 am
5g mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

As widely expected Ofcom has today announced a decision to make radio spectrum in the 700MHz band, which is currently used for Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) channels, available for use via future Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G) services by the start of 2022. Get ready to re-tune your TV or set-top-box.

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19th November, 2014 - 9:10 am
wireless internet signal

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Some 34 Ed’s Easy Diner restaurants across the United Kingdom have now been upgraded to offer a free WiFi Internet access service thanks to a new deal with The Cloud (BSkyB).

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19th November, 2014 - 8:21 am
broadband and phone prices pound sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Customers who pay off their TalkTalk bill early (i.e. within 24 hours of receiving the bill notification email) could until recently benefit from a so-called “Speedy Payment Discount” of 15%, but this has now been quietly reduced to just 10% and follows hot on the heels of the ISPs other recent price rises.

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19th November, 2014 - 7:43 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The tit-for-tat ISP advertising wars appear to be continuing after BT succeeded in getting the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service, which apparently misled the public by claiming to be Sky’s “BEST EVER broadband offer“.

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18th November, 2014 - 2:19 pm
three uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

Mobile operator Three UK has been slowly phasing out unlimited Mobile Broadband tethering support from their “all-you-can-eat” data tariffs since they introduced new plans earlier this year (here) and now existing subscribers of the legacy ‘One Plan’ are being pushed onto new contracts too, which cap tethering usage.

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18th November, 2014 - 1:00 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

New customers of cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) look set to face higher prices after sources informed ISPreview.co.uk that a series of rises are due to be announced on Monday 24th November 2014.

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18th November, 2014 - 11:02 am
bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

Author: Mark Jackson | 32 Comments

Residents of Fowlmere, a village that’s home to around 1,200 people in southern Cambridgeshire (England), have vented anger at the local Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband project with BT after an “ugly” and “intrusive” new FTTC capable street cabinet was built to deliver superfast broadband into the community.

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18th November, 2014 - 10:11 am
tesco_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Supermarket giant Tesco has moved to paint over some of their financial troubles by announcing that customers who shop in their Tesco Extra or Superstores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland will now be able to get online via premium WiFi hotspots from BT.

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18th November, 2014 - 9:43 am
bt sport tv and broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the United Kingdom’s telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, to launch an investigation into how the Premier League sells its live TV and related rights for football matches, which is a market that’s currently dominated by BT (BTSport) and BSkyB (Sky Sports / Sky Broadband).

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18th November, 2014 - 8:11 am
vodafone uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

In another entirely unsurprising development it’s been reported that Vodafone are seeking to enhance and possibly extend their existing relationship with BSkyB (Sky Broadband) by potentially bundling Sky’s NOW TV streaming service alongside their forthcoming Home Broadband product, which is anticipated to surface during spring 2015.

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18th November, 2014 - 1:15 am
uk internet statistics

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

How important are Internet upload speeds to your broadband ISP connection? According to our latest survey of 1,483 readers, some 41.3% of respondents considered upload performance to be an important part of their Internet use (58.5% rated it as “Not Important“), yet most of the largest national providers still choose not to promote it.

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17th November, 2014 - 9:17 am
uk \"up to\" broadband speeds

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

Consumer magazine Which? has once again called for Internet providers to offer consumers a Broadband Speed Guarantee after its latest online survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that only 5% of people agreed that the way service speeds are currently advertised is the clearest way.

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17th November, 2014 - 8:17 am
european union flag

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The European Commission’s (EC) new Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, has hinted that he might be about to adopt a distinctly less pro-consumer position on home broadband services and open access network flexibility than the person that he is effectively replacing, Neelie Kroes.

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