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30th September, 2014 - 11:30 am
europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The latest State of the Internet Q2-2014 report from Akamai has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds increased by an impressive 21% in Q2 to hit 4.6Mbps. By comparison the UK saw its performance jump by 12% to reach 11.1Mbps, making us the 16th fastest country (down from 15th in Q1); although our peak speeds rank a place higher.

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30th September, 2014 - 9:27 am
cable theft and damage uk police

Author: Mark Jackson | 21 Comments

Thousands of homes and businesses in the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton have had their broadband and phone services disrupted after criminals pulled 140 metres worth of BT’s valuable copper telecoms cable out of the ground last week.

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30th September, 2014 - 8:56 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Customers of mobile giant EE (Everything Everywhere) will be pleased to know that the network operator has finally fixed the incorrect reporting of Mobile Broadband data usage, which resulted in some users being asked to upgrade or buy more data when they actually didn’t need to do so.

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30th September, 2014 - 8:20 am
wifi uk internet security

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The potential security risks of accessing a public WiFi hotspot are nothing new and yet a new F-Secure study of consumers in London has discovered that many users are continuing to connect themselves, without first checking the hotspots validity, to so-called “poisoned” wireless Internet access points (designed to steal your data).

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30th September, 2014 - 7:31 am
fttc street cabinet under construction

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

As expected BT has been chosen as the supplier for a £12.2 million Broadband Delivery UK based project in The Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – England’s West Midlands), which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 98% of local premises by 2017.

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29th September, 2014 - 1:41 pm
sajid_javid_mp_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 35 Comments

The Government’s Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, has today told the annual Conservative Party Conference that having better broadband Internet connectivity than the largest EU states is “never enough” and he wants the United Kingdom to “compete with the likes of Japan and South Korea“, where ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) networks are common.

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28th September, 2014 - 7:27 am
primus saver uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

One of the markets cheapest broadband providers, Primus Saver (New Call Telecom), has decided to re-brand under the new name of Fuel Broadband. The move is due to take affect from Wednesday 1st October 2014.

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27th September, 2014 - 8:00 am
router_disconnected

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Last week’s news was flooded with coverage of a new vulnerability in the command-line Bash interface (shell) for many Linux / Unix based systems, called SHELLSHOCK (CVE-2014-6271). Bash forms a part of everything from web servers to Smartphones (iPhone, Android etc.) and even quite a few broadband routers, but don’t worry because most of you will be safe.. probably, hopefully.

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26th September, 2014 - 3:05 pm
horton_village

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

Some 150 residents of Horton, a small and quite remote rural South Gloucestershire (England) village, have expressed anger at the performance of BT’s recent Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funded upgrades that are reportedly failing to deliver the promised “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.

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26th September, 2014 - 11:38 am
banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom could soon be forced to block websites that abuse commercial Trade Marks, assuming the owner of luxury brands including Cartier and Mont Blanc (Compagnie Financière Richemont SA) gets their way in a new court case, which Internet providers and the Open Rights Groups (ORG) are fighting.

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26th September, 2014 - 9:43 am
money gbp

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

The city of Portsmouth in Hampshire (England) has joined Bristol to make their local £4.7m superfast broadband Connection Vouchers available to businesses outside of the city’s boundary. The vouchers, worth between £200 and £3,000 +vat per firm, are designed to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection.

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26th September, 2014 - 8:30 am
fibre_optic_network_exchange

Author: Mark Jackson | 20 Comments

The boss of TalkTalk’s business division, Charles Bligh, has confirmed that the ISP ultimately wants 50-60% of homes in the United Kingdom to connect via their new ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. But in order for this to work Bligh admits that take-up will need to be 30-40% or higher and the cost per home must be below £500. Difficult.

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25th September, 2014 - 2:53 pm
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

An unspecified number of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) former customers, specifically those who left the provider in 2012 or earlier, are being told to expect a refund after an administrative blunder meant the operator failed to refund the remaining credit on some accounts.

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25th September, 2014 - 1:24 pm
BT engineer at work

Author: Mark Jackson | 47 Comments

Earlier this month ISPreview.co.uk became the first to reveal some of the results from BT’s first field trial of hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9701) and FTTdp broadband technology (here) and today the operator, perhaps seizing on recent calls from UK Labour Party activists, delivered its own take describing the service as “very promising … with significant potential” for the future.

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