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30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm
piracy_internet_uk_stop_sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.

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30th November, 2016 - 11:56 am
hyperoptic_engineer_van

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Internet provider Hyperoptic, which specialises in deploying 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise / Building (FTTP/B) based broadband networks to big residential and business buildings in 20 UK cities, has won the “Broadband Pioneer” award at last night’s World Communications Awards.

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30th November, 2016 - 11:02 am
business broadband internet

Author: Mark Jackson | 51 Comments

The Office for National Statistics has published their annual E-commerce and ICT report, which offers some interesting statistics for UK business broadband connectivity to the end of 2015 (not exactly recent). Overall 83% of all businesses had Internet access (unchanged from 2014), but speeds vary.

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30th November, 2016 - 10:34 am
virgin_media_tv_v6_stb

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Cable operator Virgin Media will this morning take a break from focusing upon the ultrafast broadband side of their network and has instead announced the launch of their new Virgin TV V6 Box, which represents an attempt to catch-up with Sky Q (Sky Broadband) and BT TV.

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29th November, 2016 - 7:38 pm
sky_broadband_logo_2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today officially soft launched their new 4G based Sky Mobile service in the United Kingdom, which is powered by a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with O2 (Telefonica UK). The move will turn Sky into a true quad-play provider.

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29th November, 2016 - 1:15 pm
three uk mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Mobile operator Three UK is being investigated by Ofcom after the operator voluntarily notified the UK telecoms regulator about a “temporary reduction in the availability of its network“, which may have hindered the ability of some customers to contact the Emergency Services (police, fire, ambulance etc.).

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29th November, 2016 - 11:52 am
fttc bt openreach mastersocket

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Openreach has announced that they will soon give UK ISPs the ability to offer 5 months of free rental on their 40Mbps FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” service, which will apply to customers who currently only receive sub-10Mbps speeds via their existing copper lines (e.g. ADSL).

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29th November, 2016 - 11:00 am
fibre_optic_subsea_marine_cable

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Reports are coming in that the English Channel Island of Jersey has suffered major telecoms and broadband disruption after a ship, which was dragging its anchor along the seabed, broken through three of the islands main undersea fibre optic cables.

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29th November, 2016 - 10:04 am
fibre_optic_cables_multiple_colours

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Urban fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced that their Gigabit (1Gbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Ethernet and broadband network will be rolled out to around 500 business parks across its footprint of 40 cities in the United Kingdom, which could benefit 22,000 SMEs.

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29th November, 2016 - 9:24 am
router modem network cable snakes

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

It’s spreading fast! A newly modified version of the malicious Mirai worm, which has recently been remotely infecting masses of different broadband routers at other European ISPs (900,000+ in Germany), may soon begin to hit devices in the United Kingdom too, such as TalkTalk’s D-Link DSL-3780 kit.

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29th November, 2016 - 7:51 am
snow_openreach_van_tow

Author: Mark Jackson | 65 Comments

Bad news for BT today. Ofcom confirms that it has been unable to reach a voluntary agreement over the future of Openreach and would now force the operator to adopt “legal separation“. A new UK framework for the next decade of telecoms and broadband regulation will now be established.

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28th November, 2016 - 1:49 pm
banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has criticised the Government’s sudden decision to include mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites into the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017, which they say has “the potential to significantly harm the digital economy.”

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28th November, 2016 - 11:27 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

A probe by telecoms industry regulator Ofcom has today found “reasonable grounds to believe” that Plusnet may have continued to incorrectly bill customers of their fixed line broadband and phone services between 7th March 2008 and 3rd September 2015, even after they left.

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28th November, 2016 - 9:58 am
aylesbury_vale_broadband_ftth_rollout_bucks

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project has this week started the next phase of expansion in rural Buckinghamshire (England), which will expand their 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network to the villages of Oving and Stewkley.

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