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24th September, 2016 - 8:16 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The Managing Director of consultancy firm Hatton & Berkeley (H&B), Robert Croucher, which became notorious for hounding subscribers of UK ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband) with letters demanding payment for suspected Internet piracy, has been sent to jail in tears after assaulting a Taxi driver.

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23rd September, 2016 - 1:35 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

BT are rumoured to be mooting the acquisition of broadband based Video-on-Demand and Catch-Up TV (IPTV) platform, YouView, which underpins both their Pay TV service and that of several other ISPs (TalkTalk, JT etc.). A figure of around £60m is currently being mooted (up from a starting offer of £20m).

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23rd September, 2016 - 11:41 am
sky yahoo mail

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Customers of Sky Broadband and BT have been warned that some of them may have been affected after Internet giant Yahoo! confirmed that at least 500 million of its accounts were stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored” hackers. Both ISPs make use of the company for their email platforms.

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23rd September, 2016 - 10:51 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The CEO of cable operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, and other members of his senior management team have been roasted by staff this week after a Q&A session revealed a strong level of internal dissatisfaction, not least with the alleged “faceless change drivers” at new owner Liberty Global.

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23rd September, 2016 - 7:02 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Friday is traditionally the day when people, usually those who don’t have kids (lucky bu…), go out to get smashed off their faces enjoy a leisurely tipple. Perfect timing then because Virgin Media has decided to booze up their cable broadband bundles by throwing in a few bottles of bubbly.

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23rd September, 2016 - 1:05 am
AirGig Powerline Wireless Broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

The research and development division of global telecoms giant AT&T has begun to develop a new twist on the old Powerline Communications idea, but instead of sending electrical signals over the national grid’s power cables it would use the cables to “guide” a wireless broadband transmission.

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22nd September, 2016 - 1:14 pm
isle_of_coll

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

EE has announced that they’ve switched-on their 4G Mobile network for premises on the remote Inner Hebrides Isle of Coll, which is home to just a couple of hundred people. Mind you they weren’t the first to do this (Vodafone has had a community supported 4G service on the island since 2015).

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22nd September, 2016 - 12:13 pm
entanet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Communications provider Entanet has today become one of the latest ISPs to sign-up with Metronet UK‘s wholesale ultrafast wireless connectivity platform, which will be used to help connect businesses across various parts of England.

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22nd September, 2016 - 11:37 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 41 Comments

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has today given a progress update on their plans to improve national broadband connectivity. Among other things this included improvements to their FTTP roll-out for new build homes, a list of trial locations for the 10Mbps USO focused LR-VDSL technology and a huge extension of their G.fast pilot to 138,000 UK premises.

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22nd September, 2016 - 9:53 am
green_fibre_optic_cable_expansion

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Alternative network provider Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large county town of Northampton in Northamptonshire (East Midlands of England) has become its next “Gigabit City“, with their 45km long fibre optic (FTTP) network going live for local businesses today.

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22nd September, 2016 - 9:19 am
zen internet uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Ian Hunter of Zen Internet has warned that UK businesses who choose their broadband connectivity by comparing it with super cheap domestic packages are at risk of becoming “broadband blind” by overlooking the importance of things like reliability, strong technical support and future scalability etc.

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22nd September, 2016 - 12:01 am
criticism uk consumer broadband isp complaints

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

A new report from global business and tax advisory firm EY has warned that 32% of UK consumers see little difference between the bundles offered by broadband ISPs, which risks encouraging a “race to the bottom” where the only perceived differentiator is price.

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21st September, 2016 - 12:29 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The European Commission has today proposed a revised Fair Use Policy (FUP) for their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which replaces the one that was withdrawn almost as soon as it was announced.

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21st September, 2016 - 11:51 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Relish, which uses a variation of 4G technology in the 3.5GHz band to offer Internet download speeds of up to 50Mbps around parts of central London, has launched a new same day delivery service to help customers get online.

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