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19th August, 2014 - 4:14 pm
best broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

Mirror mirror on the wall.. RootMetrics has today published their “midyear” (H1-2014) report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom, which has seen O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone all battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds for Internet access.

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19th August, 2014 - 1:03 pm
wifi wireless internet access

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Shoppers visiting the Camden Market (Stables Market) in London look set to benefit after it was announced that Purple WiFi and Cisco Meraki were helping to make a free WiFi hotspot service available across all public areas.

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19th August, 2014 - 7:42 am
david cameron northmoor

Author: Mark Jackson | 29 Comments

Residents and businesses in the Parish of Northmoor (West Oxfordshire, England) can now benefit from an ultrafast 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network after the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, turned up for Gigaclear’s official switch-on event.

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18th August, 2014 - 1:54 pm
telecoms engineer street works at night

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

One authority to rule them all.. and in the darkness bind them. The EEF claims that the United Kingdom would benefit from the establishment of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to manage everything from long-term planning to investment and development of the national transport, energy and presumably also its communications (broadband and phone) networks.

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18th August, 2014 - 8:19 am
pirate internet piracy flag

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has allegedly taken the seemingly unusual decision to forward a USA sourced copyright infringement notice from Warner Bros., which concerns a suspected attempt to share the recent Godzilla movie over P2P (BitTorrent), to a customer via its sibling ISP Opal Solution.

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18th August, 2014 - 6:45 am
wales uk map

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project with BT in Wales, which aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of premises by the end of spring 2016 (total of 700,000 premises), has confirmed that over 190,000 premises are now able to benefit thanks to its work.

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16th August, 2014 - 8:06 am
new home construction

Author: Mark Jackson | 76 Comments

A new 200 acre housing development in South Gloucestershire (Charlton Hayes), which once complete will include 2,200 homes (inc. a school, business space and shops) and is situated near to the notorious Internet slowspot of Bradley Stoke, has seen its first residents complain about the lack of ISP choice because they can only get Seethelight’s 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

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15th August, 2014 - 11:10 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Ofcom has today proposed to grant Code Powers to ISP WarwickNet Ltd., which would make it simpler for them (e.g. easier approval for street works) to roll-out their “superfast” and “ultrafast” broadband network by, among other things, making use of BTOpenreach’s cable duct and pole sharing (DPS) products.

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15th August, 2014 - 10:00 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

Some operators seem to have a knack for finding new ways of annoying their customers. As a case in point, EE has decided that broadband and mobile customers who call their support line will be offered the ability to jump in front of the queue for an additional one-off fee of 50 pence.

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15th August, 2014 - 7:13 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 64 Comments

The second phase of BTOpenreach’s VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which could improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing interference (crosstalk), has finally got underway and will run for “at least” 3 months.

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14th August, 2014 - 10:31 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

PlusNet has informed that their 8 month old customer trial of a YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service is “going very well“, but sadly even after all this time they’re still unable to give any indication of when a commercial launch might occur.

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14th August, 2014 - 7:35 am
fttc bt cabinet internals

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

BTOpenreach has announced their intention to pilot a new capability (GEA-FTTC Start and GEA-FTTC Stop) from 22nd September 2014, which will in the long run enable them to provision superfast broadband (FTTC) lines at a faster and cheaper rate than is currently possible. But there is a caveat involved.

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13th August, 2014 - 7:45 pm
talktalk uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 31 Comments

New and re-contracting customers of TalkTalk who wish to benefit from the ISPs annual pre-paid line rental discount (aka – Value Line Rental) will be unhappy to learn that they’ve quietly hiked their prices and this time it’s a fairly dramatic adjustment.

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13th August, 2014 - 1:57 pm
world internet connectivity

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Most of you probably won’t have noticed but a sizeable chunk of the global Internet suffered a brief period of instability and slowdown today (around 9am BST), which occurred after an error with Verizon’s autonomous systems and Cisco’s older routers caused a critical Internet routing limit to be reached. It will probably happen again too.

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