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15th April, 2017 - 1:03 am
fibre optic cable strands

Author: Mark Jackson | 19 Comments

Over the next few years we expect to see the number of premises covered by ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) networks in the United Kingdom rise from nearly 1 million today to around 5 million+, but which ISPs provide this service and what do you get for your money? We take a quick look. Read More..

13th April, 2017 - 12:21 am
virgin media superhub 3 router

Author: Mark Jackson | 22 Comments

After a delay from last year it appears as if Virgin Media’s newest feature, which turns existing SuperHub v3 cable broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots, is finally out of beta and starting to be deployed so that customers passing outside a VM home will be able to get online. Read More..

12th April, 2017 - 4:07 pm
fibre optic fiber optic cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

The FTTH Council Europe has revised downward last year’s Comsof estimate for the cost of deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband networks across the EU (currently this still includes the UK) by 2025, which makes it €137 billion (£116bn) instead of €156bn (£132bn). Read More..

12th April, 2017 - 2:09 pm
europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which acts as a think-tank for the government, has published a new report that summarises the risks and challenges of Brexit for Internet and digital communications across the United Kingdom (broadband, mobile, USO, state aid policy etc.). Read More..

12th April, 2017 - 12:45 pm
speed_up_broadband_internet_uk_performance

Author: Mark Jackson | 22 Comments

Ofcom’s annual study of fixed line home broadband ISP speeds across the United Kingdom has revealed that the average Internet download rate is now 36.2Mbps (up from 28.9Mbps last year), with uploads hitting 4.3Mbps (up from 3.7Mbps). But there’s a widening gap between rural and urban areas. Read More..

12th April, 2017 - 11:45 am
good_versus_bad_opinions_0

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Ofcom has today published a huge new report into the service quality and provision times of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and technologies, which finds that 87% of broadband customers are satisfied with their service and this rises to 89% for landline (phone) and 92% for Mobile. Read More..

12th April, 2017 - 9:00 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

It’s been three months since BT introduced their free ‘Call Protect‘ service to tackle nuisance calls (here) and some 2 million homes across the United Kingdom are now using it. The broadband ISP has also published a table of the top 5 worst nuisance callers for March 2017. Read More..

11th April, 2017 - 2:23 pm
two_openreach_engineers_working

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

None of the 17 initial pilot locations announced for BT’s pilot of 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology has included anywhere in Northern Ireland, but all that changed today after they confirmed that 4,000 premises in Antrim would benefit. Read More..

11th April, 2017 - 12:07 pm
aircraft

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The UK telecoms regulator has proposed to introduce a small but important change that would make it easier and cheaper for aircraft to support the use of on-board mobile devices (e.g. handsets, tablets, laptops) in the 2G, 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands. Read More..

11th April, 2017 - 8:32 am
broadband and phone prices pound sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

On ISPreview.co.uk we’ve long made a point of highlighting post-contract / discount prices in our listings and we’ve frequently called for ISPs to make such details clearer. Today Citizens Advice has similarly warned that broadband prices can rise by an average 43% when fixed term deals end. Read More..

11th April, 2017 - 7:30 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

As most people known BT’s Consumer ISP division has long offered a range of broadband packages with capped usage allowances, at least it did until today as the options have been removed in order to avoid confusion. At the same time they’ve cut the price of their unlimited usage options. Read More..

11th April, 2017 - 12:01 am
hyperoptic engineers at work by daniel cheung

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today reached yet another social housing agreement, which means that “thousands” of homes in Thurrock (Essex) will soon gain access to their ultrafast 1Gbps capable FTTP/B based broadband network. A special £9 a month 5Mbps option will also be offered. Read More..

10th April, 2017 - 1:28 pm
openreach engineer pulling fibre optic cable duct

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

UK Internet provider TalkTalk Business has today confirmed that they will be one of the first ISPs to adopt Openreach’s (BT) proposed ‘Dark Fibre Access‘ product, which follows a key ruling by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that will affect how the service is priced. Read More..

10th April, 2017 - 11:29 am
Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

Author: Mark Jackson | 49 Comments

The MP for Warrington North (Cheshire, England), Helen Jones, has claimed that many residents in the area should be paid a total of £246,000 in compensation by ISPs because of the slow broadband speeds that local homes are alleged to endure. She wants Ofcom to take action. Read More..

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