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24th June, 2016 - 8:23 am (2 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.


23rd June, 2016 - 3:22 pm (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their Fastershire Phase 2 project, which is funded by £3m of state aid from Broadband Delivery UK and £7m from the provider itself, has already put its 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network within reach of 1,000 extra premises in Gloucestershire (England).


23rd June, 2016 - 2:40 pm (3 Comments)

Reports indicated that Transport for London are in the early stages of talks that could result in the extension of consumer mobile broadband and phone services to cover the city’s vast network of underground tubes and stations, all 100 miles of it.


22nd June, 2016 - 5:43 pm (3 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 33,000 land owners from across England and Wales, has called on the Government to ensure that their forthcoming 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband includes a “legal guarantee for consumer compensation” where the speed is not met.

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22nd June, 2016 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

Customers of BT, TalkTalk, PlusNet and Sky Broadband in the United Kingdom (others may also be affected) are all being warned to keep an eye out for fake pop-up support messages that claim to come from your ISP (phishing), which due to a simple exploit can appear on even legitimate websites.

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20th June, 2016 - 1:45 pm (2 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today rejected opposing appeals by BT and TalkTalk against Ofcom’s “margin squeeze” test, which is designed to keep the incumbent operator’s FTTC (VULA) based superfast broadband prices fair. But BT did win a small victory over its compliance period.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

20th June, 2016 - 12:01 am (18 Comments)

Internet provider BT has today launched a new Smart Hub (aka – HomeHub 6) wireless router for subscribers of their ‘Infinity‘ superfast broadband (FTTC/P) packages, which offers improved WiFi performance, built-in 4G filters and other enhancements. But G.fast integration will have to wait.

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18th June, 2016 - 1:12 am (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.

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17th June, 2016 - 9:14 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has reduced the price of their unlimited standard (ADSL) and superfast broadband (FTTC) packages by offering them free for the first 3 months of service, which is then followed by a 9 month discount price. New customers will also get a BT Reward Card worth between £100 and £125.

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17th June, 2016 - 8:37 am (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.

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16th June, 2016 - 4:05 pm (30 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the UK and is now working towards 95-97% within the next few years, has confirmed that £408m of public investment is being returned for future expansion.


16th June, 2016 - 1:41 am (21 Comments)

Telecoms watchers may be interested to learn that BTOpenreach has introduced extra capacity for their VDSL based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband services by giving engineers the ability to upgrade their large Huawei street cabinets (H200) and increase customer capacity to 384.


15th June, 2016 - 1:15 pm (8 Comments)

Getting online between 22nd June and 22nd July 2016 could briefly become easier in the United Kingdom after FON confirmed that it had teamed up with BT to provide free public WiFi hotspot access, which is in honour of the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) first World WiFi Day. But there’s a catch.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

15th June, 2016 - 9:08 am (4 Comments)

Last month it was revealed that BT intended to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 2 million premises around the United Kingdom by 2020, with about half being businesses. Today Openreach has confirmed the first 9 areas that will benefit.

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