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talktalk uk isp

23rd July, 2014 - 8:48 am (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has revealed the latest results for Q2-2014 (calendar), which saw their broadband subscriber base grow by +10,000 in the quarter to total 4,206,000 (i.e. stable growth from +10k added in Q1). Meanwhile their planned roll-out of ultrafast FTTP broadband in the city of York is also making progress.


23rd July, 2014 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in 22 cities across the United Kingdom, is continuing to suffer from low uptake with only around 4% (1,500 approved applications) of the £100m fund being drawn down.

fiber optic cable bright

22nd July, 2014 - 4:20 pm (1 Comment)

Around 70+ businesses on the Cardiff Gate International Business Park in Wales can now gain access to top broadband speeds of 1000Mbps after Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet expanded the reach of their fibre optic network into the area by using the city’s Connection Voucher scheme, which makes this the first such park to benefit in the whole of Wales.

geo networks uk

16th July, 2014 - 6:09 pm (1 Comment)

GEO Networks (Zayo Group), a dedicated fibre optic solutions provider for the United Kingdom, has gobbled up around 1,000 miles worth of fibre optic cabling in South Yorkshire (England), which use to belong to the now defunct Digital Region (DRL) broadband network, for an undisclosed sum.


14th July, 2014 - 8:30 am (56 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today called on the Government of the United Kingdom to improve their current broadband coverage ambitions by raising the Universal Service Commitment (USC) from 2Mbps (Megabits per second) of Internet download speed to 10Mbps by 2018-2019, which would then rise again to 100Mbps+ by 2030.

postoffice uk broadband

8th July, 2014 - 12:27 pm (0 Comments)

In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) deal with EE.


8th July, 2014 - 11:05 am (1 Comment)

Business ISP Coms, which earlier this year created some customer frustrations with its mixed attempt to merge ADSL24′s (So Purple Group) old broadband subscriber base (here) into their own operations, has this week informed many of the same users that they now plan to terminate their old email and web hosting services.


7th July, 2014 - 3:32 pm (3 Comments)

The new plan to roll-out a free wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) network across “scores of public areas” in Newcastle and Gateshead (North East England) could be at risk after it emerged that Spain-based GOWEX, which had been appointed to setup the new infrastructure, had falsified its accounts and filed for bankruptcy.

united kingdom money map

7th July, 2014 - 8:30 am (2 Comments)

The Government has today announced an investment of £6bn to help fund the first wave of 39 new Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England, which among other things will also bring new money to build new homes and improve the coverage of superfast broadband services alongside the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

slow broadband speed

4th July, 2014 - 9:43 am (12 Comments)

The government’s plans for Shoreditch’s Tech City have been criticised by Labour MP Meg Hillier after it was claimed that around a third of local businesses, not to mention many homes, are still without access to high-speed broadband, while the £3,000 Connection Voucher (“Super-Connected Cities“) scheme that was setup to help has been branded as a “national embarrassment“.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

3rd July, 2014 - 2:10 pm (2 Comments)

No disputes over pay this year. Telecoms giant BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have today agreed a new pay package that will last for the next three years (until January 2017) and see 47,000 of the operators “team members” (primary staff) receive a modest increase in pay.

gigaclear uk

2nd July, 2014 - 9:06 am (39 Comments)

Rural-focused fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP Gigaclear has secured private investment worth £7.75 million to help fund the next phase of its growth and a roll-out of 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Internet access into more areas, which could reach 15,000 premises by the end of 2015 and go much further in the future.

metronet uk logo

30th June, 2014 - 8:38 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP Metronet UK, which is based in Manchester (England) and runs a carrier-grade hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, has announced plans for a further geographic expansion of its network after the management team completed a £45m secondary buyout of the business with support from ISIS Equity Partners.


27th June, 2014 - 3:31 pm (0 Comments)

Belfast-based broadband and phone ISP UTV Group has sold its UK residential and Ireland-based business customers to Rainbow Communications for an undisclosed sum so that they can re-focus on the TV broadcasting side of their business and “exit from non-core activities including UTV Connect“.

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