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25th April, 2017 - 8:22 am (1 Comment)

Alternative fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has posted their final results to the end of 2016, which reveals that their “completed” cable duct and fibre optic network (FTTP) footprint has increased to 3,383km (up from 743km in 2015) and they now serve 3,962 customer premises (up from 1,200).

computer keyboard and mouse user

25th April, 2017 - 12:02 am (11 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,006 “nationally representative” UK adults has claimed that 25% of UK employees have had issues with their broadband or mobile services when working from home over the last year and 46% of those have experienced such severe problems that they’ve given up on it.

cityfibre installing fibre optic cables in uk city

24th April, 2017 - 1:10 pm (2 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has appointed BT’s former Head of Local Business, Jatinder Sispal, to become their new Head of Carrier and National Providers. Jtinder has been in the technology and telecoms sector for 22 years, also holding senior roles at Telstra and Colt.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

20th April, 2017 - 10:30 am (42 Comments)

Hybrid fibre cable operator Virgin Media Business has this morning moved to top their consumer division’s recently launched 300Mbps home broadband package (here) by introducing a new “VOOM Fibre” product, which offers a top download speed of 350Mbps (20Mbps upload) to SMEs.

telegraph pole and bt openreach engineer

20th April, 2017 - 10:24 am (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today set out their final plans for opening up Openreach’s (BT) national network of telegraph poles and underground cable ducts so that they can be used by rival ISPs in order to deploy ultrafast “full fibre” broadband (FTTH/P) services.

warwicknet broadband cabinet

20th April, 2017 - 8:16 am (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced that they’ve expanded their superfast and ultrafast broadband / Ethernet platform to businesses at 32 sites in a single month (168 total), serving more than 5,500 business premises across the UK (1,400 active customers).

openreach engineer pulling fibre optic cable duct

10th April, 2017 - 1:28 pm (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.

virgin media fibre optic install with mike fries and john malone

28th March, 2017 - 1:57 pm (0 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced a big shake-up of their top-level Executive Committee, which includes a bunch of new appointments to help oversee the creation of three new customer units for Consumer, Business and Mobile.

uk rural fibre optic dig

27th March, 2017 - 9:30 am (2 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 business people from all regions of the UK, which was conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has claimed that 18% suffer from unreliable Internet connections and firms in rural areas are “at least twice as likely to have unreliable connections” (30%).

BT Wholesale engineers

27th March, 2017 - 6:54 am (21 Comments)

BT has set aside £300m to repay ISPs, such as TalkTalk and Vodafone, after an investigation by Ofcom found that their network arm (Openreach) had cut compensation payments to other telecoms providers for late installs of high-speed business lines (Ethernet). BT must thus pay a £42m fine.

broken broadband cable shock

24th March, 2017 - 2:16 pm (15 Comments)

A new survey of 500+ British businesses, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Beaming, has estimated that the UK economy could have lost as much as £7bn in lost productivity during 2016 because of Internet connectivity outages at 77% of businesses.


17th March, 2017 - 8:58 am (60 Comments)

Front line customer service staff at the biggest ISPs aren’t always the most knowledgeable of people. One such example occurred recently when a member of BT Business’s Twitter care team informed a potential customer that they couldn’t have ‘FTTP on Demand’ because the Government had “pulled” it.

cityfibre gigabit city glasgow

14th March, 2017 - 10:34 am (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has announced that the construction of their pure fibre optic ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) has now begun moving westwards into the Finnieston area, where a number of local businesses have expressed an interest in receiving their service.

plusnet uk

14th March, 2017 - 8:41 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has today reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Unlimited Business Fibre Broadband (FTTC) and Line Rental bundle to £28.50 +vat per month for the first 24 months of service (£43.50 thereafter), which is available to order until 12th April 2017.

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