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30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm (4 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.

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28th November, 2016 - 1:49 pm (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has criticised the Government’s sudden decision to include mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites into the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017, which they say has “the potential to significantly harm the digital economy.”

dartmoor and exmoor

25th November, 2016 - 12:00 pm (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract with the Connecting Devon and Somerset project to roll-out their 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” network to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks (here), can celebrate today after their service went live. But the roll-out isn’t complete.

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23rd November, 2016 - 1:47 pm (3 Comments)

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, has today given his first Autumn Statement 2016 and revealed a bit of extra detail about the plan to encourage investment worth £1bn+ towards the roll-out of ultrafast pure fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) and 5G Mobile. Business rates will also be cut.


23rd November, 2016 - 9:24 am (71 Comments)

Still not good enough, BT. The CEO of Ofcom, Sharon White, has told MPs that BT still isn’t investing enough into UK broadband infrastructure and confirmed that the regulator would “absolutely” give a final verdict on Openreach’s future in December. But the changes might have to be forced through.

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22nd November, 2016 - 12:33 pm (27 Comments)

A new TNS survey of 2,012 British “adults” aged 16-64, which was commissioned by Satellite provider ViaSat, has revealed that 72% don’t believe the Government is doing enough to meet future broadband needs, while many others are confused about the reality of current service coverage and speeds.

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22nd November, 2016 - 11:38 am (15 Comments)

The Government’s effort to roll-out “high speed” Mobile Broadband to most train commuters by 2019 and WiFi to many of the busiest parts of Britain’s rail network by 2017/18 has been criticised after it was revealed that the on-board WiFi contract only required a speed of 1Mbps per passenger.

fibre optic broadband cables

22nd November, 2016 - 10:33 am (34 Comments)

A new Vodafone commissioned study from Point Topic has predicted that only 6.5% of UK households can expect to be covered by Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable FTTP/H fibre optic broadband cables by 2020, but other data from Point Topic forecasts a figure of 9.4% when business premises are included.


22nd November, 2016 - 8:03 am (10 Comments)

The Government has admitted that the United Kingdom is “falling behind on the roll out of full-fibre” (FTTP/H) ultrafast broadband and confirmed that tomorrows Autumn Statement will aim to rectify that via a new £1bn Digital Infrastructure Fund, which should help 2 million extra homes get access.

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21st November, 2016 - 8:35 am (44 Comments)

As expected the Government has officially announced that Mobile and fixed line broadband providers in the United Kingdom will soon be forced into the mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites; specifically those that fail to offer an adequate method of age-verification for their visitors.


21st November, 2016 - 1:37 am (14 Comments)

The Managing Director and Founder of broadband ISP Call Flow Solutions, Andy Conibere, has told ISPreview.co.uk that the future could be “very bright“, provided regulation is introduced to protect alternative networks from being “unfairly squeezed out by the dominant suppliers” (BT, Virgin Media etc.).

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19th November, 2016 - 7:28 am (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has committed an extra £5 million to help upgrade the broadband connectivity at around 400 schools that have struggled to meet the demand or infrastructure requirements of the existing programme.


17th November, 2016 - 10:42 am (10 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has posted its latest progress update to 30th September 2016, which reveals that some 4,168,739 additional premises in the United Kingdom can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of a £1.6bn public investment.

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17th November, 2016 - 12:01 am (29 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has today called for a change to the way that broadband speeds are advertised by Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the United Kingdom, which reflects the results of a new study that found “most consumers” wrongfully expected to get the speed advertised in their ISPs headline claim.

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