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22nd July, 2014 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published a new report that looks at the measures adopted by four of the largest broadband ISPs (BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband) to help parents “protect children from harmful content online” by offering network-level filtering (censorship) systems to block adult sites. But adoption by new subscribers is fairly limited and there have been a number of errors.

internet piracy flag

19th July, 2014 - 7:58 am (4 Comments)

The Government, Rights Holders and four of the country’s largest broadband ISPs, including Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, have resolved their differences and announced the launch of a new “education programme” to help combat Internet piracy (copyright infringement) by sending warning letters to customers suspected of sharing “illegal” copyright content via File Sharing (P2P) networks.

google fibre

18th July, 2014 - 7:58 am (45 Comments)

Internet giant Google appears to be probing the British broadband market for a partner to help build their own 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which is despite previously stating that they had no plans to ever take the Google Fibre service outside of the USA.

bt uk isp logo

9th July, 2014 - 7:23 am (5 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a BT direct mailing advert, which Sky Broadband claimed had mislead recipients of the promotion because it implied that Sky would “switch off” O2′s old fixed line home broadband service in April 2014 (i.e. suggesting that customers might be left stranded).

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27th June, 2014 - 10:44 am (2 Comments)

Ofcom’s quarterly consumer complaints report for Q1 2014 reveals that gripes about “service faults, billing and issues with changing provider” have triggered a sudden surge in complaints against EE’s fixed line home broadband packages, which means they’ve overtaken BT to become the most complained about of all the largest ISPs. Meanwhile TalkTalk continued to be the worst for fixed phone lines.

new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

20th June, 2014 - 1:20 pm (2 Comments)

Multi-utility infrastructure provider GTC has today officially launched its 300Mbps (Megabits per second) Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which will become their standard technology of choice across all future new build homes in the United Kingdom.

fibre optic broadband cables

18th June, 2014 - 5:19 pm (12 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has quietly announced a new trial of a 950Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) style Internet connectivity in the English town of Basingstoke (Hampshire), which will apparently drop down to speeds of ‘up to’ 150Mbps over a wifi wireless network.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

17th June, 2014 - 9:22 am (25 Comments)

The current CEO of Virgin Media (Liberty Global), Tom Mockridge, has branded Sky Broadband’s rival service as “lousy” and said that their new offer of 24 months free unlimited broadband alongside the Sky Sports TV bundle “means their broadband is maybe not that good“. Mockridge acted as BSkyB’s deputy chairman between 2012 and early 2013.

sky broadband uk

16th June, 2014 - 2:53 pm (7 Comments)

Give with one hand and take away with the other. Sky (Sky Broadband), which only just launched a new Sky Sports TV bundle that comes with two years’ worth of free unlimited standard broadband, has braced customers for a potential price hike.

sky hd tv box

12th June, 2014 - 9:27 am (0 Comments)

The growing importance of fast Internet access in the delivery of modern television content has been highlighted again after Sky (Sky Broadband) revealed that 50% of their 10.6 million TV customers in the United Kingdom had connected their Sky+HD set-top-box to broadband in order to benefit from on-demand and catch-up-tv content.

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10th June, 2014 - 12:57 pm (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has announced the imminent launch of a new Sky Sports TV bundle that will come with two years’ worth of free unlimited standard broadband (normally £7.50 a month when taken alongside a Sky TV package).

mark collins cityfibre

9th June, 2014 - 1:25 am (16 Comments)

The Director of Strategy and Policy at urban fibre optic developer CityFibre, Mark Collins, has today revealed more to ISPreview.co.uk about their Joint Venture plans with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk to roll-out an “ultra-fast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network for UK homes in three cities, starting with York.

be broadband uk isp

6th June, 2014 - 9:03 am (0 Comments)

Customers who have been migrated from BE Broadband to Sky Broadband’s network, specifically those who had taken the extra BE Webhosting service, have been told that their old email addresses (@bethere.co.uk) and webspace will cease to function on 31st July 2014.

sky broadband uk

31st May, 2014 - 1:18 am (12 Comments)

Over the past couple of years most of the big broadband ISPs have introduced new routers with modern features, such as support for the latest Gigabit capable 802.11ac WiFi standard, Gigabit LAN ports, IPv6, USB ports, 5GHz wifi and so forth (note: there’s some variance on these between ISPs). But not all have been as fast to keep pace.

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