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sky broadband uk

20th October, 2014 - 11:15 am (2 Comments)

It’s no secret that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has an ambition to launch their own mobile service in the United Kingdom and they’ve already held exploratory talks with Vodafone (here), so fresh reports today that the media giant has been discussing a similar proposition with other mobile operators will probably not come as much of a shock.

internet law uk

17th October, 2014 - 3:15 pm (7 Comments)

The High Court of Justice in London has today ruled on a case that concerned the abuse of commercial Trade Marks. Crucially the outcome means that several of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs (BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, EE and TalkTalk) can now also be forced to block websites that abuse company trademarks / logos, such as by dealing in counterfeit goods.

sky broadband uk

17th October, 2014 - 8:46 am (8 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband’s service in the North West of England, particularly those who reside in and around the Liverpool and Manchester areas, have been hit by a major service outage this morning after the operator reported problems at multiple telephone exchanges in the region.

sky broadband uk

16th October, 2014 - 7:49 am (0 Comments)

After a predictable slowdown in the second quarter Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today seen its growth improve in Q3-2014 by adding an extra +75,000 (up from +50k in Q2 and +70k in Q1) home broadband subscriptions to total 5,322,000, which has no doubt been helped by the recent spate of aggressive discounts (24 months free broadband etc.).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

15th October, 2014 - 8:04 am (15 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned several adverts for Virgin Media’s various broadband, phone and TV bundles after BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB) complained that the operator misrepresented the pricing and potential savings of its packages.

uk internet statistics

13th October, 2014 - 9:13 am (4 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk survey has found that BT’s forthcoming move to re-enter the United Kingdom’s already stagnated mobile communications market with the launch of a new service for domestic consumers, which might conceivably be followed by a similar proposition from Sky Broadband, could prove attractive to some but it won’t be an easy sell.

sky broadband uk

10th October, 2014 - 11:26 am (11 Comments)

As expected Sky Broadband has started warning customers that the price they pay for phone line rental on their broadband bundles, which is currently set at £15.40 per month, is set to rise just like BT’s will on 1st December 2014.

broadband internet speed speedometer

3rd October, 2014 - 10:52 am (37 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest biannual report into the real-world speeds of fixed line broadband ISP consumers across the United Kingdom reveals that the Internet performance gap between rural and urban areas is still wide, yet their speeds are now improving at a faster rate (+20% rural vs +5% urban / suburban). Overall the average download rate has risen by just 5% to reach 18.7Mbps (up from 17.8Mbps in the last report).

bt sport tv and broadband

1st October, 2014 - 8:50 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has moved from its previously somewhat neutral stance, specifically in the conflict between BSkyB (Sky Broadband) and BT over Premier League TV rights, by lodging an official complaint with Ofcom and pleading for the comms regulator to help stop the costs of related content from getting out of control.

sky broadband uk

25th September, 2014 - 2:53 pm (0 Comments)

An unspecified number of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) former customers, specifically those who left the provider in 2012 or earlier, are being told to expect a refund after an administrative blunder meant the operator failed to refund the remaining credit on some accounts.

cityfibre fibre optic cable duct

24th September, 2014 - 10:35 am (0 Comments)

CityFibre have unsurprisingly announced that Fujitsu has been chosen as the build partner for the first deployment phase of their new city-wide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network for homes and businesses in York (England), which is being conducted alongside Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and TalkTalk.

now tv bskyb uk

19th September, 2014 - 12:33 pm (9 Comments)

Back in the spring Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV video streaming service announced that plans for a sudden 40% price hike of their popular Entertainment Pass, which gives customers access to 10 major live premium TV channels (e.g. Sky One and Sky Atlantic), would be put on hold (here). Now the bad news.. that price hike is back.

uk advertising standards authority

17th September, 2014 - 7:42 am (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV, website and several press adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service after rival ISPs, BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), complained that the promotions “misled” consumers by claiming the service offered Internet download speeds that were “5x faster than Sky and BT’s regular broadband“.

fibre optic uk cables

12th September, 2014 - 1:30 pm (1 Comment)

Ofcom has proposed to grant Code Powers to BSkyB Ltd. (Sky Broadband) in order to both make it easier for them to maintain and develop their core fibre optic network (e.g. quicker approval for street works) and to support trials of new solutions, such as a Passive Infrastructure Access (PIA) and Sub-Loop Unbundling (SLU) related broadband services.

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