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2nd October, 2015 - 12:22 pm (3 Comments)

Thousands of broadband ISP subscribers could soon be hit by a new wave of bullying Internet piracy threat letters (“Speculative Invoicing“) after Maverick Eye, which scours public P2P (BitTorrent) networks for unlawful sharing of copyright content, began “the UK’s largest anti-piracy campaign ever“.

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29th September, 2015 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

A large number of Sky Broadband and related Sky Talk (phone) customers in parts of North West England (mostly in and around Cheshire) appear to be suffering from a Major Service Outage (MSO), which began last night at around 8pm and is continuing this morning.


28th September, 2015 - 1:02 pm (9 Comments)

As expected Sky Broadband has today echoed last week’s news from TalkTalk (here) and Cityfibre, which confirmed that the first trial customers are now live on their joint “ultrafast” 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in the city of York (North Yorkshire).

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23rd September, 2015 - 8:00 am (17 Comments)

As expected TalkTalk has confirmed that the first trial customers are now live on their joint 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York, which is being built alongside Sky Broadband and Cityfibre. An early 2016 commercial launch has also been set.

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22nd September, 2015 - 10:57 am (2 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has published its latest quarterly report into the volume of complaints experienced by all of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband, phone, mobile and TV providers. As usual the news is good for some providers (e.g. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media) and bad for others (e.g. EE).

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21st September, 2015 - 8:53 am (17 Comments)

The Institute of Directors (IoD), INCA and Self-Employed & Freelancer Association (IPSE) have today joined Sky (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk and Vodafone in a new open letter that calls for the telecoms regulator to subject BT to a competition probe, which could result in the operator being split up.

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18th September, 2015 - 9:58 am (34 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has ratcheted up the pressure on Ofcom’s Strategic Review of the UK’s digital communications market, which will decide whether or not to separate BT from control of their telecoms and broadband network, by criticising the operator’s alleged lack of investment and interest in building a national Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.


14th September, 2015 - 12:11 pm (8 Comments)

Deploying a new ultrafast (940Mbps capable) fibre optic broadband network in urban areas is never easy, as demonstrated by Cityfibre’s joint roll-out of a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) service with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York where some areas could need corrective work.

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14th September, 2015 - 8:33 am (4 Comments)

Several major telecoms operators (Cityfibre, Virgin Media, euNetworks and Zayo) have joined forces to create the Infrastructure Investors Group (IIG) and they oppose the UK regulators move to open up access to BT’s Dark Fibre lines for rival providers. BT will be pleased.

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8th September, 2015 - 3:10 pm (4 Comments)

Managed service provider Easynet (MDNX) has today been acquired by industry rival Interoute for an enterprise value of £402 million, which will give the merged group access to a “full suite of the combined companies products and services“.

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4th September, 2015 - 7:10 am (17 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire areas of England yesterday began suffering from a Major Service Outage (MSO) after an unspecified problem triggered a loss of broadband and phone service across multiple telephone exchanges in the area.


2nd September, 2015 - 4:51 am (19 Comments)

Sky Broadband appears to have quietly unveiled the pricing for their forthcoming “Sky Ultra Fibre Optic” service in the city of York (England), where they’re working alongside Cityfibre and TalkTalk to roll-out a new 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network. Oddly, line rental still exists.

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26th August, 2015 - 11:39 am (8 Comments)

Sky’s popular broadband-based NOW TV service, which among other things offers live streaming access and catch-up content for some of the media giants top TV channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), is now offering a 30 day free trial of its Sky Movies pass content (£9.99 a month thereafter).

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24th August, 2015 - 9:11 am (6 Comments)

The battle over who controls the rights to premium live TV sports content in the United Kingdom has continued today after BT announced that they had outbid Sky (Sky Broadband) to secure the exclusive broadcast rights for the Ashes series in Australia from 2016 to 2021.

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