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internet_upload_speed

20th August, 2014 - 10:08 am (27 Comments)

Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on certain products. But how fast you can push information into the online world does matter and its importance is growing.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

13th August, 2014 - 7:17 am (0 Comments)

A regional press advert for Virgin Media’s old cable broadband, phone and TV bundles (specifically the ‘Premiere Collection’) has been banned for being “misleading” by the Advertising Standards Authority after Sky (Sky Broadband) complained that the comparison with its rival ‘The Family Bundle’ was wrong.

telegraph pole broadband maintenance

30th July, 2014 - 1:02 pm (50 Comments)

Sky Broadband’s 12 month trial of a new 950Mbps (Megabits per second) capable GPON based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in the town of Basingstoke (Hampshire, England) has been hit by complaints from locals who object to the installation of new telegraph poles, which are apparently deemed unsightly by residents of Hackwood Road.

sky broadband uk

25th July, 2014 - 9:02 am (6 Comments)

Media and Internet giant Sky Broadband (BSkyB), which has just this morning gobbled Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland (here), has announced that their total home broadband base grew by only +50,000 during Q2-2014 to total 5,247,000 Internet access customers (down sharply from the +70k added in Q1-2014 and +110k in Q4-2013).

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25th July, 2014 - 8:14 am (1 Comment)

BSkyB has today moved to create a pan-European pay TV and communications provider by announcing the acquisition of Sky Italia (Italy) and a 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland (Germany). Both companies are controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, although Murdoch’s stake in BSkyB has remained stuck at just over 39% due to political and competition concerns.

blocked_uk_website_parental_control

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.

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