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2nd September, 2015 - 4:51 am (0 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 (7 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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19th August, 2015 - 1:19 pm (10 Comments)

The coverage of Sky Broadband and TalkTalk’s joint 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York (Ultra Fibre Optic), which is being deployed with the help of Cityfibre, is continuing to expand and new coverage has recently been added to the project’s map.


13th August, 2015 - 2:35 pm (6 Comments)

Comparison site Simplifydigital.co.uk has today unveiled the winners of their 2015 Customer Choice Awards, which saw most of the big broadband ISPs (except BT and EE) pickup wins across several broadband, phone and TV categories based on their levels of satisfaction. But sadly you won’t find any smaller ISPs listed.

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6th August, 2015 - 1:42 pm (4 Comments)

Ofcom has launched an own-initiative investigation into Sky’s (Sky Broadband) compliance with their rules for governing service cancellation and terminations, which appear to have arisen following a bout of customer complaints.

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4th August, 2015 - 2:04 pm (2 Comments)

A small titbit of info. has surfaced that appears to confirm Sky Broadband’s interest in BTOpenreach’s forthcoming standalone “fibre broadband” product (Single Order GEA / Naked VDSL), which means you could take superfast broadband without also having to pay a separate phone line rental fee.


3rd August, 2015 - 8:41 am (5 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who live in some big parts of southern London, have had a chaotic weekend after several major fibre optic cable breaks hit the network and disrupted Internet + phone connectivity for a sizeable number of subscribers.

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31st July, 2015 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has announced that their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps standard broadband package, which is currently being offered for free for a whole year (£10 per month thereafter), will now also come with the option of a £100 M&S or Tesco e-voucher, pre-paid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 computer.

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29th July, 2015 - 7:24 am (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband is holding its own against increasing pressure from BT and this is demonstrated by their Q2 2015 results reporting another +96,000 increase in Internet subscribers for the UK and Ireland (total 5.62 million), which is only a small dip from the +100k added in Q1 2015 and +106k in Q4-2014.

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21st July, 2015 - 7:39 pm (5 Comments)

A row over competition in the UK market for Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services has erupted after broadband ISP TalkTalk accused Vodafone of “withdrawing entirely from the MVNO market“, which would seriously limit the choices for BT and EE’s rivals when hunting for an alternative supplier.


20th July, 2015 - 1:54 pm (18 Comments)

On 29th July Microsoft will release its new Windows 10 operating system software, which is being offered as a free upgrade to millions of existing Windows customers around the world. But broadband ISPs are nervous about the impact that so many subscribers downloading the 3GB+ (GigaByte) update could have on their networks.

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15th July, 2015 - 12:16 pm (4 Comments)

The Government is nearly ready to join with Rights Holders and four of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to kick off a major “multi-media education campaign“, which will encourage Internet users to “do the right thing” and use legal services instead of piracy. Warning letters (email alerts) will also be sent to some broadband subscribers.


14th July, 2015 - 8:56 am (4 Comments)

A new report claims that around 7 out of 10 Sky Broadband customers have enabled the ISPs network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which was enforcedly introduced last year by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes. Sadly it doesn’t always work as intended.

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