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23rd November, 2015 - 2:50 am (1 Comment)

Sky will today join the “Black Friday” fun (even though it’s Monday) by offering their ‘up to’ 17Mbps Sky Broadband Unlimited package free for the first 12 months (£10 a month thereafter). Subscribers can also pick either a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, £100 M&S or Tesco voucher or £100 Prepaid MasterCard.

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19th November, 2015 - 5:43 pm (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC, which last year made their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network the standard broadband technology across all of their future new build homes (here), has confirmed that they’re now rolling out to the new Story Homes development in West Cumbria (England).

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19th November, 2015 - 7:53 am (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.


18th November, 2015 - 11:59 am (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today soft launched a new range of devices and a more dynamic approach to distributing TV content, both online and via Satellite, through the launch of their next-generation entertainment and Internet system called Sky Q (available in the UK from early 2016).


18th November, 2015 - 8:28 am (1 Comment)

Several members of the public and Sky (Sky Broadband) have succeeded in getting the Advertising Standards Authority to ban a press, website, poster and TV ad for BT’s various TV and broadband bundles, all of which claimed that BTSport was “free” even though there were caveats and contradictions galore.

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17th November, 2015 - 9:48 am (4 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband will soon become the latest to be targeted by Golden Eye International (part of the ‘Ben Dover’ porn brand), which intends to send letters to the ISPs subscribers that will demand compensation for the alleged sharing of copyright material on P2P file sharing networks.

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13th November, 2015 - 11:02 am (4 Comments)

As a CEO there are probably some things you shouldn’t say so soon after leaving your customers reeling from another round of price rises (here). Never the less Sky’s boss, Jeremy Darroch, has warned that growing competition from BT and Netflix won’t stop it raising prices again.

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11th November, 2015 - 9:07 am (0 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned both a regional press and website advert for the Sky Broadband and Talk services after Virgin Media complained that the promotions misleadingly claimed that Sky offered the “best customer service” of any ISP, which could not be fully substantiated.

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11th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (3 Comments)

After the recent cyber-attack TalkTalk, which dubiously skipped their previous Q2 2015 report (here), has today published a financial update for Q3 2015 (calendar) and revealed that they’ve lost -80K broadband subscribers in the past 6 months to make for a total of 4.1 million (on-net).


10th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (2 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband), which has a big investment in Roku UK’s popular video streaming kit and uses the hardware for their own Internet-based NOW TV video streaming service, appears to have finally reached a compromise with Amazon’s rival Prime Instant Video.

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2nd November, 2015 - 11:02 am (5 Comments)

Ofcom has said that they’re in contact with Sky Broadband after the ISP earlier announced that they planned to unilaterally move their existing free Sky Talk (voice calls) customers on to a new £4 per month package, albeit via the controversial approach of presumed consent.

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28th October, 2015 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that they’re considering the introduction of a “domestic law” that could prevent Europe’s new Net Neutrality rules from overriding their policy of requiring all of the United Kingdom’s major broadband ISPs to block adult Internet content.

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21st October, 2015 - 7:57 am (0 Comments)

Sky has today published the company’s latest results for Q3 2015, which reveals that their Sky Broadband division in the UK and Ireland added another +133,000 Internet subscribers in the quarter to total more than 5.75 million (up from the +96,000 added during Q2).

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14th October, 2015 - 12:37 pm (24 Comments)

The on-going attempts to turn BT into a pinata continue this week as both Vodafone and Sky (Sky Broadband) have taken another opportunity to prod the telecoms giant ahead of Ofcom’s Strategic Review decision, with one demanding a national Gigabit broadband network and the other attacking the operator’s excess profits.

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