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house prices and broadband speed

29th August, 2014 - 3:13 pm (3 Comments)

Online estate agent House Simple has claimed that houses in broadband slowspots could lose 20-25% off the potential value of their property because buyers have become much more savvy and are increasingly paying attention to the quality of local Internet connectivity.

rural countryside uk

21st August, 2014 - 1:39 pm (1 Comment)

The government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund, which was setup to help rural areas in the last 10% of England gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+), has issued an update to confirm that a total of 3,269 (up from 2,118 at the last update) domestic and business premises are currently anticipated to have the “potential” to receive such a service thanks to RCBF investment.

best broadband

19th August, 2014 - 4:14 pm (9 Comments)

Mirror mirror on the wall.. RootMetrics has today published their “midyear” (H1-2014) report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom, which has seen O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone all battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds for Internet access.

pounds_sterling_notes_and_coins_uk

12th August, 2014 - 10:32 am (2 Comments)

A new Royal Mail commissioned study of 1,412 adults in Britain with access to “superfast broadband“, and 1,710 adults with no superfast service, has discovered that having faster connectivity boosts online sales and this equates to an increase in spending of 3.1% (around £23 a year) per superfast broadband user.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

8th August, 2014 - 12:16 am (8 Comments)

The Government have announced that the £1.7bn (excluding EU and BT contributions) state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK programme has now helped more than 1 million homes and businesses (premises passed) to get access to a “superfast broadband” connection, which BDUK typically defines as offering speeds of greater than 24Mbps (Megabits per second).

bt openreach van with fibre engineer

7th August, 2014 - 12:11 pm (8 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds of “greater than 24Mbps” (Megabits per second) available to around 95% of people by 2017, has now helped a total of 888,113 homes and businesses (premises passed) get faster connectivity.

ee uk logo

7th August, 2014 - 9:58 am (29 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 4G users on EE’s network in the United Kingdom (conducted by TNS) has reported that the number of customers using fewer or no public WiFi services since getting 4G has reached 54% and 30% are using less or no home broadband. Indeed 3% of the operator’s subscribers claim to have cancelled home broadband after getting 4G.

fibre optic uk cables

7th August, 2014 - 8:20 am (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their annual 2014 Communications Market Report, which reveals how Next Generation Access (NGA) “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services are now available to 78% of the United Kingdom (up from 73% last year) and take-up has increased to 26.7% (up from 17.5% last year).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

6th August, 2014 - 7:58 am (9 Comments)

National UK cable provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has suffered a traditionally dismal second quarter (Q2-2014 Calendar) after seeing their total broadband subscriber growth decline by -12,000 to total 4,524,200 customers, which is a reverse from the +25,700 added in Q1. But the good news is that their network will soon reach another 100,000 homes, albeit only in East London.

uk internet statistics

4th August, 2014 - 10:32 am (33 Comments)

The latest survey of 1,377 ISPreview.co.uk visitors has reported that 67.5% of respondents do not receive the broadband speed that their ISP first estimated, with most experiencing significantly slower performance than originally anticipated and the rest (27.3%) getting either exactly what they were promised or a faster service.

new home construction

4th August, 2014 - 8:08 am (15 Comments)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Imperial College Business School has examined 15 years’ worth of data to identify the impact on UK house prices of faster Internet access. The conclusion found that property prices increase by an average of around 3% when the available broadband speeds doubled.

consumer_complaints_uk_isps

1st August, 2014 - 8:46 am (10 Comments)

The UK Citizens Advice agency has criticized the “arbitrary cancellation fees” that some UK consumers face when attempting to switch broadband ISPs, with the average cost of such charges apparently coming out at £190 with peak fees of up to £625 being reported. Poor broadband speeds, connection faults and bad support are some of the key reasons why people switch.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

31st July, 2014 - 8:19 am (23 Comments)

BT has today published their latest Q2-2014 (calendar) results and confirmed that its retail broadband base suffered a slowing of growth (+104k in Q2 vs +170k in Q1-2014) to total 7,385,000 customers. The operator has also revealed a new trial of superfast broadband FTTrn technology in London and confirmed that its FTTC network now reaches 20 million UK homes and businesses (premises passed).

united kingdom money map

29th July, 2014 - 9:59 am (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom has one of the world’s most aggressively competitive broadband ISP markets and a new report from Point Topic helps to put this into some context by showing how we compare with other major countries and the variance of our tariffs. In terms of entry-level tariffs, we are ranked 7th in the world, albeit behind some odd front runners including Sudan, India and Belarus etc.

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