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20th January, 2015 - 8:28 am (1 Comment)

Relish, a London-based and focused 4G fixed wireless superfast broadband ISP, has continued to highlight the high cost of landline phone rental by claiming that 30% of UK adults do not know how much they are spending on their landline and estimate their monthly expenditure at £11.39 (well below the £16.77 average of the big ISPs).

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

19th January, 2015 - 9:36 am (12 Comments)

A new YouGov survey of 1,647 adults across Great Britain, which was conducted at the end of last week, has indicated that 53% of people support calls for a tougher Internet Snooping law that would log and supply more of your private communications data (e.g. email, website, Skype access logs etc.) to the security services. But happily most oppose the recent calls for a ban on encryption.

london uk broadband internet city

19th January, 2015 - 8:13 am (13 Comments)

The Centre for Cities, which claims to be a non-partisan / independent think-tank that dedicates itself towards understanding and improving city economies, has published its annual 2015 Cities Outlook report to reveal the United Kingdom’s best and worst performing cities across various criteria. One of the criteria they judge is superfast broadband penetration.


15th January, 2015 - 8:16 am (15 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today warned of a “two-speed digital economy” after it published the results of new research, which found that 49% of rural small businesses are dissatisfied with the quality of their broadband service and this falls away significantly to just 28% for similar firms based in urban areas.

children internet surfing

12th January, 2015 - 11:04 am (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published its 3rd survey into the use and effectiveness of Internet safety measures, such as the network-level filtering (Parental Control) tools that were last year introduced by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes.


8th January, 2015 - 11:30 am (6 Comments)

Akamai’s latest globally focused ‘State of the Internet Q3-2014′ report has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds suffered a mild decrease of -2.8% in Q3 to hit 4.5Mbps. Similarly the UK saw its performance drop by -3.4% in the quarter to touch 10.7Mbps, making us the 19th fastest country (down sharply from 16th in Q2 and 15th in Q1).

uk farmer john and dog george

31st December, 2014 - 8:11 am (60 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has predicted that productivity and jobs in rural parts of England will grow faster than urban areas over the next 10 years (2025), which is largely down to the on-going boost from faster broadband / mobile connectivity and better transport links.

internet download and upload speed arrows

27th December, 2014 - 1:03 am (5 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk takes a look back at how the top fastest and largest national Mobile Broadband (3G/4G) and Home Broadband providers have performed over the last quarter. Overall Virgin Media still tops the fixed line table with an average Internet download speed of 53.20Mbps (unchanged from Q3 2014), while Vodafone delivered the best mobile performance at 13.78Mbps.

sky broadband uk

26th December, 2014 - 6:34 pm (4 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband were apparently quite busy online yesterday, with the ISP reporting that Internet traffic on Christmas day peaked at a staggering 2Tbps (Terabits per second) and that’s 100% up on last year.


20th December, 2014 - 8:15 am (136 Comments)

After repeated Freedom of Information (FoI) requests we’re pleased to report that the Government has finally agreed to release the full consumer take-up figures for their Broadband Delivery UK project’s national roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which is dominated by BT. The tiny rural county of Rutland dominates with an impressive score of 32.7%.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).

4g superfast mobile broadband

13th December, 2014 - 8:33 am (10 Comments)

RootMetrics has released its latest study of Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance across the city of London (England) for the 2nd half of 2014, which found that EE remains the faster mobile network operator with median download speeds of 23.15Mbps (up from 17.8Mbps in H1 2014 and 13.6Mbps in 2013). Meanwhile Three UK is the slowest.

europe map

11th December, 2014 - 10:45 am (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today published their latest EU Broadband Scorecard and 2014 International Communications Market Report (ICMR), which among other things shows how the United Kingdom compares with Europe’s other countries in terms of our progress towards the Government’s ambition that we should have the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015“.


9th December, 2014 - 2:18 pm (5 Comments)

Consumer broadband ISP TalkTalk claims to have set yet another Internet traffic record after an apparent surge in online shopping helped to push their network to a peak of 1.38Tbps (Terabits per second), which is up from the last peak of 1.25Tbps in September 2014.

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