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TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th January, 2017 - 2:02 pm (29 Comments)

Communications provider TalkTalk has revealed that it is turning to the bond markets for funding, as well as perhaps suffering an increase in the cost of borrowing, by securing £300 million. This should help them to repay some of their bank lenders (the provider owes around £847m in net debt).

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (17 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

router_broadband_kit

3rd January, 2017 - 1:03 am (7 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

29th December, 2016 - 1:18 am (0 Comments)

Netflix UK’s most recent ISP Speed Index update, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers, has one again named Virgin Media as the fastest provider for their service in 2016; but it’s not that important to be top.

customer service and support UK complaints

20th December, 2016 - 10:11 am (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their Q3 2016 consumer complaints study, which reports that the total volume of fixed line Broadband, Phone and Pay TV complaints in the UK has increased, while Mobile gripes declined. Sadly BT came out as the biggest magnet for broadband gripes.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

19th December, 2016 - 7:19 am (6 Comments)

TalkTalk has today decided to complement their 18 month contract terms by adding a lengthy 24 month option (i.e. 12 and 18 month terms are also available) and they’ve tweaked some of their broadband bundle discounts to match, although the new offers won’t last forever.

internet law uk

13th December, 2016 - 1:44 pm (13 Comments)

A little too lenient? The Norwich Youth Court has today handed down a Rehabilitation Order to a 17-year-old boy after he admitted to seven charges under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, two of which are in connection with last year’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk. They also took his iPhone away.

talktalk uk router

7th December, 2016 - 2:48 pm (7 Comments)

Last week several broadband ISPs in the UK were attacked by a new Internet worm called Mirai (here), which hijacked their routers. TalkTalk’s older DSL-3780 was one of the devices to be hit and the ISP was quick to patch the problem, but oddly they have not advised customers to change WiFi passwords.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm (5 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.

router modem network cable snakes

29th November, 2016 - 9:24 am (17 Comments)

It’s spreading fast! A newly modified version of the malicious Mirai worm, which has recently been remotely infecting masses of different broadband routers at other European ISPs (900,000+ in Germany), may soon begin to hit devices in the United Kingdom too, such as TalkTalk’s D-Link DSL-3780 kit.

make_the_air_fair_sharon_white

28th November, 2016 - 8:33 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has taken a leaf out of TalkTalk’s “Fix Britain’s Internet” book and launched a new campaign (‘Make the Air Fair‘), which adopts the image of Ofcom’s CEO, Sharon White, and calls on her to impose a spectrum ownership cap of 30% that would hit EE (BT) and Vodafone.

talktalk_uk_fibre_broadband

25th November, 2016 - 12:02 am (0 Comments)

TalkTalk has informed us that their Black Friday offer removes all setup fees from their broadband packages and TV bundles, which for example could save £25 off their ‘up to’ 38Mbps “Faster Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) service. Various half-price TV offers will also run on their Sky Cinema and Sports content.

youview_iptv_update_dec_2016

23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (9 Comments)

Over the next few months some 2.5 million UK owners of a YouView (IPTV) based set-top-box, which includes TalkTalk and BT’s broadband-based TV subscribers, will start to benefit from a major “next generation” update that will enable the platform to do more, work faster and harness Cloud technology.

wireless_broadband_radio_spectrum_signal

21st November, 2016 - 9:15 am (0 Comments)

After a long delay Ofcom has unveiled the rules for their forthcoming auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz (2350-2390MHz) and 3.4GHz (3410-3600MHz) bands, which will help mobile operators to launch Mobile Broadband (4G) services with “very fast download speeds“. But it’s bad news for BT / EE as a cap will apply.

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