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network cable connector

24th November, 2014 - 8:09 am (20 Comments)

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association, which aims to foster a more competitive fixed telecommunications market and counts most of BT’s major rivals among its ranks (e.g. Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband etc.), has called on Ofcom to improve competition by among other things opening up BT’s passive infrastructure to all providers and launching another market review; although one is already underway.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

19th November, 2014 - 8:21 am (2 Comments)

Customers who pay off their TalkTalk bill early (i.e. within 24 hours of receiving the bill notification email) could until recently benefit from a so-called “Speedy Payment Discount” of 15%, but this has now been quietly reduced to just 10% and follows hot on the heels of the ISPs other recent price rises.

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17th November, 2014 - 7:36 am (4 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has confirmed that their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with Vodafone will be coming to an end after the ISP signed a new multi-year deal with Telefonica UK (O2) to take over the management of their mobile customer base.

talktalk uk isp

15th November, 2014 - 2:01 am (3 Comments)

New information suggests that broadband and phone provider TalkTalk could be close to off-loading some or all of their off-net customers to another ISP (i.e. those based off BT’s network rather than their own unbundled / LLU platform), although no deal has yet been officially signed.

banned_from_the_internet_cross

14th November, 2014 - 3:11 pm (12 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s largest four broadband ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, have reached an agreement with the Government to block their customers from accessing terrorist and extremist material on the Internet. The ISPs will also offer a reporting button so that the public can notify providers when new sites crop up (we’re sure nobody will spam that with comical suggestions).

fibre optic cable storm

14th November, 2014 - 12:25 pm (1 Comment)

The Joint Venture (JV) between CityFibre, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, which aims to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to homes across the city of York and two further cities in the near future, has established a new company to help manage and oversee the project – Bolt Pro Tem Limited (company no. 08975479).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

13th November, 2014 - 10:21 am (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has reportedly sold 100,000 of its old copper-line based Virgin National (Virgin.net / ADSL2+) broadband subscribers to rival ISP TalkTalk.

super router talktalk

12th November, 2014 - 8:23 am (1 Comment)

A circular advert for TalkTalk’s broadband package has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “misleading” after it claimed that the ISPs new Super Router device was able to offer subscribers “unbeatable signal strength” and the “UK’s fastest Wi-Fi technology.” Oops.

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11th November, 2014 - 8:05 am (5 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has published their latest Q3-2014 (calendar) results, which saw broadband subscribers increase by +15,000 in the quarter to total 4,221,000 (up from +10k in Q2 and the same in Q1). Meanwhile the joint roll-out of their 1Gbps capable FTTP broadband network in York has finally started the build phase. A new Talk2Go app for iOS and Android is also out (i.e. mobile calls over a fixed line).

multimedia_internet_streaming

4th November, 2014 - 1:44 pm (1 Comment)

The ever changing landscape of broadband Internet-based TV (IPTV), video and movie streaming services in the United Kingdom has taken an interesting twist over the past few days with a number of major cross-platform and content partnership deals, a few of which may come as a surprise.

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4th November, 2014 - 10:36 am (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk is understandably keen to move away from last month’s price hike news (here) and have today announced a new offer that cuts the price of their triple-play broadband, phone and TV (YouView) bundles in half for the first 12 months of service (note: 18 month contract applies). Subscribers will also get a £75 Love2shop Voucher.

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29th October, 2014 - 1:31 pm (16 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has predictably announced a raft of annual price rises and service changes for their broadband and phone products, most of which will be introduced on 1st December 2014. Customers who don’t like the changes have been told that they can “cancel by contacting us within 30 days of receiving your price notification letter“. But some new benefits have also been added (free mobile SIMs for Plus TV etc.).

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28th October, 2014 - 3:28 pm (7 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk have made their entry-level unlimited SimplyBroadband package free for the first 12 months of service (normally £3.50 a month), which can also be taken alongside the half-price Superpowered Fibre (FTTC) upgrade (£5 a month instead of £10). On top of that new customers get a £75 Love2shop Voucher (usable in lots of stores).

internet law uk

17th October, 2014 - 3:15 pm (7 Comments)

The High Court of Justice in London has today ruled on a case that concerned the abuse of commercial Trade Marks. Crucially the outcome means that several of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs (BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, EE and TalkTalk) can now also be forced to block websites that abuse company trademarks / logos, such as by dealing in counterfeit goods.

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