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24th October, 2016 - 1:02 am (8 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their on-going efforts to turn existing SuperHub broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots, which would allow people outside your home to access the Internet when nearby, won’t be launching in 2016 as hoped.


22nd October, 2016 - 1:17 am (16 Comments)

Consumer magazine PC Pro has published the latest results from their annual PC Pro Awards 2016, which saw Zen Internet win the best broadband ISP gong and Plusnet secure the “Recommended” (runner-up) spot. Sadly it wasn’t such a good day for TalkTalk and EE.


21st October, 2016 - 9:00 am (3 Comments)

On the list of bizarre things that can happen to telecoms infrastructure in the UK, having snails attack your broadband cabinet is surely right at the top. But that’s more or less exactly what has happened to Virgin Media in Telford (Shropshire, England).


19th October, 2016 - 2:02 pm (17 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that their 300Mbps capable “fibre optic” broadband and TV network will be expanded to reach an additional 20,000 homes and businesses in the UK city of York, which is where Cityfibre, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk have also been deploying 940Mbps FTTP.

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12th October, 2016 - 9:55 am (9 Comments)

BT has said that the Government can avoid imposing a tricky industry levy on ISPs or using public funding to help pay for the proposed 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) because they’ll take the full responsibility, as well as pushing superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 97-98% of the UK.


12th October, 2016 - 7:51 am (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a series of adverts for BT’s Infinity “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services, including a major TV campaign featuring actor Ryan Reynolds, after Virgin Media complained that it had made “misleading” claims about service speed.


11th October, 2016 - 3:45 pm (8 Comments)

Virgin Media’s noble efforts to expand the reach of their 300Mbps cable broadband network have once again rubbed people up the wrong way in Greater Manchester, with local businesses and residents in Oldham complaining that they weren’t given enough notice about the disruption.


11th October, 2016 - 7:44 am (0 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has confirmed that an additional 360,000 homes and businesses in Scotland are set to benefit from their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion by 2019. Elsewhere 19,000 have separately been confirmed for the roll-out in Cambridgeshire (England).

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30th September, 2016 - 11:08 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has published its proposed non-domestic business rates this morning, which has caused cable operator Virgin Media to warn that it will hamper the laying of new broadband infrastructure by forcing a “steep increase” in related costs (aka – Fibre Tax).


28th September, 2016 - 12:24 pm (8 Comments)

Good news, Ofcom’s latest Q2 2016 consumer complaints report finds that the total volume of UK Telecoms (mobile, broadband and phone) and Pay TV complaints has declined. Sadly some ISPs have fared better than others, with BT coming out top of the worst for fixed line home broadband.

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26th September, 2016 - 4:11 pm (10 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media are likely to upgrade their top 200Mbps (VIVID 200) tier to 300Mbps (20Mbps upload), possibly at some point during this autumn, with the existing paid HomeWorks+ add-on also being boosted from 300Mbps to 350Mbps at the same time.


23rd September, 2016 - 10:51 am (5 Comments)

The CEO of cable operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, and other members of his senior management team have been roasted by staff this week after a Q&A session revealed a strong level of internal dissatisfaction, not least with the alleged “faceless change drivers” at new owner Liberty Global.

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23rd September, 2016 - 7:02 am (4 Comments)

Friday is traditionally the day when people, usually those who don’t have kids (lucky bu…), go out to get smashed off their faces enjoy a leisurely tipple. Perfect timing then because Virgin Media has decided to booze up their cable broadband bundles by throwing in a few bottles of bubbly.


22nd September, 2016 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large county town of Northampton in Northamptonshire (East Midlands of England) has become its next “Gigabit City“, with their 45km long fibre optic (FTTP) network going live for local businesses today.

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