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BT Wholesale engineers

30th November, 2015 - 8:33 am (13 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has called on the European Commission to help stop any future allocations of state aid going towards BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” network expansion, which they fear would create an “unacceptable risk of overbuild of existing networks.”


24th November, 2015 - 9:29 am (30 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed that customers of their recently launched Vivid 200Mbps broadband package (here) are seeing their average Internet download speeds at peak times drop to 130Mbps (October 2015 Data), which is below the previous top package tier of 152Mbps.

bt sport tv and broadband

19th November, 2015 - 7:53 am (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

17th November, 2015 - 8:44 am (5 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable broadband service, specifically some of those with ntlworld.com, blueyonder.co.uk and virginmedia.com based ‎email addresses, have since Friday been suffering from an intermittent problem that is hampering their access via the ISPs Webmail and IMAP system.

talktalk uk isp

11th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (4 Comments)

After the recent cyber-attack TalkTalk, which dubiously skipped their previous Q2 2015 report (here), has today published a financial update for Q3 2015 (calendar) and revealed that they’ve lost -80K broadband subscribers in the past 6 months to make for a total of 4.1 million (on-net).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

11th November, 2015 - 7:27 am (6 Comments)

Just like clockwork Virgin Media, which recently started boosting its cable broadband speeds up to 200Mbps (here), has this week announced a raft of major price hikes that will hit their new Internet and phone customers from 24th November 2015 and existing customers from 1st February 2016.

london underground tube trains

10th November, 2015 - 12:04 pm (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has quietly announced that their UK network of public WiFi Hotspots has once again been expanded to cover an additional 100 London Underground Tube stations (total 250).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

6th November, 2015 - 8:18 am (6 Comments)

Cable Internet, phone and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their results to the end of Q3 2015, which reveals that they added +55,500 (net) UK broadband customers in the quarter to make for a total of 4,625,800 (43% take their 100Mbps+ services).


5th November, 2015 - 10:29 am (9 Comments)

Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media in the United Kingdom, has today confirmed that they’ve started the roll-out of a new cable broadband router (likely to be called the SuperHub 3 over here), which can also act as a VoIP based telephone gateway, to their European operators.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

2nd November, 2015 - 3:30 pm (5 Comments)

Communications and TV provider Virgin Media has today extended the discount period on their various ‘up to’ 50Mbps to 200Mbps capable broadband and phone bundles, which means that new customers can now get a reduced price for 12 months instead of the previous 9 month offer period.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

31st October, 2015 - 7:23 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business (VMB) has responded to the suspension of the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme by offering to cover up to £1,000 of the installation cost(s) for new business broadband customers.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

28th October, 2015 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that they’re considering the introduction of a “domestic law” that could prevent Europe’s new Net Neutrality rules from overriding their policy of requiring all of the United Kingdom’s major broadband ISPs to block adult Internet content.


23rd October, 2015 - 1:16 pm (0 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and WiredScore have this week introduced a new “Connectivity Ratings Scheme,” which awards big buildings in the city with a rating of either Platinum, Gold, Silver or Certified (aka – Bronze) depending upon the quality of its broadband and Internet connectivity.

superhub v2

22nd October, 2015 - 9:36 am (3 Comments)

A few months ago we revealed that Virgin Media planned to turn their customers SuperHub cable broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots so that others could access the Internet when nearby (here), but nasty bugs have now delayed it to 2016.

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