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wightfibre

23rd September, 2014 - 4:36 pm (0 Comments)

WightFibre, which operates a cable broadband, TV and phone network on the Isle of Wight just off the central south coast of England (Hampshire), has announced that customers of their top 120Mbps (Megabits per second) package will be given yet another free speed boost to 152Mbps from October 2014.

network cable connector

22nd September, 2014 - 3:02 pm (0 Comments)

Both Virgin Media Business and TalkTalk Business have today launched a range of new broadband packages targeted at small and medium sized businesses, although both ISPs seems to be producing options that somewhat mirror their domestic services; albeit with only a few differences.

uk advertising standards authority

17th September, 2014 - 7:42 am (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV, website and several press adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service after rival ISPs, BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), complained that the promotions “misled” consumers by claiming the service offered Internet download speeds that were “5x faster than Sky and BT’s regular broadband“.

london uk broadband internet city

16th September, 2014 - 11:43 am (11 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (Conservative), will today meet some of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and mobile operators (including Virgin Media, BT and O2 UK) at a ‘Connectivity Summit’ where it’s hoped that a strategy can be devised to help improve the city’s superfast broadband connectivity.

fibre_topic_cable_strands

16th September, 2014 - 10:47 am (8 Comments)

Virgin Media has today confirmed our report from last month and said they’re teaming-up with the John Henry Group to trial a new fibre optic based narrow-trenching deployment technology in the large village of Papworth Everard, which resides near the city of Cambridge (England). Locals can expect to receive download speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

15th September, 2014 - 9:55 am (5 Comments)

Customer of Virgin Media’s mobile division (Virgin Mobile) have, over the past couple of weeks, apparently been sent defective SIM cards that resulted in slow Internet (Mobile Broadband) speeds and or a complete loss of related connectivity. Existing customers are also experiencing problems with data performance.

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

12th September, 2014 - 8:32 am (3 Comments)

At times Vodafone’s on-going attempts to grab a slice of the UK and or EU fixed broadband, TV and phone market can seem akin to throwing a bunch of big names around and seeing what sticks. So it’s little surprise to find that they seem to have moved from sniffing around BSkyB (Sky Broadband) to showing interest in Virgin Media’s parent, Liberty Global. Meanwhile BT continues to threaten.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

10th September, 2014 - 2:00 pm (13 Comments)

The latest information on superfast broadband availability has revealed that, at the end of June 2014, some 87.9% of premises in the United Kingdom were in areas that are listed as offering services via a Next Generation Access (NGA) network and some 251,522 (premises passed) were potentially within reach of a true ultrafast (100Mbps+) fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connection.

fibre optic cable duct connectivity

9th September, 2014 - 8:13 am (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has published the first responses to its latest Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR2016) consultation and perhaps unsurprisingly it finds rivals including Vodafone, BSkyB (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk and Virgin Media all demanding greater access to BT’s cable ducts, dark fibre and leased lines.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

8th September, 2014 - 7:59 am (1 Comment)

Customers of Virgin Media appear to have had another mixed weekend after some were hit with yet more connection problems on their ntlworld.com email addresses, while others were forced to suffer an unexpected spate of “buffering” issues when attempting to watch video streams on the popular YouTube (Google) website.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

26th August, 2014 - 1:36 pm (5 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media, specifically those with email addresses that use the ntlworld.com domain, have been unable to access their email for almost 24 hours after an unspecified problem hit the ISPs related Domain Name Servers (DNS).

broadband and phone prices pound sign

21st August, 2014 - 8:46 am (1 Comment)

Customers looking to take one of Virgin Media and TalkTalk’s broadband bundles should note that this week both providers have launched a number of new time-limited special gift credit and voucher offers, some of which are worth up to £120. Virgin are also offering a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 on their top package.

internet_upload_speed

20th August, 2014 - 10:08 am (59 Comments)

Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on certain products. But how fast you can push information into the online world does matter and its importance is growing.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

13th August, 2014 - 7:17 am (0 Comments)

A regional press advert for Virgin Media’s old cable broadband, phone and TV bundles (specifically the ‘Premiere Collection’) has been banned for being “misleading” by the Advertising Standards Authority after Sky (Sky Broadband) complained that the comparison with its rival ‘The Family Bundle’ was wrong.

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