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27th October, 2014 - 10:07 am (4 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom by Halifax, which queried what kind of impact broadband connectivity would have on house buying, found that 23% would attempt to negotiate a lower price if the property had a poor broadband connection, while 20% would pay more for a home with “good broadband” and 18% said broadband had been merely a consideration during past moves.

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24th October, 2014 - 1:49 pm (1 Comment)

The threat of “speculative invoicing” appears to have re-emerged in the United Kingdom after a long running, but not widely reported, battle between Virgin Media and London law firm Wagner & Co resulted in the UK cable operator being forced to release the details of 800 customers whom are alleged to have shared “illegal” copyright content online.

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22nd October, 2014 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In its final report the RSA’s City Growth Commission, which has been looking at ways of boosting the United Kingdom’s long-term economic prospects, has today recommended that the Government attempt to “emulate” Singapore by aiming for ultrafast broadband speeds of 1Gbps [1000 Megabits] “in the near future” across our cities.

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20th October, 2014 - 6:09 pm (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced the second expansion of their broadband, phone and TV network since the summer, with 5,000 homes in the North East of England being added to their list for 2014. Most of the work will take place in Hartlepool, Darlington, Sunderland and Stockton-On-Tees.

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20th October, 2014 - 12:50 pm (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Virgin Trains in the United Kingdom look set to benefit from faster on-board WiFi wireless Internet connectivity after Nomad Digital announced a new deal to deploy a fleet-wide upgrade on 76 of the operators (56 Pendolinos and 20 Super Voyager) trains.

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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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15th October, 2014 - 8:04 am (15 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned several adverts for Virgin Media’s various broadband, phone and TV bundles after BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB) complained that the operator misrepresented the pricing and potential savings of its packages.

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10th October, 2014 - 1:26 am (1 Comment)

Cable telecoms and TV giant Virgin Media has launched a new promotion on their “Big Connection” bundle, which offers 50Mbps broadband for just £4 per month for the first 8 months of service (£15.50 thereafter).

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6th October, 2014 - 9:55 am (22 Comments)

The Managing Director of UK comms provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, appears to have won at least part of his complaint against Virgin Media, which challenged whether the cable (DOCSIS) operator was right to say that their broadband service used a “fibre optic cable to install the services at the customers property“.

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3rd October, 2014 - 10:52 am (37 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest biannual report into the real-world speeds of fixed line broadband ISP consumers across the United Kingdom reveals that the Internet performance gap between rural and urban areas is still wide, yet their speeds are now improving at a faster rate (+20% rural vs +5% urban / suburban). Overall the average download rate has risen by just 5% to reach 18.7Mbps (up from 17.8Mbps in the last report).

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2nd October, 2014 - 1:10 pm (14 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has today signed a new “first of its kind” deal worth £1.2 million with Derby City Council that will help up to 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the city to receive an ultrafast broadband connection capable of 2000Mbps (2Gbps) and at a “fraction of the usual cost“.

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1st October, 2014 - 8:50 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has moved from its previously somewhat neutral stance, specifically in the conflict between BSkyB (Sky Broadband) and BT over Premier League TV rights, by lodging an official complaint with Ofcom and pleading for the comms regulator to help stop the costs of related content from getting out of control.

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23rd September, 2014 - 4:36 pm (3 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.

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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.

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