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internet email

3rd August, 2015 - 2:15 pm (0 Comments)

Customers of cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global), specifically those who were able to make purchases via Google Play using their account with the broadband provider, can expect to receive a refund from Internet search giant because apparently the system was never supposed to work in the way it did.

uk green broadband and energy

31st July, 2015 - 7:40 am (2 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today committed itself to achieving five “ambitious” sustainability goals in the next five years, which covers everything from the energy efficiency of their on-going £3bn “Project Lighting” network expansion to improving the lives of disabled people through digital technology.


30th July, 2015 - 8:23 am (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global), fresh from kicking off the deployment of their new £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion in Manchester last month (here), has announced that 80,000 premises in Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) will be the next to benefit.

fibre optic broadband cables

29th July, 2015 - 9:48 am (8 Comments)

The debate over whether or not broadband ISPs that don’t sell a pure “fibre optic” (FTTH/P) broadband connection should be allowed to use such terminology in their adverts is nothing new, but a new ruling by the Government of France shows that some countries are taking a stand.


24th July, 2015 - 7:52 am (17 Comments)

An unspecified number of Virgin Media’s broadband bundle customers, specifically those who take one of the cable operators TiVo set-top-boxes, have been unable to watch their favourite shows because the kit keeps rebooting itself. Also there’s a +£3 TV price rise coming in September, hurray?

virgin media 2014 uk logo

22nd July, 2015 - 7:33 am (2 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld two complaints against website adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband and phone deals, which they ruled were misleading due to the operator raising the cost above what they promoted and thus being in breach of Ofcom’s rules on mid-contract price hikes.


20th July, 2015 - 1:54 pm (18 Comments)

On 29th July Microsoft will release its new Windows 10 operating system software, which is being offered as a free upgrade to millions of existing Windows customers around the world. But broadband ISPs are nervous about the impact that so many subscribers downloading the 3GB+ (GigaByte) update could have on their networks.

superhub v2

16th July, 2015 - 3:33 am (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) will shortly start turning their SuperHub broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots so that other customers can access the Internet when nearby (e.g. those passing outside your property), which will mirror the approach that BT similarly takes with their FON enabled HomeHub(s).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

15th July, 2015 - 2:03 pm (0 Comments)

A new survey of 683 adults who are decision-makers in SMEs, which was conducted online during June 2015 by Virgin Media Business and YouGov, has found that 37% of smaller businesses don’t know how fast their Internet connection is and 72% don’t even know how much data they use.

illegal uk internet downloading

15th July, 2015 - 12:16 pm (4 Comments)

The Government is nearly ready to join with Rights Holders and four of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to kick off a major “multi-media education campaign“, which will encourage Internet users to “do the right thing” and use legal services instead of piracy. Warning letters (email alerts) will also be sent to some broadband subscribers.


14th July, 2015 - 8:56 am (4 Comments)

A new report claims that around 7 out of 10 Sky Broadband customers have enabled the ISPs network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which was enforcedly introduced last year by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes. Sadly it doesn’t always work as intended.


8th July, 2015 - 1:56 pm (7 Comments)

The new Conservative Government has today released its Summer Budget 2015, but those hoping for some extra details on the broadband related announcements from the prior March 2015 budget will be left disappointed. But there is a £10m boost for 100Mbps+ connectivity in the South West.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

2nd July, 2015 - 3:39 pm (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has quietly dropped the price of their entry-level Big Connection package, which is now offering unlimited superfast broadband speeds of 50Mbps and free weekend calls from £5 per month for the first 12 months (£17.50 thereafter).

angry uk internet user

30th June, 2015 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 consumer complaints report, which saw overall complaint volumes continue to fall across most of the major UK mobile, pay tv, fixed line phone and broadband sectors. But the news isn’t so good for EE, which has seen gripes surge.

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