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superhub v2

27th March, 2015 - 12:41 pm (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today officially launched their new SuperHub 2ac (VMDG490) router, which has been leaking out to customers for quite a few months (here) and includes support for the latest 1300Mbps Gigabit WiFi (802.11ac) standard. According to Virgin’s research, the WiFi is now faster than all of the other big UK ISPs.

multimedia_internet_streaming

24th March, 2015 - 1:09 pm (4 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband with Sky TV, specifically those who enjoy accessing their TV content on an Android based mobile device via the Sky Go app, have criticised the operator for not updating their app to work properly with the latest Android 5.1 release. But it could be worse; they might be users of Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere service.

storms_united_kingdom_weather

23rd March, 2015 - 9:35 am (40 Comments)

A new survey of local authorities across the United Kingdom, which was conducted by the County Councils Network, has claimed that 45% of councils are expecting the Government’s target of bringing fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 95% by 2017 to be missed.

budget for the united kingdom

18th March, 2015 - 1:35 pm (43 Comments)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has today set out the Government’s annual Budget 2015 report for the United Kingdom. Unlike past budgets this one is different because it comes immediately before a General Election and that usually means big promises, such as pledging 100Mbps “ultra-fast” broadband to “nearly all the homes in the country” and a possible 5Mbps+ USO.

best_broadband_award_big_gold_cup

16th March, 2015 - 8:27 am (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published the results of their latest Q1 2015 reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which found that customers of John Lewis’s broadband division and Zen Internet were the most satisfied with their service. Meanwhile all of the biggest ISPs could be found languishing at the bottom.

united_kingdom_broadband_connectivity

12th March, 2015 - 8:29 am (56 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator has today announced the start of a major strategic review into the country’s digital communications market, which could have significant implications. It will look at everything from competition and investment, to future innovation and the availability of broadband, phone and mobile services.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

9th March, 2015 - 10:06 am (0 Comments)

We don’t usually cover singular voucher promotions, but cable operator Virgin Media has done a slightly new twist. Virgin, on top of their existing price discounts, are now giving new subscribers a voucher reward worth between £50 and £100, with customers choosing whether it’s usable with John Lewis, iTunes, Amazon or M&S.

virgin media engineer van henna

4th March, 2015 - 2:33 pm (7 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced that the work to expand the reach of their cable broadband, TV and phone network to 100,000 extra homes in East London has officially reached the half-way point (50,000 completed), which is now benefitting residents in East Ham, Stratford, Bow, Poplar and Stepney.

binary_broadband_internet_data_transfer

3rd March, 2015 - 2:15 pm (7 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), which advises the Government on matters of fast Internet connectivity, has warned that the recent calls for broadband to be officially identified as a utility service may be misguided.

Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

26th February, 2015 - 11:44 am (24 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 report into the real-world performance of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs and their customers across the United Kingdom, which found that the average download speed has increased by 21.93% over the past six months to top 22.8Mbps (NOTE: Most of this boost came from urban areas, with rural and suburban being fairly flat).

virgin media 2014 uk logo

23rd February, 2015 - 9:13 am (28 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media will today reduce the cost of their entry-level 50Mbps “Big Connection” broadband and phone package and their 152Mbps triple-play “Big Kahuna” bundle significantly for the first 12 months of service, although the new prices will only be available until 12th March 2015.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

19th February, 2015 - 12:02 pm (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has signed a new partnership with Arqiva that will help to improve the coverage and performance of 4G mobile connectivity in city centres across the United Kingdom, particularly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Southampton.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

13th February, 2015 - 9:26 am (1 Comment)

Aside from today’s big network expansion news (here), Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has also announced its Q4-2014 results and confirmed that they added an impressive +64,000 broadband subscribers last quarter to total 4,625,800 (this compares with +37,600 added in Q3-2014 and a dismal -12,000 in Q2).

virgin_media_uk_street_cabinet_engineer_at_work

13th February, 2015 - 7:26 am (27 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced a massive £3bn expansion (called “Project Lightning“) of their existing 152Mbps capable cable broadband, TV and phone network, which will extend the reach of their fixed line services to an additional 4 million homes and businesses (total of 17 million) by 2020, as a nervous BT looks on.

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