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award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

21st February, 2017 - 2:24 pm (10 Comments)

The annual Broadband Genie 2017 survey has today handed their award for “Best Broadband Provider” to Plusnet after they came top in five out of seven categories and secured a consumer satisfaction score of 74%. Elsewhere Virgin Media also picked up several awards.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

18th February, 2017 - 8:09 am (17 Comments)

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 4-5 years.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2017 - 7:49 am (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

15th February, 2017 - 12:58 pm (23 Comments)

The Chief Architect of Slovenian telecoms technology provider Iskratel, Simon Cimzar, has warned that DOCSIS based Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks (e.g. Virgin Media) need to “look past the latest cable upgrades” (DOCSIS 3.1) and go directly to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th February, 2017 - 11:10 am (54 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to be quietly tweaking the ‘Max Traffic Rate‘ (speed profile) for some of their broadband packages, which for example means that those with their 300Mbps HomeWorks+ add-on may theoretically be able to achieve 345Mbps (its old profile was 330Mbps).

uSwitch Mobile and Broadband Awards 2017

3rd February, 2017 - 8:22 am (8 Comments)

The annual uSwitch.com Awards 2017 were held last night and this saw Plusnet grab the most wins for fixed line broadband, while Three UK scooped up more wards for Mobile related categories than their competitors and Sky (Sky Broadband) also did quite well on the Pay TV front.

virgin media superhub3 telephone ports voip

27th January, 2017 - 8:54 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve just begun a limited deployment of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology to replace their old phone (line rental) service, but it’s currently only being sold in areas where the operator has deployed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

virgin_media_project_lightning_rollout_wrexham

23rd January, 2017 - 1:11 am (1 Comment)

Some 4,500 additional homes and businesses in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth will soon gain access to Virgin Media’s new 300Mbps capable cable broadband and TV service, which forms part of the operator’s on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

18th January, 2017 - 9:55 am (1 Comment)

Cable provider Virgin Media has today decided to significantly slash the cost of their superfast and ultrafast solus (standalone) broadband packages for the first 12 months of service, but the new prices will only be available to order until 30th January 2017.

Middleton (Leeds) virgin media broadband and tv rollout

17th January, 2017 - 1:13 am (4 Comments)

Hundreds of homes around the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds), which last April celebrated after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into the area, have faced a long and uncertain wait after the project appeared to stall. But progress is finally being made.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (19 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th January, 2017 - 10:44 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that their Virgin Mobile network in the United Kingdom will, as part of a new 5-year agreement, continue to harness EE’s (BT) Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform in order to deliver 3G and 4G based mobile services.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

9th January, 2017 - 1:56 am (16 Comments)

Choosing a new broadband ISP is harder than picking a supplier for Gas or Electricity, not least because the quality of service and performance can vary hugely depending upon where you live and which provider you pick. But with any luck our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.

router_broadband_kit

3rd January, 2017 - 1:03 am (7 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.

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