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26th October, 2016 - 1:56 pm (0 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) and Superfast Essex project have recently introduced a new Community Wi-Fi Scheme, which offers small grants to help local communities to setup a public WiFi network via community hubs (village hall, community centre etc.).


25th October, 2016 - 9:42 am (9 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has announced a new partnership with Intersection (LinkNYC) and advertising company Primesight that will enable them to deploy free “ultrafast” (up to 1Gbps) public WiFi, free UK landline / mobile phone calls and a range of other digital services across London’s major high streets.


25th October, 2016 - 8:12 am (26 Comments)

After several years’ of development the Wi-Fi Alliance has this week begun to certify the first hardware (routers etc.) to use its final WiGig 802.11ad (60GHz) standard, which can push data rates of up to 8Gbps over a WiFi wireless network. But you need to be within 10 metres for it to work properly.


25th October, 2016 - 1:57 am (2 Comments)

Would you rather go online with Mobile Broadband (3G/4G) or public WiFi when outside of the home? The latest online survey of 1,516 ISPreview.co.uk readers suggests that mobile is still the most popular choice (72.1% of respondents), with security fears and fiddly sign-up forms hurting trust in WiFi.


24th October, 2016 - 2:26 pm (9 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign, which has been fighting to bring faster broadband to eight rural villages in South Oxfordshire (Howe Hill, Britwell Hill, Cookley Green, Greenfield, Park Corner, Pishill with Stonor, Russells Water and Swyncombe), appears to be seeing some positive progress.


24th October, 2016 - 1:02 am (10 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their on-going efforts to turn existing SuperHub broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots, which would allow people outside your home to access the Internet when nearby, won’t be launching in 2016 as hoped.

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19th October, 2016 - 8:59 am (4 Comments)

The aptly named UK Broadband Ltd. (PCCW), which operates ISP Relish Wireless that has a fixed wireless 4G network in Swindon, Reading and central London, has once again confirmed its aspiration to launch a truly national service and to bid on Ofcom’s forthcoming spectrum auctions.


12th October, 2016 - 7:51 pm (3 Comments)

Last month we reported that several rural communities around Ullapool, Lochbroom, Little Lochbroom, Gruinard Bay, Elphin and Coigach in the Scottish Highlands were aiming to build their own 50Mbps wireless broadband network (here). Happily the project has now begun its build phase after raising £85,000.


11th October, 2016 - 12:48 pm (1 Comment)

The £1.56m state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK pilot of a new superfast fixed wireless broadband network, which was built by Airwave in North Yorkshire (England), appears to have run into an overbuilding conflict with BT’s (Openreach) roll-out of FTTC based “fibre broadband” services.


7th October, 2016 - 8:36 am (0 Comments)

A mix of support from the Superfast Dorset project and local ISP VoIP Unlimited has enabled the isolated village of Kimmeridge on the remote Dorset (England) coast, which previously struggled to get even 1Mbps via BT’s fixed lines, to build a new 50Mbps wireless broadband network.


6th October, 2016 - 2:02 pm (0 Comments)

A community built ISP in the Highlands of Scotland – Badenoch Broadband – has secured a new investment of £41,800 from the Scottish Government in order to extend the coverage and speed of their wireless network, which currently covers a number of areas around the village of Laggan (Badenoch).

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

6th October, 2016 - 12:42 pm (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today opened a new consultation to examine whether the existing radio spectrum bands between 3.6GHz and 3.8GHz could be opened up for future ultra-fast 5G based Mobile Broadband or similar services in the United Kingdom.

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4th October, 2016 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

A recent study from Qualcomm Technologies has concluded that home WiFi (WLAN) wireless networks will need more than double the current amount of radio spectrum (around the 5GHz band) to deliver “sustained” speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) throughout an entire home.


30th September, 2016 - 9:06 am (3 Comments)

A lot of UK people are buying Amazon Echo, the Internet shopping giants new hands-free speaker and voice-assistant, but apparently not everybody can get it to connect with their home WiFi network and this seems to be especially true of BT’s Broadband customers.

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