ISPreview UK Top Broadband ISP Internet Service Provider Information Site Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:35:16 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 UK ISP Kijoma Broadband Begins Major 78Mbps+ Wireless Network Upgrade Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:03:43 +0000 kijoma uk wireless broadband ispFixed wireless ISP Kijoma Broadband, which serves parts of West Sussex, Portsmouth, the Isle of White, Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Surrey, has informed that they’ve begun to deploy a major upgrade on their network that will boost capacity and service speeds. At present the the provider’s top ‘Home Standard‘ package for domestic use offers […]]]> 1 Openreach Prep UK ISP Pilot of Harmonised Broadband and Phone Repairs Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:30 +0000 bt_openreach_vanOpenreach (BT) has today announced their intention to run a national pilot of the new Harmonised Repair service, which will begin on 24th July 2017 and run for 12 months with up to 500,000 broadband and phone lines of various different types (WLR, LLU, FTTC, FTTP and SoGEA). The last time we reported on Openreach’s […]]]> 0 3000 Extra Oxfordshire UK Premises to Get Fibre Broadband After £4m Deal Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:22:09 +0000 openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable ductThe state aid supported Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project has agreed to yet another “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out extension with Openreach (BT), which means that a further 3,000 rural homes will be reached thanks to a new agreement worth £4 million. At present the scheme is already working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to […]]]> 0 Ofcom Report to EU Finds “no major” Abuse of Net Neutrality by UK ISPs Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:02:15 +0000 internet_and_multimedia_ukThe UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has published its first annual report to the European Commission on their monitoring of the EU’s new rules for protecting Net Neutrality (open internet access). The report finds that “there are no major concerns regarding the openness of the internet in the UK.” Last year the EU introduced new regulation […]]]> 2 800,000 Virgin Media Customers Suffer Another SuperHub 2 Security Scare Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:43:29 +0000 superhub v2A new study conducted by consumer magazine Which?, which examined the security of connected devices in the home, has chastised Virgin Media for setting up their SuperHub v2 (VMDG485) cable broadband routers with a default password that is the same for many of their customers. Some years ago it was not uncommon for ISPs to […]]]> 6 BT Openreach Test New 1Gbps Broadband Pole Mounted FTTdp Kit Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:09:39 +0000 netcommwireless fttdp gfast node dpOpenreach (BT) has confirmed that they’re testing a new Fibre-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) style of broadband technology that mounts hardware from NetComm Wireless on top of telegraph poles, which shows that the operator hasn’t given up on FTTdp. Some readers will readily recall that many of Openreach’s earliest trials were deployed using smaller nodes (distribution […]]]> 26 Airband Wins Superfast Broadband Deal for 13,000 Premises in Devon UK Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:18:06 +0000 devon and somerset airband gigaclear contractsFixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Under the new deal Airband […]]]> 3 UPDATE Ofcom to Deregulate More of the UK Wholesale Broadband Market Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:28:58 +0000 united kingdom coloured counties mapThe national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today updated their 2017 Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review by proposing changes to improve competition around the UK, where BT (Openreach) continues to have Significant Market Power, and in Hull where KCOM is dominant. At present Ofcom’s regulatory model tends to filter each part of the United Kingdom […]]]> 15