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15th October, 2018 - 7:04 pm (1 Comment)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network in parts of London (particularly the western side) are tonight suffering from a major network outage due to an unspecified power fault, which began after 4pm today and is currently still on-going.

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15th October, 2018 - 1:24 pm (1 Comment)

A new survey has warned that the Government’s increasing moves to force home broadband ISPs into censoring (blocking) internet websites could result in 64% of UK people changing their broadband provider for one that’s less intrusive.

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15th October, 2018 - 12:29 pm (0 Comments)

A new cross-party report has warned that there is “no silver bullet for how to improve rural mobile coverage” in the United Kingdom, but it has recommended five ways in which the Government could boost 4G network coverage enough to help achieve or beat the current target for 95% geographic coverage by 2022.

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15th October, 2018 - 10:32 am (2 Comments)

A new IZA discussion paper has examined the impact that the early years of ADSL broadband ISP connectivity had on social capital in the UK (i.e. relationships among people who live and work in a particular society), which among other things suggests that it reduced visits to the cinema, but meeting with friends were unaffected.


15th October, 2018 - 8:54 am (2 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and telecoms operators EE, BT, O2 and XLN Telecom have picked up several wins at the annual UK Customer Experience Awards 2018, which is one of those internal industry focused events that may not properly reflect independent feedback or opinions from actual consumers.

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15th October, 2018 - 6:59 am (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to be running a new time limited promotion that doubles the service speeds on certain VIVID home broadband bundles “at no additional cost“, which sees a number of 50Mbps and 100Mbps packages being increased to 100Mbps and 200Mbps respectively.

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15th October, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The boss of UK ISP Orbital Net (Vfast), Darren Brown, has today spoken to about how they’re testing a new 100Mbps service and his concern that fixed wireless broadband provision is “often overlooked by government“. Despite this he is happy to support the idea of a full fibre (FTTP) USO.

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13th October, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has confirmed to that since 2016 they’ve offered funding to 3,300 individual applicants under the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) and Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher (UCV) schemes, with 1,700 of those taking advantage of the offer to improve their broadband (total of £1.2m provided).

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12th October, 2018 - 1:58 pm (0 Comments)

The Zayo Group has announced that they intend to expand the reach of their metro fibre optic data network around the UK’s capital city, which will involve the construction of a new fibre route that runs from Hatfield in Hertfordshire to Stratford in East London.

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12th October, 2018 - 11:49 am (19 Comments)

Ofcom has this week published their final guidance on how UK providers of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) or similar broadband-based phone services can ensure that their customers are still able to call the emergency services in a power cut.

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12th October, 2018 - 8:43 am (0 Comments)

Urban focused fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which is aiming to cover 2 million UK premises in parts of 28 cities by 2022, has introduced a new discount on the price of their 30Mbps, 150Mbps and 1Gbps FTTP/B packages for small and medium sized business customers.

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11th October, 2018 - 4:49 pm (2 Comments)

Energy provider and UK ISP First Utility (Shell) will next week begin bundling a variety of different smart home devices alongside selected energy and home broadband products “at no extra cost.” The offer launches on 15th October running till 19th November for broadband and 22th November for energy tariffs.

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11th October, 2018 - 10:42 am (3 Comments)

The latest October 2018 report from OpenSignal, which uses crowd-sourced data to test 4G and 3G based UK Mobile (Mobile Broadband) network performance, has revealed that EE is continuing to hoover up most of the awards for mobile download speed, upload speed, latency and availability.


11th October, 2018 - 9:52 am (13 Comments)

Internet speed testing giant Ookla ( has named NordVPN as the first Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider to receive its new Speedtest Recommended Badge, which is said to be in recognition of the platform’s fast connection speeds.

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10th October, 2018 - 4:53 pm (1 Comment)

The Welsh Government has today confirmed that it will be making a statement on the new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) contract next week, which could be worth up to £200m and tentatively aims to reach an additional 88,000 premises in poorly served areas. A strong focus on “full fibre” (FTTP) connectivity is expected.

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10th October, 2018 - 2:54 pm (1 Comment)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has today announced a shortlist of 16 finalists for their forthcoming inaugural awards event (The INCAs), which aims to recognise and celebrate the best broadband alternative network providers (altnets) from across the United Kingdom.

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10th October, 2018 - 12:28 pm (17 Comments)

The latest batch of independent data has revealed the top 25 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP / FTTH) broadband ISP connectivity and their change since 2017. Locations such as Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Cornwall come top.

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