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fttp home install outside wall openreach

19th January, 2019 - 8:33 am (8 Comments)

A newspaper has accused UK ISP BT of “forcing” their “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband customers to pay for “unnecessary … landlines they don’t need,” while the provider itself says it only does this because they’re not seeing the “demand” for fibre without home phone lines. But you don’t have to buy FTTP from BT.

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

19th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (7 Comments)

Vodafone has said that ISPs need to “look beyond speed” and “make the network invisible so users don’t even know it is there“. The operator was speaking at the launch of a new project – Broadband Quality Experience Delivered (BQED) – that aims to “greatly enhance” the quality of experience broadband networks provide.

tutela 4g mobile broadband uk test map

18th January, 2019 - 12:10 am (11 Comments)

The final study of 2018 from crowd-sourced data analysis company Tutela has revealed that EE beat Vodafone, O2 and Three UK to be named as the fastest overall Mobile Broadband operator in the country for 4G services. Meanwhile Three UK managed to top the table for older 3G networks.

big blu broadband uk isp

18th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

European and UK Satellite ISP Bigblu Broadband has refreshed their three primary broadband plans for residential customers, not least by adopting average download speeds (as measured at peak time), removing upfront equipment costs and lowering some monthly prices.

truespeed muddy fttp trench

17th January, 2019 - 4:44 pm (13 Comments)

Residents of Walton-in-Gordano in rural Somerset (England) have become the latest in the county to find themselves in a rather unusual situation, where two alternative UK network (altnet) ISPs – Gigaclear and TrueSpeed – are proposing to extend their Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband networks into the area.

wildanet team

17th January, 2019 - 12:03 pm (7 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP Wildanet, which aspires to extend their network across thousands of premises in rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and possibly South Wales, has become the first company to be supported by an investment of £750,000 via the £40m Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

inca gold standard

17th January, 2019 - 10:21 am (4 Comments)

A third alternative network ISP – TrueSpeed – has today been awarded with the Independent Networks Co-operative Association‘s (INCA) new “Gold Standard Quality Mark“, which aims to highlight AltNet broadband ISPs that adopt the best practices in performance, design and operations.

trench networks outpost device

17th January, 2019 - 9:58 am (4 Comments)

Northumberland-based Trench Networks (TN), which has developed a clever device that aggregates the 3G and 4G mobile signals from multiple UK operators in order to deliver superfast broadband speeds at remote sites, has secured an investment of £300,000 from the North East Venture Fund to help it grow.

wales_broadband_lot1_lot2_lot3_phase2

17th January, 2019 - 8:44 am (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government has quietly chosen BT (Openreach) to supply the final LOT 2 of their Phase 2 “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out contract, which uses £9.256m of public money and aims to bring FTTP “full fibre” coverage to around 10,000 more premises across East Wales (rural areas).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2019 - 7:50 am (14 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP TalkTalk have been left frustrated and confused by a mysterious new £4 monthly “Access Fee” to use the operator’s TV platform (YouView based IPTV set-top-box), which seems to apply even if the subscriber isn’t taking one of their optional premium TV boosts (content packages).

uk shadow map

17th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

At the end of last year the Government confirmed that they would extend their Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme for one more year, albeit with some changes (here). The scheme offers grants worth up to £350 to help rural premises get a better connection, if they are unable to receive at least a 2Mbps speed today.

briskona broadband mast wireless uk

16th January, 2019 - 11:34 am (0 Comments)

Superfast broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps have finally reached nearly 100 remote rural premises in Kilbryde after fixed wireless ISP Briskona Broadband confirmed that their network in Scotland had been extended. The deployment appears to have been supported by investment from Stirling Council.

ms3 van and engineer

16th January, 2019 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which operates an independent dark fibre optic and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has completed a number of major network upgrades to add capacity and extend its reach into Data Centres in London and Manchester.

farmer rural broadband and mobile uk

16th January, 2019 - 8:30 am (26 Comments)

The National Farmers Union has published the results from its latest online and telephone based survey of 812 members, which found that just 16% of farmers had access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds (up from 4% in 2015) and only 17% have a “reliable” outdoor mobile signal. But the situation has improved.

pure_broadband_wireless

15th January, 2019 - 2:02 pm (1 Comment)

The East Riding of Yorkshire (England) focused ISP Pure Broadband, which primarily operates a mix of fibre optic (FTTP) and fixed wireless (5GHz) based broadband networks for businesses and homes in the Hull area, has said they have “big plans” to expand after gobbling rival provider Relax Broadband.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th January, 2019 - 11:06 am (13 Comments)

New customers of cable operator Virgin Media’s mobile division (Virgin Mobile) can until 31st January 2019 buy a specially discounted 4G SIM-Only plan, which features unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 120GB of data (mobile broadband) for just £20 per month on a 12 month contract term.

moray falconer hyperoptic

15th January, 2019 - 10:20 am (2 Comments)

Urban focused fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today continued to build its new executive team by appointing Moray Falconer, an experienced civil engineer, to be its new Managing Director (MD) of Infrastructure. Falconer will report directly to CEO Dana Tobak.

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