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    Avg. Speed: 30Mbps | Unlimited
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    Avg. Speed: 35Mbps | Unlimited
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    Avg. Speed: 36Mbps | Unlimited
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openreach fttc two engineers

16th November, 2018 - 9:26 am (0 Comments)

An attempt by the Maldon District Council’s Finance Committee to block £45,000 of funding for the local roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+), which is being conducted alongside Essex County Council UK, has been stopped after members of the district council voted against the committee’s decision.

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16th November, 2018 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

It’s that time of the year again, when UK ISPs get in on the Black Friday action by offering all sorts of discounts to new customers. Kicking off the event a bit early today is BT, which has cut their unlimited 50Mbps (average) “Superfast Fibre” (FTTC/P) and phone package to just £29.99 per month, but there’s more.

pound coin money new

16th November, 2018 - 7:20 am (0 Comments)

Billing mistakes can be costly. The national UK telecoms regulator has today fined mobile operator EE and cable broadband ISP Virgin Media a combined total of £13.3m for overcharging customers (those on discounted deals) who wished to leave their contracts early. Overall nearly 500,000 customers were affected.

gigaclear fibre optic bridge

16th November, 2018 - 2:38 am (1 Comment)

The Essex County Council has confirmed that it will meet next week in order to discuss some of the “challenging” work conditions that UK ISP Gigaclear are said to be facing in the county, where they hold several state aid supported contracts for the roll-out of a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

mobile mast rural broadband uk

16th November, 2018 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,008 UK adults (79% from urban areas) has found that 9 million Brits (17%) won’t move to the countryside for fear of being cut off by poor broadband. Meanwhile 25% of existing rural residents say they struggle to make any mobile calls at home and 38% complained of slow or unreliable internet.

sharon white openreach fibre optic broadband fttp splice

15th November, 2018 - 11:56 am (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today issued an update on Openreach’s legal separation from BT. Overall they were “broadly satisfied with progress,” although Ofcom still wants to see more progress being made on improving “full fibre” (FTTP) and general broadband ISP connectivity.

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

15th November, 2018 - 12:01 am (9 Comments)

Early Black Friday sales will begin later this morning with Hyperoptic choosing to further reduce the price of their 1Gbps capable “hyperfast” FTTP/B home broadband service, which currently covers 500,000+ premises in parts of 28 cities across the UK (mostly large apartment buildings). Prices now start from just £15 a month.

banned from the internet cross

14th November, 2018 - 2:28 pm (8 Comments)

The government has revealed that its new Age Verification system, which will be targeted at commercial websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content (broadband ISPs will be expected to block any that don’t comply), will not now be introduced until Easter 2019. But in the future Twitter may also be targeted.


14th November, 2018 - 1:19 pm (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to approve the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband and 5G mobile. But they also called on the EU to get tough on “fake fibre” marketing by ISPs.

fibre optic blue strands cosmetic broadband picture

14th November, 2018 - 11:55 am (5 Comments)

Hybrid wireless and fibre optic ISP Airband has announced that they’ve started to expand their “bespoke” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into “current deployments,” which we assume includes those that have previously only had a service via their slower fixed wireless network.

inca gold standard

14th November, 2018 - 10:55 am (0 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has today announced the launch of their new “Gold Standard Quality Mark Scheme“, which aims to highlight alternative network (AltNet) broadband ISPs that adopt the best practices in performance, design and operations.

vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

14th November, 2018 - 9:27 am (3 Comments)

The CEO of Vodafone Group, Nick Read, has told a meeting of investors that, at the wholesale fibre broadband ISP level, they’re “not engaging” with Openreach (BT) any more “in terms of any further opportunity,” which puts pay to earlier predictions of a new co-funded FTTP build. But they would talk to Comcast (Sky).

internet law uk

13th November, 2018 - 3:15 pm (10 Comments)

The UK Government’s revised Electronic Communications Code, which is designed to make it easier and cheaper for broadband ISPs and mobile operators to build their networks, has passed an important hurdle after a court ruled that CTIL (O2 and Vodafone) could force access to land in order to conduct a survey.

cityfibre peterborough council fttp deployment

13th November, 2018 - 1:29 pm (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that they’ve begun construction of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Coventry, which alongside ISP partner Vodafone will aim to cover “almost every home” in the city by the end of 2021.


13th November, 2018 - 12:56 pm (17 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today named the first UK cities to benefit from their commercial roll-out of ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable 5G mobile and wireless home broadband technology, which is due to begin later next year. Naturally London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast are on the list.

Vodafone UK 2016

13th November, 2018 - 7:35 am (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has reported that they added +44,000 new fixed line home broadband customers during the last quarter (Q2 FY19) to total 479,000, which is down from the +52,000 added in the previous quarter to June 2018. Meanwhile their mobile base shrank to 17,055,000 (quarterly fall of -377,000).

broadband vouchers ultrafast gigabit uk full fibre

12th November, 2018 - 2:20 pm (24 Comments)

The government has today revealed that 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have taken advantage of their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), but strong demand means they now expect the funding to dry up a year sooner than expected. In response the top voucher values have been cut to £2,500.

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