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    Avg. Speed: 35Mbps | Unlimited
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wildanet team

17th January, 2019 - 12:03 pm (2 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 (3 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 (0 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.


17th January, 2019 - 8:44 am (2 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 and some FTTC coverage to even more premises across East Wales (rural areas).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2019 - 7:50 am (3 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 (3 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 (24 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.


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 (11 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.

fibre optic cables bt engineer hands

15th January, 2019 - 8:34 am (6 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is to trial a new UK Fibre Infrastructure Pre-Build product for Communication Providers (ISPs etc.), which a briefing says will “allow them to start the fibre infrastructure build in parallel to their own site or network readiness.”


15th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Swedish fibre optic builder VXFIBER, which is working to deploy a new 1Gbps open access FTTP broadband ISP network in Stoke-on-Trent (here), has appointed Steven Drake as its Senior Project Manager for the Midlands and North of England to help with their UK expansion plans.

computer keyboard and mouse user

14th January, 2019 - 2:10 pm (16 Comments)

Ofcom has today published a new report, which examines how affordability, take-up and engagement with UK telecoms, TV and postal services compares via different groups. Overall 13% of broadband and phone consumers switched ISP (down from 17% a year ago) and financially vulnerable people are less likely to have “superfast” speeds.

money gbp sterling uk investment

14th January, 2019 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

Smaller projects in the Leeds City Region will now also be able to access Connection Vouchers worth between £500 and up to £1000, which can be used to help cover the costs involved with securing a new 30Mbps+ capable broadband ISP connection (e.g. firewalls, routers, installation, cabling, project management fees etc.).

tom mockridge virgin media uk ceo

14th January, 2019 - 7:57 am (23 Comments)

The CEO of UK cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, has called on the country’s political parties to put their differences aside and deliver clarity when the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal with the EU is voted on tomorrow. “Clarity is vital … for the sake of stability and greater certainty,” said Tom.

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