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21st October, 2020 (2 Comments)

Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has this week published their latest Q3 2020 study of UK fixed broadband and mobile data speeds across the market’s largest providers, which perhaps unsurprisingly sees Virgin Media (fixed) and EE (mobile) come top of the table.

21st October, 2020 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced that they are to start opening retail shops across the United Kingdom, with the first being in Liverpool on 26th October 2020. This will be the first time all of their products have been under one roof.

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21st October, 2020 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media has today announced the launch of a new “Google Smart Home Trial“, which will give customers in certain parts of the UK the ability to add various Google-based smart home products (e.g. Nest) to their existing package. Prices for this will start from £10 extra per month.

21st October, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new demand-led project is being established by consultancy firm Destination Digital that aims to deploy a gigabit-capable broadband network across the Strathspey is the area in Scotland (Highlands), which would stretch from Aviemore in the west to Aberlour in the east.

21st October, 2020 (2 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has announced that Phase 3B of their state aid supported deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, which is being delivered via Openreach (BT), is in the process of reaching a number of additional rural communities.

21st October, 2020 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has this week finally jumped on both the “unlimited data” (mobile broadband) and 5G bandwagon with the launch of their new £35 “golden goodybag” plan, which is not to be confused with their existing £25 “always on” package and we’ll explain why. Get ready for caveats.

21st October, 2020 (24 Comments)

Virgin Media appears to have continued to expand the availability of their latest HUB 4.0 (ARRIS TG3492LG-VMB) broadband router under their “Hub Swap” programme, which is giving existing customers on various different tiers the chance to “upgrade to our latest Hub 4 at no extra cost.”

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21st October, 2020 (3 Comments)

Comparison site Uswitch has today published a new Remote Working Index (RWI), which ranks 104 of the United Kingdom’s biggest towns and cities by seven metrics to help identify the best places for people who have to work from home (access to superfast broadband, crime rate, green spaces, property prices etc.).

20th October, 2020 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today revealed that they intend to invest £117m in order to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the central England city of Nottingham, which is to be supported by civil engineering firm McCann.

20th October, 2020 (3 Comments)

Wireless ISP Rapier Systems has today become one of the first broadband providers in the UK to deploy the new multi-Gigabit speed capable 60GHz cnWave (Terragraph) technology from Cambium Networks and Facebook, which is facilitated by Qualcomm’s latest 802.11ay (WiFi) compliant standard.

20th October, 2020 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has managed to boost their 4G (mobile broadband) signal in the coastal East Sussex city of Brighton by installing small cells on top of five phone boxes, some of which appear to have been previously owned by arch rival BT (many of those are now standing disused).

20th October, 2020 (1 Comment)

Network builder Cityfibre UK has today announced that they’ve started the construction phase of a new £40m project to rollout their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband ISP network across the coastal city of Dundee, which sits on the Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland and is home to around 150,000 people.

20th October, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme has announced that some 36 villages halls in rural parts of the county can now access their free public WiFi service, which is thanks to a new UK Government grant that was setup to support health and well-being.

20th October, 2020 (0 Comments)

Aldham-based rural UK ISP County Broadband has issued a couple of updates on their rollout plan for a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in remote parts of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, which adds a few new villages to their existing deployment and confirms the delivery time-scale.

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19th October, 2020 (11 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today called for members of the public and industry alike to submit nominations for its 2020 “Internet Hero” award, with the eventual winner being announced via a special online ceremony on the 18th November 2020 at the 22nd annual ISPA Awards event.

19th October, 2020 (7 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre UK have just kicked off the construction phase of their £40m project to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband network across the Wiltshire town of Swindon, which is being supported by civil engineering firm VolkerSmart Technologies.

19th October, 2020 (12 Comments)

The slow march toward gender diversity in the traditionally male dominated role of UK telecoms engineering appears to be paying off after Airband, which supplies a mix of fixed wireless and full fibre (FTTP) broadband connectivity to various rural communities, appointed its first female engineer.

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