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20th June, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP VISPA (Vispa Internet) appears to have officially started the rollout of their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the town of Marple, which is in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport (Greater Manchester) and home to a population of 24,000.

19th June, 2021 (4 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has started a new Public Review that aims to identify any existing or planned commercial coverage of gigabit broadband ISP networks in County Durham (England), which should help to establish the areas where public investment may be needed to deploy the service.

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19th June, 2021 (12 Comments)

Some customers of mobile operator Three UK were left scratching their heads yesterday after a bug resulted in many of their call attempts being redirected to the wrong number, which on the flip side also meant that other people started receiving unwanted calls from individuals who expected them to be somebody else.

18th June, 2021 (6 Comments)

Alternative UK network ISP Jurassic Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of Somerset, Devon and Dorset (here), has finally confirmed that their next rollout location will be the coastal town of Sidmouth and its surrounding villages.

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18th June, 2021 (9 Comments)

UK ISP Lightspeed Broadband, which is building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the East of England region as part of a £300m investment (here), has today unveiled the second wave of build locations that will extend into new parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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18th June, 2021 (1 Comment)

New broadband ISP YouFibre, which alongside Netomnia is working to make a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network available to 1 million UK premises by 2024 – starting in the North East of England (here and here), has today announced that they’ve just signed-up their 1000th customer in the Durham area.

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18th June, 2021 (21 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) have informed ISPreview.co.uk that the upload speeds on their “Voom Fibre” packages for small businesses are being roughly doubled, which for example means that subscribers to their 350Mbps Voom Fibre 1 plan will see their uploads go from 7Mbps to 20Mbps.

18th June, 2021 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently deploying a gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTP/B) network to residential flats (MDUs), office blocks and houses in 40 UK cities and towns, has adopted a new network testing technology from EXFO (Nova Fibre) in order to support their “first-time-right” build philosophy.

17th June, 2021 (20 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has quietly dropped support for Virgin Media’s (VMO2) Wi-Fi network on the London Underground, which means that customers who want to get online with this wireless broadband service will now have to pay for a pass instead of connecting for free (1 day = £3, 1 Week = £5 or 1 Month = £15).

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17th June, 2021 (7 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) has today published a new report into two recent state aid supported broadband rollout projects in Northern Ireland, which questions whether they delivered value for money, highlights a lack of contract bidding competition for BT and warns about a reliance on the contractor to self-certify its costs.

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17th June, 2021 (13 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet, which is certified as a B Corporation, has today announced that they’re pledging to become the first of the main broadband providers to reach Net Zero by 2028, which essentially means that the company will be removing as many carbon emissions as they produce.

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17th June, 2021 (10 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that their new CityFibre and Openreach based Future Fibre packages, which offer top broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, have been extended to homes in the cities of Cambridge, Stirling, Leicester and Leeds – provided you’re within reach of the network.

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17th June, 2021 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has today announced that they’re working with strategic supplier Ericsson to deploy a new cloud-native dual-mode (Single Packet) core for their new 5G Standalone (SA) network in the United Kingdom. Until now, the technology had only been deployed on the campus of Coventry University in July 2020.

17th June, 2021 (15 Comments)

Some customers of SpaceX’s new Starlink ISP, which operates a growing mega constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband satellites, are finding that high winds, visibility of the sky and power usage aren’t the only issues they’ll have to contend with, as the dish can also shut down during very hot weather.

17th June, 2021 (8 Comments)

Portsmouth-based UK ISP toob has announced that they’ve begun the deployment of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Hampshire (England) town of Aldershot, which should ultimately see their service being extended to cover 23,000 premises.

16th June, 2021 (7 Comments)

Residents in the Kent UK village of Oversland will be pleased to learn that the new Broadband for Rural Kent (B4RK) project, which initially modelled itself on B4RN’s community centric build strategy, has finally begun to go live by connecting their first house to a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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16th June, 2021 (39 Comments)

The new Gigabit Take-Up Advisory Group (GigaTAG), which is supported by Which?, Ofcom, the FSB, CBI and other groups, has today set out their final report on what they think the UK Government needs to do in order to boost take-up of 1Gbps capable broadband services. Expect clearer labelling and more advertising campaigns.

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