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ISP News Archives for March 2012

 
b4rn broadband 4 rural north

31st March, 2012 (1 Comment)

Just after midday today the B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project, which hopes to connect thousands of rural homes in north Lancashire UK via a unique “hyper-fast” 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic (FTTH) broadband ISP network, will officially begin construction with a ceremonial “breaking of the sod” event (Jubilee Tower – 1pm).

bt uk isp logo

30th March, 2012 (6 Comments)

National UK ISP BT has today begun offering their basic broadband (‘up to’ 20Mbps speeds, 10GB usage allowance, unlimited WiFi and free HomeHub router) package with unlimited Anytime UK landline calls (free for the first year) from £13 per month.

digital region south yorkshire uk

30th March, 2012 (8 Comments)

The financially troubled Digital Region project, an alternative wholesale network operator that was built with £100m of public money to help 80% of homes and businesses in South Yorkshire (UK) gain access to superfast broadband services, is to get yet another injection of £10m from the public pursue in order to stay afloat.

bt openreach uk engineer

30th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Several BT based ISPs, including Zen Internet, Eclipse Internet, PlusNet and others, are reporting that “a significant number of our broadband customers lost connection to the internet” this morning.

virgin media uk

30th March, 2012 (7 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media, which this week completed the rollout of its 100Mbps (Megabits per second) service to 13 Million UK homes ahead of schedule (originally due to finish mid-2012), has today announced a revamp of its “superfast as standard” broadband, tv and phone services as ‘Collections‘ alongside a six months half price offer.

o2 uk

30th March, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has moved to combat the growing range of data-friendly packages from rivals Three UK and T-Mobile by launching a new Pay Monthly tariff called ‘On & On‘, which from £26 a month (from £36 with a new phone) bundles unlimited minutes with unlimited texts and 1GB (GigaByte) of Mobile Broadband usage (no extra data charges will apply after that is consumed).

bt uk isp logo

29th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Apparently BT’s work to rollout superfast broadband internet access (FTTC etc.) services in London will, over the next 15 years, help to create 26,000 new jobs in the city and boost the capitals economy by £20bn (£7.3bn in improved business performance, £11bn from business creation and nearly £1bn via home-working).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

29th March, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has started a new consultation that will look at the long term development options (after 2018) for handling the valuable radio spectrum in Ultra High Frequency (UHF) bands IV and V. One option could be to repurpose them for use by Mobile Broadband services.

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

29th March, 2012 (11 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today officially selected Deddington (Oxfordshire, UK) as the first rural village to take part in their unique Fibre-Only Exchange (FOX) trial, which will replace the areas existing “copper-based products” with ultrafast fibre optic broadband (e.g. 100Mbps+ FTTP) and phone (Fibre Voice Access) services.

wireless mast

29th March, 2012 (5 Comments)

Early feedback from BT’s trial of ‘White Space‘ (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband technology on the Isle of Bute suggests that the service, which delivers internet access by making use of the unused radio spectrum that exists between Digital TV channels, still has a lot of problems to overcome, not least in terms of its sporadic performance.

fluidata uk business isp

29th March, 2012 (4 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata claims that 24 out of the 30 internet providers it interviewed felt that a “perceived lack of choice” and a “lack of awareness” of the broadband options open to businesses and consumers were creating a barrier to adoption, particularly in rural areas.

ms3 communications uk

29th March, 2012 (1 Comment)

MS3 Communications, an independent data and telecommunications network, has awarded the £5.5 million contract for deploying the “first 50km” of their fibre optic broadband network around Hull (Yorkshire, UK) to Mid-Wales based company Welch Civils Ltd.

european union flag

28th March, 2012 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today reached a preliminary deal that should make it significantly cheaper to surf the internet from your Mobile Broadband connection while roaming abroad within the EU. In addition the price of mobile voice calls and text (SMS) messages will also be slashed.

timico uk business isp

28th March, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has reported experiencing “4G” superfast Mobile Broadband download speeds of up to 40Mbps (23Mbps upload) while taking part in O2’s (Telefonica) Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology trial in the city of London.

wireless internet

28th March, 2012 (0 Comments)

The business division of UK cable operator Virgin Media (VirginMedia Business) has surveyed 5,000 business owners from companies with 100+ employees and discovered that 21% “needed” more wireless internet access in stores in order to provide “innovative sales offers and marketing promotions” to customers.

plusnet uk

28th March, 2012 (1 Comment)

UK ISP PlusNet has added a promise of £25 cashback to its recently launched offer of 4 Months FREE home broadband and calls across both their budget Value (10GB peak usage allowance + unlimited offpeak) and premium Extra (60GB + unlimited offpeak) packages, which also includes FREE activation (normally worth £25) when you add the line rental (from £9.49 per month).

fttc-uk-bt-superfast-broadband-street-cabinet

28th March, 2012 (7 Comments)

BT has denied that the backup batteries used by its new generation of fibre optic (FTTC, FTTP) connected superfast broadband street cabinets could soon become a target for thieves. The result could be a serious loss of connectivity, albeit only if the theft occurred during a power outage.

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