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ISP News Archives for April 2012

be broadband uk isp

20th April, 2012 (25 Comments)

Customers of internet provider Be Broadband UK are being affected by a “so called routing issue” this week that appears to be causing difficulty when trying to access websites (some are slow and others won’t load). The problems appear to be eerily reminiscent of those that traumatised the ISP through much of February (here).

lte uk mobile broadband

20th April, 2012 (4 Comments)

As expected UK Broadband (UKB), the sibling of Hong Kong based telecoms giant PCCW, has announced that Swindon will be the “first local authority in the UK” to benefit from a borough-wide superfast “4G” Mobile Broadband service over its 3.5GHz based Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

claranet uk isp

19th April, 2012 (7 Comments)

Business focused ISP Claranet has today become the latest internet provider to upgrade its range of superfast “Fibre” broadband packages to support download speeds of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) on BT’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) platform for home and business users.

talktalk uk isp

19th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has revealed that, since introducing ‘Active Choice‘ last year, one in three new customers are choosing to turn on parental controls (e.g. adult website blocks and other internet security measures) when they join the service.

north lincolnshire uk

19th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

One Voice, a Community Engagement Group that works with the communities of Immingham, Habrough and Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire UK, have launched a new campaign for better broadband after fears were raised that the additional funding from central government would not be enough to do the job properly.

littlebigone uk digital region south yorkshire

19th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

South Yorkshire (UK) focused ISP LittleBigOne, which runs over the local and still financially traumatised telecoms network from Digital Region, has updated its Facebook page to mention that some of their customers could soon receive “ultra-fast” broadband download speeds of 100Mbps or more.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

19th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

The YouView (Project Canvas) IPTV system, a subscription free broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV service that will be used / bundled by a number of big ISPs (e.g. BT, TalkTalk etc.), looks increasingly likely to miss their launch window of “early 2012” and might not surface until sometime in Q3-2012.

westminster uk government

18th April, 2012 (115 Comments)

The House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the UK governments superfast broadband strategy, which launched in mid-February 2012 (here) and closed for responses on 13th March 2012, has now published a full summary of all the written evidence submitted.

o2 uk

18th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has today issued an update for its 2.6GHz trial of “4G” superfast Mobile Broadband Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in London, which started last November 2011 (here). Apparently its 1,000 trialists have experienced internet download speeds of between 20-50Mbps (Megabits / sec) and some tests even reached close to the 150Mbps peak.

internet censorship padlock

18th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Conservative MP for Wiltshire, Claire Perry, has today published the results of her Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection and recommended that the UK government begin a formal consultation on the introduction of an Opt-In content filtering system for “all internet accounts” in the country.

internet piracy flag

18th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

One of the key people behind Golden Eye International, the firm that claims to hold numerous film copyrights and is linked with the UK’s Ben Dover porn brand, has confirmed that the reason they are pursuing O2’s broadband ISP customers, to settle “suspected” cases of “illegal” internet copyright infringement (piracy), is because it’s “the only way I can make money“.

fibre optic broadband cables

18th April, 2012 (10 Comments)

A new study from Telecom ThinkTank and RVA Market Research for the FTTH Council has revealed an interesting investigation into why a small but increasing number of broadband ISPs around the world are starting to introduce 1Gbps (Gigabits / sec [i.e. 1000Mbps]) capable fibre optic (FTTH , FTTP) internet connections for home users.

uk advertising standards authority

18th April, 2012 (9 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld four complaints by Virgin Media against a press (a), TV (b) and internet promotion (c) for the BTInfinity superfast broadband ISP service. The ASA deemed BT’s claims that its service was “unbeatable” and offered “three times faster fibre optic broadband” to be misleading.

vodafone uk broadband

17th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that two communities in the remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK), Hamnavoe and Walls, could soon benefit from faster mobile phone and Mobile Broadband connectivity after they were shortlisted to take part in the operators Open Femto trial.

european union map flag

17th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The MEP responsible for investigating (Rapporteur) the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), David Martin, has officially recommended that the European Parliament (EP) reject the treaty when it comes up for a final vote in June 2012. Martin warned that ACTA could not “guarantee adequate protection for citizens’ rights in the future“.

fibre optic uk cables

17th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project has announced that superfast broadband ISP services are now available to 95,000 Cornish homes and businesses, although just 6,000+ premises have actually subscribed to the service. Thankfully new orders are being created at an average rate of 250 per week, which is up from 200 per week and 4,000 connected in February 2012.

uk fibre optic broadband development

17th April, 2012 (11 Comments)

The UK government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, has confirmed that BT are officially bidding on all 8 of the currently active superfast broadband procurement contracts (more will follow). Separately Vaizey said that “the time is not right” to introduce a legal Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband.

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