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fibre optic broadband cables

28th May 2012 (6 Comments)

Gigaclear, a UK telecoms and infrastructure development company that gobbled up rural ISP Rutland Telecom last year (here), has today announced that 400 homes in the neighbouring civil parish villages of Appleton and Eaton (Oxfordshire) will soon be able to get a new 1Gpbs (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) service from £37 a month.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

28th May 2012 (4 Comments)

The subscription free YouView (Project Canvas) broadband internet based video-on-demand (VoD) and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, which will be bundled by a number of big UK ISPs (e.g. BT, TalkTalk etc.), has reportedly agreed to begin the final stage of its “alpha” trial with 350 homes (currently being trialled by 100 staff from the Joint Venture partners).

scotland uk regions map

28th May 2012 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today criticised the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is managed by the increasingly embattled Culture Secretary (Jeremy Hunt MP), for excluding the smaller cities of Inverness, Glasgow and Stirling in Scotland from their £50m second wave of Urban Broadband Funding (UBF).

united kingdom

28th May 2012 (0 Comments)

Welshpool-based ISP Exwavia (Wales) has today criticised the largely “un-co-ordinated” effort to lobby the UK government for better national broadband infrastructure and services, which has seen a slew of strong but ultimately “patchy” campaigns launch from various groups and ultimately fail to make much headway.

internetpadlock

28th May 2012 (4 Comments)

Somebody has unwittingly exposed sensitive contract details for a TalkTalk Business UK ISP subsidiary (Greystone Telecom) to the internet by failing to prevent anonymous access via their Microsoft IIS web server. TalkTalk claims to be busy tracking the source down.

virgin media uk

26th May 2012 (37 Comments)

An unspecified number of Virgin Media’s broadband ISP customers are currently being affected by a seemingly sporadic Major Service Outage / routing issue (Fault Ref F002014417), which has caused difficulties when attempting to load certain websites.

postoffice uk broadband

25th May 2012 (5 Comments)

The Post Office has chosen to scrap its limited BTWholesale and Logica based managed broadband and phone platform, which is still stuck on old ‘up to’ 8Mbps ADSL technology, in favour of a huge new and potentially more competitive unbundled (LLU) solution delivered by Fujitsu and rival ISP TalkTalk.

internet email

24th May 2012 (4 Comments)

Internet security experts at Trend Micro have warned UK ISPs to pay more attention to their abuse departments after it was forced to block Pipex’s (TalkTalk) spam spewing email servers for almost a week because the provider “choose not to man their abuse desk” and did not respond to the warnings.

rural countryside uk

24th May 2012 (4 Comments)

Global telecoms giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), which is busy trying to sell itself to Vodafone for £1.044bn (here), has warned two rural England (UK) communities in Cumbria (Duddon Valley and Branthwaite) that it will cut their broadband connection by the end of June 2012 because the public subsidy has expired.

money gbp

24th May 2012 (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has created its own Digital Retail Price Index (DRPI), which shows the rate of inflation when you buy goods (food and clothing etc.) online instead of on the high street. It claims that inflation on the internet is just 0.3%, which compares with 3.5% for the UK’s Retail Price Index (RPI) and 3% for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) .

piers daniell fluidata uk isp

24th May 2012 (12 Comments)

The Managing Director (MD) of UK business ISP Fluidata, Piers Daniell, has accused the Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Media, Andrew Barron, of being almost hypocritical for claiming that BT are monopolising superfast broadband. “It’s rich that a company like Virgin, who offers no wholesale access to its residential network, is making such an issue,” said Piers.

parliament house of commons uk

24th May 2012 (5 Comments)

The UK governments Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, has signalled his frustration after having to reveal that 11 local authorities (county councils etc.) “aren’t working hard enough or fast enough” and failed to get their Local Broadband Plans (LBP) approved before the end of the April 2012 deadline last month.

mobile broadband uk

23rd May 2012 (2 Comments)

Mobile group Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has today launched its new Smart Signal Sharing technology, which means that if a customer’s Mobile Broadband connectivity begins to fade (e.g. down to one bar of signal) then it will seamlessly prioritise a 3G signal from the other network instead.

uk advertising standards authority

23rd May 2012 (17 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected an attempt by TalkTalk to have a rival TV advert for the BTInfinity (FTTC) superfast broadband service pulled. The ISP accused BT’s promotion of “misleadingly” implying that fibre optic broadband services were only available from BT.

go on uk logo

23rd May 2012 (5 Comments)

The Go ON UK (RaceOnline 2012) initiative, which is headed up by the country’s Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, has joined forces with ISP TalkTalk and software giant Microsoft to offer a special refurbished computer (Windows 7 PC or Laptop) and broadband with phone bundle to low income adults and families from just £49.

internet websites

23rd May 2012 (0 Comments)

UK internet users of the free OpenDNS service are currently being affected by “intermittent packetloss across select carriers” at their London facility. Many people use alternative Domain Name Servers (DNS), such as the free solutions from OpenDNS and Google Public DNS, to avoid loading websites via their ISPs often slower and more restrictive servers.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

23rd May 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has fined broadband and phone provider Axis Telecom (Axis) £30,000 for abusing the ‘Cancel Other‘ mechanism, which is designed to protect consumers from being switched to another ISP without their consent (slamming), and for “attempting to induce consumers to terminate their contract” with the new ISP.

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