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metronet uk logo

22nd May 2012 (1 Comment)

Business ISP Metronet UK has today announced the expansion of its hybrid superfast fibre optic (FTTx) and wireless broadband network to reach firms in the market town of Macclesfield (Cheshire East / Cheshire) and surrounding areas, where local businesses have allegedly been unhappy with BT’s existing FTTC service.

wifi wireless internet access

22nd May 2012 (0 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB), a public wifi hotspot operator, has announced that the visitors and guests of 2,400 UK pubs, restaurants, hotels and venues owned by the Greene King group will soon be able to access a free wireless internet service (with no time constraints).

comms business uk magazine

22nd May 2012 (1 Comment)

The annual Comms Business Awards, which will this year be held at the Lancaster London hotel on 21st June, have this week published their full shortlist of potential winners. The awards include several broadband ISP related categories, albeit with more of a business than consumer focus.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

22nd May 2012 (38 Comments)

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of cable and broadband giant Virgin Media, Andrew Barron, will today tell the House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the UK’s national superfast broadband strategy that BT are effectively being subsidised by government policy and thus “freezing out new entrants” from the market.

uk rural fibre optic dig

22nd May 2012 (0 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a new report (“The Missing Links”) which claims that 60% of UK businesses in rural areas (countryside) suffer from slow broadband ISP speeds. As a result the group has called on the government to raise its superfast broadband coverage target from 90% to 98% of “rural communities and businesses” by 2015.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

21st May 2012 (9 Comments)

The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), which represents alternative / smaller broadband ISPs, has demanded that the European Commission (EC) “take urgent action” to prevent dominant national telecoms operators (e.g. BT) from using “discriminatory conduct” against them and thus damaging their ability to compete in the new market for superfast broadband (FTTx etc.) services.

uk green broadband and energy

21st May 2012 (1 Comment)

Ever wonder how “green” your Mobile Broadband connection is? Probably not but mobile operator O2 UK, which has just had the carbon footprint of its network independently verified via a “robust analysis” from the Carbon Trust, is going to tell you anyway.

robin hoods bay uk

21st May 2012 (1 Comment)

Residents living in the small North Yorkshire (England) fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay can now access broadband internet download speeds of around 10-12Mbps (Megabits per second). This is thanks to the launch of a community wifi network (The Bay Broadband Co-operative) that has been upgraded with help from NYnet and Defra’s Rural Development Programme (RDPE).

broadband internet video and movie streaming

21st May 2012 (3 Comments)

Global satellite operator SES ASTRA has tipped BSkyB (Sky Broadband) to be one of the first in the world to deploy the next generation of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) services (aka – 3840×2160 pixels or “4K” / 7680×4320 pixels or “8K“) into homes, possibly by 2015, which could call into question the future competitiveness of over-the-top (OTT) style broadband TV (IPTV).

uk internet statistics

21st May 2012 (0 Comments)

The results from 728 respondents to our latest monthly survey has revealed that the majority (83.9%) are against proposals designed to force home broadband ISPs into imposing mandatory adult website blocks by default. The introduction of such a system, which could be applied to all internet accounts in the UK, was recommended by the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection (Claire Perry MP).

aaisp uk

18th May 2012 (40 Comments)

Business focused ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has today provided some of the first real customer feedback from its closed technical trial of BT’s latest ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, which saw one user receive actual internet download speeds of 192.39Mbps (Megabits per second) with 28.53Mbps upload and just 6ms latency.

fibre optic broadband cables

18th May 2012 (2 Comments)

The latest market forecast from telecoms analyst firm Point Topic has predicted that the UK will be home to a total of 25.9 million broadband ISP lines by the end of 2016 (currently 20,736,500), with 10.8 million coming from superfast “FTTx” (fibre optic) connections (“28 times the total FTTx lines recorded for Q4 2011“).

censorship online

18th May 2012 (1 Comment)

The recent Mobile Internet Censorship Report from the Open Rights Group (ORG), which revealed some of the legitimate websites that often get incorrectly blocked by adult content filters (over-blocking) on UK mobile networks, has triggered a rush of 19 new reports including a major technology news site (GigaOM), a style and fashion magazine, the BNP website (political party) and more.

internet service providers association uk

18th May 2012 (9 Comments)

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA UK) has officially revealed the finalists for its 14th annual 2012 internet industry awards, which this year includes a new ‘Customer Choice‘ category (voted for by customers) alongside the usual ‘Best Consumer Fixed Broadband‘ ISP sections. This year’s highlight is PlusNet with a total of five nominations.

fluidata uk business isp

17th May 2012 (4 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has today announced the launch of its new PureFluid PULSE service, which effectively bonds (line-bonding) up to three 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based broadband connections to deliver a maximum internet download speed of up to 200Mbps (60Mbps upload).

kc hull uk

17th May 2012 (1 Comment)

KC (Karoo), the incumbent internet and phone provider for Hull and East Riding in Yorkshire (UK), has today launched a new KC Connect service that offers to send out an engineer to help owners of the latest Smart TV’s connect them to the internet. KC has also promised to double the usage allowance of any broadband customers who take the service.

digital region south yorkshire uk

17th May 2012 (3 Comments)

The financially scarred Digital Region project, which was built with £100m of public subsidy to help 80% of premises in South Yorkshire (UK) gain access to superfast broadband ISP services and act as an alternative wholesale supplier to BT, has effectively put up the FOR SALE sign (tender) in the hope of finding a new partner.

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