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virgin media uk

31st July, 2012 (54 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media UK has told ISPreview.co.uk that it will launch a 200Mbps or faster (i.e. 400Mbps) broadband product only “when we think the time is right” (e.g. when consumers demand it), which is despite four years ago setting itself a launch target of 2012. So when will the time be right?

kc hull uk

31st July, 2012 (0 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms provider for Hull in Yorkshire (England), KC, has announced that it will boost its customers broadband ISP download allowances from tomorrow (1st August 2012), with some subscribers expected to receive double what they had before.

parliament house of commons uk

31st July, 2012 (37 Comments)

The House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the UK government’s superfast broadband plan has published its first report, which criticises the lack of “strategy” and failure to focus upon “eliminating” the rural digital divide. Crucially it calls for the roll-out of a “robust and resilient national network” that should be linked primarily by open access fibre optic lines; but only if home owners pay for it first.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

30th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has given a “high priority” to resolving competition concerns over the UK governments allocation of State Aid for its national superfast broadband deployment, which appears to be delaying the approval of funding for several related Local Broadband Plans (LBP).

orange uk

30th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) has introduced an enhanced range of cheaper Mobile Broadband data roaming bundles for customers whom intend to continue using the internet while travelling around Europe and the rest of the world.

london 2012 olympics uk internet meltdown

30th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Early indications suggest that the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony and weekend events failed to put any real strain upon national UK broadband providers. Several ISPs reported increased internet usage, yet none suffered any serious problems. But the first real test could come today.

plusnet uk

27th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet UK has revealed that internet streaming services (e.g. YouTube) now account for over 42% of all usage on its network during the evening and often peak at 50-60% depending on what’s happening (i.e. big sporting events). A raft of other stats have also been published including some that hint at a possible abuse of the SkyGo service.

o2 uk

26th July, 2012 (24 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP O2 UK (BE Broadband) has released its latest results to 30th June (Q2), which revealed that their fixed line broadband subscriber base saw a shock fall to total 602,000 (-15,800 in the quarter). That’s a nosedive from the -2,500 lost in Q1-2012 and the -5,000 lost during Q4-2011.

best isp gold award

26th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

The latest Which? magazine study of broadband quality, value, performance and general customer satisfaction has awarded its Recommended Provider status to six UK ISPs including Zen Internet, Utility Warehouse, Eclipse Internet, PlusNet, BE Broadband and O2. Sadly other ISPs didn’t do so well.

sky broadband uk

26th July, 2012 (5 Comments)

BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has today released its latest results to 30th June 2012 (Q2), which saw it add +138,000 new home broadband customers in the quarter (down from +212k in Q1) and reach the milestone of 4,001,000 internet access customers.

uk internet isp discussion

26th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

Yesterdays release of a new voluntary Open Internet Code of Practice (OICP), which is designed to tackle Net Neutrality concerns by requiring members to ensure the provision of full and open internet access, has today received a starkly mixed response from the UK’s fixed line broadband ISPs.

talktalk uk isp

26th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has today announced the launch of its new “FREE” TV service, which is based off the YouView (IPTV) platform and will be offered at no additional monthly cost to the providers existing ‘Plus‘ broadband and phone customers. But there’s a catch.

ipv6 internet address

26th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

The boss of UK business ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has warned that RIPE NCC, which handles the distribution and registering of internet addresses for most of Europe, is “forecast to run out” of IPv4 addresses this very weekend. But what does that mean for ordinary folk like you or me?

b4rn broadband 4 rural north

26th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

The £1.86m B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) scheme has moved another step closer to launching its community-built and ultra-fast 1Gbps fibre optic broadband (FTTH) service, which will reach several villages across rural north Lancashire UK, after it signed a crucial capacity deal with Geo Networks (GEO).

orange uk

25th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

It finally happened. After years of waiting Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) has today reported its first tiny sliver of growth in their fixed line Home Broadband subscriber base, which increased from 713k in Q1-2012 to 714,000 in Q2 (up by +1,000). But what about future services and superfast packages?

data centre network cables uk

25th July, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG), a UK government supported think-tank, has launched a new Voluntary Code of Practice to ensure “the provision of full and open internet access” and to prevent ISPs using Traffic Management practices to “degrade the services of a competitor“. But three of the country’s largest ISPs have refused to join.

uk advertising standards authority

25th July, 2012 (8 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has, yet again, upheld complaints against two “misleading” TV and website adverts for Virgin Media’s superfast broadband packages. In particular BT successfully challenged Virgin’s claim that its service did not suffer from “buffering” on internet video streams.

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