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mobile broadband uk

4th July, 2012 (8 Comments)

Samba, a virtual mobile network operator that uses the Three UK (3) platform, claims to have launched the country’s first FREE Mobile Broadband service today. Naturally there are a few catches.

european union flag

4th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

The European Parliament (EP) has officially voted to reject (478 in favour – 39 against – 165 abstentions) the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a treaty that threatened to toughen international copyright enforcement standards and make broadband ISPs more liable for the content they deliver; but will something similar replace it?

virgin media uk

4th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that 41 London underground tube stations have been connected to its free public wireless internet access (WiFi) service, which will rise to 82 before the end of July 2012 and 120 before the end of this year.

Television iptv video streaming uk

4th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

The YouView (Project Canvas) IPTV product, a subscription free, broadband internet based, video-on-demand and catch-up TV service that will be bundled by several big ISPs, has today confirmed that it will be available through major retailers by the end of July 2012. TalkTalk has also pledged to reveal its related bundle at a Strategy Day for investors on 26 July.

bt-uk-fibre-optic-cable-duct

4th July, 2012 (36 Comments)

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) plan to roll-out superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to 90% of the UK by 2015, which after spending £3m on consultants has left itself with a choice of just two firms (BT or Fujitsu), appears to have stalled after the European Commission (EC) expressed concern over the allocation of state aid.

digital region south yorkshire uk

4th July, 2012 (10 Comments)

The troubled Digital Region (DRL) network, which spent £100m of public funds building an alternative wholesale supplier to BT that could help 80% of premises in South Yorkshire access superfast broadband ISP services, has ironically whittled the bidders in its tender process down to a choice of either BTWholesale or ETDE SA.

uk advertising standards authority

4th July, 2012 (6 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today given UK ISPs three months to adapt after a revised ruling against Virgin Media banned the provider, and all others, from separating out the cost of compulsory phone line rental in their broadband bundles.

best isp gold award

4th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today announced the winners of its 14th annual 2012 internet industry awards, which saw PlusNet pickup the gong for Best Consumer Broadband ISP. Similarly MacAce won the new Best Customer Choice award and Hyperoptic walked away with the prize for Best New ISP.

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