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31st Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today launched its first triple-play bundle of their new superfast 38Mbps capable Sky Fibre Unlimited (FTTC) service with free weekend calls and the Entertainment Extra TV package at just £30 a month for the first 6 months (£46.50 thereafter), which includes a £100 M&S voucher.

31st Aug 2012 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today announced the launch of its new triple-play Classic Collection package, which bundles together a 30Mbps superfast broadband service with TV (includes 500GB TiVo box and 58 channels) and free unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobiles from £9 a month.

31st Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

The Senior Network Support Officer for Powys County Council (PCC) in Wales, Mark Baylis, has launched the Radnor Broadband Campaign to help bring faster wireless internet (wifi) connectivity to digitally isolated parts of rural Radnorshire.

31st Aug 2012 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has given notice of its plan to lodge a challenge at the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT), which aims to halt Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) from an early deployment of superfast “4GMobile Broadband services over their existing 1800MHz radio spectrum.

30th Aug 2012 (21 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will announce the winner of its £60m (estimated) Local Broadband Plan (LBP) contract next month, which aims to cover 90% of the county with the “highest possible levels” of superfast broadband by March 2015, but hardly anybody expects a Fujitsu win.

30th Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has begun offering new customers 12 months half price broadband and calls with free activation (normally £25) and a free wireless router. As a result the ISPs bundle prices now start from just £3.24 a month (£6.49 thereafter).

29th Aug 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest quarterly consumer telecoms complaints data report. Overall complaint levels have been falling since last year, although the number of people complaining about how ISPs actually handle their complaints shot up during July 2012.

29th Aug 2012 (25 Comments)

Point Topic’s Tim Johnson has told the Broadband Forum’s quarterly meeting in Bucharest that UK and EU plans to deploy superfast broadband are at risk of putting too much emphasis on headline speeds and “not enough on the user experience“, with 40 million homes in Europe still unable to get even basic speeds of 2Mbps (Megabits per second).

29th Aug 2012 (9 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a press advert for Sky’s (Sky Store) movie rental service after rival ISP BT complained that it would have required a significantly faster internet connection than Sky Broadband could deliver in order to meet their “available instantly” promise.

29th Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

The Post Office, which recently announced a £500m plan to swap from its old BT based broadband platform to a new TalkTalk and Fujitsu network (here), has begun offering 6 months free Anytime UK Calls with their home phone and broadband bundles.

28th Aug 2012 (32 Comments)

Consumers are being forewarned to brace themselves for yet more price hikes after BT confirmed that its standard UK phone line rental and call charges would increase next year, once its current price freeze ends. The move is also likely to trigger another round of hikes from rival broadband ISPs.

28th Aug 2012 (7 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has announced that its unbundled (LLU) network of UK telephone exchanges has hit the 2,000 mark, which means that their Unlimited Broadband service is now available to 82% of households but the roll-out won’t stop there. Sky has today set itself an even bigger target.

28th Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK, which has so far connected 72 London underground tube stations to its free public wireless internet (WiFi) network (the last 48 [total 120] are due to go live before the end of 2012), has reported a huge uptake of the service.

28th Aug 2012 (3 Comments)

A major fibre optic cable breakdown triggered serious routing problems for a multitude of different UK internet providers (e.g. Sky Broadband, O2, BT etc.) over the bank holiday weekend, which prevented broadband customers from reliably connecting to certain websites and other online services / servers.

28th Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

Fixed Broadband Wireless ISP Kijoma, which covers parts of West Sussex, Hampshire and Derbyshire in England (among other areas), has expanded its network to cover the rural civil parish village of Tatenhill near Burton-upon-Trent in East Staffordshire. Grants are being offered to help connect homes, which is despite some initial funding woes.

25th Aug 2012 (5 Comments)

The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate Ofcom’s March 2012 decision to cut the annual price of BT’s Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) and Unbundled (LLU) broadband and telephone lines for rival ISPs, such as TalkTalk and Sky Broadband.

25th Aug 2012 (0 Comments)

Communications provider Daisy Wholesale has joined the first pilot of FTTP-On-Demand technology, which allows BT to deploy “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (Megabits) capable fibre optic broadband ISP speeds over their existing and slower FTTC lines (due to cover 66% of the UK by the end of 2014).

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