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24th August, 2012 (4 Comments)

A resident of Midhurst in West Sussex (England) has won a battle to have the location of BT’s new superfast broadband (FTTC) cabinet moved from Chichester Road after complaining that it was directly outside their window and obstructed pavement access for wheelchair users.

office for national statistics UK

24th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has issued its annual 2012 Internet Access (Households and Individuals) report, which found that 21 million households in Great Britain (80%) now have an internet connection (up from 77% in 2011 [19 million]) and 93% of those use broadband. The report also highlights a Rural vs Urban Digital Divide.

liverpool uk merseyside

24th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which aims to reduce economic disparities between EU member states by supporting regeneration, has called for broadband projects to help it spend £6m that has been set aside to improve internet access for small businesses in Merseyside (North West England).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

24th August, 2012 (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach has proposed to extend a special offer, which slashed the £80 +vat one-off connection fee for new superfast broadband (FTTC or FTTP) lines down to just £30, for another two months. But there’s a catch, the extended offer would only be available to “specific geographies” around England.

bt openreach uk engineer

24th August, 2012 (9 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for managing access to and building BT’s national UK telecoms network, has announced plans to recruit 400 new engineers. The new staff will hopefully help to tackle delayed installations and boost the roll-out of its superfast broadband (e.g. FTTC) ISP services.

sainsburys entertainment film and tv

23rd August, 2012 (3 Comments)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced its intention to join the likes of LOVEFiLM with the forthcoming launch of their new broadband internet video streaming based movie and TV distribution service, which will offer a mix of video-on-demand rentals and full downloads.

isle of wight uk

23rd August, 2012 (5 Comments)

Some 1,500 full-time students and staff at the Isle of Wight College (IoWC) look set to benefit after a major IT upgrade delivered campus-wide access to free wireless broadband (wifi) and Internet telephony.

data centre network cables uk

23rd August, 2012 (21 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet UK has warned that the new generation of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services “will only be sustainable” if BTWholesale is forced by the telecoms regulator to cut wholesale bandwidth charges for ISPs.

uk internet isp discussion

23rd August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The boss of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews & Arnold) has warned that Ofcom’s new “decision making principles“, which are designed help the Alternative Dispute Resolution consumer complaint handlers reach a “fair and reasonable outcome” for both ISPs and customers alike, might not have much of an impact.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

22nd August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today introduced new “decision making principles” to help its two Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consumer complaint handler schemes reach “better outcomes” and award “fair” compensation for customers affected by poor broadband or phone services.

world internet

22nd August, 2012 (7 Comments)

Content delivery firm Akamai has today published a useful summary of national broadband ISP speed and coverage targets from different countries around the world, which provides for an interesting comparison with the UK’s own ambitions. But how do we compare?

three uk mobile broadband

22nd August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile group Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has agreed to sell some of its prized 1800MHz radio spectrum to rival Three UK, which could theoretically allow the operator to launch its own superfast “4G” (Long Term Evolution) based Mobile Broadband services before the end of 2012.

talktalk uk isp

22nd August, 2012 (4 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk UK has increased the cost of its early termination charges by up to +£2 extra a month, which is the fee you pay when choosing to leave your broadband and or phone service contract before its minimum term period (12 or 18 months) has expired.

cowesby north yorkshire uk

21st August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The tiny civil parish village of Cowesby (Hambleton) in North Yorkshire UK can now access broadband speeds of up to 25Mbps after community network developer CLANNET Broadband made use of the local St Michael and All Angels Church to expand the coverage of its wireless network. Other villages will also benefit.

digital region south yorkshire uk

21st August, 2012 (6 Comments)

The troubled Digital Region (DR) project, which cost over £100m of public money to build and offers an alternative telecoms network to BT that helps 80% of premises in South Yorkshire UK to get superfast broadband services, has announced the loss of another £22m.

mobile broadband uk

21st August, 2012 (9 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today ignored threats of legal action from rival mobile operators by allowing T-Mobile and Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) to deploy superfast “4G” Mobile Broadband services over their existing 1800MHz radio spectrum.

onlive uk bt

21st August, 2012 (1 Comment)

ISP BT Retail fears that it might have to “write off our investment” in OnLive’s UK cloud based video gaming service, which allows customers to play the latest PC, XBox 360 and PS3 video games, without owning them directly, by using a live and remotely controlled internet video stream over your broadband connection.

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