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fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

20th August, 2012 (29 Comments)

The government’s Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, has today said that he wants the UK to have not only the “best” but also now the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015” and to extend its coverage beyond the current 90% (population) target. So what’s new?

kc stadium hull uk

20th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

MS3 Communications, which is currently deploying a new fibre optic ultra-fast broadband ISP network for businesses in Hull (Yorkshire, UK), has expressed “outrage” at the local incumbent telecoms operator (KC) after they allegedly prevented MS3 from advertising within the local Stadium (home to Hull City and Hull FC).

virgin media uk mo farah

20th August, 2012 (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has signed 2012 London Olympic Games champion Mo Farah, whom famously won a gold medal in both the 5,000m and 10,000m runs for Great Britain, to help promote its superfast broadband services alongside sporting icon Usain Bolt.

aaisp uk

20th August, 2012 (4 Comments)

ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has today celebrated its tenth year of offering Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) services to UK internet customers, which comes at a time when many of their rivals are still “dragging their heels” over adoption of the standard; that’s despite IPv4 addresses in Europe being perilously close to running out.

uk internet statistics

20th August, 2012 (4 Comments)

The results from 1068 respondents to ISPreview.co.uk’s latest monthly web-based survey has revealed that 63.6% would never return to a broadband ISP that had previously caused them problems and 78.3% are now unwilling to sacrifice quality for a cheaper price. Can ISPs ever overcome a bad reputation?

bt wholesale uk

20th August, 2012 (7 Comments)

BTWholesale has furnished ISPreview.co.uk with its latest “advanced copper” enablement update for August 2012, which reveals that their 20Mbps (ADSL2+) capable Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) / 21CN platform is now available to 85% of UK premises (homes and businesses) and is still expanding.

internet binary data transfer

17th August, 2012 (57 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest broadband speeds report (released this week) also includes a unique and useful insight into the Latency (Ping) and Packet Loss performance of the UK’s largest ISPs, which can have a serious impact upon the performance of specific internet applications (e.g. online video games, Skype etc.). But which provider is best?

talktalk uk isp

16th August, 2012 (5 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has today expanded upon its existing MVNO partnership with Vodafone UK by launching a more extensive range of mobile services, which means that the provider can now offer broadband, phone, mobile and even a TV service via YouView. Mobile contracts start from just £5 a month.

channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

16th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

JT Global (formerly Jersey Telecom) has signed a new deal with Swedish open access network specialist Netadmin Systems to help it manage the operation and roll-out of their ultra-fast fibre optic broadband (FTTH) service to 42,000 premises on Jersey (Channel Islands) within the next 3 years.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

16th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

A successful £4.5m bid by the Hampshire County Council‘s (HCC) transport division to the UK government’s £50m Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) means that commuters travelling on local bus services in South Hampshire (Southampton, Portsmouth etc.) will soon gain free wireless internet (wifi) access.

sky broadband uk

16th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Media giant Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has extended its online-only 6 months free unlimited broadband with free evening and weekend UK landline calls bundle, which includes a £25 Marks and Spencer’s Voucher, for another month. But price hikes are coming.

digital region south yorkshire uk

15th August, 2012 (2 Comments)

The long suffering Digital Region network, which offers an alternative superfast broadband platform to BT in South Yorkshire, has received a boost after it adopted Fluidata’s Service Exchange Platform (SEP). The move could give local homes a choice of more than 50 ISPs instead of just a handful.

Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

15th August, 2012 (20 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest study of the United Kingdom’s average fixed line internet performance. The report, which is based on data from May 2012, reveals that the average broadband download speed has jumped from 7.6Mbps (Megabits/sec) in the last survey to reach 9Mbps now (+19%).

office for national statistics UK

15th August, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest Internet Access Quarterly Update Q2-2012, which found that a total of 42.52 million UK adults have gone online (84% of the population; up from 83.7% in Q1). The number of adults who have never used the internet has thus declined since Q1 by -4% to 7.82 million (16%).

quickline uk lincolnshire coverage coming soon

15th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Yorkshire-based Fixed Wireless ISP Quickline Communications has claimed that it will be able to bring superfast internet download speeds of up to 40Mbps to 100% of the “worst served broadband areas” in rural north and north east Lincolnshire by the end of 2012.

yorkshire uk county map

15th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Local ISP I Love Broadband (LN Communications) has once again expanded the coverage of its superfast wireless broadband service to include a further three rural civil parish villages in or near to the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire.

internet websites

15th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

An Ofcom commissioned CSMG investigation into the impact of IP address sharing upon website blocking measures, which makes such methods “technically complex” for ISPs to implement, has found that 97% of “top-level domains” (.com, .net and .org) reside on addresses that are shared with other sites. Block one and you risk hurting others.

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