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censorship uk internet

28th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

A successful Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) has revealed that broadband ISPs BT and Virgin Media have raised a number of political, technical and legal concerns with proposals to toughen censorship of adult websites and related internet content via new Parental Controls.

yorkshire uk county map

28th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

Wireless ISP I Love Broadband (LN Communications) has expanded the coverage of its superfast broadband service to include the small market town of Thirsk (Hambleton), which is home to around 5,000 people, with more areas already being planned.

fast broadband uk

28th September, 2012 (15 Comments)

A new trial conducted by independent estate agents Delaney’s in Essex (England, UK) has revealed that houses which were advertised alongside their broadband ISP download speeds were twice as likely to get a viewing request and scored 40% more online web page views in general.

talktalk uk youview tv

27th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk looks to be starting the UK roll out of their new Plus TV service this week, which combines a “free” YouView (IPTV) box with the “Plus” broadband and phone bundle. Celebrity TV star Joanna Lumley kicked off proceedings in London today but some concerns remain.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

27th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Joint Parliamentary Committee that is responsible for scrutinising the controversial Draft Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand existing internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into creating a bigger and more accessible log of your online activity, will according to one MP attempt to “kill the bill” because it “simply can’t work“.

virgin media uk

26th September, 2012 (16 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business claims to have “successfully trialled … LTE-ready” small cell based Mobile Broadband technology in Newcastle and Bristol (England), which delivered internet speeds that were “three times faster than current 3G networks” (i.e. up to 90 Megabits per second).

broadband and phone prices pound sign

26th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has today revealed that the average cost of standalone broadband packages (tariffs) offered to consumers has continued to fall for superfast fibre optic and cable based broadband ISP packages, yet the price of slower DSL (e.g. ADSL2+) services has stayed fairly flat.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

26th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today revealed its latest customer complaints data for the UK’s largest fixed line broadband and mobile providers (those with a market share of +4%), which covers the second quarter (Q2-2012). Happily ISP complaints saw a sharp fall but TalkTalk remains the provider with most complaints.

postoffice uk broadband

26th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Post Office has informed ISPreview.co.uk of their intention to freeze the price of Home Broadband and Phone (Line Rental) services for “at least” the next 12 months, which is a direct response to BT’s recently announced 6% price hike that will take effect from 5th January 2013.

bt openreach logo uk

26th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach has informed mobile operators of its intention to develop a new mobile infill solution that could potentially leverage BT’s existing fixed line network to provide mobile services into parts of the UK that suffer from “non-existent or patchy” coverage. But could it also help fixed line broadband performance?

tesco broadband uk

25th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

TescoMobile customers are being offered the chance to have 12 months of free home broadband with an “unlimited” usage allowance (fair usage policy applies) when they also take out Tesco’s line rental service for £13.75 a month (i.e. saves £6.50 a month off the normal broadband price).

wireless mobile mast

25th September, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) looks set to award £360,000 to help the community group Uppingham First deploy a 30Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast wireless broadband network that can reach isolated parts of rural East Leicestershire and Rutland (England).

uk fibre optic broadband cable

25th September, 2012 (124 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages the access and development of BT’s national UK telecoms network, has today published the next batch of 163 telephone exchanges for its £2.5bn roll out of 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based superfast broadband ISP technology.

cityscape uk

25th September, 2012 (8 Comments)

The director of Informa Telecoms & Media’s global broadband and TV research, Rob Gallagher, has warned that any UK cities which win State Aid to boost their superfast broadband availability must pick “safe bet” BT to do the job or risk being left with no ISPs and “networks based on technologies that failed to keep pace with the wider market“.

wifi wireless internet access

25th September, 2012 (6 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB) has this week signed a new deal that will see high street retailer WHSmith rolling out a free wireless internet (wifi) service to 603 of its stores across the United Kingdom.

claranet uk isp

25th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Managing Director of UK ISP Claranet, Michel Robert, has warned that the forthcoming launch of superfast 4G (LTE) based mobile broadband services will initially be a “red herring” for consumers due to its patchy coverage and short battery life. But businesses could benefit.

norfolk suffolk east anglia uk map

24th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) has today confirmed that its £40 million contract to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to 85-90% of local homes and businesses by 2015 has unsurprisingly been awarded to BT. Just 2% of the “hardest to reach premises” will be left with sub-5Mbps speeds.

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