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uk internet isp discussion

24th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

The UK Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) has today warned against adopting the “flawed” and “disproportionate” demands of certain journalists for a £2-a-month levy on broadband ISP connections that could be used to help save struggling newspapers.

world internet

24th September, 2012 (0 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union‘s (ITU) Broadband Commission has released its first global report into the state of mobile and fixed line broadband ISP deployment worldwide, which includes a country-by-country breakdown that tracks progress towards achieving the UN’s four primary digital development targets.

aaisp uk

24th September, 2012 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has announced that their customers’ internet usage on Bank Holidays and Public Holidays in the UK will now be treated in the same way as evenings and weekends, which means that you’ll be able to download a lot more than before.

uk internet statistics

24th September, 2012 (6 Comments)

The results from 1,613 respondents to ISPreview.co.uk’s latest monthly web-based reader poll has revealed that 81.5% claim to “require” a minimum real-world broadband download speed of equal to or greater than 10Mbps (Megabits per second) but only a third (34.4%) actually receive their currently required speed.

money gbp sterling pound pile

24th September, 2012 (25 Comments)

The Guardian’s executive editor of investigations, David Leigh, has ignited a fresh debate by calling upon all broadband ISPs to force their customers into paying a “levy” of £2 a month per connection in order to help save the country’s struggling newspapers.

uk region map

24th September, 2012 (7 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association(CLA), which represents land owners across England and Wales, has today called upon the coalition government to firm up its roll-out plan for faster broadband in rural areas by introducing new legal assurances and performance-related measures to ensure proper delivery.

virgin media uk

22nd September, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Director of Virgin Media’s mobile division, Jamie Heywood, has confirmed that the operator is talking to EE (Everything Everywhere) about extending its existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) contract to include the forthcoming launch of superfast 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband technology.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

21st September, 2012 (4 Comments)

Ofcom has approved BTOpenreach’s request to extend a connection price discount for its superfast broadband (FTTC) lines by two months, which cut the one-off cost from £80 to just £30 +vat when taken alongside a new phone line (WLR or MPF). Sadly only ISP customers in certain parts of England (UK) will benefit.

bt uk isp logo

21st September, 2012 (19 Comments)

BT has announced that customers who take one of its superfast broadband BTInfinity (FTTC / P) packages (costing from just £18 a month) will from 26th October 2012 also get a FREE YouView set-top-box (normally £299) with no TV subscription fee. Except it’s not completely “free“.

kent uk map

21st September, 2012 (1 Comment)

Quickline Communications, which operates a fixed wireless broadband network around various parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England), has signed a new wholesale agreement with OrbitalNet that will allow its service to reach customers in Kent and put it into direct competition with local rival Vfast. Sort of.

european union flag

20th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Vice President of the European Commission’s (EC) Digital Agenda project, Neelie Kroes, has today told a delegation in Bulgaria that Europe needs “fast broadband networks for everyone” or “none of the magic will happen” and economic growth might suffer.

zen internet uk isp

20th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has today announced the launch of its new broadband and phone bundles for home and business customers, which start from £24.50 inc. VAT per month and also include 5,000 free voice call minutes (UK landlines plus 0845 and 0870 numbers).

london uk broadband internet city

20th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

The government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has today confirmed the final funding allocations for 10 of the largest UK cities (including all four capitals) in its now £114.1m strong Urban Broadband Fund, which aims to support the roll-out of “ultrafast” (80-100Mbps) broadband ISP services and “high speed public wi-fi“.

goscomb_technologies_uk_isp

19th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

Communications provider Goscomb Technologies has increased the usage allowances of its superfast broadband packages, which use Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology over BT’s 21CN network to deliver internet download speeds of up to 40Mbps (Megabits per second).

northern ireland uk

19th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK government’s Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has quietly launched a new public consultation that aims to find and fill the last remaining sub-2Mbps broadband ISP slowspots in Northern Ireland, which is despite the regions superfast broadband availability already being close to 100%.

network maintenance uk

19th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has learnt that Pulse DSL, a little known broadband provider for the UK market, quietly ceased trading during July 2012. Its website has now vanished but the ISP looks set to make a surprise comeback, albeit under a different brand.

virgin media uk superhub

18th September, 2012 (9 Comments)

Customers of cable operator Virgin Media are continuing to complain of problems with the ISPs SuperHub wireless router / modem kit, which is shipped alongside their superfast broadband packages. Thankfully a new firmware is on the way and this one might just fix the device for good; but we did say “might“.

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