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30th Nov 2012 (19 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to and maintains BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, looks set to suffer worsening delays to the provision of new services after the recent spate of “extremely high rainfall and some flooding” forced the group to re-focus its telecoms engineers on repair work.

30th Nov 2012 (6 Comments)

Business ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has today officially announced the introduction of a simplified new broadband package for home users (Home::1), which forgoes the providers complicated “units based” charging model in favour of a simple usage allowance quota. But is it too expensive?

30th Nov 2012 (5 Comments)

Customers of the financially scarred Digital Region superfast broadband ISP network, which serves 80% of premises across South Yorkshire (England, UK), look set to see even faster internet speeds from next month after it was revealed that the alternative telecoms operator has a “phased network upgrade” planned.

30th Nov 2012 (1 Comment)

Cable ISP Virgin Media Business has this morning announced the win of a vital concession agreement that will allow it to begin rolling out a free city wireless internet (wifi) network to cover over 1.2 million citizens of Leeds and Bradford in England (United Kingdom).

30th Nov 2012 (1 Comment)

Broadband Enabling Technology (BET), which can deliver fixed line broadband ISP speeds of 2Mbps (Megabits per second) to UK rural premises that reside up to 10-12km away from their telephone exchange, has been used to help connect the digitally isolated highlands community of Glen Tanar in the Scottish Highlands.

30th Nov 2012 (6 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry, a trade body for the UK music industry, has demanded that the Pirate Party close its website proxy server because of the way it allows any broadband ISP customers to easily circumvent the court ordered censorship measures against The Pirate Bay website, which was banned for copyright infringement.

29th Nov 2012 (4 Comments)

The joint BT and Cumbria (England) project, which is seeking to ensure that more than 93% of local people can access a superfast broadband service by the end of 2015 (the last 7% have been promised speeds of at least 2Mbps), has today released more details about their £50.8m plan and targets.

29th Nov 2012 (0 Comments)

The Borders Broadband project, a partnership between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire County Councils that aims to boost the coverage of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services in related area(s) to reach 90% of local people, has effectively handed the contract to BT by granting the operator “preferred bidder” status.

29th Nov 2012 (3 Comments)

A report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) has proposed new ways in which broadband ISPs could use behavioural economics to get more elderly and disadvantaged people online, such as by offering “discounted installation” deals or “guaranteeing” that they can return to a “paper service” if the online experience doesn’t work out.

28th Nov 2012 (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom has won a contract worth £800,000 to extend the on-going supply, installation and support of ultra-fast wireless broadband services around the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (GMBC) area for up to a further four years.

28th Nov 2012 (2 Comments)

Residents of Northlew village in Devon (England) have complained that new plans to build a 255ft tall wind turbine in nearby Inwardleigh could disrupt the wifi signal of their wireless community broadband service, which serves approximately 150 local homes (500 people).

28th Nov 2012 (6 Comments)

Europe’s competition commissioner, Joaquín Almunia, has publicly criticised the UK government’s Culture Secretary, Maria Miller MP, after she blamed the European Commission for holding up the release of State Aid funding and thus delaying the country’s national roll-out of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services.

27th Nov 2012 (20 Comments)

ISP Zen Internet has warned that businesses in the United Kingdom should “stop focusing” on the perceived need for true fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband services, which take the fibre direct to their doorstep, because their needs can already be met by the existing but slower Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solutions.

27th Nov 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has been accused of negligence after one of its customers discovered that the national telecoms operator had made it easy for anybody to gain access to personal customer account names and add unwanted services to another user’s phone line without their permission.

27th Nov 2012 (2 Comments)

New mobile operator EE (4GEE) has quietly boosted the usage allowances of its dedicated 4G (1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband packages by adding up to an extra 3GB (GigaBytes) of data to their plans.

27th Nov 2012 (0 Comments)

The Greater Anglia train operator has announced that it’s working with WiFi Hotspot operator The Cloud (BSkyB) to introduce a free wireless internet service at 100 of its stations across the region (e.g. Cambridge, Norwich and Stansted Airport).

27th Nov 2012 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband solutions available to at least 80% of premises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has uploaded a video demo from its recent trial of a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “hyper-fast” fibre optic service using the latest XGPON (10G-PON) standard.

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