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hampshire uk map

22nd November, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (HCC) has officially started the formal tender process to appoint a commercial ISP partner for its Hampshire Broadband Programme, which is estimated to be worth close to £20m and will aim to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) speeds available to almost everybody by around the middle of 2016.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE appears to have accidentally leaked details that revealed the future direction for Virgin Media’s network of 72 free wireless internet access hotspots in the London underground (tube stations). UPDATE: Now it’s official.

virgin media uk super van

21st November, 2012 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has moved to make the “super-vans” used by its “top performing” broadband and phone engineers look a little more colourful by re-painting their “super-fleet” with various movie-themed styles. The first one is clearly inspired by the Thunderbirds TV show.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study of EE’s allegedly faster Mobile Broadband speeds has revealed that just 40.2% of its test locations had access to the 4G (1800MHz) network, yet speeds averaged 17Mbps (Megabits per second) in locations where it was available and 7.6Mbps when only 3G connectivity could be found.

btopenreach uk van

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Customers of both BT and TalkTalk’s broadband ISP and phone network appear to be suffering from a “total loss of service” this week after a series of possible cable damage or theft events cut connectivity to thousands of homes around various parts of the United Kingdom.

fibre optic broadband cables

21st November, 2012 (3 Comments)

ISP Gigaclear (Rutland Telecom), has confirmed that 400 homes in the civil parish villages of Appleton and Eaton in Oxfordshire (England, UK) can now receive a 1Gpbs (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) service from £37 a month. But more communities will soon follow.

fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

21st November, 2012 (10 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has officially granted final approval for the release of state aid funding through the UK government, which allows local authorities to proceed with their national deployment of superfast broadband services (25Mbps+) to reach 90% of people by around spring 2015. But what are the minor changes?

ee

20th November, 2012 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has finally launched the much delayed SIM-Only (SIM-Free) packages for their new 4G (1800MHz) superfast Mobile Broadband network. But are they worth it?

internet piracy flag

20th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today revealed that 47% of UK internet users are unable to “confidently identify” whether the online content they download, stream or share is legal or not. Meanwhile some 16% of users aged 12+ said they had “accessed online content illegally” between May to July 2012.

b4rn lancashire uk fibre optic dig

20th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Broadband For the Rural North (B4RN) project, which aims to reach thousands of rural homes in Lancashire’s (England) Lower Lune Valley area with a 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable community funded and built Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network, has now connected the first 14 premises to its service.

virgin media uk

20th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

Customers of cable operator Virgin Media UK will shortly become the latest to be hit by the dreaded new year price hikes, which are set to affect their broadband, phone and TV services from 1st February 2013.

tesco broadband uk

20th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Tesco are once again offering a £30 Tescos Giftcard alongside any new orders for their unlimited home broadband and free calls bundle, which is priced from just £2.50 a month for the first 12 months of service (£6.50 thereafter).

itswisp norfolk and suffolk uk wifi coverage

19th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

A wireless broadband ISP called ITSwisp, which appears to be an off-shoot of another local provider ThinkingWISP, has launched to deliver internet download speeds of up to 8Mbps (Megabits per second) to “serve large areas around” rural Norfolk and Suffolk in England (UK).

aaisp uk

19th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has called for a small number of its existing customers to help test a simplified new broadband package that has been specifically designed for home users (aka – Home::1).

censorship uk internet

19th November, 2012 (7 Comments)

The Prime Minster of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is expected to announce that broadband ISPs will soon be required to introduce even tougher censorship measures against adult internet websites. The move is intended to help parents protect children online but many question whether they will be effective.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

19th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

A Freedom of Information Act (FoI) request submitted by ISPreview.co.uk has revealed more details about the specific roles of staff working in the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, which is responsible for overseeing the national and publicly funded roll-out of superfast broadband services to 90% of people by spring 2015.

uk wales flag

19th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued a generally flat response to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which in September 2012 released a report that criticised the broadband strategy in Wales for being “behind schedule” and called for the new networks to be “implemented without delay“.

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