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wireless broadband rural uk mast

31st December, 2012 (35 Comments)

Countryside Broadband, a small fixed wireless broadband ISP (WISP) that delivers internet access to a number of rural areas in South Oxfordshire (England, UK), has complained that it is unable to expand the reach of its network because the government’s public funding is only going towards big providers (e.g. BT).

united kingdom

31st December, 2012 (10 Comments)

Ofcom’s most recent data reveals that superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP technology is now available to 65% of homes and businesses in the United Kingdom and yet just 7% of premises have actually adopted it. But where is superfast internet access most popular and why? The city of Portsmouth tops our new list with a take-up of 15.2%.

bt openreach logo uk

30th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced a series of critical price reductions, alongside a couple of expected increases for line transfers and FTTC connection fees, that are intended to slash the charges applied to UK ISPs by approximately £75m per year.

inside a uk bt fttc broadband street cabinet

30th December, 2012 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s UK communications network, has announced the first ISP pilot of a new PCP-only (street cabinet) connection method for their 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband service.

Wireless network

29th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB) reports that public wireless internet (hotspot) usage on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year was three times higher than 2011. Christmas Eve was the busiest of the three days with wifi traffic up by four times last year’s figure.

internet piracy flag

28th December, 2012 (6 Comments)

Golden Eye International (GEIL), the firm which holds numerous copyrights for UK adult films (Ben Dover) and has recently been targeting O2’s broadband ISP customers with internet piracy settlement letters, has confirmed that it plans to use a recent court win to expand its scheme by tackling copyright infringement on behalf of USA based rights holders.

kc copper broadband fault fix

28th December, 2012 (1 Comment)

One of KC’s engineers in Hull (Yorkshire, England) has developed a “simple and innovative” way to fix broadband problems that are caused when water (damp) seeps into the plastic coating of copper cables, which can disrupt traditional DSL (e.g. ADSL) services by causing corrosion of the phone line.

allpay broadband uk isp

28th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

Allpay Broadband, a Herefordshire (England) focused ISP that specialises in deploying wireless broadband (wifi) services by placing transmitters on top of churches (Broadband Licence for Churches), has expanded its service to reach another new batch of small local villages and towns.

fibre optic cables eclipse

27th December, 2012 (13 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK communications network, has confirmed that the first technical trial of its new 220Mbps (Megabits per second) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband product for ISPs will take place between 1st and 28th February 2013.

slow broadband speed

27th December, 2012 (2 Comments)

Most people aren’t familiar with the point at which BT identifies slow speeds as a fault on its Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband ISP network. Did you know that a fault can be declared if the line rate drops by more than 25% over a 14 day continuous period? No? Read on.

merry christmas red ribbon

23rd December, 2012 (7 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk would like to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas! As usual we’re going to take a couple of days break to visit family, wear silly hats and eat far too much but the site will still be here and maintained accordingly.

bt uk isp logo

22nd December, 2012 (5 Comments)

A two year legal battle between BT and several major ISPs has finally ended with Ofcom forcing the national UK telecoms operator to pay a fine of £94,823,000 after it was found to have overcharged the broadband providers for Backhaul Extension Services (BES) between 2004/6 and 2011.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

21st December, 2012 (5 Comments)

BT and the Suffolk County Council (SCC) have today signed a new £40 million contract that will use government state aid from the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office to help make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP services available to 85-90% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015 (but it use to be June 2015).

exwavia wales uk

21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

Welshpool-based ISP eXwavia has announced plans to expand the reach of its existing superfast wireless broadband network to cover over 27,000 households and 3,000 businesses in Powys (Wales, United Kingdom) by the end of January 2013.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

21st December, 2012 (1 Comment)

BT and the Norfolk County Council (NCC) have today signed a new £41 million contract, which will see a mix of public and private money being used to help make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP services reach “more than” 80% of local homes and businesses by autumn 2015 (i.e. below the UK’s national target of at least 90%).

internet piracy flag

21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has today failed in its Court of Appeal bid to block Golden Eye International (GEIL), a firm that holds numerous copyrights for adult films (e.g. Ben Dover), from potentially sending thousands more internet piracy settlement letters to customers of UK ISP O2 (BE Broadband).

sky broadband uk

21st December, 2012 (1 Comment)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has launched a new Christmas promotion that offers 6 months free unlimited broadband and free weekend calls to both new customers and existing Sky TV subscribers, after which the price will return to just £10 a month (£7.50 with Sky TV).

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