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ISP News Archives for January 2013

 
devon and somerset uk broadband

22nd Jan 2013 (3 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project in England, which is worth over £100m and hopes to make superfast broadband speeds of 25Mbps+ available to 85% of local premises by 2015 (rising to 100% by 2020), has been delayed following “significant” contract issues with BT.

bt openreach uk engineer

22nd Jan 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach confirms that homes and businesses in the rural village of Deddington (Oxfordshire, England) can now choose to connect via the first UK Fibre-Only Exchange (FOX) trial, which aims to replace the old copper line products with “ultra-fast” fibre optic phone and broadband (FTTP) services.

fibre optic cable uk

22nd Jan 2013 (5 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which champions adoption of true Fibre-to-the-Home based fibre optic broadband ISP connections, has revealed that FTTH services passed 199,000 homes in the United Kingdom during December 2012 (up from 175k a few months earlier) with a take-up rate of about 8.5%.

bt uk isp logo

22nd Jan 2013 (5 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has refused BT permission to extend the deadline for appealing against Ofcom’s final determination on its wholesale Ethernet charges. The regulator last year fined the telco £94,823,000 after it was found to have overcharged several broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom.

rodents eat b4rn fibre optic cable

22nd Jan 2013 (16 Comments)

The Broadband For the Rural North (B4RN) scheme, which is attempting to deploy a new community funded and built fibre optic broadband (FTTH) network in parts of rural Lancashire (England, UK), faced an unexpected delay over Christmas after rodents nibbled their way through one of the operators fibre ducts.

internet information technology

22nd Jan 2013 (13 Comments)

Internet providers from around the United Kingdom have given a decidedly mixed response after we asked a group of them whether IPv4 address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT) was the future of fixed line broadband (i.e. until full IPv6 adoption). CGNAT allows a single IP address to be shared between several users but this can introduce serious problems.

talktalk uk isp

22nd Jan 2013 (2 Comments)

Customers who take TalkTalk’s budget priced Essentials bundle, which currently combines half price “unlimited” broadband with free evening and weekend calls to UK landlines (£3.25 a month), can for a limited time also benefit from free installation on any new or reactivated phone line (saving of £50).

kent uk map

21st Jan 2013 (1 Comment)

Rural homes and businesses in western Kent (England) look set to benefit after two ISPs, Gigaclear and Call Flow Solutions, confirmed that they were separately aiming to improve broadband internet services to a number of overlapping local villages surrounding the town of Sevenoaks. A mix of wireless and fibre solutions will be used.

hs2 trains to improve uk broadband

21st Jan 2013 (10 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that its costly £33bn High Speed Two (HS2) project, which aims to build a new high speed rail link between the midlands and northern England, will also deliver broadband benefits into more areas by laying fibre optic cables alongside its tracks.

wales uk map

20th Jan 2013 (7 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has now “officially started work” on the national roll-out of its £425m scheme to make superfast broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps (Megabits per second) available to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales (United Kingdom) by the end of 2015. But many details remain unknown.

network cable connector

19th Jan 2013 (13 Comments)

The broadband outages suffered by several Post Offices around the United Kingdom, which also crippled computerised systems (e.g. pension payments, council tax bills, parcel processing etc.), have highlighted how dependent we are becoming on internet access and how little margin for error exists at some of our most vital institutions.

zen internet uk isp

18th Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

The boss of Zen Internet, Richard Tang, has said that the ISP expects a boom in demand for superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services over the coming years and plans to invest £4 million on a related network upgrade during 2013. Tang suggests that the effort could deliver a huge surge in its revenues.

wispire

17th Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

The WiSpire project, which deploys faster rural broadband by installing wireless internet transmitters on top of local church spires in Norfolk (England, UK), has confirmed that its service is now available in the two civil parish villages of Ashill and Carbrooke.

geo networks uk

17th Jan 2013 (68 Comments)

Chris Smedley, the boss of dedicated fibre optic provider GEO Networks, has warned in a new video interview that without better regulation from Ofcom it will remain “almost impossible to take on BT” in the United Kingdom’s broadband market; especially in terms of gaining economically viable access to the operators cable ducts and poles.

mobile broadband uk

17th Jan 2013 (5 Comments)

A new Virgin Media Business commissioned YouGov study of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom has revealed that 90% of people wouldn’t swap their Mobile Broadband operator based purely on the prospect of getting faster speeds from 4G (LTE). In fact price, reliability and coverage were deemed to be more important.

copper cable uk scrap crime theft

16th Jan 2013 (14 Comments)

BT has warned Dido Harding, the boss of its arch rival TalkTalk, that her ISP is in danger of being “remembered as broadband luddites clinging to a copper raft in a sea of fibre” after Harding criticised the lack of competition and regulation in the United Kingdom’s emerging market for fibre optic based superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services.

entanet uk

16th Jan 2013 (8 Comments)

Wholesale provider Entanet, which supplies broadband services to a number of ISPs in the UK, has announced that its partners can now offer a free installation (saving £80 +vat) with their superfast broadband (FTTC) packages and they’re also offering discounts worth up to 50% off the monthly service charges.

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