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ISP News Archives for March 2013

 
fibre optic cables eclipse

28th March, 2013 (91 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national telecoms network in the United Kingdom, has today confirmed the final pricing and launch date for its premium “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) based fibre optic broadband service (this will be available to all FTTC supporting lines).

fixed line uk broadband isp complaints q4 2012

28th March, 2013 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has today published its latest quarterly customer complaints report for Q4-2012, which saw complaints against Orange UK’s (EE) fixed line Home Broadband service skyrocket to be double the level of any other ISP.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

28th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, confirms that the European Commission (EC) “did not raise any concerns” about its plans to slash the price that ISPs, mobile operators and businesses must pay to BT for 1Gbps+ wholesale Leased Line (Ethernet) services in all parts of the UK except Hull and London.

ee uk logo

28th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today issued a new rollout update that confirms how its 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network is now available to 50% of the UK population and the service has also gone live in a total of 50 towns and cities.

slow broadband speed

28th March, 2013 (13 Comments)

A new study from uSwitch, which is based on data from 900,000 anecdotal internet speed tests (conducted between December 1st 2012 and February 28th 2013), has revealed a huge difference of up to 89% in broadband ISP speeds between postcode districts within each of the 30 biggest UK “post” towns.

three uk mobile broadband

27th March, 2013 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK (Hutchison 3G UK), which still misleadingly insists upon calling its existing 3G based Mobile Broadband network “ultrafast” (fixed line ISPs tend to associate this with speeds of at least 100Mbps), has confirmed that it’s future 4G (LTE) product will be last to market when it arrives in Q4-2013.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

27th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s back on. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London (England) has finally resolved last year’s dispute over street cabinet placement with BT (here), which saw the operator withdraw from plans to make superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP services available to 34,200 premises in the area.

wifi wireless internet access

27th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB) has announced that its free wireless internet (wifi) service is now also available across the town centre in Great Yarmouth (England, UK), which was made possible by pigging backing a new wireless CCTV system.

fibre optic cable wave

27th March, 2013 (4 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council (SCC) and BT have today signed a new £24.6 million deal that will make superfast broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps (FTTC/P) available to 93% of local homes and businesses (helping 130,000 premises) by the end of Spring 2016 (excludes the Telford & Wrekin Council area).

follow fibre optic cable

27th March, 2013 (2 Comments)

Scientists working at the University of Southampton (England, UK) have found a way to push data at close to the true speed of light by using a special hollow fibre optic cable, which has been able to deliver transfer speeds of 73.7 Terabits per second.

macace_uk

27th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

Apple Mac friendly broadband ISP MacAce.net claims to have revamped their entire range of packages with “true unlimited downloads“, faster internet speeds, improved support and the inclusion of a courtesy 3G router (mobile broadband) if there is ever a problem with your connection.

rothbury

27th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The rural Northumberland (England, UK) town of Rothbury, which is home to around 2,000 people, looks set to benefit from a new super-fast broadband ISP network after the county council, BT and GreySky Consulting signed a new deal that will use £460,000 of funding from DEFRA’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund.

uk advertising standards authority

27th March, 2013 (5 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has, following two complaints by rival Sky Broadband (BSkyB), told cable operator Virgin Media not to “misleadingly” claim that their service was “unlimited” and with “no caps” if they also imposed restrictions (e.g. Traffic Management) that were “more than moderate“.

inflight wireless internet

26th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland (United Kingdom) has today announced that customers using the Dyce terminal will soon be able to benefit from “totally unlimited” free wireless internet (WiFi) access right around the terminal.

europe digital agenda

26th March, 2013 (9 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today proposed a new Draft Regulation that could cut the cost of broadband related civil engineering tasks (e.g. digging up roads to lay new fibre optic cable) by 30% and thus save telecoms operators between £34 – £51 billion (€40 to €60 billion).

o2 uk

26th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

O2 Wholesale, which supplies business clients with internet connectivity solutions, has told their ISP partners that it’s “business as usual” at the firm. The comment follows O2 and BE Broadband’s (Telefonica) £180m sale of its fixed line home broadband and phone business to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) earlier this month.

free_london_wifi_taxis

26th March, 2013 (1 Comment)

Software giant Microsoft has moved to promote its new business applications and software. The firm has teamed up with various companies to offer a free wireless internet (wifi) service across hundreds of specially branded taxi cabs in London and at a number of national train stations.

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