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virgin media uk

15th April, 2013 (8 Comments)

As widely expected the European Commission (EC) has today granted approval for international cable operator Liberty Global (LGi) to continue with its £15bn acquisition ($23.3 billion – enterprise value) of UK cable provider Virgin Media.

telephone warning uk

15th April, 2013 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today proposed a series of “major changes” to how phone call charges are handled, which is designed to make the cost of calling businesses and services clearer for consumers (focus on 08, 09 and 118 numbers). Calls to 080 numbers could also become free from “all telephones” including mobile.

b4rn_farmers_dig_ftth

15th April, 2013 (3 Comments)

The non-profit B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project has confirmed that its “hyperfast” 1000Mbps capable community-built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband network in rural Lancashire (England) will now be extended from 8 to 21 parishes and a new share offer has been launched to support the move.

primus saver uk

15th April, 2013 (16 Comments)

One of the cheapest internet providers in the market, Primus Saver, will today move to make its £1.20 a month broadband and calls bundle even more attractive by increasing the default usage allowance from 20GB (GigaBytes) to 40GB. A free connection and free router are also included.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

12th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

The outgoing leader of Swindon Borough Council (SBC), Rod Bluh (Conservative), has been handed the gift of a Wi-Fi router by his opponent Derique Montaut (Labour). The award was given as a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Bluh’s oversight of the flawed plan to roll-out a universal free wireless internet service across the borough.

cable theft and damage uk police

12th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

BT has apologised to around 1,600 homes and businesses in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire, England) after an attempted cable theft from under a manhole cover in Bath Parade resulted in many premises being left without broadband and phone services for two weeks.

the networked readiness index 2013 map

12th April, 2013 (18 Comments)

The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Information Technology Report 2013, which ranks 144 countries by their information and communication technologies (ICTs) capability and includes a lengthy defence of FTTC by BT. A strong broadband market is also one of many factors that push the United Kingdom up three places to rank 7th overall.

outdoor wireless internet networking

11th April, 2013 (2 Comments)

Xchanging, a business procurement and technology services provider, has started to roll-out a new FREE wireless internet (wifi) service in the City of London. The new network “is not password protected” and can apparently be used by anyone.

uk farmer john and dog george

11th April, 2013 (41 Comments)

The government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently published the results of its Farm Practices Survey 2012, which reported that 86% of farms had access to a computer in 2012 (up from 74% in 2008) and 98% of those were connected to the internet. But fast broadband ISP connectivity remains a rarity.

o2 uk

11th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 appears to have glossed over any lingering concerns about the impending £180m migration of their fixed line customers to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) by offering their Home Broadband services at 12 months half price with a £100 M&S shopping voucher.

global fibre optic broadband

11th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Social Progress Imperative, a non-profit organisation that works to “advance global human wellbeing“, has released its first Social Progress Index (SPI) that ranks 50 of the world’s leading countries by gauging the quality of their health, communications infrastructure and opportunities. Surprisingly the United Kingdom places 2nd overall.

ms3 fibre optic network build hull uk

11th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

ISP MS3 Communications has announced that its new and independent ultra-fast fibre optic broadband ISP network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which will compete with local incumbent KC, has officially gone live and is beginning to take on its first business customers.

gigaclear uk

10th April, 2013 (8 Comments)

ISP Gigaclear, which runs a number of 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) networks in rural parts of England, has joined forces with internet voice provider Vonage in order to potentially cut the price of its packages by removing the cost of a traditional landline phone service.

gbp uk internet money pile

10th April, 2013 (9 Comments)

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) appears to have awarded a grant worth £2.74 million to help over 2,600 small and medium sized businesses in Northumberland (North East England) gain access to superfast and ultrafast broadband ISP connectivity via a “range of incentives“.

uk advertising standards authority

10th April, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned a press advert for Virgin Media’s bundles after BT complained that one of their promotions misleadingly implied that tv, broadband and calls could all be had for £3.50 a month when in fact they couldn’t.

lets be clear at 800mhz

10th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

at800.tv (DMSL), which was setup by UK mobile operators to support homes that could lose their digital terrestrial TV services due to interference from 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband services in the 800MHz spectrum band, has announced that its first major urban test will take place in South East London from 15th April 2013.

virgin media mr t

9th April, 2013 (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed that a “major outage“, which left a large area of West London (England) without broadband and TV services for around 24 hours from Sunday night, was caused by an attempted theft at one of its key network hubs.

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