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31st May 2013 (3 Comments)

Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has confirmed that its Plus and entry-level Essentials fixed line broadband products will no longer apply Traffic Management during peak times, which effectively makes the products “totally unlimited” instead of merely “unlimited“. Yes there’s a difference.

31st May 2013 (5 Comments)

The East Sussex County Council (ESCC) in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Councils (Southern England) has signed a new £35.44 million state aid supported contract with BT to roll-out superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP services to 96% of local premises “within the next three years” (mid-2016).

31st May 2013 (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced the official launch of its new SuperHub V2 wireless broadband modem and router, which it describes as being the “fastest wireless hub in the UK” thanks to their new concurrent dual band wifi (5GHz and 2.4GHz) technology.

31st May 2013 (4 Comments)

Part of North Yorkshire’s (England) state aid supported rollout of superfast broadband services came to a grinding halt recently but it wasn’t because of funding concerns or bureaucratic delays. No. This time BTOpenreach’s telecoms engineers were stopped in their tracks by Badger setts, which may or may not contain said Badgers.

31st May 2013 (9 Comments)

Management consultancy giant Arthur D. Little has published a new paper that examines the importance of investing in better telecoms infrastructure. It also predicts that the UK might need to adopt ultrafast (100Mbps+) fibre optic FTTH broadband “over the next five years“, unless G.Fast is realised to expand the life of FTTC.

31st May 2013 (11 Comments)

Budget ISP Direct Save Telecom has moved to undercut its rivals by slashing the cost of their super-cheap broadband and phone bundle to £1.95 per month (plus line rental from £9.95 per month), which now comes with an “unlimited” usage allowance, free UK weekend / evening calls and a free router.

31st May 2013 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has abandoned their existing agreement with BTOpenzone (BTWiFi), which gave their customers access to thousands of BT’s additional national UK hotspots, in favour of their own O2Wifi network (8,000 free hotspots).

31st May 2013 (1 Comment)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK should today completed the national roll-out of their latest R38 Firmware update for the troubled SuperHub (NetGear) wireless router and modem device, which fixes a couple of nasty bugs.

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