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14th May 2013 (8 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has today released a veritable treasure trove of useful information by making their full local authority broadband speeds and coverage database available to non-subscribers, which allows you to compare the quality of internet access in your area with the rest of the United Kingdom.

14th May 2013 (0 Comments)

ScotRail preps expanded plans to roll-out a free wifi service to all 38 of its class 380 trains and at 25 railway stations across Scotland by spring 2014. Just make sure to avoid any “bandwidth heavy” websites.

14th May 2013 (0 Comments)

BT WiFi has announced that it’s now home to a network of 5 Million public Wi-Fi hotspots in the United Kingdom and Ireland. But most of those come from customers of BT’s Total Broadband packages and its FON supporting routers that automatically turn home connections into public wifi access points.

14th May 2013 (2 Comments)

The London Borough of Camden in England has today become the first of seventeen councils in the capital city to confirm a free public Wi-Fi (wireless internet) service to streets and open spaces across the borough, though it’s only free for the first 30 minutes of use (daily).

13th May 2013 (3 Comments)

A contract for the £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was established as part of the 4G auction process to help build new mobile masts for those who live in areas of poor or non-existent mobile coverage, has been won by Arqiva.

13th May 2013 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) have asked the public to help nominate this year’s Internet Hero and Internet Villain gongs for their 15th annual 2013 ISPA Awards event.

13th May 2013 (0 Comments)

The British Labour Party appears to have begun its early campaigning for the next general election in 2015 by proposing that £75 million from the floundering £150 million “super-connected cities” (Urban Broadband Fund) programme be diverted to help connect those in most need (i.e. the last 10% of neglected rural areas).

13th May 2013 (1 Comment)

Less than half (47.6%) of the 779 respondents to our latest monthly reader poll have said that they’d definitely recommend their broadband ISP to others and 26.9% felt that the service they received was still too expensive, which is despite the UK being home to some of the most affordable broadband services in the world.

13th May 2013 (8 Comments)

At some point nearly all of us, for good or ill, will need to contact our broadband ISP or phone provider but how hard is it to find the correct details and what sort of support services are on offer? ISPreview.co.uk took a long look at ten of the UK’s best known providers to see how they compared.

11th May 2013 (10 Comments)

Budget conscious ISP Primus Saver has today moved to undercut some of the UK markets biggest internet providers by launching a new Unlimited Broadband package of its own, which will cost from just £2 a month for the first six months of service (£4 thereafter).

10th May 2013 (26 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest financial results to 31st March 2013 (Q1-2013), which revealed that the operators retail ISP division had increased its fixed line broadband subscribers by +136,000 in the quarter to total 6,704,000 (up from the +122k added in Q4-2012 and +88k in Q3-2012).

9th May 2013 (25 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global), perhaps in an attempt to steal some of the thunder from BT’s recent FREE Sport and Hub 4 announcements (here and here), has today unveiled a next generation Super Hub (V2) wireless router of its own for their broadband customers.

9th May 2013 (18 Comments)

BT Retail has today confirmed that customers of its various home broadband packages will now be able to get its new BTSport TV service for free, which includes live weekly matches from the Barclays Premier League (Football). On top of that the price of its superfast broadband (BTInfinity) service has been cut to just £15 a month.

9th May 2013 (3 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has today hinted that the on-going investment of £3.5 million into their core infrastructure, which will build a new network of local telephone exchange PoPs (Points of Presence), will also result in “lower priced Fibre Optic Broadband services” and unlimited usage options.

9th May 2013 (4 Comments)

The Project Director for the government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund (UBF), which aims to help expand the coverage of “ultra-fast” broadband (80-100Mbps+) and “high speed” public wifi services into neglected areas, has blamed Brussels for once again delaying funding approvals and forcing selected cities to “urgently find a Plan B“.

9th May 2013 (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has announced that its Plus TV package, which bundles unlimited broadband with anytime calls to UK landlines and its YouView (IPTV) based Television service, will be priced at £10 a month for the first 6 months of service (£15.50 thereafter).

9th May 2013 (6 Comments)

ISP PlusNet has begun offering a series of new half price promotions on their standard (up to 16Mbps) and superfast (up to 80Mbps) unlimited broadband and phone bundle packages, although the ISP has also quietly hiked some of their line rental and call plan prices.

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