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3rd May 2013 (9 Comments)

The latest monthly Broadband.co.uk survey of anecdotal consumer broadband ISP speed testing data for April 2013 has reported that the average download speed in the United Kingdom increased slightly from 18.831Mbps in March to 19.014Mbps now. The average upload speed also hit 3.068Mbps (up from 2.945Mbps).

2nd May 2013 (11 Comments)

New customers who take one of EE’s superfast fixed line Fibre Broadband (FTTC) packages, which offer internet download speeds of up to 76Mbps, can now trial the service free for the first three months of service (includes a free connection and free router). Otherwise prices for the service start from £15 inc. VAT a month.

2nd May 2013 (0 Comments)

Some 80,000 premises in Brighton (England) have joined at800.tv‘s (DMSL) trial to test whether or not the new generation of 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband services in the 800MHz band will disrupt Digital Terrestrial TV (Freeview) services. But the new trial will be a little bit different.

2nd May 2013 (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today published their latest financial results to 31st March 2013 (Q1-2013), which reported another quarterly increase of +152,000 in their fixed line broadband ISP subscriber base to total 4,387,000 customers (up sharply from the +132k added in Q4-2012 and +102k in Q3-2012).

2nd May 2013 (11 Comments)

BT has said that its “disappointed” after the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, responded to a competition complaint from rival ISP TalkTalk by opening an investigation into whether or not the operator was “abusing a dominant position” in its supply of superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services.

1st May 2013 (19 Comments)

Customers of O2 / BE Broadband’s fixed line home broadband and phone service have this week been told that the £180m+ sale to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) “has now gone through” and related subscribers are thus “officially with Sky“. But the actual migration to Sky will not get underway until this Autumn 2013.

1st May 2013 (1 Comment)

A new business impact study conducted by Regeneris and BT during January 2013 has predicted that the deployment of fibre optic based (FTTC and FTTP) broadband ISP services in Northern Ireland could generate over £750m in additional revenue by 2018 and save circa(c) £45 million in operating costs.

1st May 2013 (3 Comments)

The tiny community of West Burrafirth on the remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland) will soon see their broadband ISP speeds lifted from just 0.16Mbps (Megabits per second) to around 25Mbps thanks to a new wireless and fibre optic link, support from a local ISP and national lottery funding.

1st May 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national telecoms network, has tweaked the prices that ISPs and other communications providers must pay for line rental (LLU and WLR), missed appointments, aborted engineer visits and unbundled line migrations. Some charges are more expensive while others are a little cheaper.

1st May 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned PlusNet’s recent Yorkshire-themed TV advert for its half price broadband offer (“All broadband’s half off“) after several viewers complained that the discount was, contrary to the promotional wording, not available to everybody.

1st May 2013 (6 Comments)

The launch of BT’s new 330Mbps capable FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) service, which will eventually make true fibre optic connectivity available to all FTTC supporting lines, has been given a cautious welcome by most ISPs; though some aren’t quite sure how it fits into the market or whether domestic or even business customers will want it.

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