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29th Jun 2013 (9 Comments)

The governments notoriously complicated and confusing Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is responsible for taxing the rateable value of the basic infrastructure, has hinted that its next rate card update in 2015 could reduce the tax on rural fibre optic broadband lines for smaller (altnet) ISPs. Sadly there’s a big catch.

29th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

Business telecoms operator Aql has begun to roll-out 24 reconditioned phone boxes to help the deployment of its new metropolitan fibre optic broadband and free wifi network around the West Yorkshire city of Leeds in England.

29th Jun 2013 (3 Comments)

A new survey conducted by outdoor accommodation site Pitchup.com has reported that just 17% of holiday and campsites listed on its site offer a public wireless internet (wifi) connection and only 8% support free internet access.

28th Jun 2013 (1 Comment)

The North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils have today signed a new state aid supported £5.7 million contract that will see BT expand the reach of its “high-speed fibre” broadband (FTTC/P) connectivity to cover 89% of local homes and businesses by the end of Spring 2015. But how many of the 89% will be “superfast” (25Mbps+)?

28th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

The £94 million state aid supported joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to “around” 90% of local premises by the end of 2016 (original news) has today confirmed the first towns and villages to be upgraded.

28th Jun 2013 (22 Comments)

Some customers of the BT Vision TV (IPTV) service could this weekend lose access to the Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels unless they have a good standard broadband connection or take the operators superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service alongside their package.

28th Jun 2013 (13 Comments)

UK Internet provider BT Retail has cut the cost of its superfast broadband Unlimited BTInfinity1 (FTTC) and calls bundle to £20 a month for the first 12 months of service and added in a £50 Sainsbury’s Gift Card for good measure.

28th Jun 2013 (2 Comments)

Satellite internet provider Bentley Walker has launched a new 2013 Rural Broadband Survey website in order to “investigate the gap in broadband internet performance around the UK“. But the survey appears to be limited in scope.

28th Jun 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach has declared a Serious Incident (SI) after criminals cut through and damaged seven of its vital fibre optic and copper cables in the Oldham (Greater Manchester, England) area just before midnight on Wednesday, which is affecting broadband and phone services across the region.

28th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet has announced that the rollout of its own Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband (30Mbps+) network in South Wales has now passed more than 700 homes around the Gower (Swansea) telephone exchange area and for two villages in Monmouthshire.

27th Jun 2013 (8 Comments)

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury for the United Kingdom, Danny Alexander, has today published full details of the country’s future infrastructure spending plans (‘Investing in Britain’s Future‘). Included in this is a £250 million commitment to ensure fixed line superfast broadband reaches 95% of the population by 2017 (99% by 2018 with wireless).

27th Jun 2013 (1 Comment)

Mobile network operator EE (4GEE) has announced that its superfast 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network can now reach 55% of the United Kingdom’s population across 85 towns and cities.

27th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

Customers of broadband provider TalkTalk, specifically those that use one of the ISPs Huawei HG523a based router modems, can now take part in a new firmware trial that offers several improvements and a fix for the intermittent “lock-up” issues that some have suffered.

26th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

Budget Internet provider Direct Save Telecom has today claimed to be the “first telecom provider in the UK to launch a no-contract unlimited family broadband” package, which costs £16.95 a month but a minimum term of 28 days is still attached.

26th Jun 2013 (3 Comments)

As expected Virgin Media has once again tweaked its broadband Traffic Management policy, which many consumers already find to be quite confusing, to improve upstream (upload) speeds and flexibility in order to help make video streaming from home computers smoother.

26th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK (Orange) has once again been shamed by Ofcom’s latest quarterly customer complaints report (Q1-2013), which highlighted their home broadband service as having the largest number of disgruntled customers among all of the biggest ISPs. But they did improve from Q4-2012.

26th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

The government has today launched a new consultation that reveals how its troubled £150 million “Super-Connected Cities” (Urban Broadband Fund) programme will go about improving business broadband connectivity in selected cities now that EU state aid concerns have forced them to scrap their infrastructure development. But some homes might still benefit.

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