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ISP News Archives for June 2013

 
maintenance

16th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

A quick update to say that ISPreview.co.uk has just completed a lengthy update sweep of all the Internet Service Providers in our UK ISP Listings database, which is performed every few months to ensure that all our prices and information is up-to-date across the 200 or so providers that we list.

project loon's Google broadband balloon

15th Jun 2013 (2 Comments)

The idea of distributing a broadband internet connection from High Altitude Platforms (balloons) is certainly not a new one (the 2006 CAPANINA project) but it’s never quite taken off before. Now Google hopes to make affordable internet access available to developing countries by re-inflating the idea.

sky broadband uk

14th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has launched several new promotions including one that offers their unlimited broadband and free weekend calls bundle at half price (£5) for 12 months (6 months half price on their superfast FTTC package) or FREE if you take the Sky Sports pack. A £100 M&S Voucher is also available on their TV bundle.

ispa awards uk

14th Jun 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today announced the finalists for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain gongs at the forthcoming 2013 internet industry awards, which this year appears to be dominated by issues of online surveillance and privacy related matters.

wifi uk internet security

14th Jun 2013 (3 Comments)

In amongst all the concern surrounding PRISM, the is/is not defunct Communications Data Bill and growing concerns over how some commercial internet giants might be abusing their positions and our personal data. Yes in amongst all that we have this somewhat scary chart courtesy of Reuters and the United Kingdom is in at no.2.

cctv_live_broadband_bird_watching

14th Jun 2013 (1 Comment)

LN Communications has this week expanded the coverage of its up to 50Mbps fixed wireless broadband network to the valley of Langstrothdale in North Yorkshire (England) which, aside from helping to connect several local villages, has also enabled wildlife watchers to access live CCTV streams of their cameras.

fibre optic cable 3 fiberevolution.com

14th Jun 2013 (1 Comment)

The £51m Connecting Cumbria project, which will use a mix of public and private funding to help expand the reach of BT’s superfast fibre broadband (FTTC/P) services to over 93% of the English county by the end of 2015 (last 7% to get at least 2Mbps), has detailed its preliminary telephone exchange upgrade plan.

fibre topic cable fiberevolution.com

13th Jun 2013 (2 Comments)

CityFibre, which builds ultra-fast 100Mbps+ fibre optic (FTTH) broadband networks for big towns and cities around the United Kingdom (e.g. York and Bournemouth), has today announced a new capacity deal with Level 3 Communications that could enable it to launch 1Gbps services “throughout the United Kingdom“.

children internet surfing

13th Jun 2013 (12 Comments)

The British Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Minister, Helen Goodman MP, yesterday used a debate in the House of Commons to call for all broadband ISPs to install internet censorship (filtering) systems by default because, she claimed, it was a “near-impossible task for many” people to download their own Parental Control solutions. Really?

virgin media uk

13th Jun 2013 (14 Comments)

The mobile division of Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they will next month drop the “unlimited data” (Mobile Broadband) aspect of their Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) based Big Data and Texts top-ups, which launched at the end of last year (here), in favour of a capped usage allowance.

plusnet uk

13th Jun 2013 (3 Comments)

Internet access and phone provider PlusNet appears to have quietly tweaked its recently introduced 12 months half price broadband promotion (offer details) to adopt a 12 month contract term instead of the previous 18 month one.

public internet file sharing

12th Jun 2013 (7 Comments)

Anybody in the UK whom has ever purchased and downloaded a piece of digital software or content over their broadband ISP connection, and which later turned out to be faulty (e.g. didn’t work on your computer), could soon be entitled to a refund under the government’s draft Consumer Rights Bill.

cable maintenance

12th Jun 2013 (5 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2013, which reports that 95.5% of EU homes are covered by broadband access (99.8% in the United Kingdom) and 53.8% can get a 30Mbps+ capable superfast broadband connection (70.3% in the UK). But “ultra-fast” connections (100Mbps+) still have a way to go.

superfast cornwall

12th Jun 2013 (2 Comments)

The joint £132m public and privately funded “Big Build” Superfast Cornwall project, which aims to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) technology available to 95% of local premises by the end of 2014, is now covering 75% of the area.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

12th Jun 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has announced the installation of its “fast, free, reliable and simple to use” public wireless internet (wifi) hotspots to cover Canary Wharf, which is one of London’s major business and shopping districts located in Tower Hamlets.

sky broadband uk

12th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

Rumours that Sky Broadband could be about to cut its internet and or phone prices (here) in order to counter the launch of BT’s new FREE TV Sport service (here) will have to be tempered against the sudden appearance of a 10% price rise warning for Sky TV subscribers.

uk advertising standards authority

12th Jun 2013 (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an email, television and press advert for BT’s broadband and TV bundles after several recipients complained that they misleadingly promoted the offer of a “FREE” YouView (IPTV) set-top-box worth £299. Crucially though a £49 activation charge applied.

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