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bt borders broadband deal

31st July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Gloucestershire County Council and its state aid supported but comically named £56.6 million Fastershire project have announced a new batch of local communities that will soon get access to BT’s latest fibre optic based FTTC/P superfast broadband network.

vispa internet wireless van uk isp

31st July, 2013 (4 Comments)

Cheshire-based ISP Vispa has announced that the business variant of its City Wireless broadband network, which offers internet connection speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second), has been extended to reach the “majority of businesses” in and around Warrington town centre.

broadband_everywhere

31st July, 2013 (3 Comments)

Box Limited, an IT and technology sales company, has today announced the launch of its own satellite ISP called Broadband Everywhere. As with some other providers this new one also makes use of the SES Broadband Services platform, which offers internet download speeds of up to 20Mbps.

money gbp sterling pound pile

31st July, 2013 (2 Comments)

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office has this week launched a “market test” for its new Connection Vouchers Scheme, which is supported by the £150 million+ “Super-Connected Cities” (Urban Broadband Fund) programme and designed to help businesses cover the cost of installing a new superfast broadband ISP connection.

superfast 4gee

31st July, 2013 (7 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website advert for EE’s 4G (4GEE) based Mobile Broadband service after rival ISP BT complained that its claim to offer a “superfast” service was misleading because it didn’t meet the governments minimum speed definition of greater than 24Mbps (Megabits).

mobile infrastructure project map

30th July, 2013 (3 Comments)

Arqiva has revealed a map of the first areas to benefit from the government’s £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was established as part of the 4G auction (800MHz and 2.6GHz) process to help build new mobile masts for those who live in areas of poor or non-existent mobile coverage.

telecoms engineer street works at night

30th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer CityFibre, which builds ultra-fast broadband networks in big towns and cities around the United Kingdom, has teamed up with multi-tenant accommodation provider Keycom to connect a student accommodation building in the city of York (England) to its local FTTP/H network.

network and internet connections

30th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The government has today published a new policy paper for its much delayed Communications Bill which, among other things, sets out new powers to help Ofcom regulate the internet, telecoms and media sectors. Everything from tackling online piracy to the national broadband rollout is covered.

bt uk isp logo

30th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

In a surprise announcement BT has revealed that its UK consumer division, BT Retail, will be split into two separate businesses – BTConsumer and BTBusiness – effective from 1st September 2013. But BT will continue to report figures for BTRetail as a whole until the end of the current financial year.

virgin media uk

30th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed that they’re in final negotiations with BT to hopefully bring the new BTSport channels to customers on their own broadband and TV bundles via a new carriage deal.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

30th July, 2013 (8 Comments)

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, which is responsible for overseeing the national and £1.2bn publicly funded roll-out of fixed line superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services to about 88% of people by the end of 2015 and 95% by 2017, spent £5.979m on admin costs in the last tax year (April 2012 – Late March 2013).

ab internet lincolnshire uk deal

30th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless ISP AB Internet has announced the connection of their first customer to its new 50Mbps capable wireless broadband network on the rural East Coast of Lincolnshire (England, UK), which is supported by £300k from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

fibre optic cable core

29th July, 2013 (19 Comments)

Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet claims to have launched the United Kingdom’s “first” affordable 1Gbps Ethernet broadband (1000 Megabits per second) service for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in Cardiff (Wales), which will be priced from just £50 per month.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

29th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has confirmed that the 800MHz radio spectrum band will this week be made completely clear of the old Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV) services that use to inhabit it. The move means that major mobile operators from around the United Kingdom can now launch their 4G (LTE) services in the same band.

Television iptv video streaming uk

29th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

The popular broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, YouView, looks set to expand beyond its current approach of working with ISPs (e.g. BT, JT and TalkTalk) to bundle special set-top-boxes and adopt a more multi-platform approach.

ee uk logo

29th July, 2013 (3 Comments)

EE (Everything Everywhere) have refreshed their entry-level fixed line broadband and weekend calls bundle by offering the service for 12 months at half price (i.e. £2.50 a month and then £5 thereafter). In addition, the old 3 months free service promotions on their other fibre packages have all now changed to half-price offers.

bt rural fttc street cabinet

29th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has written a new letter to local councils to confirm that she has reached an agreement with BT that should require them to reveal which areas will receive a superfast broadband (FTTC/P) upgrade as part of the £1.2bn Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme.

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