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23rd Jul 2013 (3 Comments)

Sheffield-based Internet and phone provider PlusNet has announced that it will open a new office in Leeds (England) during October 2013 that should, over the next three years, result in the creation of at least 250 new jobs (making for a total of 1100 employees by 2016).

23rd Jul 2013 (12 Comments)

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have won yet another court case that will force all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing EZTV and Yify-Torrents, which were both found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

23rd Jul 2013 (44 Comments)

BT has just announced that they’ve been able to squeeze an additional 9 telephone exchanges into their national £2.5bn roll-out of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband ISP products around the United Kingdom.

23rd Jul 2013 (3 Comments)

Akamai, a global content delivery network, has revealed in its latest State of the Internet (Q1 2013) report that the worlds average internet download speed hit 3.1Mbps (up 4% from 2.9Mbps in the quarter). Meanwhile the UK topped 7.9Mbps (up 7.3% from 6.5Mbps) and is ranked 12th fastest globally (up from 18th).

23rd Jul 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has published the outcome from their latest mystery shopping study into fixed line ISP compliance with the regulators rules concerning how broadband speeds should be sold and communicated to consumers. Suffice to say that some providers (TalkTalk and O2) have fallen short of expectations but overall the market has improved.

23rd Jul 2013 (0 Comments)

As expected the Birmingham City Council (BCC) has signed a new deal with Virgin Media Business (VMB) that will result in the operator rolling out an unlimited free wireless internet (wifi) zone across key parts of the city centre. The latest 3G and 4G (mobile) based small cell technology will also be deployed.

23rd Jul 2013 (2 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK) have once again had to suffer disruption to some of their local broadband and phone services after the vital undersea SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) fibre optic cable, which links the Faroe Islands with mainland Scotland, was damaged on Friday morning just south of Orkney.

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