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29th Jul 2013 (11 Comments)

A new group called Lightstream Community Fibre (LCF), which appears to have cloned B4RN’s network approach in Lancashire (England, UK), has been setup to help bring a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband network to rural parts of the Ards Peninsula (County Down) in Northern Ireland.

28th Jul 2013 (10 Comments)

The joint BT and state aid supported £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has just launched an official coverage map, which is designed to give locals a rough idea of when each specific area will be upgraded to fibre optic based superfast broadband (25Mbps+).

27th Jul 2013 (0 Comments)

Customers taking one of TalkTalk’s broadband and phone bundles, which are currently being offered at half price or a discounted rate, can now add the up to 38Mbps Fibre Medium boost to their service free for the first three months (£10 thereafter) or the up to 76Mbps Fibre Large for £5 (£15 thereafter).

26th Jul 2013 (4 Comments)

The debt infested Digital Region network, which was originally setup with around £100m of public money to help deliver better broadband services to South Yorkshire (England, UK) because BT had little interest in doing so, could need up to another £45 million to survive and has so far only got 3,000 customers!

26th Jul 2013 (7 Comments)

A big part of the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme was the expectation that local authorities and communities would conduct citizen focused surveys and petitions to help inform the decision about where better internet connectivity was needed. But in the end all that effort might be absolutely worthless.

26th Jul 2013 (5 Comments)

A new study from the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed what everybody else already knew. Internet age verification checks do not work and children are thus registering on social media websites under false ages. Shock.

26th Jul 2013 (6 Comments)

Gigaclear, which has installed several 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) networks in rural communities around England, has partnered up to adopt Fluidata’s Service Exchange Platform (SEP) that should give those covered by the operators network a greater choice of around 50 ISPs.

26th Jul 2013 (8 Comments)

Broadband provider TalkTalk has confirmed that Chinese firm Huawei, which has recently suffered due to some high-profile concerns over state sponsored spying (here), now appears to be in full control of the ISPs network-level internet filtering service (HomeSafe) after US security firm Symantec stopped working on it over one year ago.

26th Jul 2013 (6 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has officially leapfrogged Virgin Media to become the country’s second largest consumer broadband ISP after it saw a sharp acceleration of growth by gobbling up O2’s fixed line subscribers. As a result Sky’s latest Q2-2013 report saw related customers grow by +519,000 in the quarter to total 4.906m (up from +152k added in Q1).

25th Jul 2013 (5 Comments)

Some of Sky Broadband’s (BSkyB) customers are angry after discovering that the ISPs recent and much-troubled migration of their email platform from Google (Gmail) to a new Yahoo! based alternative (Sky Yahoo! Mail) appears to have also damaged their Google Play store accounts and thus lost £100’s worth of digital purchases (apps etc.).

25th Jul 2013 (7 Comments)

The influential Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which is a professional society for 150,000 members of the global engineering and technology community, has warned that the UK government’s move to force big ISPs into blocking adult websites “will be ineffective and harmful“.

25th Jul 2013 (0 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone UK has quietly slipped into our Top 10 UK ISPs By Subscriber Size table after last year’s £1.044bn deal to buy telecoms giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) revealed that the group had 85,000 fixed line broadband customers (Q2-2013), which is down by -2k from 87,000 in Q1.

25th Jul 2013 (39 Comments)

BT Group has today released their latest financial results to 30th June 2013 (Q2), which saw the operators retail ISP division increase their fixed line broadband subscribers by +95,000 in the quarter to total 6,799,000 (down from the +136k added in Q1-2013 and +122k in Q4-2012).

24th Jul 2013 (2 Comments)

Business ISP Entanet, which supplies internet access and related services to a number of ISPs and businesses across the United Kingdom, has launched a special promotion that will allow their resellers to offer a free superfast broadband installation or migration on FTTC packages.

24th Jul 2013 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE (Orange UK) has today reported that their fixed line Home Broadband subscriber base has grown by +10,000 customers in Q2-2013 to reach a total of 704,000 (up sharply from the +1k added in Q1). Meanwhile their 4G based mobile customers have doubled from 318,000 in Q1 to 687,000 now.

24th Jul 2013 (0 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk has released its latest Q2-2013 results today, which saw them add another +8,000 broadband subscribers (down from 10k in Q1-2013) to total 4,071,000 customers. The number of consumers taking their Superfast Fibre (FTTC) product also grew by a steady +22k in the quarter to 95,000.

24th Jul 2013 (38 Comments)

Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic has today published a short health check of the United Kingdom’s drive towards making superfast broadband (25-30Mbps+) speeds available across the country, which warns that the future demand for 1000Mbps (Gigabit) broadband connections will widen the digital speed divide between urban and rural areas. So is it time for FTTH?

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