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o2 uk

14th Aug 2013 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (O24G) has finally revealed the price and package details for their new 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network, which is due to go live on 29th August 2013. Unfortunately the new tariffs leave much to be desired, at least where data allowances are concerned.

be broadband uk isp

14th Aug 2013 (6 Comments)

Customers of BE Broadband, which is now owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), have been told that Sky intends to “recreate BE on their own network as a premium service“, which will based off their top Fibre Unlimited Pro (76Mbps) FTTC product with a few extras bolted-on top.

isle of wight uk

14th Aug 2013 (1 Comment)

The Isle of Wight council, which resides just off the coast of central southern England, has voted to defer the decision on whether to award their £3 million+ state aid supported contract for upgrading the islands broadband infrastructure to BT. Concerns about funding, the lack of “neutral information” (too reliant on BT) and competition were all raised.

kc hull uk

14th Aug 2013 (0 Comments)

The incumbent East Yorkshire ISP, KC (Karoo / KCOM), has become the latest internet provider to put its support behind Microsoft and the Government’s Get Online@Home scheme, which offers cheap reconditioned computers from just £24 to those on benefits (e.g. jobless).

talktalk uk isp

14th Aug 2013 (3 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has today announced that it’s investing £100 million into their “on-going network upgrade programme” (TalkTalkatWork), which will be used to deliver an “even faster, safer and more reliable broadband service” by supporting free router upgrades and home engineer (BrightSparks) visits.

peter_cochrane

14th Aug 2013 (23 Comments)

BT’s former Chief Technology Officer and a man whom has since become an outspoken critique of the operator, Dr Peter Cochrane, recently had another bash after he appeared on a special episode of the BBC’s Newsnight TV show to help examine the problematic issue of rural broadband coverage.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

14th Aug 2013 (7 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) in England will today become the latest UK local authority to sign a major state aid supported deal with telecoms giant BT, which will allow the operator to extend the reach of its “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 87% of premises by the end of summer 2016 (the rest will get at least 2Mbps).

bruce willis in sky broadband uk

14th Aug 2013 (2 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned one of Sky Broadband’s hugely expensive TV adverts, which showcased action movie star Bruce Willis, after a viewer complained that it failed to make the pricing commitment clear to potential subscribers. Yippee ki-yay..

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