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ISP News Archives for August 2013

 
satellite internet dish 90cm

15th Aug 2013 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has begun a fresh consultation to support the introduction of a regulatory framework for a new generation of faster Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs), which typically provide broadband internet access to moving vehicles.

bt sport tv and broadband

15th Aug 2013 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media and rival telecoms giant BT have finally agreed a three-year wholesale deal that should bring the new BTSport TV content to millions of Virgin’s customers. The agreement is expected to take effect from this weekend.

sky_broadband_censorship

15th Aug 2013 (7 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (plus those of many other UK ISPs) should now be able to access the Radio Times, Crystal Palace FC, Taylor Swift and over 100 other legitimate websites after providers resolved a problem in their court-ordered internet censorship system that occurred because Rights Holders failed to check the data.

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..

censorship online

13th Aug 2013 (7 Comments)

The growing use of Internet filters in the United Kingdom has claimed another innocent victim after the British Library confirmed that a man whom attempted to access an online version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was prevented from doing so because the text contained “violent content“.

cotswold broadband fibre optic ducts

13th Aug 2013 (0 Comments)

The £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF), which aims to help premises in the most rural 5-10% of the United Kingdom gain access to superfast broadband, has allowed two bids for funding in Oxfordshire (England) to proceed (note: final approval has yet to be granted).

european homes with broadband 2013

13th Aug 2013 (2 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today published its annual E-Communications Household Survey of around 28,000 people across all 27 member states (1,308 were in the UK), which revealed that 61% of EU households now have broadband access and this rises to 70% in the UK (down by -1% Dec 2011).

binary

13th Aug 2013 (0 Comments)

Just a quick update to say that our Broadband Technology section, which describes all of the various different and consumer focused internet access technologies (i.e. those primarily used within the UK market), has been given a new lick of paint and the hybrid-fibre/cable and fibre optic sections split out into separate categories. We’ve also added some interactive graphs and coverage statistics that will be regularly updated.

fttc uk broadband cabinets

13th Aug 2013 (0 Comments)

The £41 million state aid supported Better Broadband for Norfolk project in England, which is a joint project between the government (BDUK), county council and BT, has revealed the next batch of 71 local communities that can expect an upgrade to superfast broadband (FTTC/P) technology.

bt openreach cable maintenance

12th Aug 2013 (12 Comments)

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has awarded its state aid supported £20 million contract for expanding the coverage of fibre optic based broadband connectivity to BT, which aims to make it’s up to 80Mbps capable FTTC network available to 95% of local premises by the end of March 2016 (the rest will get at least 2Mbps).

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