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wales uk map

30th September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced that another 151 towns and villages in Wales will get access to BT’s fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network by spring 2015 (covering 206,000 premises). The new areas join 120 communities that have already been announced (here) for upgrades by spring 2014.

plusnet uk

30th September, 2013 (2 Comments)

Internet access provider PlusNet has revealed some interesting statistics about broadband bandwidth usage and online video gaming on its network. Apparently traffic for online gaming has risen by 50% in the last 12 months and that’s after a slight decrease was recorded between 2011 and 2012.

Andrews and Arnold Office

30th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

Internet provider Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has once again doubled the default data usage allowance on its Home Broadband (Home::1) package from 50GB (GigaBytes) to 100GB at no extra cost, with the package remaining at a price of £25 inc. VAT per month.

fiber optic cable bright

30th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

It might have taken the best part of a year to design but the Bath & North East Somerset Council, which in 2011 briefly rejected funding from the Broadband Delivery UK project (here), appears to have finally put together a plan for deploying superfast broadband and opening access to the public fibre optic network.

csw broadband map

30th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project, a partnership of eight local authorities which aims to ensure that BT’s fibre optic based broadband (FTTC/P) coverage is extended to 92% of Coventry, 96% of Solihull and 91% of Warwickshire (overall 91% will get speeds of 24Mbps+) by spring 2016, has published an updated rollout map.

fttc street cabinet under construction

30th September, 2013 (41 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which helps to maintain and upgrade BT’s national telecoms network, has confirmed that the first customer trials of VDSL2 Vectoring technology (ITU-T G.993.5) are live. The new technology could deliver a significant speed boost to users of the operators existing up to 80Mbps hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband network.

primus saver uk

28th September, 2013 (15 Comments)

Primus Saver has quietly followed the other big broadband ISPs by raising the advertised download speed (“typical speed“) of their standard copper line (ADSL2+) based packages from ‘up to’ 15Mbps to 16Mbps (Megabits per second). But don’t expect your connections to actually get any faster.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

27th September, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (HCC) has today become the latest local authority to publish a roll-out map for phase one of its state aid supported £13.8m project to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network available to “at least” 90% of premises by the end of 2015.

bt uk isp logo

27th September, 2013 (27 Comments)

Just like clockwork BT Retail has announced that millions of customers across the United Kingdom will see their broadband prices rise by up to 6.5% (though BT’s current offers will not be impacted) and Line Rental jump from £15.45 a month to £15.99 (3.5%) from 4th January 2014. The cost of calls will also rise by around 6%.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

27th September, 2013 (15 Comments)

Netflix UK‘s unlimited movie and TV streaming service has been upgraded to support a higher bit rate Super HD (Super High Definition) video stream that applies less compression to the 1080p image, which means that those with faster connections should get a better quality.

angry uk internet user

27th September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has published its latest Q2-2013 customer complaints report and reveals which of the largest fixed line broadband, telephone, mobile and pay-tv providers have caused the most annoyance for consumers. Happily the overall level of complaints, especially for EE and TalkTalk, has fallen.

pirate internet piracy flag

27th September, 2013 (6 Comments)

A new report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has taken a broadly pro-enforcement line on tackling Internet copyright infringement (piracy) and called for the much-delayed 2010 Digital Economy Act (DEAct) system of Warning Letters from broadband ISPs to be implemented at “far greater speed” than planned.

essex uk broadband map

26th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

The £25 Million Superfast Essex project, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to “around” 87% of premises by the end of summer 2016, has today become the next to publish an indicative map of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rollout.

eclipse internet

26th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Communications provider Eclipse Internet, which hasn’t really featured in our news for a while (they seem to have been keeping a low profile), appears to have been gifted a new multi-million pound injection of cash from its parent KCOM Group (KC) and plans are now afoot to “double the size” of its UK business.

leicestershire bduk broadband rollout map

26th September, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Leicestershire County Council (LCC) in England has today become the latest Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project to publish a typically vague map of the schemes expected “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) coverage, which aims to reach “around” 95% of the region by March 2016.

ee uk logo

26th September, 2013 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today expanded the coverage of its 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network to an additional 12 towns around the United Kingdom, which takes the total to 117 towns and cities.

sky broadband uk

26th September, 2013 (13 Comments)

Customers who take their phone service from Sky Broadband (BSkyB) will be displeased, if perhaps not surprised (every other major ISP has already announced a rise), to learn that the price of Sky Line Rental will increase from £14.50 a month now to £15.40 from 1st December 2013.

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