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ISP News Archives for September 2013

 
bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

20th September, 2013 (33 Comments)

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, has told a select committee meeting that some of the recent criticism directed towards his £1.2bn scheme to improve the availability of superfast broadband has been “slightly unfair“. But he is prepared to look at the “possibilities” of BT having an unfair monopoly on related contracts.

essendine uk broadband

20th September, 2013 (8 Comments)

Altnet schemes are often praised for bringing faster broadband into areas that previously could not receive a good service. But what happens when their performance suffers and residents feel trapped by a lack of ISP choice. Could the situation with Rutland Telecom in Essendine (Lincolnshire, England) be a harbinger of things to come?

cambridgeshire bduk rollout phase1

20th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The £45m Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which seeks to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) speeds available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England) by the end of 2015, has added a new page to its website that should reveal more details about the expected rollout and timetable.

virgin media uk

20th September, 2013 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media looks set to slash 600 of its top management jobs across the United Kingdom because their new owner, Liberty Global, are looking to save money following a £15bn (enterprise value) acquisition of the broadband, phone and TV giant.

zen internet uk isp

20th September, 2013 (8 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet appears to have quietly introduced a new range of superfast broadband (FTTC) packages with “Truly Unlimited Usage” onto their website, although you’ll have to take their phone line rental service in order to benefit.

best isp gold award

19th September, 2013 (10 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has granted Recommended Provider status for the fifth consecutive time to PlusNet’s Home Broadband service in their latest biannual survey of ISP reliability, value, performance and general customer satisfaction. Apparently this time around they were the only ISP to achieve the gong.

ios7_updated

19th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISPs across the United Kingdom reported a surge in Internet traffic last night after yesterday’s 6pm release of the latest software update for Apple’s venerable iPhone and iPad began to stream its way into the wild. But the release wasn’t without a few hiccups.

bt openreach logo uk

18th September, 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach has dropped us a quick email to say that their Superfast Openreach microsite, which helps people to find out when and where BT’s rollout of superfast broadband (FTTC/P) technology is likely to occur, has been given a mild revamp to improve its navigation and add a few extra features.

eurostar_320_train

18th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling on the Channel Tunnel route could soon benefit from even faster wireless Internet access, alongside a seamless switchover at international borders, after Nomad Digital announced that its connectivity solutions would also be installed on 10 of their latest e320 trains.

electricity pylon

18th September, 2013 (11 Comments)

BTOpenreach has warned communication providers, specifically unbundled (LLU) ISPs and Access Locate customers, to keep their electricity demands in check after finding that some were “overloading” their Points of Presence (PoPs) and thus putting other users “at risk of losing power to their equipment“.

fibre optic broadband cable deployment HYPEROPTIC ONLY

18th September, 2013 (10 Comments)

Many positive things came out of the NAO and Public Accounts Committee’s recent efforts to pick apart BT and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme (here) but not all were helpful. In particular there are four myths about the projects aims and delays that continue to persist despite being largely inaccurate.

ee brightbox 2 router

18th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

New customers who order one of EE’s top 76Mbps capable fixed line superfast ‘Home Fibre Broadband’ (FTTC) packages, which are currently being offered at half price, will from today also benefit from receiving the latest Bright Box 2 wireless router with an integrated VDSL2 modem and Gigabit capable wifi (802.11ac) support.

b4rn's massive fibre optic cabinet

17th September, 2013 (26 Comments)

Complaints about the size of BT’s big, green and FTTC supporting street cabinets are nothing new but if you’re one of those people who gets worked up about such things then look away now because B4RN’s fibre optic (FTTH) cabinet in rural Lancashire (England) is a veritable monster of a thing.

lonsdalenet

17th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cumbria-based ISP LonsdaleNET in England, which last year launched a new superfast wireless broadband network in the Eden Valley and surrounding areas, claims to have deployed a new 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) network to the tiny rural hamlet (civil parish) village of Melkinthorpe in the same region.

wales uk map

17th September, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Government has announced that its £4 million Broadband Support Scheme (BSS), which offered grants of up to £1,000 to help those living in rural parts of Wales where broadband connectivity remains poor (i.e. sub-2Mbps speeds), is to be replaced by an almost identical alternative.

btopenreach uk van

17th September, 2013 (3 Comments)

The £18.06 million Connected Counties project, which aims to rollout BT’s fibre optic based broadband (FTTC/P) lines to more than 90% of premises in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire (England) by the end of March 2016, has published its official deployment maps.

virgin media business uk

17th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has today announced the launch of its own “business-grade” 4G mobile network by making using of EE’s (Everything Everywhere) platform, which can already reach more than 60% of the United Kingdom.

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