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31st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest Q3-2013 analysis of global broadband tariffs has found that the cost of slower copper based (ADSL) broadband ISP services has increased in Western Europe. Meanwhile the Megabit price of superfast fibre optic and cable (FTTH, FTTC, DOCSIS3 etc.) based technologies has become even cheaper.

31st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The final RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband speeds in London, which conducted more than 86,000 tests across the city, has confirmed that EE remain the fastest operator for mobile Internet performance thanks to their comparatively advanced 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) network. By contrast O2, Three UK and Vodafone were well off the pace.

31st October, 2013 (7 Comments)

BT Group’s latest Q3-2013 (calendar) results reveal that the operators consumer and business ISP divisions have grown their fixed line broadband subscriber base by +156k in the quarter to total 6.961m (up from +95k added in Q2 and +136k in Q1), which includes 1.7m superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) customers (up by +195k in Q3 vs +197k added in Q2).

31st October, 2013 (4 Comments)

A new study from uSwitch, which is based on data from 1.4 million anecdotal Internet speed tests (conducted between April and September 2013), has revealed that Telford in Shropshire (England) is the fastest of the top 50 biggest UK towns and cities for broadband speed with an average download of 22.99Mbps (just below the government’s 24Mbps+ definition for “superfast“).

30th October, 2013 (60 Comments)

Tonight’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog, took BTOpenreach’s “promises to keep the nation connected” to task and heavily criticised the group for failing to fix broadband and phone problems and for not being directly contactable.

30th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that consumers who order a new Wholesale Line Rental (WLR), ISDN2 or fully unbundled / LLU (MPF) copper line product through their broadband ISP should, from 1st November 2013, benefit from a slightly sooner engineer visit for their installation.

30th October, 2013 (4 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which supplies broadband and other services to a number of ISPs and businesses around the United Kingdom, has today warned that those calling for a return to annual paper statements from broadband ISPs should “Get real!” and be mindful of the costs.

30th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has had one of its “Hottest Half Price” Facebook promotions for their “TV, broadband, fibre and calls” bundle banned after it claimed that the triple-play package was priced from just £7.75 a month, although it failed to mention the line rental charge.

30th October, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned two Virgin Media broadband adverts for promoting “unlimited downloads” with “no caps” on data usage because the ISPs Traffic Management Policy (TMP) was found to contradict this by imposing an “immoderate” restriction on customers service speeds.

29th October, 2013 (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that its SmartCall service, which allows Smartphone (Android and iPhone) users with a Virgin Phone Line to use the unlimited calls from their talk plan on their mobile (so long as you have a wifi internet connection), is now finally available to use after first launching one year ago.

29th October, 2013 (4 Comments)

It took a while but Sky (Sky Broadband) has finally added ten of the UK’s top pay-tv entertainment channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discover) to their unlimited web-based Internet TV and Movie (video streaming) service – NOW TV – and it only costs from £4.99 a month (introductory price).

29th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Eclipse Internet has uploaded a truly fascinating new video that shows the real-time impact of Monday’s fierce St Jude’s Day storm on Internet connections across the south of England. We haven’t seen anything quite like this before so it’s worth a look.

29th October, 2013 (31 Comments)

A leaked report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed a raft of new Internet piracy facilitating websites that are to be blocked by six of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs, most of which could be censored as early as tomorrow (30th October 2013).

29th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today confirmed that its 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based superfast Mobile Broadband network is now live in another 14 towns across the United Kingdom (total of 131 towns and cities).

29th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

A team of UK scientists working on the £4.6m Ultra-Parallel Visible Light Communications (UP-VLC) project have successfully enhanced Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology so that a micro-LED (Light-Emitting Diode) light bulb can now transmit data at a record speed of 10.5Gbps (Gigabits per second).

28th October, 2013 (39 Comments)

The Cumbria County Council appears to have confirmed that the government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, will not require local authorities to publish BT’s postcode-based superfast broadband speed and coverage data for Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funded deployments. The decision could leave small (altnet) ISP schemes in limbo for several years.

28th October, 2013 (7 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that it will invest up to £30 million in order to roll-out an independent ultrafast metro fibre optic broadband and telecoms network around the city of Peterborough in the East of England. The project follows similar deployments in both York and Bournemouth.

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