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23rd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest Point Topic report reveals that the total number of global broadband subscribers in Q2-2013 has grown just +0.7% (down from +2% in Q1) to total 656,500,000, which is the “slowest quarterly growth reported since 1998“. But the expansion of superfast fibre optic (FTTH, FTTC etc.) based connectivity has continued and now accounts for nearly 25% of all connections (up from 22% in Q1).

23rd October, 2013 (6 Comments)

Welsh wireless broadband ISP ResQ (ResQNet) has apologised to customers after admitting that a mix of “technical issues” and becoming a “victim of our own success” (i.e. not enough capacity to meet demand) had contributed towards a series performance woes (slow service speeds) in rural areas.

23rd October, 2013 (7 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has slashed the price of its unlimited web-based Internet TV and Movie (video streaming) service, NOW TV, from £15 to £8.99 per month in the hope of becoming more competitive with rivals like Netflix and LOVEFiLM (note: the 24 hour Sky Sports Day Pass remains £9.99).

23rd October, 2013 (9 Comments)

Perseverance Works, which is a unique company and community that represents around 400 people running their own businesses from the creative hub of Shoreditch in London, has put out a new tender document in the hope of attracting a supplier that could deliver an ultrafast open access fibre optic network into the area.

23rd October, 2013 (4 Comments)

The communications regulator has today announced new measures that will make it much more difficult for broadband ISPs, mobile operators and phone providers to impose mid-contract price hikes without also giving consumers a clear way to exit their existing contract (penalty free).

23rd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+ FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by 2014 and “100% of businesses and citizens … by 2017“, hope to secure another £8.1 million to help achieve the projects final goal.

23rd October, 2013 (3 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert for BT’s HomeHub broadband ISP router after it caused confusion over which household devices would cause interference on a wifi wireless network (the router’s smart wireless technology is designed to mitigate this).

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