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ISP News Archives for October 2013

 
talktalk uk isp

4th October, 2013 (11 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has cut the price of its triple-play unlimited broadband, TV (IPTV / YouView) and anytime UK phone calls bundle from £15.50 to £10 a month for the first six months of service. A free £50 Love2shop voucher for new customers has also been included.

wales abc broadband eligibility

3rd October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government‘s new Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) scheme, which provides grants of up to £1,000 per premise in areas which have “slow broadband connections” (i.e. sub-2Mbps), has been criticised for a potential cock-up in its eligibility criteria that could prevent thousands of legitimate applicants from applying.

virgin media uk

3rd October, 2013 (2 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s service across the United Kingdom have been prevented from accessing their online webmail (email) and account pages for several days after an unknown problem began disrupting the platform on Tuesday.

united kingdom map

3rd October, 2013 (25 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office has put out a new tender that is seeking “as many suppliers as possible” to help it spend the extra £250m, which will be used to extend fixed line superfast broadband coverage from around 88% of the population by the end of 2015 to 95% by 2017 (or 99% by 2018 if you include wireless).

wireless broadband rural uk mast

2nd October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today named around 20 organisations, which include the likes of BT, Neul and Microsoft, that will be taking part in its 6 month pilot of White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband technology; this intelligently harnesses the unused spectrum gaps that exist between Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV) channels.

east_coast_trains

2nd October, 2013 (3 Comments)

Yorkshire-based train operator East Coast has today announced a new investment of £2.2 million that will be used to upgrade the wireless (wifi) Internet access services on-board each of its 44 trains in order to improve service speeds and reliability.

isp Internet download speed arrow uk

2nd October, 2013 (24 Comments)

The latest anecdotal September 2013 study of big fixed line broadband ISP performance in the United Kingdom from Broadband.co.uk has reported that the average download speed is now 16.907Mbps (down from 17.512Mbps in August), which falls to 2.804Mbps for the average upload speed (down from 2.894Mbps).

kc uk hull fttp installation

1st October, 2013 (6 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms provider for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, KC, has told ISPreview.co.uk that they will “strive to meet the more ambitious 2020 goals” set by Europe (i.e. 100% of households should have access to superfast broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps) and most of this will be delivered via true fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.

tesco broadband uk

1st October, 2013 (8 Comments)

Tesco has launched a new promotion that gives customers 12 months of free unlimited broadband connectivity when they buy “any device that connects to the Internet” through the supermarket chain, such as laptops, tablets (e.g. Tescos new Hudl tablet), smartphones, Smart TV’s and games consoles etc.

download internet data traffic

1st October, 2013 (28 Comments)

The next generation of video game consoles, such as Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, are already set to give unlimited broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom a headache due to their new streaming services. But that’s only half the story and those wishing to download games will soon be gobbling in excess of 50GB (GigaBytes) per title.

high speed uk train

1st October, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Transport has said it plans to make a new generation of “high speed” Mobile Broadband based Internet access services available to 70% of train commuters by 2019, which will focus on eradicating the existing networks many mobile signal “not spots” and boost customer speeds up to 50Mbps.

vaioni

1st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based communications provider Vaioni has become the first to benefit from the Greater Manchester Loan Fund, which has put a significant investment of £500,000 into the ISP to help fuel its future growth.

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