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30th November, 2013 (43 Comments)

The Labour Party has proposed a new multipoint point plan that it believes could help to cut the cost of consumer phone and calling bills across the United Kingdom, which includes a pledge to force BT and other operators into cutting the cost of line rental. But some of the measures are already expected.

29th November, 2013 (9 Comments)

BT and Universal Music haven’t given up on their long held plans to launch an Internet-based music streaming service and indeed one is about to be introduced, albeit at a cost of £3 extra per month (FREE to their TV Unlimited customers).

29th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

It’s the Christmas war of the voucher cards again. New customers who sign-up to a broadband bundle from BT, Virgin Media or TalkTalk are for the next week or two being offered a variety of special account credits or voucher cards with their orders, some of which are worth up to £100 and stack with existing discounts.

29th November, 2013 (2 Comments)

Europe’s ITRE Industry Committee yesterday approved a draft law that could help to cut the cost of civil works (e.g. digging up roads to lay new fibre optic cable) when deploying new broadband infrastructure. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have also called for a voluntary “broadband-ready” label on new homes.

29th November, 2013 (2 Comments)

The tiny Fell End Broadband project in Ravenstonedale (Cumbria, England) has this week begun deployment of a new fibre optic cable that will be used to connect 58 local premises (these are spread out over an 11km area) to super-fast Internet connectivity.

28th November, 2013 (4 Comments)

Network infrastructure developer SSE Telecoms has launched ‘Project Edge’, which will expand the reach of their up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) per customer capable “enterprise-class” fibre optic network to 54 new Points of Presence (PoPs) in most of the United Kingdom’s busiest towns and cities.

28th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF), which has been stalled for months because BT and local councils have controversially refused to share vital service speed and coverage (SCT) data with bidding altnet ISPs, is still alive in Northumberland (England). Naturally BT is running the project.

28th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

The boss of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, says that close cooperation with a team from BT and Huawei has enabled them to identify and replicate an earlier reported fault (here) that caused some superfast broadband FTTC (VDSL) modems from BTOpenreach to break Virtual Private Network (VPN) services.

28th November, 2013 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that its new and cheaper Fibre-to-the-Cabinet / VDSL self-install (PCP-Only) service, which allows consumers to install an up to 80Mbps FTTC superfast broadband line without needing an engineer to enter their homes, will finally become available to UK ISPs and their subscribers from 31st December 2013.

27th November, 2013 (40 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has quietly published an updated annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which shows that good progress is being made in most areas towards achieving the Digital Agenda goals (e.g. 30Mbps+ for all by 2020) but some countries are dragging their feet.

27th November, 2013 (9 Comments)

Ofcom’s on-going review into the United Kingdom’s fixed telecoms market took a new turn today after ISPs Sky Broadband and TalkTalk accused BT of using “accounting tricks” to make the price of UK unbundled (LLU) Internet and phone lines more expensive for rival ISPs, which usually gets passed onto consumers.

27th November, 2013 (10 Comments)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) could soon require all Internet Service Providers (ISP) across the EU to block their customers from being able to view websites that have been found to infringe copyright (piracy), which follows a new opinion from the courts Advocate General (Pedro Cruz Villalón).

27th November, 2013 (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has won a series of awards, including Customer Service Team of the Year, at the recent 2013 Top 50 Call Centres and European Call Centre Awards event.

26th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

KC (KCOM Group), which serves Hull and some other parts of East Yorkshire in England with broadband and phone services, has revealed that their superfast fibre optic (FTTP and FTTC) based Lightstream Internet service has now passed 24,700 premises and 5,900 customers have subscribed.

26th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Northamptonshire County Council has today announced the Superfast Northamptonshire Access to Finance (SNAF) initiative, which will complement the local authority’s existing investment of £16.26m with BT under the national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme by offering secured loans to businesses.

26th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

High street giant Argos has announced a new deal with mobile operator O2 that will see their free public wireless Internet (wifi) hotspot technology being rolled out to all of the groups 735 stores across the United Kingdom.

26th November, 2013 (39 Comments)

Broadband provider Zen Internet has today called upon the Government to get tough on the causes of Repetitive Electric Impulse Noise (REIN), which references a type of electrical interference that can disrupt the performance and stability of consumer broadband services (e.g. ADSL and FTTC lines).

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