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21st November, 2013 (3 Comments)

Major broadband ISPs like Virgin Media, BT, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, which often find themselves in hot water with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for “misleading” service promotions, could risk incurring legal sanctions under a new agreement with Trading Standards.

21st November, 2013 (8 Comments)

The Director of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has criticised electronics giant LG after it was revealed that at least some of the firms internet-enabled smart televisions were collecting and sending a wealth of their owners personal viewing habits and other content to a remote collection server, with no way to disable it.

20th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government are reportedly rejecting individual requests for funding under the revamped Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) scheme because of uncertainty over the expected coverage of the country’s wider superfast broadband roll-out with BT.

20th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has announced that Colleges across the United Kingdom will receive additional funding in order to help them install a second broadband connection for improved reliability and to boost Internet bandwidth.

20th November, 2013 (38 Comments)

The Government’s on-going “digital by default” strategy to push more services, such as tax management and farming subsidies, into an online-only state of availability has once again incurred the wrath of farmers due to the lack of adequate broadband provision in many isolated rural areas.

19th November, 2013 (20 Comments)

Supermarket giant Tesco has started offering free broadband and calls for 12 months when taken alongside Home Phone line rental at £14.90 per month. Previously this promotion was only available to those who also purchased an Internet enabled device (e.g. tablet computer) from one of their stores.

19th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

Residents of Dodworth village in Barnsley (South Yorkshire, England) have successfully clubbed together and raised £11,000 in order to help BT upgrade local telephone lines in the area with support for ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable superfast broadband (FTTC).

18th November, 2013 (20 Comments)

BandRich has today claimed that its outdoor E500 router successfully managed to achieve average Internet download speeds of 36.49Mbps (Megabits), which occured at the edge of the network during EE’s recent trial of a new Fixed Wireless 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Home Broadband service in rural Cumbria (England, UK).

18th November, 2013 (14 Comments)

Liv Garfield has confirmed that she will step down from her role as the boss of BTOpenreach during spring 2014 and will instead become the new CEO of water company Severn Trent. Openreach is responsible for maintaining and providing access to BT’s national telecoms and broadband ISP network across the United Kingdom.

16th November, 2013 (13 Comments)

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed the launch of a new £25m Internet Safety Campaign with the country’s largest broadband ISPs that aims to help educate parents about how best to keep their children safe from adult Internet content. The move is expected to precede the re-announcement of new Internet filtering measures.

16th November, 2013 (25 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has advised Home Phone customers with friends, family or businesses in the Typhoon battered Philippines that they can now make free calls to the country until the end of November 2013.

15th November, 2013 (4 Comments)

Ofcom has proposed to grant Code Powers (i.e. approval for street works) to four almost identical companies that all exist at the same address and which all plan to expand their existing wireless masts / towers in order to facilitate the roll-out of 4G based Mobile Broadband services by Mobile Network Operators (MNO).

15th November, 2013 (4 Comments)

Selected customers of BE Broadband have over the past couple of weeks started to receive the first advanced migration notification letters from Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and most have only been given one month to decide whether or not they wish to leave.

15th November, 2013 (9 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 UK has joined EE by becoming the second provider to introduce a new range of dedicated 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband packages, which are designed for use with Tablets, Laptops or special USB Dongles (Modems). But don’t expect a big data allowance.

14th November, 2013 (9 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today joined TalkTalk to become the latest of the big Internet providers to introduce their own network level filtering (censorship) service at the behest of Government demands. The new solution is a free addition and has been designed to block (censor) websites that contain “adult content“.

14th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cardiff Council has today announced plans to roll-out an “initially” free wireless Internet (wifi) hotspot service across the city centre, which BT will build by installing access points on the areas existing lamp posts and other street furniture.

14th November, 2013 (8 Comments)

A development of 850 new 3-4 bedroom homes near the M6 and Carlisle city centre in Cumbria (England) – Crindledyke Farm – looks set to receive a huge boost after local ISP Solway Communications and Triple Connect began rolling out a new dedicated 1000Mbps capable fibre optic connection to premises in the area.

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