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31st December, 2013 (6 Comments)

BTOpenreach has moved to comply with the requirements of Ofcom’s earlier Leased Lines Charge Control (LLCC), which was published as part of the telecom regulators Business Connectivity Market Review, and has raised its Excess Construction Charges (ECC) by just over 1%.

30th December, 2013 (2 Comments)

Several major broadband ISPs, including BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), have both reported record breaking levels of Internet traffic over Christmas Day compared with the same time last year. For example, BT’s consumer data traffic peaked at 10pm with a transfer rate of 1,086,822 Megabits per second.

30th December, 2013 (1 Comment)

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) has allocated £8,782,191 to the Local Enterprise Partnership area of Greater Lincolnshire in England, which among other things could be used to fund small-scale renewable and broadband infrastructure improvements in rural areas.

30th December, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has announced plans to invest up to £7 million from the central UK Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme to help support the building of new housing projects by funding the construction of new community facilities or better broadband connectivity.

30th December, 2013 (16 Comments)

A new survey of 3,345 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that UK consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the reliability and quality of customer support provided by their current broadband ISP, with more expecting to switch (migrate) to another ISP in 2014 than in 2013.

28th December, 2013 (17 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister’s new Intellectual Property Advisor, Mike Weatherley (Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade), has threatened fresh legislation against broadband ISPs that “knowingly facilitate illegal downloading practices” and do not take steps to stop it. But it’s unclear what could be changed that hasn’t already been tried.

28th December, 2013 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 2,011 British citizens (aged 16-75) by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has reported that 43% saw more economic benefit in extending the reach of superfast broadband to all premises in the UK than they did from building new Nuclear Power plants, airports or high speed trains.

27th December, 2013 (17 Comments)

The Northmoor, Moreton and Bablockhythe Community Broadband Project in West Oxfordshire (England) has reportedly had its requested state aid funding of £200,287 from the Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) approved, although a supplier has yet to be confirmed.

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27th December, 2013 (4 Comments)

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24th December, 2013 (39 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced the addition of 42 new “high-speed fibre broadband” telecoms engineers to serve areas including Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth, Bristol and Salisbury in England.

23rd December, 2013 (12 Comments)

It’s that time of year again. The queues, those often annoyingly repetitive songs, the need for several warm jumpers, a weakening bank balance and those awkward family silences during the evening hours all combine to mean one thing.. Christmas is finally upon us (or things have gone horribly wrong and you’ve found yourself in jail!).

23rd December, 2013 (14 Comments)

Leaders of the Hampshire County Council have voted to release £9.2 million to help extend their state aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services from its current target of 90% to 95%, which of course mirrors the new national UK target.

23rd December, 2013 (3 Comments)

BT has signed a £26.9 million deal with three companies – including Global Marine Systems, Orange Marine and A-2-Sea Solutions – to help build 20 new fibre optic submarine cables around the Highlands and Islands region, which will be used to deliver on the Scottish Government’s £264m Digital Scotland project.

23rd December, 2013 (29 Comments)

The joint £12 million+ Central Superfast project between the Milton Keynes Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council in England, which aims to rollout BT’s FTTC/P service to cover “around” 91% of local premises by spring 2016 (97% in Milton Keynes), has released a revised deployment map following new funding.

21st December, 2013 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Seethelight, which offers a 200Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) package to several parts of the UK via the Independent Fibre Networks Limited platform, has followed the big ISPs to announce a series of New Year price hikes of its own. On the bright side some users will be getting a 300Mbps upgrade.

21st December, 2013 (8 Comments)

BT might have dramatically scaled back its national plans to deploy 300Mbps+ capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology across the United Kingdom (here) but it hasn’t completely stopped and the next area to benefit will be the huge New Capital Quay development in South London.

20th December, 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator has today made a few changes to its initial August 2013 proposal (here), which set out the introduction of a “simpler and more reliable” method for helping consumers to migrate between different broadband and phone providers.

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