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7th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has revealed that its “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network will exceed 70% population coverage of the United Kingdom before the end of January 2014 and that 2 million customers have now joined the new service.

7th January, 2014 (8 Comments)

The curse of dubious categorisation has struck the land of censorship again after news site TorrentFreak.com criticised Sky Broadband for including it under the ‘File Sharing’ category of their new network-level Internet filtering service (Sky’s Broadband Shield), which acts as a Parental Control for “adult content“.

6th January, 2014 (30 Comments)

BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, especially along some of the hardest hit coastal and river areas, has taken a severe battering over the Christmas and New Year period after a series of violent storms turned gale force winds, heavy rain and flooding into an almost daily occurrence.

6th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

PlusNet Business has cut the monthly rental cost of its standalone broadband packages and bundles in half for the first six months of service, which is only available to new customers.

6th January, 2014 (4 Comments)

Customers of UK Internet hosting and access provider Fasthosts are gradually seeing most of their services return to normal after an “external infrastructure issue” triggered a primary power supply failure, which has caused a weekends worth of disruption for all of their services including the communication systems and status page.

6th January, 2014 (22 Comments)

Internet technology giant Google has confirmed that its massively popular online video streaming service, YouTube, will soon give consumer broadband ISP connections a run for their money when they join Netflix to begin streaming “lower bandwidth” 4K videos (Ultra HDTV – 3840 x 2160 pixels) using the new VP9 standard.

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6th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

It’s no fun having to walk the United Kingdom’s minefield of often confusing broadband ISP choices, where internet speeds can vary due to a multitude of often opaque factors and service quality frequently fails to match expectations. So here’s our annual editors pick to help out. IMPORTANT: This article has now been superseded by the new 2017 edition – The Best Broadband ISPs for 2017.

4th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

The Government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, will chair another round table event at Parliament on 14th January 2014 to discuss extending faster broadband Internet connectivity into rural areas. A key focus of the meeting is likely to be the new £10 million competitive fund.

4th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK) have seen local broadband services disrupted again after yet another subsea fibre optic cable break on the SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) link resulted in outages and slow performance for some ISPs but not others, which has triggered calls for Ofcom to investigate network resilience.

3rd January, 2014 (19 Comments)

Locals residing in the Cornish parish of St Kew, which includes various smaller hamlets and villages, have launched a new petition that calls upon the joint BT and EU funded £132 million Superfast Cornwall project to extend its faster broadband connectivity into the area.

3rd January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The latest consumer Internet speed testing data for December 2013 reveals that Virgin Media has maintained its position as the fastest broadband ISP with a download speed of 35.387Mbps (Megabits per second). By contrast the overall national average download speed for all the largest providers was 18.376Mbps and uploads hit 3.320Mbps.

2nd January, 2014 (6 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has released its annual summary of digital music sales for 2013, which appears to shun the industry’s fear of Internet piracy from broadband ISP customers to report yet another strong year of growth in music downloads and online streaming.

2nd January, 2014 (46 Comments)

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  4. Building Digital UK (1699)
  5. Politics (1604)
  6. Openreach (1562)
  7. Business (1387)
  8. FTTH (1310)
  9. Statistics (1206)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1177)
  11. Fibre Optic (1043)
  12. 4G (1013)
  13. Wireless Internet (997)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (993)
  15. Virgin Media (976)
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  17. Sky Broadband (655)
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