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10th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Don’t blame the hybrid fibre upgrade. The Managing Director (Service Management) of BTOpenreach, Warren Buckley, has apologise to residents of Binfield Heath in Oxfordshire, which last year raised £60k to help roll-out a superfast broadband (FTTC) service in the area (here), following an up to 6 week long broadband and phone outage.

10th February, 2014 (1 Comment)

The £24.6m Connecting Shropshire project in England has revealed a new list of 25 telephone exchange areas that will benefit from an upgrade to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which should be expanded to reach 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016 (excluding the separate Telford & Wrekin).

10th February, 2014 (3 Comments)

Everybody has a right to complain to their supplier when something goes wrong but a new Consumer Action Monitor report from Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider, Ombudsman Services, claims that 40 million complaints (all sectors) went unaddressed because many people chose to “suffer in silence“.

10th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported £9.6m Northernlincs Broadband project has named the first communities to benefit from the roll-out of BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to cover 92% of North and North East Lincolnshire in East England by spring 2015.

10th February, 2014 (12 Comments)

Competition concerns with the Broadband Delivery UK project have again been raised after BT’s Programme Manager for the £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset scheme in England, Laurent Boon, rejected a call for the parish of Upottery to receive a “fibre broadband” upgrade, which it said would cost the equivalent of £2,000 per property.

10th February, 2014 (2 Comments)

Communications provider EE will today remove the £50 connection fee from their superfast “Unlimited Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) packages, which offer speeds of up to 76Mbps and currently also benefit from a 3 months half price discount.

8th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Perth and Kinross Council in Scotland have begun phase one of their public and privately funded project with BT to extend the operators superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network out to 70% of local premises by 2015 and then 90% by December 2017.

8th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

Global broadband ISP speed testing outfit Ookla have revamped their Net Index (Speedtest.net) service to include a useful summary of download and upload speeds for Mobile Broadband operators in the United Kingdom (as well as other countries). Interestingly the fastest operator is T-Mobile.

8th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has just completed a lengthy update sweep of all the Internet Service Providers in our UK ISP Listings database, which is performed every few months to ensure that all our prices and information are up-to-date. As requested by readers we have also added a simple list of Line Rental providers.

7th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

The boss of popular broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has angrily reported how a BTWholesale services Team Manager told him that “3% packet loss is not considered as a fault” on the operators hybrid fibre superfast broadband (FTTC) lines.

7th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The fixed line broadband ISP division of mobile giant EE has begun to deploy a crucial firmware update to plug the many holes in its older BrightBox 1 routers. Unfortunately some of the vulnerabilities have yet to be fixed.

7th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The disruption caused to locals by Essex and Suffolk Water’s £150 million development to enhance the Abberton Reservoir (e.g. installation of two large raw water pipelines and a new pumping station) has resulted in a gift of £750,000 to help six rural villages get superfast broadband.

7th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Glasgow City Council has awarded a “wireless concession” to BT that allows the UK telecoms operator to roll-out a free wireless Internet service across the Scottish city and just in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. But it will only be completely free for the first 6 months.

7th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

BT appears to have increased the value of their Sainsbury’s Gift Cards with standard broadband packages from £25 to £50 (until 17th February), while those included alongside their superfast broadband BTInfinity packages have jumped from £50 to £100. Most of their packages are currently also being offered at half-price for 3-6 months.

7th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Bargain hunters will be displeased to learn that budget ISP Primus Saver, which is one of the markets cheapest broadband and phone providers, has followed Sky Broadband’s example (here) by withdrawing its annual pre-paid Line Rental Saver discount.

7th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £48m Onlincolnshire project in the East Midlands (England), which initially aimed to make BT’s superfast broadband (25Mbps+) network available to “at least” 88% of all homes and businesses in the county by April 2016, has won another £2.8m to help cover an extra 5,000 homes and businesses.

6th February, 2014 (3 Comments)

Mention words like Microwave or Radiation and some people will instantly conjure up frightening images of nuclear disasters, three headed dogs and of course.. Justin Bieber. The latter is particularly horrifying but not when it nearly scuppers a seemingly harmless rural broadband project (the wireless aspect not Bieber).

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