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6th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Wessex Internet, a niche ISP that offers superfast wireless broadband (30Mbps) services to homes and businesses in rural parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (Southern England), has confirmed that it intends to bid for a slice of the government’s new £10m Competitive Fund and they appear to have the backing of the local authority.

6th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

The Government has today called for feedback on their plans to develop a future digital communications infrastructure strategy, which aims to design a long-term plan for building even faster broadband networks, supporting the roll-out of IPv6 Internet addresses and developing 5G based Mobile Broadband technology etc.

6th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Vodafone UK has reported that its new 4G Mobile Broadband services are now available in 13 cities across the country, attracting 370k subscribers (Q4 2013), and a bigger move into Pay TV is being rumoured. But sadly their fixed line broadband ISP subscriber base has suffered another sharp fall to just 59k users (down from 85k in Q2 2013).

6th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has signed a major multi-million pound 5-year fibre optic capacity deal with Virgin Media Business, which should improve their 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds by boosting the platforms backhaul network with an extra 300Gbps (Gigabits per second).

5th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

Brief Internet and phone outages can be annoying but spare a thought for ten homes in a rural Fife (Scotland) village, near St Michaels Inn, where a BT cable fault has left locals without a working broadband and phone service since 22nd November last year.

5th February, 2014 (1 Comment)

The state aid supported £31.75m Superfast Dorset project in southern England has today announced the first areas that can expect to benefit from an upgrade to BT’s fibre optic based (FTTC/P) broadband network, which aims to cover 97% of the county by late 2016 (note: 95% will get superfast speeds of 25Mbps+).

5th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has confirmed that the operator is already conducting trials of 4K video streaming (Ultra HDTV – 3840 x 2160 pixels) technology for its BT TV and sport content. But you’ll need a good broadband connection to benefit.

5th February, 2014 (13 Comments)

Consumer Futures (formerly Consumer Focus), which is a Non-Departmental Public Body that was setup to act as a national consumer council, has joined with Which?, TalkTalk and Three UK to warn the UK Government that big telecoms and broadband ISPs are harming pro-consumer measures by tying the regulator up with long and costly legal challenges.

5th February, 2014 (7 Comments)

The national telecoms operator has rebuffed claims made by business Internet provider Timico, which earlier this week estimated that 10% of companies in the United Kingdom could face the “worst case scenario” of being completely “cut off” from their broadband services as BT withdraws its old 20CN platform.

5th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

It’s well known that Satellite ISPs can place strict Traffic Management style measures on their Internet access services and now the Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in to stop one provider, Avonline Broadband, from promoting the products alongside “UNLIMITED” usage claims on their website. Other providers take heed.

4th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Budget communications provider TalkTalk has seen its strongest quarterly growth in broadband subscribers yet, fuelled by additions from their new deal with the Post Office, after the operator added +110,000 customers during Q4 2013 (calendar) to reach a total of 4,186,000 (up from just +5k added in Q3 2013).

4th February, 2014 (11 Comments)

National UK cable provider Virgin Media has acquired Lancashire-based rival Smallworld Fibre, which typically served homes in western Scotland and North West England, for an undisclosed amount and in the process added 40,000 new customers.

4th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Satellite ISP HySpeed Broadband has launched a new range of faster and more flexible Internet access packages that offers top download speeds of up to 15Mbps (Megabits per second) by harnessing the power of the UK Avanti Communication’s HYLAS 1 spacecraft.

4th February, 2014 (9 Comments)

The physical availability of a superfast broadband (25-30Mbps+) ISP network is not the only barrier to adoption and a new map of England, which was put together by telecoms analysts at Point Topic, attempts to identify where there is the highest risk of related “digital deprivation“.

4th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

A question mark has been left hanging over the South Hams Broadband project, which aims to roll-out a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across the parishes of Thurlestone, South Milton and South Huish, after Devon County Council refused to give locals a vote between adopting that and BT’s slower FTTC network.

4th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

The latest monthly UK consumer Internet speed testing data for January 2014 has revealed that the average broadband download speed for the largest six ISPs in the country has slipped to 17.146Mbps (18.376Mbps in Dec 2013), while the average upload rate also dropped to 3.098Mbps (3.320Mbps in Dec 2013).

3rd February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £15.47m CSW Broadband project, which aims to roll-out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 92% of Coventry, 96% of Solihull and 91% of Warwickshire in England (overall 91% will get speeds of 24Mbps+) by spring 2016, has today revealed which communities will be the first to benefit. Postcode level coverage data is also expected to follow.

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