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31st March, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Post Office has quietly tweaked their broadband and phone prices, which sees the standard cost of line rental increase from £12 to £13 inc. VAT per month, while the price of broadband access has fallen to compensate and you now get a £50 bill credit. Sadly free UK evening calls have been removed.

31st March, 2014 (2 Comments)

The communications regulator has today proposed to boost the maximum permissible “base station transmit power” in the 1800MHz radio spectrum band for 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE / WiMAX) based Mobile Broadband and voice services by +3dB, which could improve coverage and capacity.

31st March, 2014 (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has opened an own-initiative investigation into Universal Utilities (Unicom) after a series of consumer complaints raised concerns about the fixed-line broadband and phone providers sales and marketing tactics in respect to their service terms and contracts.

31st March, 2014 (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has announced that its cable and fibre optic based broadband and communications network, which since 2011 has already helped to connect more than 2,000 schools across London (here), will now be deployed across the United Kingdom as part of a new deal that could be worth £1 billion.

31st March, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £20 million Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project in England has released a provisional list of the first areas to benefit from BT’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services, which aims to reach 95% of local homes and businesses by the end of March 2016.

31st March, 2014 (1 Comment)

A fresh attempt to secure full coverage data for the Government’s many Broadband Delivery UK schemes has once again failed after BT refused to release the information for a related project in Northumberland, which is despite earlier saying that they were “okay” for such detail to be published.

31st March, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin council looks set to re-join the £24.6m Connecting Shropshire project in England, which is currently rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016, after it submitted a formal expression of interest.

29th March, 2014 (17 Comments)

The Business Development Manager for UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Alex Bloor, has lifted the lid on the occurrence of “borrowed” copper pairs, where an already active broadband or phone line is disrupted by a telecoms engineer (e.g. a BTOpenreach contractor like Kelly Communications) who incorrectly takes over the line for use elsewhere.

28th March, 2014 (2 Comments)

The WiSpire network has once again worked alongside the Diocese of Norwich and local ISP FreeClix to expand the reach of its wireless broadband network even further into rural Norfolk (England, UK). The latest civil parish village to benefit is that of North Tuddenham.

28th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

The future of YouView’s broadband based TV (IPTV) platform, which has recently come under pressure from a similar Freeview Connect proposal, has been given a boost today after the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva, as equal shareholders, all agreed a guarantee of funding for “at least” the next 5 years.

28th March, 2014 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has announced that its 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network, which currently reaches more than 70% of the UK population, is now available from another 12 towns. Coverage has also been improved on “key routes” between Edinburgh – Glasgow and Cardiff – Swansea.

28th March, 2014 (2 Comments)

The Authority for Television On Demand has called on the Government to reinforce in law the requirement for UK operators of adult websites, specifically those that peddle pornography, to put workable Age Verification in front of R18 content or risk having their funding sources blocked. Now they just need to figure out the “how“.

28th March, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £18.6 million Superfast Leicestershire project in central England, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 96% of local premises by March 2016, has released an updated and zoom capable coverage map alongside the launch of their new website.

28th March, 2014 (10 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) will later today slash the cost of their superfast (‘up to’ 38Mbps) Sky Fibre Unlimited (FTTC) broadband package from £20 to just £7.50 per month for the first 6 months of service. Both new and existing customers should be able to take advantage.

27th March, 2014 (13 Comments)

UK ISP Entanet has likened consumer magazine Which? to the fictional and accident prone hotel owner, Basil Fawlty, after the organisation last week called for ISPs to offer a Broadband Speed Guarantee to their customers (here) and refund users for losses of service.

27th March, 2014 (0 Comments)

BT’s consumer ISP division has warned that it “will take time” to fix a bug in its older Home Hub 3A broadband routers, which has been causing problems for UK customers that want to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

27th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

The state aid supported £35.2m Superfast Surrey project in England has become one of the first Broadband Delivery UK based schemes to reach the half-way mark after street cabinets serving around 42,000 local premises across the county were connected to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network.

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