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21st Mar 2014 (24 Comments)

The Chairmen of two enterprise partnerships – Buckinghamshire Business First and Oxfordshire Business First – have written an open letter to the Government and Ofcom that criticises the regulators “selective ranking” of the UK as number one in Europe for superfast broadband and calls on the country’s leaders “not to slip into complacency“.

21st Mar 2014 (0 Comments)

The £20.75 million Superfast Worcestershire project in England has today revealed the next batch (phase two) of local communities that will benefit from a state aid supported upgrade to BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network (aims to pass 90% of local premises by mid-2016).

21st Mar 2014 (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today praised smaller broadband and phone providers for their quality, called for all ISPs to offer a Broadband Speed Guarantee to customers and awarded its coveted Recommended Provider gong to The Utility Warehouse and John Lewis in their latest consumer satisfaction survey. Zen Internet and PlusNet also won ‘Recommended’ status under the broadband-only section.

20th Mar 2014 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that the rural community of Otmoor (Ot Moor) in Oxfordshire (England) will be the next to benefit from a roll-out of its 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network.

20th Mar 2014 (1 Comment)

News Flash – Consumers like to be fully informed when a service they pay for isn’t working properly. Sadly this message is clearly one that some telecoms and Internet providers seem to have trouble grasping, as demonstrated by the recent outage of EE’s mobile network across a significant chunk of the United Kingdom.

20th Mar 2014 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, has told a recent Westminster Hall debate that their efforts to introduce a controversial Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) of Internet piracy warning letters, which would hit customers of the UKs largest broadband ISPs, “may be up and running before the end of the year“.

20th Mar 2014 (1 Comment)

The Aberdeen Council in Scotland has put out a new tender that offers grant funding of up to £300k for wireless infrastructure and a further £300k for network connectivity, available under the Accelerate Aberdeen Super Connected Cities programme, in order to roll-out a WiFi service in public buildings across the City.

20th Mar 2014 (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has confirmed that in the coming weeks their existing Internet-based on-demand movie rental service – Sky Store – will also begin taking on Apple’s iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime (formerly Lovefilm) by offering movies which you can download to Buy-and-Keep.

19th Mar 2014 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor, George Osborne, today set out his annual Budget 2014 report for the United Kingdom. Unfortunately anybody hoping for a significant boost to broadband investment, outside of what has already been announced, would have been very disappointed. In fact “broadband” is only mentioned once.

19th Mar 2014 (19 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which is working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014, has formally approved another £10m to boost the network’s coverage up to their target of 100% by the end of 2017.

19th Mar 2014 (0 Comments)

The Cloud, a public wireless Internet hotspot operator owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), has noted how similar technology to that already used in wifi networks could soon help everything from Smartphones to possibly even electric Cars get recharged while surfing the Internet and without needing to be plugged in.

19th Mar 2014 (5 Comments)

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government’s related department, has published its latest (6th) Online Safety report and found that website blocking by UK ISPs was “highly unlikely to be a suitable approach” for tackling adult pornography or violent material on the Internet.

18th Mar 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has passed a significant milestone after they reported that Internet data traffic on their network in the United Kingdom had recently peaked at over 1Tbps (Terabits per second) and “regularly reaches 990Gbs a day” (note: they mean 990Gbps and not total daily use).

18th Mar 2014 (3 Comments)

The European Parliament’s ITRE Industry Committee has this morning voted in favour of the new Telecoms Single Market Regulation, which proposes a raft of changes including measures to protect open Internet access from abuse by ISPs (Net Neutrality), ending EU mobile roaming charges, coordinating spectrum for wireless/mobile operators and various other measures like easier switching between broadband providers.

18th Mar 2014 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has, much as we predicted last month (here), today dropped unlimited Mobile Broadband Tethering support from its “all-you-can-eat” data based tariffs and replaced it with a 2GB (GigaByte) usage cap. On the upside.. calls to 0800, 0808 and 0500 numbers are now free from mobiles too.

18th Mar 2014 (6 Comments)

The growing crisis on Europe’s border between Ukraine and Russia, which centres on a dispute over ownership of the Crimea territory, took an unusual twist yesterday after it was spotted that Sky Broadband and other UK ISPs appeared to be restricting access to Ukrainian news site Tsn.ua. Oddly Sky claims it was blocked for being on a “white list” of websites (note to Sky: normally you unblock those).

17th Mar 2014 (2 Comments)

After a lot of media and political pressure the £51m Connecting Cumbria project in England has published a higher resolution copy of their “Final Coverage” map for the local Broadband Delivery UK and BT supported roll-out of superfast fibre broadband services. Now if only there were some roads and other details (postcode data?) or maybe we’re just being picky.

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