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1st May, 2014 (1 Comment)

A new survey conducted by Samsung UK has found that 37% will choose coffee shops based on the availability of free WiFi rather the quality of the tea or coffee being served. So it’s no surprise to find that 69% of Brits work remotely from coffee shops at least twice a week. But apparently what cafes really need is.. a printer.

1st May, 2014 (6 Comments)

Customers who pay £4.99 per month for the Entertainment Pass on Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV video streaming service, which includes live access to ten major channels like Sky One and Sky Atlantic, are about to be hit by a 40% price hike. The Sky Movies Pass will also suffer an increase.

1st May, 2014 (1 Comment)

EE has made their superfast “Unlimited Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) packages, which offer download speeds of up to 76Mbps and currently benefit from a reduced one-off connection fee of £25, even cheaper by extending the existing 3 months half-price promotion to last for 6 months (hard luck if you signed up last month).

1st May, 2014 (2 Comments)

GEO Networks, a dedicated fibre optic solutions provider, has confirmed a 14.5km long expansion of its network into south London (Croydon), an area that appears to be rife with the growth of new businesses and related developments.

1st May, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Vouchers scheme, which is part of the £150m “Super-Connected Cities” initiative to help SME businesses install superfast broadband (30Mbps+), has been criticised for low uptake in Oxford, Portsmouth and Brighton. Curiously one of the reasons given is that businesses don’t need the speeds it offers.

1st May, 2014 (3 Comments)

BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has today published the latest results for Q1-2014, which reveals that their broadband ISP platform has seen a sharp drop in growth after adding +70,000 customers in the quarter to total 5,197,000 (down from +110k in Q4 2013 and +111k in Q3 2013). But is this the shadow of free BTSport content or just a temporary blip.

1st May, 2014 (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has reportedly put up a tentative FOR SALE sign next to the 135,000 customers on their old copper-based Virgin National Broadband (Virgin.net / ADSL2+) platform, which closed to new subscribers in October 2013 (here) and has continued to decline from its peak of 275,900 users in early 2011.

1st May, 2014 (1 Comment)

The average fixed line consumer broadband ISP Internet download speed for the largest eight national Internet access providers in the United Kingdom held fairly steady at 21.32Mbps in April 2014, while uploads touched the 5Mbps mark.

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