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copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

27th May, 2014 (35 Comments)

The complaints department for cable operator Virgin Media has admitted that one of its leaflets was “worded badly” after the Managing Director of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, complained that their claim of using a “fibre optic cable to install the services at the customers property” was misleading.


27th May, 2014 (2 Comments)

As expected the European Commission (EC) has adopted a revised General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) for the use of state aid (tax payers money) with regards to rolling out faster Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband networks, which among other things means that broadband funding under €70m (£57m) doesn’t have to be notified or approved by the EC.


27th May, 2014 (1 Comment)

At present around 6,000 businesses in Cornwall have taken one of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services and the operator has surveyed 224 of those in order to demonstrate the economic benefits of upgrading, with the operator estimating that the technology has helped to create 611 new jobs and safeguard another 807 (i.e. 21% attributed either a created or safeguarded job to superfast broadband).

fibre optic cable wave

23rd May, 2014 (1 Comment)

Businesses in the city of Belfast (Northern Ireland) could soon benefit after Tibus (The Internet Business Ltd) revealed that it was planning to make use of the UK Government’s “Super-Connected Cities” Connection Voucher Scheme in order to roll-out a new fibre optic network in the area.

ee rootmetrics mobile broadband uk award

23rd May, 2014 (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study finds that mobile operator EE has beaten Vodafone, O2 and Three UK to be crowned the fastest and most reliable Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) provider for the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester in England during the first half of 2014.

channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

23rd May, 2014 (3 Comments)

The on-going roll-out of an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands) by JT Global (Jersey Telecom) will have many benefits but it also means lots of changes, such as the eventual removal of “all copper services”, and some aspects of this transition have now triggered a competition row.

zen internet uk isp

22nd May, 2014 (13 Comments)

Communications provider Zen Internet has added a new ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps uploads) capable Unlimited Fibre Office package, which includes an SLA and 60Mbps speed “guarantee”, to its wider range of superfast broadband (FTTC) products for business and home users in the United Kingdom.

pile of pounds sterling currency

22nd May, 2014 (0 Comments)

The seemingly endless merry-go-round of special offers has continued this week with Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Virgin Media all adding a range of new vouchers and gift credits, with some worth as much as £100, to attract new subscribers.

the loop manchester uk

22nd May, 2014 (2 Comments)

TelecityGroup has today announced a new deal with The Loop (Gamma), which has resulted in a 5km extension of the now 82km (50 miles) long and 1Gbps+ capable fibre optic network that serves businesses around the city of Manchester.

vodafone uk broadband

22nd May, 2014 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has signed an exclusive promotional partnership with Internet-based unlimited movie and TV video streaming service Netflix UK, which from July 2014 will give customers of their latest 4G based Mobile Broadband network free access to Netflix’s content.

ipv6 internet address

22nd May, 2014 (8 Comments)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which among other things is the international organisation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation (IANA use to do this), has warned that the global supply of IPv4 addresses has now reached a “critical level” and thus IPv6 adoption has become a “requirement for any network that needs to survive“.

wiltshire and south gloucestershire uk broadband map

22nd May, 2014 (4 Comments)

The joint state aid supported £35.6 million project to roll-out BT’s “superfast broadband” (25Mbps+ FTTC/P) network to 91% of premises in Wiltshire by March 2016 and 94% of South Gloucestershire by the end of March 2015 has now helped to reach a total of 11,549 premises and more areas are due to be connected soon.

ee uk logo

21st May, 2014 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network will soon be expanded to cover 2,588 villages and small towns with populations under 10,000. At the same time the operator also plans to extend the footprint of its “double speed” (150Mbps) network to 40 towns and cities by the end of 2014 and there’s more..

dolphinholme bt fttc fttp development uk

21st May, 2014 (16 Comments)

Campaigners who support B4RN’s community driven deployment of 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband in the Lancashire village of Dolphinholme will be pleased to learn that the county council looks set to stop the funding for BT’s rival deployment of 330Mbps capable FTTP in the area, but it may not be quite so clear cut.

uk advertising standards authority

21st May, 2014 (24 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a direct mailing advert for EE’s Home Broadband service after rival ISP BT complained that the promotions claim to offer “Britain’s most reliable broadband for staying connected” was misleading. But BT had less luck getting a promo for the ISPs BrightBox2 router taken down.

telephone support rage and complaints

20th May, 2014 (2 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned mobile operator EE that consumers have become tired of their nuisance sales calls and marketing texts, so much so that the regulator has even expressed concern about their “compliance with the law“. But there’s better news for BSkyB, which is now off the ICO’s poop list.

dorset england uk

20th May, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £31.75 million Superfast Dorset project in central southern England has today started to connect its first communities up to BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC) network in the villages of Charmouth and Wootton Fitzpaine, which combined represent around 400 local homes and businesses.

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