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30th Jun 2014 (15 Comments)

The £20m+ West Sussex Better Connected project, which plans to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 98% of homes and businesses in West Sussex (England) by Spring 2016, has connected its first customers and announced the next telephone exchange areas to benefit. Some ultrafast FTTP may also be built.

30th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

The Central Superfast project, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service available to around 91% of local premises in Central Bedfordshire (England) by spring 2016 (rising to 97% in Milton Keynes), has after 6 months of waiting for an update finally begun its roll-out in the hamlet of Stanford.

30th Jun 2014 (2 Comments)

Customers of BT’s TV bundles should benefit after the broadband and phone provider announced that their BTTV Player on YouView and older BTVision (IPTV) set-top-boxes would be getting an update to improve its performance and “redesign” the User Interface (UI) layout.

30th Jun 2014 (4 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has cut the price of their ‘Superpowered Fibre’ (FTTC) upgrade in half for the first 6 months of service, which means that existing customers can add broadband speeds of up to 38Mbps for an extra £5 per month (normally +£10) on top of their current package.

30th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

Some years have passed since Manx Telecom‘s first trial of 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband technology on the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency) in 2011 (here) and now they’re planning to make the “superfast” service available to 95% of the Islands population at “no extra cost” (so long as you already have a 4G ready handset).

30th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Metronet UK, which is based in Manchester (England) and runs a carrier-grade hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, has announced plans for a further geographic expansion of its network after the management team completed a £45m secondary buyout of the business with support from ISIS Equity Partners.

30th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

A new report has claimed that the controversial publicly funded Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire (England), which last year collapsed under its own debt pile after failing to attract enough customers (here) and which is now due to close in mid-August 2014 (here), could end up costing £70m to shut down completely.

30th Jun 2014 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they “don’t expect” to be making their new 300Mbps 4G (LTE-Advanced) based Mobile Broadband service commercially available in 2014 as originally planned, although a good amount of central London will be covered as part of the on-going trials and download speeds of “well over” 100Mbps are being recorded.

28th Jun 2014 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach has posted a lengthy list of price changes that represent the final outcome of Ofcom’s Fixed Access Market Reviews (FAMR), which are due to take effect from 1st July 2014 and include everything from the expected line rental adjustments to cheaper fault fixing engineer visits (Special Fault Investigation) etc. The list is quite extensive.

27th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

Belfast-based broadband and phone ISP UTV Group has sold its UK residential and Ireland-based business customers to Rainbow Communications for an undisclosed sum so that they can re-focus on the TV broadcasting side of their business and “exit from non-core activities including UTV Connect“.

27th Jun 2014 (2 Comments)

Ofcom’s quarterly consumer complaints report for Q1 2014 reveals that gripes about “service faults, billing and issues with changing provider” have triggered a sudden surge in complaints against EE’s fixed line home broadband packages, which means they’ve overtaken BT to become the most complained about of all the largest ISPs. Meanwhile TalkTalk continued to be the worst for fixed phone lines.

27th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has put an additional £1 million towards helping to extend Dorset’s (southern England) local roll-out of superfast broadband (FTTC/P) technology to several remote rural communities in the low-lying Marshwood Vale valley area.

26th Jun 2014 (6 Comments)

BT, as part of the wider Digital Scotland project, has started laying the first batch of 20 new submarine fibre optic cables (400 kms in total) around the western side of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands region. The work involves a special cable-laying ship and is being supported by Global Marine Systems, Orange Marine and A-2-Sea Solutions.

26th Jun 2014 (67 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has uploaded an interesting new map of the United Kingdom, which highlights the location of 570 telephone exchanges that aren’t on any of the current lists from BT for their superfast broadband (FTTC/P) roll-out (commercially or via the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme).

26th Jun 2014 (1 Comment)

The latest update from JT Global (Jersey Telecom) has revealed that 8,479 customers have now subscribed to the operators 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), which is up from 7,600 in March 2014.

26th Jun 2014 (0 Comments)

Akamai, a content delivery network, has today published its latest State of the Internet report for Q1 2014 and revealed that average global broadband download speeds have increased by just 1.8% over the last quarter to 3.9Mbps (Megabits). Meanwhile the UK saw its performance rise by 5.5% to top 9.9Mbps, making us the 15th fastest country (down from 13th in Q4-2013), but most still aren’t ready for 4K video streams.

26th Jun 2014 (39 Comments)

A new study conducted by NL Kabal and Cable Europe, which is a trade association for cable operators like Virgin Media, has boldly predicted that in around 6 years’ time the average consumer demand for broadband ISP download speeds will reach a staggering 165Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps. Miles above today’s current average.

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