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23rd June, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB) has teamed up with the Connecting Cambridgeshire scheme (with help via the “Super-Connected Cities” funding) in order to roll-out free WiFi wireless Internet connectivity across the centre of Cambridge city in England, which means it will also be ready for when the Tour de France comes to the area on Monday 7th July.

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21st June, 2014 (7 Comments)

In the modern Internet age it’s not just data traffic surges caused by a rise in video streaming during major televised events that broadband ISPs have to watch out for. The recent launch of Steam’s (Value’s digital distribution platform for PC games) traditional Summer Sale is another one that will also be giving them a capacity headache.

three uk mobile broadband

21st June, 2014 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced the forthcoming launch of a new App (‘Three inTouch‘) that will allow their customers to talk and text, using existing allowances, over a WiFi based wireless Internet connection, such as the one that most people have at home or even via a public hotspot connection.

digital derbyshire uk bt fibre broadband rollout map

21st June, 2014 (2 Comments)

The £27.67m Digital Derbyshire scheme, which is working with the Broadband Delivery UK programme, the EU and BT to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of local premises by the end of 2016, has announced another new batch of areas that are due for upgrade by this autumn 2014.

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20th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

Multi-utility infrastructure provider GTC has today officially launched its 300Mbps (Megabits per second) Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which will become their standard technology of choice across all future new build homes in the United Kingdom.

gigaclear uk

20th June, 2014 (37 Comments)

Gigaclear has today announced tentative plans to make their 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based fibre optic broadband ISP network available to 1,500 homes and businesses across eight rural villages near Peterborough in England.

vodafone uk broadband

20th June, 2014 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Vodafone has expanded the availability of their £2 extra Per Day EuroTraveller add-on to Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) customers, which means that related users will now be able to take their existing UK voice minutes, texts and data (mobile broadband) allowances with them when they are travelling anywhere in the operators Europe Zone.

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20th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced, as part of their 2014 investment of £275m to improve phone calls, that it will soon conduct one of the United Kingdom’s first trials of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE / 4G) tech using the 800MHz band (this will also benefit rural areas) and a similar trial using WiFi (native SMS/TXT services will also available through WiFi).

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19th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

Too little, too late? The boss of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, Christopher Townsend, has promised to review which local authorities have so far failed to publish detailed coverage maps and related data down to the 7-digit postcode level, which is often needed by smaller ISPs to help them secure state aid funding.

farming uk rural areas

19th June, 2014 (33 Comments)

The Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund, which aims to “test innovative solutions to deliver superfast broadband services to the most difficult to reach areas” (i.e. the final rural 5% of the United Kingdom), has today announced a list of the successful bidders and the nature of the pilot schemes they have proposed.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

19th June, 2014 (3 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has signed a new deal to wholesale out access to ITS Technology Group’s “ultra high speed broadband infrastructure“, which include its networks in Hammersmith, Fulham and the Fibre Garden project in Cumbria (England).


19th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Trains has today pledged to provide free “superfast” WiFi wireless Internet access “for all customers” after signing a major new deal for the West Coast franchise with the Government’s Department for Transport (DfT), which will run from 22nd June 2014 until March 2017.


19th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Some 250 homes and businesses in the rural Leicestershire (England) village of Diseworth should gain access to BT’s “high speed fibre broadband” service by the end of 2015 after it was announced that an additional £119,000 had been secured from the UK Government to help fund the upgrade.

bt superfast fibre van

19th June, 2014 (6 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today dropped TalkTalk’s “margin squeeze” complaint against BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC) prices, but has moved to promote competition in the market by launching a new consultation that would force BT to “maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail superfast broadband charges” and thus allow other ISPs “profitably to match its prices“.

fibre optic broadband cables

18th June, 2014 (12 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has quietly announced a new trial of a 950Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) style Internet connectivity in the English town of Basingstoke (Hampshire), which will apparently drop down to speeds of ‘up to’ 150Mbps over a wifi wireless network.

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18th June, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK office has boosted its funding allocation for Northamptonshire in England from £3.64 million to £5.5 million, which should help an extra 30,000 local homes and businesses to receive access to BT’s faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

18th June, 2014 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has re-started its monitoring and enforcement programme to check whether broadband and phone providers are giving consumers the required access to an approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complaints handler. As part of this they’ve also begun an investigation of the UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a small ISP run by Jason Clifford.

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