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9th July, 2014 (20 Comments)

BT claims that more than 99% of homes in the United Kingdom are within reach of a basic broadband connection and yet around 6.4 million people still aren’t online (ONS figures). This is important because their latest “independent study” claims that the social benefits of going online for the first time could be worth as much as £1,000+ per year.

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9th July, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership, a registered charity that has support from Atholl Estates and the Perth and Kinross Council in Scotland, has announced that it won’t wait for BT’s upgrade and instead plans to fill-in some of the regions broadband notspots and slowspots by building a new wireless network.

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9th July, 2014 (29 Comments)

The CEO of B4RN’s 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) roll-out in rural Lancashire (England), Barry Forde, has offered up an interest insight into the difficulty of being an alternative network operator to BT when bidding for public funds from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office.

plusnet uk

9th July, 2014 (14 Comments)

The start of summer usually means cheaper broadband offers and PlusNet is no exception. The ISP, fresh from launching a revamped selection of standard (ADSL) and superfast (FTTC) broadband bundles, has yet again cut their prices with a series of new offers.

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9th July, 2014 (22 Comments)

Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent appears, perhaps to the dismay of fibre optic campaigners, to have given the traditional copper telephone line a new lease of life after its Bell Labs research division claimed to set a new world record by delivering “ultra-broadband” speeds of 10,000Mbps (Megabits per second) over the aging infrastructure using a prototype technology called XG-FAST (G.fast2?).

talktalk uk isp

9th July, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a mailing, website and press advert for TalkTalk after a member of the public and BT complained that the ISP was misleading the public by claiming to offer “Britain’s lowest priced” totally unlimited broadband service in all three promotions.

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9th July, 2014 (5 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a BT direct mailing advert, which Sky Broadband claimed had mislead recipients of the promotion because it implied that Sky would “switch off” O2’s old fixed line home broadband service in April 2014 (i.e. suggesting that customers might be left stranded).

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