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3rd Jul 2014 (13 Comments)

According to ComReg, the Irish telecoms regulator, 43% of fixed broadband customers in Ireland receive sub-10Mbps speeds. But all that could change after Vodafone teamed up in a 50:50 Joint Venture with state-owned electricity firm ESB to splash €450m (£358m) on a nationwide roll-out of 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) technology. We can only hope they do the same here.

3rd Jul 2014 (4 Comments)

Telecoms giants Ericsson and Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO have taken their experimental 5G based Mobile Broadband technology a step forward by conducting one of the first live, over-the-air, demonstrations of the new service running at speeds of 5.8Gbps (Gigabits per second) using the 15GHz band of radio spectrum.

2nd Jul 2014 (2 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has confirmed that their HomeSafe Parental Control service (i.e. network-level filtering) does indeed block customers from being able to view the website of well-known right-wing political blogger and journalist Guido Fawkes (Paul Staines) – http://order-order.com, which is despite the ISP initially issuing a strong denial. Sadly they don’t plan to lift the ban.

2nd Jul 2014 (6 Comments)

A group of smaller ISPs from around the world, including GreenNet from the United Kingdom, have lodged a legal complaint against the UK’s intelligence agency – Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) – after they were last year caught tapping into at least some of the world’s 10Gbps transatlantic fibre optic cable links and snooping on the related phone and Internet traffic.

2nd Jul 2014 (7 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable broadband network have become the latest to be hit by an unusual bout of website access problems after the ISPs Domain Name Servers (DNS), which translate Internet (IP) addresses into human readable form and vice versa, seemed to become faulty. Sadly it’s not the first time this has happened.

2nd Jul 2014 (39 Comments)

Rural-focused fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP Gigaclear has secured private investment worth £7.75 million to help fund the next phase of its growth and a roll-out of 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Internet access into more areas, which could reach 15,000 premises by the end of 2015 and go much further in the future.

2nd Jul 2014 (3 Comments)

The £25m Digital Durham programme in England, which was recently extended (here) and now aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 98% of local premises by September 2016 (note: 96% will get “superfast” speeds of 25Mbps+), has begun the second phase of its roll-out by upgrading the Frosterley telephone exchange.

1st Jul 2014 (22 Comments)

The £3.8m Go Digital Newcastle project, which aims to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” service available to 97% of local homes and businesses in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by the end of Summer 2015, has teamed up with Pupils from Walker Technology College to switch-on its first FTTC street cabinet in Wyedale Way (Walker).

1st Jul 2014 (0 Comments)

The £15.9m Merseyside Connected project and £150m Project Jennifer scheme have teamed up to help BT roll-out their faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to reach more homes and businesses in Northern Liverpool, where the regeneration of Great Homer Street is now taking place.

1st Jul 2014 (10 Comments)

A new survey of nearly 500 parents conducted by Super Camps during June 2014 has found that 80% of respondents think broadband ISPs and regulators (Ofcom) have not yet done enough to make the Internet safe for children to use, which is despite all of the major providers now offering an enforced option to enable Parental Controls.

1st Jul 2014 (1 Comment)

Despite recent funding concerns from the Devon side of the joint £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England, which is currently working with BT to make “fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) available to more than 90% of local premises by the end of 2016, the Somerset County Council has managed to find an extra £2.18m to fund expanded coverage.

1st Jul 2014 (0 Comments)

Europe might still be attempting to kill off mobile txt, voice and Internet (data) roaming charges for good but in the meantime it’s worth remembering that the previous regulation will today result in another fall in prices across the continent, which will also impact the United Kingdom.

1st Jul 2014 (4 Comments)

The average Internet download speed for the largest 8 fixed line home broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom has inched slightly upwards to 22.06Mbps during June 2014 (up from 21.7Mbps in May 2014), while uploads increased from an average of 5.04Mbps in May to 5.237Mbps now.

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