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22nd Aug 2014 (2 Comments)

Residents of Portknockie, a coastal village in Moray (Scotland) that’s home to a few hundred premises, have been left without access to a fixed line broadband or phone service for almost two weeks after a storm battered the area and flooding damaged BTOpenreach’s local telecoms infrastructure.

22nd Aug 2014 (0 Comments)

The local authority for Perth has announced that a growing number of locations across the Scottish city can now access a free wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) service thanks to funding from the UK Government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund (“Super-Connected Cities“).

22nd Aug 2014 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet has kindly supplied us with a new graph to show how consumer Internet traffic on the popular Netflix TV and movie streaming service has changed over the past 6-7 months (on their network).

21st Aug 2014 (0 Comments)

Welsh Wireless ISP Xwavia has today announced that the first residential and business customers in Conwy have been connected to their new superfast broadband network, which offers Internet speeds from 10Mbps to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second).

21st Aug 2014 (11 Comments)

Believe it or not, Wales will be getting some 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband from BT as part of the local state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project. This aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016 (700,000 premises).

21st Aug 2014 (0 Comments)

Budget ISP Primus Saver (New Call Telecom), which recently scrapped some of their old packages due to low uptake (here and here), has had a website advert for their “Unlimited Broadband for just £2” service banned after one of their customers suffered a mid-contract price rise for both line rental and broadband.

21st Aug 2014 (1 Comment)

The government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund, which was setup to help rural areas in the last 10% of England gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+), has issued an update to confirm that a total of 3,269 (up from 2,118 at the last update) domestic and business premises are currently anticipated to have the “potential” to receive such a service thanks to RCBF investment.

21st Aug 2014 (4 Comments)

Customers of UK mobile operator EE (4GEE) will be pleased to learn that they’ll now be able to benefit from “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband connectivity when roaming around across an additional 14 new global destinations.

21st Aug 2014 (4 Comments)

The community built and funded B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project, which as the name suggests is a spin-off from B4RN’s scheme in Lancashire (England) that aims to roll-out a “hyperfast” 1000Mbps fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to the remote rural villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth, is close to hitting its first funding goal.

21st Aug 2014 (1 Comment)

Customers looking to take one of Virgin Media and TalkTalk’s broadband bundles should note that this week both providers have launched a number of new time-limited special gift credit and voucher offers, some of which are worth up to £120. Virgin are also offering a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 on their top package.

21st Aug 2014 (4 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the “endemic problems plaguing” current and future fibre leased line provisioning from BTOpenreach, which have seen existing issues combine with rising demand for related services to create some extremely long waiting times for the providers customers.

20th Aug 2014 (1 Comment)

ITS Technology, which very recently gobbled wireless broadband ISP CityServe Ltd. in East Manchester (here), has completed its overhaul of the aforementioned network and today announced the launch of their “faster [and] more reliable” 36Mbps (Megabits per second) capable business and home broadband service in the same area.

20th Aug 2014 (3 Comments)

More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result they’re no.1 in the top 10 cities (outside London) claiming vouchers.

20th Aug 2014 (60 Comments)

Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on certain products. But how fast you can push information into the online world does matter and its importance is growing.

20th Aug 2014 (0 Comments)

The University College London (UCL) has today teamed up with The Cloud (BSkyB) to launch a free public WiFi wireless Internet service at several of its campus sites across the capital city. But there is a caveat concerning how “free” it is.

19th Aug 2014 (9 Comments)

Mirror mirror on the wall.. RootMetrics has today published their “midyear” (H1-2014) report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom, which has seen O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone all battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds for Internet access.

19th Aug 2014 (1 Comment)

Shoppers visiting the Camden Market (Stables Market) in London look set to benefit after it was announced that Purple WiFi and Cisco Meraki were helping to make a free WiFi hotspot service available across all public areas.

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