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ISP News Archives for August 2014

 
virgin media mr t

12th August, 2014 (24 Comments)

Existing customers of cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) have begun to receive letters that warn of another price rise, which will take affect from 1st October 2014 and see subscribers paying an additional £1.50 per month for their broadband service.

bt uk isp logo

12th August, 2014 (8 Comments)

BT has confirmed that new and existing TV (IPTV) customers will be able to watch the new Sky Sports 5 channel, which is dedicated to European Football, on their BT Vision+ set-top-box when it’s launched by Sky today (channel 524). But standard broadband (non – BTInfinity) subscribers will have to wait a few weeks longer.

gigabit jersey uk jt

12th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

JT Global (Jersey Telecom) reports that some 10,000 customers have now subscribed to their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), which is up from 8,479 in June and 7,600 in March 2014.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

12th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

A new Royal Mail commissioned study of 1,412 adults in Britain with access to “superfast broadband“, and 1,710 adults with no superfast service, has discovered that having faster connectivity boosts online sales and this equates to an increase in spending of 3.1% (around £23 a year) per superfast broadband user.

origin broadband uk isp

12th August, 2014 (25 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband appears to be taking some flak from disgruntled customers over their handling of the imminent Digital Region (DRL) network closure and a 30 day notification email, which was first sent to subscribers in the middle of July 2014.

cityfibre fibre optic development uk

11th August, 2014 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre, which now has close to £50m of investment ready for use in various cities and towns across the United Kingdom, have reached a new agreement with Easynet (formerly MDNX) that will allow them to “significantly” upgrade the operators Public Service Network (PSN) in the metropolitan borough of Kirkless.

kc hull isp engineers

11th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and its surrounding areas in East Yorkshire, KC (KCOM), has announced that they’re “laying claim” to the title of “village with the fastest broadband speeds in Britain” after pegging Brantingham for the achievement thanks to its average download speed of 78Mbps. Gigaclear and B4RN may have a thing or two to say about that.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

11th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has failed to match the full level of £22.75 million in funding offered by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Superfast Extension Programme, but it’s not a big deal because they still expect meet the national target and bring superfast broadband to 95% of the area by 2017.

cat_wifi_hacking

11th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

Forget WarDriving because now domestic cats (“War Kittehs“) and dogs (“Denial of Service Dog“) can be hackers too. Security expert Gene Bransfield from Tenacity Solutions told the DEFCON 22 conference in Las Vegas this weekend that he’d adapted a special cat collar to help uncover open or unsecure home wifi networks in his local area.

lancashire uk map

11th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

The £130 million Superfast Lancashire project, which aims to make BT’s “superfast broadband” FTTC/P (24Mbps+) network available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2015 (a total of around 655,000 homes and businesses), has announced the next 10 areas to benefit from the programme.

security of broadband isp routers

11th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

A team working for Check Point Software Technologies have warned that the TR-069 (CWMP) remote management protocol, which is commonly enabled in broadband routers supplied by ISPs and helps the provider to keep your device updated with the latest firmware or to perform various other tasks (e.g. diagnostics), is vulnerable to a variety of potential exploits.

lycamobile_uk

10th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

As predicted last month the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will next week ban a website advert for a Lycamobile service, which misleadingly claimed to offer “UNLIMITED 4G DATA“, after the operator failed to respond to the advertising watchdogs enquiries.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

9th August, 2014 (11 Comments)

Broadband and phone engineers working for BTOpenreach and external contractors, which maintain BT’s national UK telecoms infrastructure, will soon take part in a new trial that allows residential customers to give feedback on their performance after a visit. The results probably won’t be made available to the public.

isle_of_coll

8th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

The remote Inner Hebrides based Isle of Coll, which is home to a tiny population of around 200 people, is about to become Scotland’s first island to get a 4G (LTE) mobile network thanks to a £165,000 community project (Demonstrating Digital Programme) funded by the Scottish Government.

virgin media streetworks

8th August, 2014 (15 Comments)

Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that a “small-scale development” is currently underway and in the “early stages” of expanding superfast broadband and TV (but not phone) services into the large village of Papworth Everard near the city of Cambridge, but will it be a 152Mbps coax (DOCSIS) or 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network?

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

8th August, 2014 (8 Comments)

The Government have announced that the £1.7bn (excluding EU and BT contributions) state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK programme has now helped more than 1 million homes and businesses (premises passed) to get access to a “superfast broadband” connection, which BDUK typically defines as offering speeds of greater than 24Mbps (Megabits per second).

bt openreach van with fibre engineer

7th August, 2014 (8 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds of “greater than 24Mbps” (Megabits per second) available to around 95% of people by 2017, has now helped a total of 888,113 homes and businesses (premises passed) get faster connectivity.

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