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ISP News Archives for August 2014

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7th August, 2014 (29 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 4G users on EE’s network in the United Kingdom (conducted by TNS) has reported that the number of customers using fewer or no public WiFi services since getting 4G has reached 54% and 30% are using less or no home broadband. Indeed 3% of the operator’s subscribers claim to have cancelled home broadband after getting 4G.

fibre optic uk cables

7th August, 2014 (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their annual 2014 Communications Market Report, which reveals how Next Generation Access (NGA) “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services are now available to 78% of the United Kingdom (up from 73% last year) and take-up has increased to 26.7% (up from 17.5% last year).


7th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

Communications provider CableCom Networking, which tends to focus on providing broadband, TV and phone services to student accommodation across the United Kingdom and Europe, has secured a £28m refinancing deal with the banks RBS and HSBC to help fuel its growth.

telegraph pole and bt engineer

6th August, 2014 (42 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation document, which forms part of their effort to develop a long term strategy for helping to ensure that the United Kingdom has the “best connectivity” by 2025-2030 (phone, broadband, mobile etc.).

direct save telecom uk

6th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider Direct Save Telecom has decided to help take the pain out of moving house by offering free line activation and low-cost line installations to those customers who need it.

bus routemaster london

6th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced that they’ve launched a new trial of free wireless Internet (wifi) connectivity on two of their buses in the city of London, which is being tested alongside the addition of an upper deck seat indicator and enhanced passenger information screens.

vodafone uk broadband

6th August, 2014 (1 Comment)

Mobile network operator Vodafone looks set to take on EE after they successfully tested Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology at a laboratory in Newbury (Berkshire, England), which aims to make “crystal clear [voice] calls” possible over their new “ultrafast” 4G network.

bt uk isp logo

6th August, 2014 (1 Comment)

National UK telecoms operator BT has promised to refund their broadband ISP customers after it emerged that some had accidentally been charged for use of the operators FON based WiFi hotspots between 12th June and 10th July 2014, which are supposed to be free for existing subscribers.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

6th August, 2014 (10 Comments)

National UK cable provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has suffered a traditionally dismal second quarter (Q2-2014 Calendar) after seeing their total broadband subscriber growth decline by -12,000 to total 4,524,200 customers, which is a reverse from the +25,700 added in Q1. But the good news is that their network will soon reach another 100,000 homes, albeit only in East London.

angry uk internet user

5th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Public Affairs Manager for the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), Andrew Kernahan, has today set out what sort of changes they’d like to see in order to improve Ofcom’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for handling serious consumer complaints against broadband providers. Would you support a pay to complain system?

openreach fibre broadband is coming

5th August, 2014 (19 Comments)

After years of waiting it now looks as if at least some of the 22,000 strong population of Bradley Stoke, a busy town in South Gloucestershire where many of BT’s copper wire based telephone and broadband services are delivered via Exchange Only Lines (i.e. no street cabinets), are finally getting access to superfast broadband (FTTC) connectivity.

bt uk isp logo

4th August, 2014 (5 Comments)

Anybody who has been wondering how BT would make use of their new 4G mobile spectrum and EE MVNO deal now has a partial answer. The UK telecoms giant has today launched its new 4G (LTE) based mobile plans, which also include unlimited wifi “at no extra cost“. But residential consumers will have to wait a little longer.

uk internet statistics

4th August, 2014 (33 Comments)

The latest survey of 1,377 ISPreview.co.uk visitors has reported that 67.5% of respondents do not receive the broadband speed that their ISP first estimated, with most experiencing significantly slower performance than originally anticipated and the rest (27.3%) getting either exactly what they were promised or a faster service.

wales abc broadband eligibility

4th August, 2014 (90 Comments)

Consumers wanting to know whether or not they are covered by and can receive a superfast broadband connection using BTOpenreach’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology will, from today, now be given a more useful result after the national UK telecoms operator updates their availability test to include Street Cabinet status.

new home construction

4th August, 2014 (15 Comments)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Imperial College Business School has examined 15 years’ worth of data to identify the impact on UK house prices of faster Internet access. The conclusion found that property prices increase by an average of around 3% when the available broadband speeds doubled.

plusnet uk

4th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has reduced the price of their superfast ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable Unlimited Fibre (FTTC) broadband and Home Phone product, with packages now starting from just £3.75 per month for the first 6 months (£14.99 thereafter).

bt uk isp logo

2nd August, 2014 (40 Comments)

BT has, for next week only, added a £75 Sainsbury’s voucher to all new standard broadband bundles and a £125 voucher for their superfast (FTTC) packages. In addition, the entry-level price of their superfast BTInfinity 1 service has been reduced to just £5 per month for the first 6 months (£15 thereafter) and a series of new student deals with 9 month contract terms are now available.

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August 2014
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