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30th Sep 2014 (9 Comments)

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has told the Government to do more to improve Internet connectivity in Schools across the United Kingdom, after their annual survey of ICT capabilities found that poor WiFi provision was a “major problem” in 65% of primary and 54% of secondary schools. Meanwhile 42% of primary and 31% of secondary schools also considered themselves to be “under-resourced” in broadband provision.

30th Sep 2014 (0 Comments)

The £15.47m state aid supported CSW Broadband scheme has today announced the next batch of areas that will be upgraded with access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (England).

30th Sep 2014 (3 Comments)

A new study of 1,770 Internet users in the United Kingdom, which was conducted by Tata Communications, has revealed that a desire for “light speed connectivity” came top of the list when respondents were asked for their thoughts on the most inspirational opportunity that the Internet will facilitate in the next 3-5 years.

30th Sep 2014 (0 Comments)

The latest State of the Internet Q2-2014 report from Akamai has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds increased by an impressive 21% in Q2 to hit 4.6Mbps. By comparison the UK saw its performance jump by 12% to reach 11.1Mbps, making us the 16th fastest country (down from 15th in Q1); although our peak speeds rank a place higher.

30th Sep 2014 (24 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton have had their broadband and phone services disrupted after criminals pulled 140 metres worth of BT’s valuable copper telecoms cable out of the ground last week.

30th Sep 2014 (2 Comments)

Customers of mobile giant EE (Everything Everywhere) will be pleased to know that the network operator has finally fixed the incorrect reporting of Mobile Broadband data usage, which resulted in some users being asked to upgrade or buy more data when they actually didn’t need to do so.

30th Sep 2014 (0 Comments)

The potential security risks of accessing a public WiFi hotspot are nothing new and yet a new F-Secure study of consumers in London has discovered that many users are continuing to connect themselves, without first checking the hotspots validity, to so-called “poisoned” wireless Internet access points (designed to steal your data).

30th Sep 2014 (7 Comments)

As expected BT has been chosen as the supplier for a £12.2 million Broadband Delivery UK based project in The Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – England’s West Midlands), which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 98% of local premises by mid-2017.

29th Sep 2014 (38 Comments)

The Government’s Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, has today told the annual Conservative Party Conference that having better broadband Internet connectivity than the largest EU states is “never enough” and he wants the United Kingdom to “compete with the likes of Japan and South Korea“, where ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) networks are common.

28th Sep 2014 (7 Comments)

One of the markets cheapest broadband providers, Primus Saver (New Call Telecom), has decided to re-brand under the new name of Fuel Broadband. The move is due to take affect from Wednesday 1st October 2014.

27th Sep 2014 (4 Comments)

Last week’s news was flooded with coverage of a new vulnerability in the command-line Bash interface (shell) for many Linux / Unix based systems, called SHELLSHOCK (CVE-2014-6271). Bash forms a part of everything from web servers to Smartphones (iPhone, Android etc.) and even quite a few broadband routers, but don’t worry because most of you will be safe.. probably, hopefully.

26th Sep 2014 (14 Comments)

Some 150 residents of Horton, a small and quite remote rural South Gloucestershire (England) village, have expressed anger at the performance of BT’s recent Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funded upgrades that are reportedly failing to deliver the promised “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.

26th Sep 2014 (5 Comments)

Broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom could soon be forced to block websites that abuse commercial Trade Marks, assuming the owner of luxury brands including Cartier and Mont Blanc (Compagnie Financière Richemont SA) gets their way in a new court case, which Internet providers and the Open Rights Groups (ORG) are fighting.

26th Sep 2014 (12 Comments)

The city of Portsmouth in Hampshire (England) has joined Bristol to make their local £4.7m superfast broadband Connection Vouchers available to businesses outside of the city’s boundary. The vouchers, worth between £200 and £3,000 +vat per firm, are designed to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection.

26th Sep 2014 (20 Comments)

The boss of TalkTalk’s business division, Charles Bligh, has confirmed that the ISP ultimately wants 50-60% of homes in the United Kingdom to connect via their new ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. But in order for this to work Bligh admits that take-up will need to be 30-40% or higher and the cost per home must be below £500. Difficult.

25th Sep 2014 (2 Comments)

An unspecified number of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) former customers, specifically those who left the provider in 2012 or earlier, are being told to expect a refund after an administrative blunder meant the operator failed to refund the remaining credit on some accounts.

25th Sep 2014 (49 Comments)

Earlier this month ISPreview.co.uk became the first to reveal some of the results from BT’s first field trial of hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9701) and FTTdp broadband technology (here) and today the operator, perhaps seizing on recent calls from UK Labour Party activists, delivered its own take describing the service as “very promising … with significant potential” for the future.

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