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31st Oct 2014 (10 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) today claims to have signed the United Kingdom’s first Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which aims to extend the coverage of the operators “fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of local homes and businesses “before 2018“.

31st Oct 2014 (34 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has suggested that there is an “increasingly compelling argument” for fixed line broadband download speeds of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) to be considered a requirement for an “effective quality of service,” especially where there is simultaneous use of the connection by different services or users within the home.

31st Oct 2014 (4 Comments)

Customer of BT’s consumer broadband and phone services in the United Kingdom will soon be able to bundle Netflix’s popular unlimited Internet TV and Movie streaming service alongside the ISPs broadband, television and phone products, all as part of a single bill.

31st Oct 2014 (4 Comments)

A small but interesting piece of news today is that budget Internet provider PlusNet has uploaded a raft of new YouTube help videos, which cover everything from tackling broadband connection and speed problems to phone line faults and how to change your payment details.

30th Oct 2014 (17 Comments)

Politicians, love them or hate them, they’ll often turn even a sane person barmy and that certainly seems to be the direction that some people may take when they listen back to a few of the comments that were spoken at today’s 2014 Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) in Portcullis House.

30th Oct 2014 (0 Comments)

The Government has today announced that it expects 1,000 public buildings (e.g. libraries, museums, civic centres and transport hubs etc.) across some of the United Kingdom’s largest cities to be offering a free WiFi hotspot (wireless Internet) service by March 2015.

30th Oct 2014 (0 Comments)

The £18.8m Superfast Leicestershire project in central England has announced the next batch of 38 Phase Two communities that can expect to benefit from the state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is anticipated to reach 96% of local homes and businesses by March 2016.

30th Oct 2014 (32 Comments)

National UK telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest results for Q3-2014 (calendar), which reported slowing retail broadband growth to total 7,473,000 customers (up by +88k versus the +104k added in Q2 and +170k in Q1). The operator also revealed that their superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network could now reach 21 million homes and businesses (premises passed).

30th Oct 2014 (8 Comments)

As predicted by ISPreview.co.uk earlier this month (here), mobile operator EE has today officially launched their new next generation 4G+ network upgrade (LTE-Advanced), which can theoretically support Internet download speeds of up to 300Mbps and claims it will deliver average speeds of up to 90Mbps (Megabits per second).

29th Oct 2014 (18 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has predictably announced a raft of annual price rises and service changes for their broadband and phone products, most of which will be introduced on 1st December 2014. Customers who don’t like the changes have been told that they can “cancel by contacting us within 30 days of receiving your price notification letter“. But some new benefits have also been added (free mobile SIMs for Plus TV etc.).

29th Oct 2014 (2 Comments)

Customers of KC’s broadband and phone network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) could soon find it easier to switch ISP, assuming they can even find a viable alternative that also uses KCOM’s local telecoms network, after Ofcom proposed several key improvements.

29th Oct 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget conscious ISP PlusNet has launched a new autumn promotion that offers their unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable FTTC superfast broadband (“Unlimited Fibre“) package free for the first 6 months of service (£14.99 per month thereafter), which has also been made more attractive by the offer of £50 cashback.

29th Oct 2014 (17 Comments)

Villagers in the rural Gloucestershire (England) communities of Chalford and Bussage are attempting to raise £30,000 from their own pockets after BT refused to upgrade two local street cabinets, which together serve around 370 homes, with superfast broadband (FTTC) because they were deemed to be “commercially not viable“. Meanwhile other areas could soon get 330Mbps FTTP.

28th Oct 2014 (0 Comments)

Telecoms provider New Call Telecom, which also owns UK Internet and phone provider Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver), has splashed out around £108 million ($175m) to acquire a 70% stake in India-based Nimbuzz, a free VoIP calls and instant messaging app for use on both desktop computers and mobile devices.

28th Oct 2014 (9 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk have made their entry-level unlimited SimplyBroadband package free for the first 12 months of service (normally £3.50 a month), which can also be taken alongside the half-price Superpowered Fibre (FTTC) upgrade (£5 a month instead of £10). On top of that new customers get a £75 Love2shop Voucher (usable in lots of stores).

28th Oct 2014 (0 Comments)

Some 750 homes and businesses across six villages in rural Otmoor (Oxfordshire, England) have now become the latest to benefit from access to Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

28th Oct 2014 (21 Comments)

Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, which resides five miles south of Aberdeen and will eventually be home to 4,045 new houses located in four neighbourhoods (this could be expanded to 8,000 in the future), will shortly see its first residents move in and they can all expect to benefit from broadband speeds of over 300Mbps (Megabits per second).

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