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internet privacy uk

12th November, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Government’s Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has fined Matthew Devlin (age 25), a director of three marketing and telecoms companies, the measly sum of £500 after he was found to have “illegally” accessed one of Orange UK’s (EE) customer databases in order to target users with rival upgrade promotions.

fibre optic broadband cables

12th November, 2014 (36 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based fibre optic broadband technology is now available to 250,000 160,000 homes and businesses (premises passed footprint). Meanwhile FTTC might eventually be boosted to 100Mbps+.

virgin media streetworks

12th November, 2014 (3 Comments)

Virgin Media has just announced the third expansion of its 152Mbps (Megabits per second) capable cable broadband (DOCSIS), TV and phone network since the summer, which will this time add an additional 5,000 homes in Glasgow (Scotland) to their coverage.

plusnet uk

12th November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has tweaked their existing unlimited home broadband (up to 17Mbps) and phone package, which can now be taken for either £2.50 per month for the first 12 months of service (12 month contract) or £1.50 per month if you take out a slightly longer 18 month contract (plus line rental from £12.99). On top of that there’s also £70 cashback.

nextgen uk logo

12th November, 2014 (5 Comments)

The NextGen Conference in Derby has today revealed the winners of their annual 2014 Digital Challenge Awards, which are designed to showcase projects from across the United Kingdom that deliver the “best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation“. This year saw JT (Jersey Telecom) and the ITS Technology Group both scoop gongs for their broadband deployments.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

12th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

The largely community funded and built B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is currently rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire, has been shortlisted by the forthcoming 2014 Techworld Awards event under the “Enterprise Project of the Year” category.

super router talktalk

12th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

A circular advert for TalkTalk’s broadband package has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “misleading” after it claimed that the ISPs new Super Router device was able to offer subscribers “unbeatable signal strength” and the “UK’s fastest Wi-Fi technology.” Oops.

fibre optic cables eclipse

12th November, 2014 (52 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again ruled that it’s perfectly fine for ISPs to describe hybrid-fibre broadband connections, such as those based off BT’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology, to describe such services as “fibre optic” even though they can also involve a significant amount of slower copper cable.

sky broadband uk

12th November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Existing customers of Sky’s TV packages are being offered an extra incentive to take out the operator’s Sky Broadband Unlimited and phone package, with subscribers being allowed the option to “test drive” / “Try Before You Buy” the service free for the first 3 months of service.

fibre_optic_cable_laying_ship

12th November, 2014 (0 Comments)

The cable laying ship Rene Descartes (Orange Marine), which almost two months ago lost a 8 tonne submersible plough (“Elodie“) worth £3.6m that was being used to deploy 20 new BT submarine fibre optic cables around the western side of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands region, has now fully recovered its hardware.

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