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ISP News Archives for November 2014

 
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25th November, 2014 (14 Comments)

It’s probably fair to say that most politicians can be a bit naïve when it comes to matters that require an understanding of ISPs and Internet communications. Sadly this also appears to be true of today’s report from the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee that effectively accused ISPs of failing to help stop the murder Fusilier Lee Rigby by not handing over key communications data.

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25th November, 2014 (41 Comments)

Attempts to secure information about the take-up of BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services and related claw-back provisions under the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme are often futile (we’ve tried asking BT, BDUK and many councils without success), yet a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request has managed to secure related information.. albeit only for Wales.

bt uk isp logo

24th November, 2014 (42 Comments)

Last week the owner of mobile operator O2 UK, Telefonica, tentatively floated the prospect of putting the FOR SALE sign up (here) and today BT has confirmed to the Spanish press that they’re already in preliminary talks about a possible purchase or merger. In addition, EE’s shareholders are said to have also approached BT for talks.

internet snooping uk

24th November, 2014 (20 Comments)

The Government’s forthcoming Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) will this week introduce a number of new measures including a provision to help the security services identify suspects via a computer or mobile device’s individual Internet Protocol (IP) address. But what does this actually mean for broadband ISPs and their customers?

network cable connector

24th November, 2014 (31 Comments)

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association, which aims to foster a more competitive fixed telecommunications market and counts most of BT’s major rivals among its ranks (e.g. Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband etc.), has called on Ofcom to improve competition by among other things opening up BT’s passive infrastructure to all providers and launching another market review; although one is already underway.

uk church in burghill

22nd November, 2014 (19 Comments)

Various rural parts of North Lincolnshire (England) are starting to benefit after fixed wireless broadband ISP Quickline began making use of around 30 local churches and village halls in order to deploy their so-called “AIRFibre” service, which offers Internet download speeds of up to 8-15Mbps (uploads of up to 10Mbps).

hyperoptic uk fttb

21st November, 2014 (18 Comments)

City-focused UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that customers who want to bundle a fixed phone line with their ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/B) broadband service can now take the line rental free for the first full year of service, which represents a saving of £12.50 per month (£150 total for 12 months).

bbc_watchdog

21st November, 2014 (64 Comments)

Last night’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog (Series 34 : Episode 6), took BTOpenreach to task again over the often lengthy periods of time that some people have to wait in order for their new phone and or broadband line to be installed.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

21st November, 2014 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) broadband provider Gigaclear appears to be looking to expand its presence across Northamptonshire and into Leicestershire (England) by inviting a selection of communities in the Welland Valley area to register their interest in the service.

isles of scilly

21st November, 2014 (0 Comments)

After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable back to the mainland.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

21st November, 2014 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a new Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher scheme that will provide assistance of up to £10,000 towards the capital costs of helping firms in Wales to install a broadband service offering speeds of more than 100Mbps (Megabits per second), albeit only applicable to businesses in Enterprise and Local Growth Zones.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 (2 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

o2 uk

21st November, 2014 (7 Comments)

The owner of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which last year sold their home broadband and phone customers to BSkyB (Sky Broadband) after failing to make a success of the business (here), has warned that if more of the United Kingdom’s telecoms market moved towards bundled services then it may have to consider putting up the FOR SALE sign.

yorkshire uk county map

20th November, 2014 (9 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which was supposed to be rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014 and possibly reaching 100% by the end of 2017, is apparently running “13 weeks behind schedule” and BT’s plan to deploy its new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology in the county may also have to wait another year.

sky yahoo mail

20th November, 2014 (19 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and BT are currently experiencing problems with accessing their emails on the operators Yahoo! Mail powered platform, which appears to be preventing many users from successfully logging-in.

bt_dolphinholme_fttp_deployment

20th November, 2014 (75 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.

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20th November, 2014 (8 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s primary four Mobile Network Operators (MNO), including EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK, are preparing to make a counter proposal to the Government’s demand for a national roaming policy that would see investment boosted in order to build new masts and improve coverage.

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