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ISP News Archives for November 2014

 
isp Internet download speed arrow uk

19th November, 2014 (11 Comments)

A new report has produced a detailed breakdown of the top 20 fastest broadband providers in the United Kingdom by Internet download speed, which goes into significantly more depth than most of the other studies we’ve seen. Overall Hyperoptic’s FTTH network in London tops the table, while TalkTalk’s low cost and ADSL dominated solution gets pushed to the bottom.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

19th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

The board of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has so far failed to find a replacement for their current CEO, Ed Richards, in time for his departure next month. So in the meantime they’ve appointed an acting Chief Executive, Steve Unger, to hold the position until the right candidate can be found.

5g mobile broadband

19th November, 2014 (4 Comments)

As widely expected Ofcom has today announced a decision to make radio spectrum in the 700MHz band, which is currently used for Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) channels, available for use via future Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G) services by the start of 2022. Get ready to re-tune your TV or set-top-box.

wireless internet signal

19th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

Some 34 Ed’s Easy Diner restaurants across the United Kingdom have now been upgraded to offer a free WiFi Internet access service thanks to a new deal with The Cloud (BSkyB).

broadband and phone prices pound sign

19th November, 2014 (3 Comments)

Customers who pay off their TalkTalk bill early (i.e. within 24 hours of receiving the bill notification email) could until recently benefit from a so-called “Speedy Payment Discount” of 15%, but this has now been quietly reduced to just 10% and follows hot on the heels of the ISPs other recent price rises.

sky broadband uk

19th November, 2014 (4 Comments)

The tit-for-tat ISP advertising wars appear to be continuing after BT succeeded in getting the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service, which apparently misled the public by claiming to be Sky’s “BEST EVER broadband offer“.

three uk mobile broadband

18th November, 2014 (75 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has been slowly phasing out unlimited Mobile Broadband tethering support from their “all-you-can-eat” data tariffs since they introduced new plans earlier this year (here) and now existing subscribers of the legacy ‘One Plan’ are being pushed onto new contracts too, which cap tethering usage.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

18th November, 2014 (12 Comments)

New customers of cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) look set to face higher prices after sources informed ISPreview.co.uk that a series of rises are due to be announced on Monday 24th November 2014.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

18th November, 2014 (34 Comments)

Residents of Fowlmere, a village that’s home to around 1,200 people in southern Cambridgeshire (England), have vented anger at the local Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband project with BT after an “ugly” and “intrusive” new FTTC capable street cabinet was built to deliver superfast broadband into the community.

tesco_logo

18th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

Supermarket giant Tesco has moved to paint over some of their financial troubles by announcing that customers who shop in their Tesco Extra or Superstores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland will now be able to get online via premium WiFi hotspots from BT.

bt sport tv and broadband

18th November, 2014 (6 Comments)

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the United Kingdom’s telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, to launch an investigation into how the Premier League sells its live TV and related rights for football matches, which is a market that’s currently dominated by BT (BTSport) and BSkyB (Sky Sports / Sky Broadband).

vodafone uk broadband

18th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

In another entirely unsurprising development it’s been reported that Vodafone are seeking to enhance and possibly extend their existing relationship with BSkyB (Sky Broadband) by potentially bundling Sky’s NOW TV streaming service alongside their forthcoming Home Broadband product, which is anticipated to surface during spring 2015.

uk internet statistics

18th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

How important are Internet upload speeds to your broadband ISP connection? According to our latest survey of 1,483 readers, some 41.3% of respondents considered upload performance to be an important part of their Internet use (58.5% rated it as “Not Important“), yet most of the largest national providers still choose not to promote it.

uk "up to" broadband speeds

17th November, 2014 (13 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has once again called for Internet providers to offer consumers a Broadband Speed Guarantee after its latest online survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that only 5% of people agreed that the way service speeds are currently advertised is the clearest way.

european union flag

17th November, 2014 (5 Comments)

The European Commission’s (EC) new Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, has hinted that he might be about to adopt a distinctly less pro-consumer position on home broadband services and open access network flexibility than the person that he is effectively replacing, Neelie Kroes.

talktalk uk isp

17th November, 2014 (4 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has confirmed that their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with Vodafone will be coming to an end after the ISP signed a new multi-year deal with Telefonica UK (O2) to take over the management of their mobile customer base.

superhub v2

16th November, 2014 (8 Comments)

Back in June 2014 we revealed that Virgin Media were preparing to introduce a new generation of SuperHub cable broadband router (here) and recently we’ve learnt that some customers have already started to receive the kit, which looks almost identical to their existing SuperHub 2 router (VMDG485 pictured) except for the addition of Gigabit WiFi (802.11ac).

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