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talktalk uk isp

4th November, 2014 (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk is understandably keen to move away from last month’s price hike news (here) and have today announced a new offer that cuts the price of their triple-play broadband, phone and TV (YouView) bundles in half for the first 12 months of service (note: 18 month contract applies). Subscribers will also get a £75 Love2shop Voucher.

uk internet isp discussion

4th November, 2014 (5 Comments)

Several professors from the London School of Economics (LSE), specifically its Media Policy division, have claimed that the national communications regulator, Ofcom, still has “not grasped the interests of citizens” and needs to do more in order to recognise the “other dimensions” of a networked society and the “vital role of communications” in a healthy democracy.

gimme_fibre_day

4th November, 2014 (26 Comments)

Advocates of true ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) broadband connectivity from across the world have declared that today is officially Gimme Fibre Day 2014, which started last year as an annual event to help promote the benefits of related connectivity as the “only future-proof solution” for Internet access.

wessex_internet_75th_km_of_fibre_optic_cable

3rd November, 2014 (8 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet, which offers superfast wireless broadband (30Mbps+) and some ultrafast (100Mbps) fibre optic services to homes and businesses in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (Southern England), is about to commission a new Internet backhaul link that will more than double their capacity and support the on-going “influx” of new customers.

openreach_fttc_street_cabinet_fibre_broadband_is_here

3rd November, 2014 (1 Comment)

The £28.5m Connecting Cheshire project in England has become the latest Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to reach the half-way mark after it announced that 40,000 additional local homes and businesses had now been connected to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to reach 96% of premises across the region by the end of summer 2015.

sky broadband uk

3rd November, 2014 (0 Comments)

One of the UK telecoms markets worst kept secrets is that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has an ambition to launch their own mobile phone service and indeed various discussions with major Mobile Networks Operators (MNO) have been taking place throughout the year (here and here). As a result the news that Sky are about to conduct a mobile service “trial” with Vodafone is no surprise, but it is big news.

zen internet uk isp

3rd November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Customers of medium sized ISP Zen Internet have started to receive letters (emails) that warn of an impending price rise, which is due to hit on 1st December 2014.

london underground tube trains

3rd November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has announced that its UK network of public WiFi Hotspots have been expanded again to cover a total of 150 London Underground Tube stations. Apparently commuters who make use of the underground WiFi network (over 2.5 million devices are registered to use the service) gobble more than 3TB (TeraBytes) of data every single day.

cable duct messy

3rd November, 2014 (19 Comments)

A new report from the EEF trade association, which claims to champion manufacturing and engineering in the United Kingdom and Europe, has highlighted the problem of “deteriorating confidence” in wide areas of the country’s infrastructure, especially the road networks, broadband connectivity and energy supply.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

3rd November, 2014 (9 Comments)

The Government’s Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, will this week shun objections by the United Kingdom’s largest mobile network operators (EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK) when he launches a new consultation on proposals that could force the operators to improve mobile reception in rural areas through greater sharing of key infrastructure (wireless masts etc.).

rural_broadband_deployment_fell_end_uk

1st November, 2014 (50 Comments)

A Commons Select Committee for the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a new inquiry that will examine the current broadband coverage in rural areas. It will also look at the “Assisted Digital” (i.e. Digital by Default) support being offered to isolated communities and farmers who struggle to get online.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

1st November, 2014 (0 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet has won three gongs at the inaugural Moneywise Home Finance Awards 2014 for their broadband service, which rated them the ‘Most Recommended Broadband‘, ‘Best Broadband for Service‘ and also ‘Best Broadband for Value for Money‘.

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  10. Mobile Broadband (1226)
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