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bt openreach logo uk

31st Dec 2014 (23 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which holds the responsibility for maintaining much of BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has on New Year’s Eve announced a heap of new price reductions and increases for their line rental (WLR and LLU), Ethernet and various other connectivity services.

uk advertising standards authority

31st Dec 2014 (29 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website ad for ZyXEL’s PLA4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adaptor after two people complained that the performance claims were “misleading“, not least because the adapter itself only offered a 100Mbps (RJ-45) capable Ethernet port. Admittedly this isn’t strictly ISP related, but it’s still interesting.

uk farmer john and dog george

31st Dec 2014 (60 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has predicted that productivity and jobs in rural parts of England will grow faster than urban areas over the next 10 years (2025), which is largely down to the on-going boost from faster broadband / mobile connectivity and better transport links.


30th Dec 2014 (0 Comments)

Low cost broadband ISP TalkTalk seems keen to build on their existing YouView (IPTV) based TV platform and part of that on-going effort now looks set to include the possible acquisition of Blinkbox from supermarket giant Tesco, which has been suffering from a mountain of financial trouble. Meanwhile Vodafone’s early interest has waned.


30th Dec 2014 (23 Comments)

It’s been a year since ISPreview.co.uk published our first summary guide of home broadband routers with integrated VDSL2 (FTTC) modems (here), which are designed to be used with superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable “fibre broadband” offering ISPs (BT, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband etc.). Since then the options have increased and so here’s our new selection for 2015.


29th Dec 2014 (11 Comments)

Satellite operator SES has proudly reported that the last from a new batch of spacecraft, ASTRA 2G (all 6.6 tons of it – based on the Eurostar E3000 platform), has been successfully launched into space by a Russian-made ILS Proton Breeze M rocket from Kazakhstan (i.e. more broadband Internet capacity for Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

advertising broadband uk investigation

29th Dec 2014 (12 Comments)

Mirror.. mirror on the wall, which broadband ISP will suffer the most upheld advertising complaints of them all. As another year passes by, ISPreview.co.uk takes a quick look back to see how many complaints fixed line broadband providers garnered from the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and whether tougher action is needed to stop abuse.

internet download and upload speed arrows

27th Dec 2014 (5 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk takes a look back at how the top fastest and largest national Mobile Broadband (3G/4G) and Home Broadband providers have performed over the last quarter. Overall Virgin Media still tops the fixed line table with an average Internet download speed of 53.20Mbps (unchanged from Q3 2014), while Vodafone delivered the best mobile performance at 13.78Mbps.

sky broadband uk

26th Dec 2014 (4 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband were apparently quite busy online yesterday, with the ISP reporting that Internet traffic on Christmas day peaked at a staggering 2Tbps (Terabits per second) and that’s 100% up on last year.


24th Dec 2014 (5 Comments)

Wow that sure went fast! Christmas is finally upon us again and that generally means mince pieces with brandy source, repetitive xmas songs, lots of sparkly things and queues in the shops; including some where you actually have to queue just to get inside before queuing again to pay (e.g. Pandora). Not necessarily in that order.


24th Dec 2014 (4 Comments)

The £409.8m state aid supported Digital Scotland programme has announced that 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland can now gain access to “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) Internet connectivity thanks to their joint efforts with BTOpenreach, which is up sharply from the 150k reported in November 2014.

complaint form uk isp adr ofcom broadband

24th Dec 2014 (9 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has called on the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to toughen up its rules after the CA felt it necessary to lodge four complaints against adverts for broadband and phone bundles from BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk due to their allegedly “misleading” prices.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

23rd Dec 2014 (2 Comments)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has been given a £6 million boost after the local authority signed a new Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK deal with BT under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), which will expand the planned “fibre broadband” coverage to an extra 10,000 homes and businesses in the county by summer 2017.

superfast 4gee

23rd Dec 2014 (12 Comments)

EE’s plan to introduce a new 400Mbps capable variant of their latest LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) based 4G network at Wembley stadium in 2015 have taken a step forward. The mobile operator confirmed that it had conducted a successfully LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation Interoperability Test with Qualcomm and Huawei, which delivered peak download speeds of 410 Megabits per second.


23rd Dec 2014 (17 Comments)

A senior member of the Home Builders Federation (HBF), whose members in England and Wales deliver around 80% of the new homes built each year, has warned that a new requirement for all new buildings to be “high-speed broadband ready” from 2017 onwards could “seriously damage” future construction.

fibre optic cable deployment bt openreach

23rd Dec 2014 (0 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (England) has signed a second £22.2m Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), which will push superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity out to an extra 34,500 homes and businesses (i.e. “at least” 95% of the local population) by “mid 2019 or earlier” (well past the national 2017 target year!).

ee uk logo

23rd Dec 2014 (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant EE hasn’t let the recent news of a potential BT acquisition sour their existing propositions and to that end they will today launch a new Christmas offer that slashes their Unlimited Home Broadband packages to just £1.95 per month, while their superfast Unlimited Fibre (FTTC) options now start at just £9.98 a month.

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