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ISP News Archives for January 2015

 
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8th January, 2015 (6 Comments)

Akamai’s latest globally focused ‘State of the Internet Q3-2014’ report has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds suffered a mild decrease of -2.8% in Q3 to hit 4.5Mbps. Similarly the UK saw its performance drop by -3.4% in the quarter to touch 10.7Mbps, making us the 19th fastest country (down sharply from 16th in Q2 and 15th in Q1).

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8th January, 2015 (87 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s defunct copper-line based Virgin National (Virgin.net / ADSL2+) broadband platform, which were last year informed that they’d been sold to low cost rival ISP TalkTalk (here), have started to receive their migration notices with details of the planned move.

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8th January, 2015 (3 Comments)

As predicted last week TalkTalk has this morning confirmed the acquisition of Tesco’s Blinkbox Movies (video streaming) business, but in a more surprising move they’ve also gobbled the supermarket giants budget fixed line broadband (75,000 subs) and phone (20,000 subs) customers. Apparently the assets have been acquired free of debt and as a single transaction for cash.

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7th January, 2015 (7 Comments)

The Cornwall County Council (CCC) in south west England looks set to approve a new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) next week, which will aim to expand the coverage of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity from the currently level of around 95% and make “superfast” (30Mbps+) services available to 99% by March 2019.

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7th January, 2015 (0 Comments)

Consumers are gobbling more and more data from broadband ISPs every year, yet that hasn’t stopped low cost Internet provider TalkTalk from announcing that their carbon footprint (emissions) have actually fallen by 34% between 2010 (29,143 tons of Co2) and 2014 (19,291 tons).

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7th January, 2015 (0 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one part of a two part complaint made by Sky (Sky Broadband) against a website advert for BT Broadband’s free BTSport TV content, which was ruled “misleading” because it failed to sufficiently show that the cost of BTSport to Sky Digital (Satellite) customers would rise to £13.50 a month.

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6th January, 2015 (0 Comments)

The £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project in England, which is currently working with BTOpenreach to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of local premises by the end of March 2016, is tomorrow expected to approve a £5.2m+ Phase 2 extension that will push coverage to 97%.

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6th January, 2015 (23 Comments)

Residents of a new Bovis Homes development called Kingsmere, which is located adjacent to the busy market town of Bicester in Oxfordshire (England) and claims to be “well on its way to establishing itself as a new modern village“, have become so frustrated by the slow sub-2Mbps state of local BTOpenreach based broadband speeds that they’ve setup posters to warn potential buyers.

homeplug with passthrough

6th January, 2015 (14 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has started a new consultation that proposes to expand the remit of its existing wireless telegraphy legislation in order to tackle electronic devices that create “undue interference“, which among other things could target consumers that make use of bad Powerline Adapters (HomePlug) for their home computer networks.

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5th January, 2015 (6 Comments)

At least part of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) popular Internet-based NOW TV service, which offers a mix of premium TV, Sport and Movie content (including live channels) delivered via broadband, could vanish from BT and TalkTalk’s TV services unless the native YouView platform can be adapted to support live TV channel streaming.

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5th January, 2015 (18 Comments)

After years of planning, a new undersea fibre optic cable link called Arctic Fibre, which will run from Japan to the United Kingdom (15,700km) and deliver low latency (154ms) data speeds of 24Tbps (Terabits per second), has finally begun the slow process of construction.

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5th January, 2015 (25 Comments)

Choosing the right broadband ISP for your needs can sometimes seem a bit like swimming with sharks, you’re never quite sure which one will end up biting you first. The quality of customer support and Internet speeds that vary due to a variety of often opaque factors are also a big cause of frustration. But with a little luck our annual editors pick might help. IMPORTANT: This article has now been superseded by the new 2016 edition – The Best Broadband ISPs for 2016.

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3rd January, 2015 (13 Comments)

The roll-out of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on the English Channel Island of Jersey, which is being conducted by the state-owned JT Global (Jersey Telecom), looks to be under threat after the local government (States of Jersey) requested a £6m dividend from the Telco to help it plug a £31m budget deficit for 2014 (rising to £39m in 2015).

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2nd January, 2015 (12 Comments)

The past year has been all about technology and deployment, with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme dominating via its efforts to push BT’s 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service out to even more areas, but a lot more than that has happened. ISPreview.co.uk highlights some the key Internet technology, policy and anti-piracy developments of 2014 and predicts what might occur in 2015.

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