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15th Apr 2015 (3 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat party has today published their Manifesto for the coming 2015 General Election and it will come as little surprise to find that their approach to broadband connectivity is largely a mirror for the current Broadband Delivery UK programme, which as a party of Government they had a hand in creating.

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14th Apr 2015 (3 Comments)

The latest Point Topic statistics reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached 714 million at the end of last year, although the level of growth has continued to decline for three consecutive quarters. A huge surge in the uptake of ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) lines has been the only real positive.

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14th Apr 2015 (2 Comments)

A tearful 8 year old boy, Scott Burnett, from the remote Scottish hamlet of Clola in Buchan (Aberdeenshire) has written an emotional letter to BT in the hope that the operator might find a way to improve the local broadband provision. “Everyone in my school has broadband and I don’t“, said Scott.

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14th Apr 2015 (4 Comments)

The UK Conservative Party have today joined Labour and the Greens to publish their Manifesto for the 2015 General Election, although you won’t find many surprises inside because, as the dominant party of Government, their policy towards broadband will naturally follow the existing Broadband Delivery UK programme.

green party uk

14th Apr 2015 (7 Comments)

The Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have already given us a glimpse of their respective approaches towards improving national broadband connectivity across the United Kingdom (here) and today it’s the turn of the Green Party, which sees BT as the key to fixing the country’s broadband slowspots and notspots.

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13th Apr 2015 (19 Comments)

The Bromley Borough Council in London is reportedly struggling to match an allocation of funding from the central UK Government, which could have otherwise been used to help expand the coverage of superfast broadband to residents of the rural Downe village, as well as Cudham, Keston and Chelsfield.

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13th Apr 2015 (6 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project in the West Midlands (England), which also includes Stoke-on-Trent, has just signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) and it should bring “fibre broadband” to even more areas.

origin broadband uk isp

13th Apr 2015 (6 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband has today launched a new website specifically for its business customers (business.originbroadband.com) and in order to entice new subscribers they’re offering “Completely FREE fibre broadband” (up to 76Mbps FTTC) with “Free line rental” for the first 12 months of service (£30 per month thereafter).

openreach fibre broadband is coming

13th Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently working with BT to make superfast broadband speeds available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England) by the end of 2015, has signed an extended Broadband Delivery UK contract that should push the coverage up to around 95% by the end of 2017.

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13th Apr 2015 (13 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,725 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that the quality of the router that big broadband ISPs bundle with their Internet access packages does have an impact on whether consumers choose a particular provider, with 36.9% saying it was important to their choice. But most would also like more choice.


11th Apr 2015 (12 Comments)

The May 2015 General Election is fast approaching and as a result we’ve been keen to canvas all of the major and some minor political parties in order to find out what they would do differently in terms of improving the national broadband connectivity landscape post-election. Today it’s the turn of the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats.

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10th Apr 2015 (20 Comments)

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a growing number of Virgin Media customers report a range of unusually high speedtests, which appear to lend additional support to the widely rumoured introduction of a new top 300Mbps download speed tier.


10th Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

Nokia Networks and National Instruments (NI) have demonstrated a future 5G technology that can deliver peak rate Mobile Broadband data speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second), but as usual there’s a catch in the choice of frequency band.

sky broadband uk

10th Apr 2015 (5 Comments)

The past couple of years have seen all of the major consumer broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom remain fairly silent on the impending need to support the “new” IPv6 Internet addressing standard. But now one of the biggest providers, Sky Broadband, is finally preparing to take the matter seriously by initiating its first customer trials.

zen internet uk isp

9th Apr 2015 (15 Comments)

Customers of Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet are being warned to expect a rise in the cost of their broadband packages from 1st July 2015, which will hit only a few months after their last December 2014 price rise (details) on the cost of phone line rental. But it will only impact some subscribers.

plusnet uk

9th Apr 2015 (7 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet has reintroduced their 12 months free unlimited broadband (up to 17Mbps) promotion (normally £9.99 per month) and added an extra offer of £50 cashback to the deal.


9th Apr 2015 (20 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire (England), KC, has announced the launch of several new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “Lightstream” fibre optic broadband packages for businesses, with download speed options of 250Mbps, 500Mbps, 750Mbps and 1000Mbps.

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