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ISP News Archives for April 2015

 
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8th Apr 2015 (12 Comments)

Consumers are extremely sensitive to price and many base their choice of ISP on what they save in comparison to an existing package. But often the headline special offers won’t give you the full picture and as a result you could end up paying more than expected. We take a closer look at the price you pay for the “cheapest” packages.

openreach bt cable duct manhole

7th Apr 2015 (36 Comments)

The Lancashire County Council has once again picked BT to help extend the coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds from the current target of 97% (end of 2015) to 99% by around 2017, which will be conducted as part of the Government’s BDUK based Superfast Extension Programme.

fibre optic cables from above

7th Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that the first five apartment blocks to receive their symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) network in the city of Liverpool have now gone live and a further 16 developments are also undergoing installation work.

ee sim mobile broadband

7th Apr 2015 (14 Comments)

EE has beaten Vodafone to the punch by becoming the first primary Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom to launch a practically seamless WiFi calling service, which means that customers who can’t get a good cell signal can still make calls.. so long as there’s a usable WiFi network nearby.

7th Apr 2015 (5 Comments)

Sigh, it happened again, I was in the middle of streaming a movie over the home WiFi network while simultaneously making toast in the kitchen, and suddenly it stopped. Moments later a little icon pops up to torment me with the news, “Internet Connection Lost!“, it exclaims while clearly oblivious to my snorting sounds of frustration. Where did it go? Who took my Internet? And if its lost, how can I find it again?

bt openreach show van

6th Apr 2015 (21 Comments)

It’s well known that significant cable damage in rural areas can sometimes take significantly longer for BTOpenreach’s engineers to fix than in busy urban locations, where more people will feel the pain. Sadly this appears to be the case for 40 homes in the village of Wonersh, but the bigger issue is now one of compensation.

banned from the internet cross

4th Apr 2015 (14 Comments)

The Conservative Party has revived a proposal to introduce strict age verification checks on adult Internet content, particularly pornographic websites, if they win the coming General Election. But making a workable solution won’t be easy.

london uk broadband internet city

4th Apr 2015 (18 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme recently confirmed that grants worth between £100 and £3,000 had been issued to 14,000 SME businesses to help them install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection. But how do the figures break down by each individual city and where are the vouchers most popular? Here’s the answer.

mobile broadband uk

3rd Apr 2015 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has released its second study into the national performance of Mobile Broadband services. The results show that the average mobile Internet download speed had shrunk slightly since last year’s study, with 4G networks delivering 14.7Mbps (down from 15.1Mbps) and 3G doing 5.9Mbps (down from 6.1Mbps).

happy_easter_dark_bunny

3rd Apr 2015 (2 Comments)

Apparently it’s bad form, perhaps even borderline politically incorrect, to wish our readers a Happy Easter because somebody somewhere might possibly be offended by it. We can only assume that this relates to the huge chocolate and rabbit related overtones of the national UK holiday, as nefarious as they are, rather than any minor issues of religion 😉 .

m2_bradley_5g_mobile_broadband_odd_mix

3rd Apr 2015 (7 Comments)

Let’s get something straight, the next generation of 5G mobile technology probably won’t bring about world peace, fix famine, cure cancer or save that baby from a burning building; at least not literally. It’s a telecoms network upgrade, not superman. But in listening to some of the politicians speak you’d be forgiven for thinking that it could perform miracles.

luminet

2nd Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

Internet and communications provider Urban Wimax has rebranded to Luminet following their recent acquisition of Vital Group and a fresh investment of £2.15 million into new technology infrastructure, which is supported by Santander’s Breakthrough programme.

internet download and upload speed arrows

2nd Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

The first quarter of 2015 has seen the average Internet download speed for the largest seven national home broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom crawl up from 24Mbps at the end of 2014 to 24.72Mbps now, while the average for the country’s primary Mobile Broadband operators reached 14.42Mbps (up from 11.71Mbps in Q4 2014).

2nd Apr 2015 (4 Comments)

Getting the data size or Internet transfer speed measurement for Megabits and MegaBytes or Gigabits and GigaBytes back to front is an easy mistake, albeit one that seems to have become increasingly common. But it’s also an error that gives an entirely different meaning to what you’re trying to say, so why do so many organisations and people get it wrong?

talktalk uk isp

1st Apr 2015 (26 Comments)

Dido Harding, the boss of budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk, has told an event held by The&Partnership that she reads emails from customers every day and admits that “they’re awful … I view them as doing my daily prayers.”

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

1st Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

The North and North East Lincolnshire council in East England has now officially signed a second Superfast Extension Programme contract with BT to bring the operators “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to even more premises.

internet_and_multimedia_uk

1st Apr 2015 (14 Comments)

At present you generally need a stable 25Mbps broadband connection to run a single 4K (Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution) quality Internet video stream via Netflix (although the actual streams usually vary from 12-16Mbps) and some rival services, although the new V-Nova technology is promising to make three 4K streams fit down the same connection.

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