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ISP News Archives for August 2015

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

28th August, 2015 (26 Comments)

A new survey of 3,000 Brits commissioned by Hyperoptic, which is deploying “hyperfast” (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband services around a number of UK cities, has claimed that people would spend 8% (+£14,000) more on a new home if it came with a 100Mbps+ connection.

plusnet uk

28th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

Customers of PlusNet can finally regain access to the ISPs website, webmail and members centre services again after they were restored this morning following an unspecified failure that began yesterday afternoon.

talktalk uk isp

27th August, 2015 (7 Comments)

It’s not been long since TalkTalk announced their last batch of price rises in April 2015 (here) and the bad news is that they’ve today hit customers with a second hike, which will take the standard price of their entry-level broadband package from £5 to £7.50 a month and push line rental from £16.70 to £17.70.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

26th August, 2015 (10 Comments)

UK ISP Gigaclear, which recently won the contract to ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire (England) are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband by the end of 2017, has announced that Seven Springs in Cockleford will be the first to benefit.


26th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone have each secured a 20MHz slice of the 1.4GHz radio spectrum band (L-Band 1452-1492MHz) from Qualcomm, which the operators say could be used to help deliver 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband speeds that are “up to three times faster” than today’s.

now tv bskyb uk

26th August, 2015 (8 Comments)

Sky’s popular broadband-based NOW TV service, which among other things offers live streaming access and catch-up content for some of the media giants top TV channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), is now offering a 30 day free trial of its Sky Movies pass content (£9.99 a month thereafter).

Cityfibre's Hull UK fibre optic broadband network map

26th August, 2015 (1 Comment)

A new map has been revealed that for the first time depicts exactly where Cityfibre’s new ultrafast 62km long fibre optic (FTTP) network is being deployed in the East Yorkshire (England) city of Hull.

computer keyboard and mouse user

26th August, 2015 (4 Comments)

A new survey of 1,141 small and medium sized business bosses, which was conducted by the Daisy Group, has found that a staggering 92% have virtually no understanding of data centres, while 75% have no clue about VoIP and 44% are puzzled by “fibre broadband” (ISPs sometimes get that one wrong too).


26th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

Belfast-based Rainbow Communications, which last year gobbled 10,000 of UTV Connect’s residential and business Internet access subscribers for an undisclosed sum (here), has recently signed a new multi-million pound deal with BTWholesale for the supply of managed broadband and phone services.

young openreach bt fibre optic engineer

25th August, 2015 (10 Comments)

The state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which is primarily working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the United Kingdom, has now published its latest take-up figures to the end of June 2015 and more councils have now passed the crucial 20% threshold.

three uk mobile broadband

25th August, 2015 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has added a new option to their Mobile Broadband plans, which gives you 40GB (GigaBytes) of data to use for the not insignificant price of £45 per month, although this is still double the previous top allowance of 20GB (from £21-23 per month).


25th August, 2015 (41 Comments)

As expected BT has confirmed that their first large-scale (2,000 premises) live customer trial of future G.fast broadband technology (ITU G.9701), which will initially offer Internet speeds of up to 330Mbps (rising to 500Mbps in the future), have begun in the market town of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire).

bt openreach logo uk

24th August, 2015 (6 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that the new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) variant of their point-to-point Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) data connectivity product for ISPs is now exiting the pilot phase and will soon be available to order from 21st September 2015.

Gigaclear's fttp broadband for fastershire in gloucestershire uk

24th August, 2015 (6 Comments)

The Fastershire project has today published a raw roll-out plan for the recently signed £10m deal with fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which will ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband connectivity.

scotland map

24th August, 2015 (4 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today opened a new £9m Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) to applications, which will offer grants to help support community-led broadband projects in hard-to-reach areas.

labour political party uk

24th August, 2015 (1 Comment)

The Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Secretary, Chris Bryant MP, has joined the debate over Ofcom’s strategic review of the United Kingdom’s digital communications market and come down on the side of those who want to see the regulator split BT from their network access division, Openreach.

Television iptv video streaming uk

24th August, 2015 (6 Comments)

The battle over who controls the rights to premium live TV sports content in the United Kingdom has continued today after BT announced that they had outbid Sky (Sky Broadband) to secure the exclusive broadcast rights for the Ashes series in Australia from 2016 to 2021.

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