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30th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

The KCOM Group, which owns UK ISP Eclipse Internet and Hull-focused communications provider KC in East Yorkshire (England), has announced that some of their national network infrastructure assets could soon be sold off.

30th Nov 2015 (4 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has ruled that they have “reasonable grounds” for believing that BT contravened 13A.8 and 8A.8 of their Significant Market Power (SMP) conditions, which means that the operator has not provided all of the information that it is required to supply.

30th Nov 2015 (4 Comments)

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will today pledge to further improve consumer switching between providers and to investigate whether home broadband ISPs are hiding the true cost of their services, such as via confusing discounts and or line rental charges etc.

30th Nov 2015 (2 Comments)

The Greater Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK has today announced that their hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network is being expanded to cater for businesses in the town of Wigan.

30th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

A new study from the RAC Foundation has revealed that almost 4,600 miles of British roads, about 2% the length of Britain’s entire road network, are not covered by any mobile phone network and this includes some big stretches of key roads (e.g. the A93 in Scotland and A149 in East Anglia).

30th Nov 2015 (15 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has called on the European Commission to help stop any future allocations of state aid going towards BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” network expansion, which they fear would create an “unacceptable risk of overbuild of existing networks.”

30th Nov 2015 (8 Comments)

The Wholesale Manager of Independent Fibre Networks Ltd. (IFNL), Graeme Scott, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our latest interview that “all new homes” should benefit from a “21st Century fibre solution and not a 19th Century copper connection” as is currently installed in most UK homes.

27th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

The CMO of UKB Networks, Will Harnden, has moved to reassure North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) locals that their plan to roll-out superfast broadband in the area, using a fixed wireless network, is ultimately just a stepping stone to the deployment of fixed line “fibre” connectivity. Maybe.

27th Nov 2015 (7 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1000Mbps capable broadband network to homes and businesses in 12 of the United Kingdom’s major cities, will this morning introduce a temporary Black Friday sale of their packages that should run until Monday.

26th Nov 2015 (43 Comments)

The Superfast Essex scheme in England, which is working to extend the availability of BT’s “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 95% of the county by mid-2019, has become the latest to confirm that clawback will result in £1.9m being returned to help further boost coverage.

26th Nov 2015 (2 Comments)

The weight of the Government’s controversial new Internet Snooping legislation (Investigatory Powers Bill) will not fall on the shoulders of the market’s smallest broadband providers, but even if it did they wouldn’t be able to tell you about it because the biggest ISPs want them all gagged.

26th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

Network developer Cityfibre, which is currently rolling out ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across a growing number of UK cities, has announced that Glasgow in Scotland will become the next to benefit from early in 2016.

26th Nov 2015 (3 Comments)

A third £5.58m state aid supported contract has been signed with BTOpenreach this week for the county of Oxfordshire (England), which will extend the local availability of superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to an extra 4,600 homes and business.

26th Nov 2015 (4 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk will today join the “Black Friday” bandwagon by slashing the cost of their standard Phone Line Rental to £8.85 per month for 12 months (£17.70 thereafter), which is in addition to all of their existing discounts on fixed line home broadband and TV bundles.

25th Nov 2015 (19 Comments)

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, George Osborne, has today given his Autumn Statement 2015 (Spending Review) and unfortunately there wasn’t much in terms of new support for broadband and mobile infrastructure, but we did get word of a new investment fund for alternative network ISPs.

25th Nov 2015 (4 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but the new Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology, which can turn LED (Light-Emitting Diode) based home and office lighting or display systems into a sophisticated wireless communications network like WiFi, has finally started to reach the commercial pilot phase.

25th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

Network infrastructure developer SSE Telecoms has started Phase 2 of their ‘Project Edge’ network expansion, which should make their up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “enterprise-class” fibre optic network available to more businesses across the United Kingdom.

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