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ISP News Archives for November 2015

 
fibre optic cable storm

25th November, 2015 (2 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today confirmed that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is now live in the South Yorkshire (England) city of Sheffield, with two developments in the city centre being the first to benefit (Pearl Works and Mandale House).

banned from the internet cross

25th November, 2015 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has threatened to become one of the first Internet access providers to introduce a controversial network-level blocking system against website adverts, which has sparked a debate about the quality of advertising and raised questions over how far ISPs should intrude online.

police united kingdom

25th November, 2015 (2 Comments)

Police in South Wales have arrested a fifth person in connection with last month’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website (here) and interestingly the individual concerned was taken into custody on suspicion of blackmail.

plusnet uk

25th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

Internet provider Plusnet has today joined the Black Friday silliness (even though it’s Wednesday) by offering 12 months of free ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband service (£9.99 per month thereafter) and they’re throwing in £75 Cashback to sweeten the deal.

ee uk logo

24th November, 2015 (6 Comments)

Telecoms operator EE has quietly increased the standard price of their Phone Line Rental service, which is usually bundled alongside their Home Broadband packages, from £16.40 to £17.50 per month.

wireless radio spectrum mast

24th November, 2015 (6 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union and attendants of this year’s World Radiocommunication Conference have agreed to turn the 700MHz radio spectrum band (694-790MHz) into a global standard for Mobile Broadband, which supports Ofcom’s position in the United Kingdom.

wireless rural broadband field mast

24th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The first 12 homes have now been connected to a new “superfast” capable fixed wireless broadband network, which is fuelled by a grant of £152,000 and will soon cover around 250 premises in the Humbie, Fala and neighbouring areas in East Lothian and Midlothian (Scotland).

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

24th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

It’s not just slow broadband that can discourage people from buying a new home. A RootMetrics survey of 2,135 UK adults, which was conducted by YouGov during October 2015, suggests that having a good mobile signal (34%) is now more important than the quality of local schools (23%).

superfast_north_yorkshire

24th November, 2015 (6 Comments)

A new report predicts that the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016 and possibly 95% within a few years (details), could boost the local economy by £220m.

virgin media streetworks

24th November, 2015 (33 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed that customers of their recently launched Vivid 200Mbps broadband package (here) are seeing their average Internet download speeds at peak times drop to 130Mbps (October 2015 Data), which is below the previous top package tier of 152Mbps.

wales uk future

24th November, 2015 (4 Comments)

The National Assembly for Wales, specifically its Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has criticised the state aid fuelled Superfast Cymru project with BT for failing to provide full and clear information about the Welsh roll-out plan for “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

bt uk isp logo

24th November, 2015 (1 Comment)

BT has today prepared for Black Friday by cutting the price of both their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps broadband and 38Mbps BTInfinity packages, while also throwing in a prepaid MasterCard (worth £50 to £100), a £50 Love2shop voucher and reducing the BTSport Pack contract to just 30 days.

vodafone uk broadband

23rd November, 2015 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has expanded their Rural Open Sure Signal (Femtocell) technology to make 3G based Mobile Broadband and voice services available to two additional rural villages in Norfolk (England) – Croxton and Reepham. Existing coverage in Blakeney has also been extended

notspot INCA superfast broadband

23rd November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The row over Fibre GarDen’s (Digital Dales) failure to roll-out an ultrafast FTTP broadband network to the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Garsdale and Dentdale has deepened today after the project said that ITS Technology Group was likely to be of “breach of contract” over their gap funding deal.

sky broadband uk

23rd November, 2015 (1 Comment)

Sky will today join the “Black Friday” fun (even though it’s Monday) by offering their ‘up to’ 17Mbps Sky Broadband Unlimited package free for the first 12 months (£10 a month thereafter). Subscribers can also pick either a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, £100 M&S or Tesco voucher or £100 Prepaid MasterCard.

uk internet statistics

23rd November, 2015 (12 Comments)

The latest survey of 1,242 ISPreview.co.uk readers has revealed that the vast majority of respondents do know the estimated speed of their broadband Internet connection, yet 34.2% still claim not to be receiving what they’ve been promised.

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

21st November, 2015 (3 Comments)

Digitally isolated business estates or clusters in West Sussex (England) will soon have the option of applying to the new Digital Connectivity Grant Programme, which will help to cover up to 40% of the cost of getting connected to a superfast broadband service.

 Cheapest Superfast Broadband ISPs
  • Vodafone £22.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £22.00
    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Onestream £22.49 (*29.99)
    Avg. Speed 45Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Avg. Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.99 (*36.52)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £55 Reward Card
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