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ISP News Archives for December 2015

 
pile of pounds sterling currency

31st December, 2015 (23 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has announced a series of line rental, local loop unbundling (LLU), electricity and engineering related price changes that will be introduced from 1st April 2016. Thankfully most of the adjustments are reductions.

download internet data traffic

31st December, 2015 (14 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media reports that the average household in the United Kingdom had five different Internet-enabled gadgets connected to their broadband network on Christmas day, which peaked at 10pm and the majority of devices were identified as being Smartphones connected via WiFi.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

31st December, 2015 (0 Comments)

The endless debate over whether or not the national UK telecoms regulator will separate BT from control of Openreach has introduced another twist after it was revealed that Ofcom are attempting to lure Ben Verwaayen in for a directorship position on their board.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

31st December, 2015 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media continues to hold the top spot in Netflix’s latest UK ISP Speed Index, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers; but it doesn’t mean much.

telephone warning uk

30th December, 2015 (21 Comments)

Home phone lines aren’t as popular as they once were, with consumers increasingly turning to mobile and VoIP (e.g. Skype) alternatives. At the same time ISPs have been gutting free voice call options from related broadband bundles and yet despite all of this the price of line rental continues to soar.

bt openreach logo uk

29th December, 2015 (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and manages access to BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, has reportedly scrubbed a proposal from its new Charter that would have allowed consumers to contact them directly. Apparently a number of ISPs complained, but BT probably won’t be too upset.

rural homes bt openreach engineer

29th December, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Northern Lincs Broadband project in England, which has already helped to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 92.5% of local premises, has revealed the first tentative roll-out plan for the second contract that will cover an additional 4,000 – 5,000 properties.

andrews and arnold uk isp

29th December, 2015 (25 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has furnished us with the first details of their new ‘up to’ 80Mbps FTTC (VDSL2) based Home::1T broadband package, which gives subscribers a soft monthly data allowance of 1 TeraByte (1000 GigaBytes) and also includes line rental into a single price.

advertising broadband uk investigation

29th December, 2015 (2 Comments)

Some broadband ISPs are worse than others when it comes to “misleading” promotions of their services. So, as we prepare to bid farewell to another year, ISPreview.co.uk takes a quick look back over the past 12 months to see which providers suffered the most bans for bad advertising.

united kingdom broadband connectivity

27th December, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is primarily working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18, has officially helped to cover an additional 3.5 million homes and businesses.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

27th December, 2015 (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has suffered a small bit of mild comical embarrassment after one of the randomly generated WiFi passwords for their SuperHub routers gave one elderly home owner a rather silly network key of (NSFW)..

solway_emergency_broadband

27th December, 2015 (0 Comments)

Cumbria-based ISP Solway Communications has moved to help at least some of those affected by the recent floods in Carlisle by installing a free superfast wireless broadband network for the Warwick Road area. On top of that it will be completely free of charge for at least the next 3 months.

internet_download_and_upload_uk_speedtest_arrows

27th December, 2015 (13 Comments)

We take a quick look back over the past year to see how much the national UK fixed line Home Broadband and Mobile providers have improved in terms of Internet connection speed. Unsurprisingly Virgin Media and EE Mobile remain top of their respective categories, but that’s only part of the picture.

happy_christmas

24th December, 2015 (3 Comments)

Ho ho ho it’s that time of year again, Christmas once more. Festivities galore. As usual we’ll be joining millions of others by taking a few days break to gobble turkey, “sip” a little brandy and maybe suffer one of those infuriating shopping queues with repetitive “festive” songs.

uk farmer john and dog george

24th December, 2015 (16 Comments)

The National Farmers Union (NFU), which supports around 55,000 members across the United Kingdom, has criticised the Government’s new Satellite broadband subsidy scheme. The organisation warns that the solution “does not work that well for everyone” and might struggle to meet its targets.

advertising broadband uk investigation

23rd December, 2015 (9 Comments)

Once again the Citizens Advice agency has claimed that “misleading adverts” for home broadband packages are making it “too difficult” for consumers to work out which promotion is the cheapest. But their proposed fix of forcing ISPs to include line rental into a single price could create new problems.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

23rd December, 2015 (10 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today become the latest to launch a new batch of discounts for Christmas, which are being headlined by the offers of 18 months free unlimited broadband (up to 17Mbps) or 12 months free unlimited “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (up to 38Mbps FTTC).

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  8. Statistics (1058)
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  12. Ofcom Regulation (893)
  13. Wireless Internet (875)
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