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broadband funded by uk government

26th January, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government has launched a consultation to help it decide upon a new procurement approach for future state aid supported broadband deployment projects under the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is unable to sign new contracts until an agreement can be reached.

broadband internet speed speedometer

26th January, 2016 (1 Comment)

The national UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today introduced a new Voluntary Code of Practice that has been specifically designed to help give UK businesses more accurate and reliable information on the broadband speeds they should receive from ISPs.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

26th January, 2016 (1 Comment)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is now starting to go live across several large buildings in Reading (Berkshire, England).

wifi internet security

26th January, 2016 (11 Comments)

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted that “at least” 1 in 3 home broadband routers will be used as Public WiFi hotspots by 2017 (BT Broadband subscribers already have this feature on their HomeHub), with ISPs increasingly using their subscribers as vessels to spread WiFi connectivity.

fttc uk broadband cabinets

25th January, 2016 (39 Comments)

Residents and local businesses in the Cheshire (England) village of Ollerton, which sits just 2 miles south of Knutsford and is home to over 330 people, have clubbed together in order to pay BTOpenreach some £35,000 so as to get a working “fibre broadband” connection installed.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

25th January, 2016 (16 Comments)

As first confirmed last year, cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has this morning announced the official launch of their new ultrafast 300Mbps broadband package for small businesses, although residential customers may have to wait a little longer to match it.

uk region map

25th January, 2016 (15 Comments)

At the end of last year the Government announced that their Broadband Delivery UK project with BT had so far managed to expand the availability of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) capable lines to 3.5 million premises (here), but we now know that this figure is closer to 4 million when you include sub-24Mbps premises.

bt people uk map

23rd January, 2016 (101 Comments)

The Government itself might still have big doubts about the merits of splitting BT from control of their national phone and broadband network (Openreach), but a new report backed by 121 cross-party MPs has supported separation to boost performance and competition in the UK telecoms market.


23rd January, 2016 (2 Comments)

Internet providers from across the United Kingdom have today given a deeply divided reaction to the recent proposals from Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority, which among other things could soon force providers to combine the cost of broadband and line rental (phone) into a single price.

plusnet uk

22nd January, 2016 (5 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has today slashed the cost of their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable unlimited broadband package by offering it at just £5 +vat per month for the first 24 months of service (£13 thereafter), which must of course be bundled with Line Rental from £10.50 a month.

bt openreach engineer cable duct manhole uk

22nd January, 2016 (2 Comments)

The £29.75m Connecting Cambridgeshire project in England, which aimed to make BT’s superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by the end of 2015 (98% for the raw “fibre broadband” footprint), has today officially completed its target.

money lock

22nd January, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has today called on Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to give their customers the ability to set monthly caps for their bills in order to avoid getting into debt (similar to the way credit card companies impose a limit).

broken uk internet connection and running man

21st January, 2016 (14 Comments)

The next set of financial results from TalkTalk aren’t due until 2nd February 2016, but that hasn’t stopped a new Kantar Worldpanel report from predicting that the ISP may have lost up to 7% (200,000 – 300,000) of its broadband base in the final quarter of 2015 after last October’s Cyber-Attack.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

21st January, 2016 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has this afternoon informed the market that up to 900 jobs could be lost as part of a structural shake-up and the most likely staff to be affected are those working in customer service roles, which might result in lower end-user satisfaction.

router home broadband hardware

21st January, 2016 (12 Comments)

Question, who makes the best wireless broadband routers for managing your home Internet connection? According to a recent J.D. Power survey of customer satisfaction the answer is ASUS, which gained top marks (838 on a 1,000 point scale). The lowest rated was Netgear.


21st January, 2016 (0 Comments)

At present new customers of BT’s Broadband or BTMobile packages can already get the free BTSport Lite TV content, but now they’re also offering a 3 month free trial of the premium BTSport Pack service (normally £5 a month). Plus new customers will also get a prepaid Mastercard worth £75 or £125.

uk advertising standards authority

21st January, 2016 (16 Comments)

A new joint study from Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that the current approach to broadband price advertising is “likely to mislead” and as a result UK ISPs will, from 30th May 2016, be forced to adapt their approach. But the new approach may create some problems of its own.

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