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virgin media fibre optic laying with tom mockridge

29th February, 2016 (8 Comments)

Cable TV and ultrafast broadband provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has launched a new “Supercharging Local Communities” initiative, which is simply another way of encouraging people and communities to register their interest in potentially being covered by the operators £3bn network expansion.

bt openreach big van

29th February, 2016 (24 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that their ‘Community Fibre Partnerships‘, which involve working with residents of isolated communities in order to upgrade their local connectivity, will soon have brought “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to an extra 25,000 UK homes and businesses.


29th February, 2016 (11 Comments)

Customers of BT and Sky Broadband, specifically those that have been buying and selling products via the popular eBay UK website, appear to be complaining about problems when using and accessing the auction service.


29th February, 2016 (39 Comments)

Not an iceberg’s chance in hell. The Institute of Directors, which represents around 35,000 business leaders and directors, has called on the Government to go beyond their current ambition to deliver a Universal Service Obligation of 10Mbps broadband for all by 2020 and take us to 10,000Mbps by 2030.

5g uk mobile broadband

29th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

The Confederation of British Industry has called on the UK Government to give the new Infrastructure Commission “strong teeth” so that it can overcome political obstacles and focus on long-term planning to facilitate the roll-out of future 5G mobile broadband and other improvements.


28th February, 2016 (22 Comments)

One of the key changes in last week’s Strategic Review, which saw Ofcom move to increase the separation between BT and the division responsible for its UK phone and broadband network (Openreach), was the proposal to introduce a new wholesale Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution to help ISPs build alternative networks.

virgin media engineer street works

26th February, 2016 (49 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has announced that 2,000 businesses in 250 buildings in the city of Birmingham (England) will soon be able to receive “equal upload download speeds of 100Mbps” thanks to their on-going network expansion.

zen internet uk isp

26th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has been ranked 56th in the 2016 Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Companies, which ranks firms by the happiness and motivation of their workforce.

europe countries

26th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

The European Commission has published their 2016 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which sees the United Kingdom’s country ranking for mobile and fixed line broadband connectivity fall from 4th to 6th place; mostly because other countries are improving at a faster pace.

internet law uk

25th February, 2016 (10 Comments)

Several major broadband ISPs including BT, Sky Broadband, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will in April go to the Court of Appeal (London) in order to argue against a 2014 ruling by the High Court, which extended court ordered website blocks to include sites that sell counterfeit goods (abuse of Trade Mark).

openreach uk telecoms engineer with back turned

25th February, 2016 (72 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published its preliminary proposals as part of a major Strategic Review of the United Kingdom’s Digital Communications market, but the big news is they’ve decided NOT to completely split BT from its national broadband and phone network (Openreach).

network connections

24th February, 2016 (33 Comments)

The UK Government Departments for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have today jointly launched a new review that aims to specifically look at increasing the level of “affordable and high quality fibre broadband” available to businesses.


24th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

The city and county of Swansea (Wales) has today proposed a new £500m City Deal to the Government that could improve local health, business, energy and broadband services, not least by supporting a new transatlantic fibre optic cable with North America.

its technology group

24th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group has made their growing collection of “ultrafast fibre networks“, which are spread out in various locations across the United Kingdom, available to partners as part of a wholesale solution and on a 45 day lead time for service.

plusnet uk

24th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Plusnet has extended their 12 months free unlimited broadband (up to 17Mbps) promotion for new subscribers to last for a total of 18 months (£9.99 per month thereafter), although you still have to pay the usual line rental charge on top of that.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

24th February, 2016 (40 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has made a final plea ahead of tomorrow’s Strategic Review outcome and informed the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona (Spain) that he would “significantly” increase investment (£1bn+) in order to further improve national broadband connectivity.

openreach bt fttc broadband modem

23rd February, 2016 (15 Comments)

Shropshire-based communications provider Entanet has today warned of the “potential for confusion and misunderstandings” when BTOpenreach finally withdraws its VDSL Modem from their own FTTC “fibre broadband” installation service at the end of March 2016.

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