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ISP News Archives for March 2016

 
kc uk hull fttp installation

24th March, 2016 (4 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, KC (soon to become KCOM), has today announced another major boost to their on-going “Lightstream” fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) roll-out, which will now aim to cover 150,000 premises by December 2017.

bt superfast fibre van

24th March, 2016 (13 Comments)

The Government has today published its latest Q4 2015 uptake figures for their state aid supported roll-out of superfast (24Mbps+) capable “fibre broadband” services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are passing the key 20% threshold.

xln telecom isp logo 2015

24th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Business focused Internet provider XLN Telecom will today increase their monthly phone line rental charge from £15.45 to £16.95 +vat, but they’ve also partly compensated for this by cutting the price of their broadband and phone bundles with a new range of special discounts.

fast broadband uk

23rd March, 2016 (13 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched its official consultation on the proposal to introduce a new legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO), which would ensure that everybody could get a minimum broadband speed of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) by 2020.

mobile_phone_sim_cards

23rd March, 2016 (0 Comments)

As expected the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed a new Gaining Provider Led (GPL) solution as their “preferred option” to make switching Mobile Network Operator’s (O2, Three UK, EE or Vodafone etc.) easier for consumers.

united kingdom digital connectivity

23rd March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government has today re-announced published their ‘New National Infrastructure Delivery Plan‘, which highlights a commitment to invest over £100bn into UK infrastructure by 2020-21 (transport, housing, digital comms, energy etc.). But there’s not much new for broadband Internet connectivity.

vodafone uk broadband

23rd March, 2016 (1 Comment)

It’s fair to say that Vodafone’s return to the UK home broadband market has been a quiet one, much like their first failed attempt, and the plans to introduce a TV product alongside have yet to materialise. As such some may see the departure of Cindy Rose (Consumer Director) as a bad sign.

ee sim mobile broadband

23rd March, 2016 (4 Comments)

Customers with one of EE’s mobile data (Mobile Broadband) SIM’s, specifically those who have run out of data and need to buy a new top-up, may be struggling to do so due to a comically silly error that really should never happen.

bt openreach logo uk

22nd March, 2016 (9 Comments)

BTOpenreach has moved to “create incentives” for ISPs and their subscribers to change or trial a faster Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “fibre broadband” speed by launching a new special offer, which cuts the £11.25 Bandwidth Modification Charge to £0.

state of the internet - global broadband speed connectivity heatmap

22nd March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The latest Akamai State of the Internet Q4 2015 report has revealed that the UK’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 13.9Mbps (up from 13Mbps in Q3 2015), which compares with a global average of 5.6Mbps (up from 5.1Mbps in Q3). But despite this improvement the UK’s country ranking has dropped from 14th to 17th.

ethernet_network_cable_rj45

22nd March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK and Scottish Governments have today joined with the Highland Council to sign a new £315m City Region Deal for Inverness and its surrounding areas, which among other things has promised to create the “best digitally connected rural region in Europe.”

tpo_mobile_offer

22nd March, 2016 (6 Comments)

Mobile provider The People’s Operator (TPO Mobile), which piggybacks off EE’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, has launched its first UK 4G SIM-Only tariff that for just £6.99 a month will give subscribers 2GB of data, 600 minutes and unlimited texts (30 day contract).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

22nd March, 2016 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published the final outcome of its Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR2016), which has proposed changes that among other things would open up access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installs.

telephone warning uk

22nd March, 2016 (20 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, risks shunning smaller ISPs by proposing a significant shift in the broadband and phone market, which on the upside could mean an end to separate line rental charges and clearer pricing. But you’ll still pay for the line.

skyq

21st March, 2016 (17 Comments)

Happy Easter. Customers of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) TV packages will be unhappy to learn that the price they pay will be going up by between +£1 and £2 extra per month from 1st June 2016, with the Sky Complete bundle rising by an extra +£4.25.

satellite internet transmission dish

21st March, 2016 (3 Comments)

The CEO of ISP EuropaSat, Andrew Walwyn, has warned that the Government’s rural broadband subsidy scheme for meeting the 2Mbps Universal Service Commitment (USC) is suffering from low uptake because its “very complicated” and the subsidy (up to around £350) is too small.

kcom

21st March, 2016 (4 Comments)

The KCOM Group (formerly Kingston Communications), which owns Hull and East Yorkshire’s incumbent broadband provider KC and several other brands (Smart421, Eclipse Internet and Kcom), has begun informing customers of their decision to re-brand everything under the single name of just “KCOM“.

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