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sky broadband uk

16th March, 2016 (1 Comment)

A complaint by BT has caused the Advertising Standards Authority to ban a May 2015 press advert for Sky Broadband’s up to 38Mbps Sky Fibre (FTTC) service, which was found to have misleadingly claimed that it offered the “Fastest peak time speeds measured by Ofcom.”

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

15th March, 2016 (12 Comments)

The regulator has published an “econometric analysis” of the effect of disruptive firms (e.g. Three UK) on mobile pricing, which among other things suggests that the proposed £10.25bn merger between Three UK and O2 could result in consumer prices going up by between 17.2% and 20.5% on average.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

15th March, 2016 (2 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has turned a veiled criticism of Lancashire’s (England) Broadband Delivery UK programme (Superfast Lancashire) into some welcome praise for the alternative and community-built B4RN (Broadband 4 the Rural North) project.

scotland uk regions map

15th March, 2016 (1 Comment)

The £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project has today announced the achievement of their first contract target, which means that 85% of homes and businesses in the country can now access a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connection.

europe digital agenda

15th March, 2016 (2 Comments)

The cost of making calls, sending text messages and going online via your Smartphone’s Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) connection when in Europe could rise if the United Kingdom votes to leave the EU later this year, claims a new report from Deloitte and ABTA – The Travel Association.

wireless_mobile_network_operator_uk_mast

15th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

RootMetrics have put together a general report of all their mobile network testing for the past few months and revealed their pick of the top 16 cities (Larger Urban Zones) in the UK for mobile network performance, which saw Manchester top the table and Hull hit bottom. But caveats remain.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

15th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which among other things aims to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of your online activity and to then share it with the security services, will today receive its second reading and the battle lines have already been firmly drawn.

sky broadband uk

14th March, 2016 (2 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband can now take the ISPs superfast (up to 38Mbps) Sky Fibre Unlimited FTTC service for £10 a month for the first 6 months (£20 thereafter) and they’ve also added in a £100 M&S shopping e-Voucher. As usual line rental is also still payable on top at £17.40 per month.

wispire_cantley_network

14th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Norfolk focused ISP WiSpire, which works alongside the Diocese of Norwich to offer faster wireless broadband services to isolated parts of the English county, has installed new transmitter kit in the village of Cantley that will deliver speeds of up to 30Mbps within a 16km radius.

Scotland "superfast broadband" coverage map q1 2016

14th March, 2016 (12 Comments)

The Highlands Council has agreed to commence a mapping exercise that aims to identify the remaining “not spots” in superfast broadband cover, which is to be accompanied by a workshop event next month to debate the issue. It’s hoped this will help to establish a clear plan for boosting coverage.

fttp_home_installation_bt_openreach

12th March, 2016 (11 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that homes and businesses in Cornwall (England), specifically those that order a 330Mbps capable ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband connection, will continue to benefit from a sizeable discount on Excess Construction Charges (ECC).

sky broadband uk

11th March, 2016 (37 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband in South London have been starved of funny cat videos for the past hour after a vital underground fibre optic cable broke and knocked out both local Internet and phone (Sky Talk) services.

wireless mobile mast

11th March, 2016 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today launched a new consultation on their plan to re-purpose 25MHz of spectrum in the 700MHz band, which is currently used by Digital Terrestrial TV services, and make it available for use by Mobile Broadband (4G and possibly 5G) in time for Q2 2020.

quickline_wireless_coverage_lincolnshire_uk

11th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Quickline has confirmed that they’ve completed the roll-out of their alternative 50Mbps capable superfast wireless broadband network in northern Lincolnshire (East England), which is being funded by £2m of state aid from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project.

talktalk uk isp

10th March, 2016 (4 Comments)

Users of TalkTalk’s broadband based TV bundles are being offered a “taster week” of free access to the History Channel, which runs from 14th to 21st March 2016. On top of that the ISP has also reiterated their commitment to security in the wake of several recent scams and cyber-attacks.

gfast_underground_distribution_node

10th March, 2016 (30 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today announced an expansion of their “ultrafast fibre” broadband plans in the United Kingdom, which will see a pilot of 330-500Mbps capable G.fast technology going live with 25,000 premises in Cambridgeshire and Kent, as well as a new 1Gbps business FTTP pilot in Bradford.

ee uk logo

10th March, 2016 (1 Comment)

Customers of EE have vented frustration at the mobile network and home broadband provider after some claimed to have been left without access to their Wanadoo, Orange webmail and fsmail email accounts for almost two days.

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