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ISP News Archives for March 2016

 
Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

4th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Security consultant Paul Moore, who only last year did a good job of exposing a number of lax security standards at major UK broadband ISPs (here), has caused Virgin Media to retrain some of their outsourced workers after the agents gave fundamentally poor advice.

jeremy_corbyn_mp

3rd March, 2016 (52 Comments)

The leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, has claimed that broadband connectivity in the United Kingdom is being held back by “government foot-dragging and ideological dithering,” which he suggests can only be improved by pushing more public money towards fibre optic services.

computer user

3rd March, 2016 (12 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1Gbps capable FTTP network to parts of 12 cities, has surveyed 3,000 UK residents and found that the average person spends 10.5 hours online a day (we assume that includes office work), while 24% also have “regular arguments” about poor broadband.

st_botolphs_church

3rd March, 2016 (12 Comments)

In an interesting development the MP for Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire, Matt Warman, has proposed to improve local superfast broadband connectivity by installing wireless kit on the top of St Botolph’s Church in central Boston. It’s a good idea, except others are already doing the same.

ab_internet_monmouthshire_wales_uk_coverage

2nd March, 2016 (8 Comments)

UK ISP AB Internet appears to have completed the deployment of its £847,650 state aid supported and 50Mbps capable hybrid fixed line and ‘line-of-sight’ wireless broadband network in the rural south Wales (UK) county of Monmouthshire.

plusnet uk

2nd March, 2016 (5 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet Business has today reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 18Mbps unlimited broadband package to £3.50 +vat per month for the first 12 month contract (£15 thereafter), but you still need to pay £12.50 per month for line rental on top or £10.50 on a 24 month term.

kc lightstream street cabinet

2nd March, 2016 (4 Comments)

Customers of Hull’s incumbent telecoms and broadband provider, KC (KCOM), are this morning still suffering from broadband connectivity problems after a fault began plaguing the network at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.

fibre optic cables eclipse

2nd March, 2016 (39 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has gained first-stage approval (“consent“) for a new set of international Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband standards, which can support both 40Gbps speeds (NG-PON2) and symmetrical 10Gbps speeds (XGS-PON).

internet uk spying and monitoring

1st March, 2016 (9 Comments)

After receiving strong criticism from three major reports, the Government has today appeared to rush out a revised draft of their controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which hopes to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a much bigger slice of your online activity.

satellite internet transmission dish

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has launched its new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy‘ (PDF) consultation, which among other things aims to enable growth in broadband communications provided via Satellite to hard to reach locations on land (rural areas), ships and aircraft.

wireless mobile mast

1st March, 2016 (10 Comments)

Vigilant Global and New Line Networks (NLN) have proposed to build two new 1,000ft (304 metres) tall and 3 metre wide towers in the South Thanet area of Kent (England) in order to make large financial trades fractionally faster, but they could also be used to improve local broadband connectivity.

wessex_internet_2016

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions) has confirmed that their hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, which operates in North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset (England), is now an approved supplier for the £60m “2Mbps for all” rural broadband subsidy (USC).

wireless radio spectrum mast

1st March, 2016 (7 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) provider Airband has officially submitted planning applications for a staggering 120 new “transmitter” (transceiver) stations, which will be used to spread superfast broadband across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

document_signing_broadband_uk

1st March, 2016 (5 Comments)

One of the biggest consumer frustrations with signing up to any new broadband, phone or other service is the mass of small print and complicated contract terms that sit in the way, which most of us probably skip or at least skim through. But now the Government want to tackle this.

road_works_broadband_uk_street

1st March, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council in Essex (England) has become the latest to call on local property developers to consider the need for faster “direct fibre” broadband connectivity when seeking planning permission for new builds, although it’s not an enforced requirement.

fair_isle_scotland

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Residents of the tiny Fair Isle community, which sits around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands (Northern Scotland), look set to benefit from faster Internet connectivity after Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) awarded a grant of £247,000 to the area.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

1st March, 2016 (10 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has finally gone on record to confirm that their £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was set-up to improve mobile phone network coverage in areas where there is currently none, has failed.

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