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ISP News Archives for May 2016

 
vodafone_mini_base_station_in_london

31st May, 2016 (2 Comments)

A joint roll-out of Vodafone and Ericsson’s new portable mini base-station radio units (Ericsson Radio System), which are about half the size and weight of a standard radio unit that would usually need to be craned up a building, is being used to boost 4G mobile signals and data speeds around London.

bt_openreach_fttc_street_cabinet_engineer_installation

31st May, 2016 (29 Comments)

Computer says “NO!“. Sometimes finding out whether or not you can order an FTTC based “fibre broadband” service on BTOpenreach’s national UK network is harder than it should be. ISPreview.co.uk takes a look at some of the most common issues that might occur when checking for service availability.

fibre topic cable red fiberevolution.com

30th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which are already deploying their ultrafast 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) broadband network into 13 cities across the United Kingdom, have confirmed that they will be adding seven new “hyper-cities” to that list.

maintenance

29th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

Readers who visit our UK ISP Listings database may notice that we’ve changed the way in which fixed line broadband providers are organised and priced so as to include line rental into the cost. But the size of our database means that we’ve had to do things a bit differently to make it work.

truespeed fttp pole

27th May, 2016 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has begun taking pre-orders from a number of new rural communities in North East Somerset (England), which could soon be able to benefit from their £47.50 per month 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service.

kcom hull uk engineer vans

27th May, 2016 (2 Comments)

KCOM, the incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, has revealed that their on-going “Lightstream” roll-out of fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) services has now covered 78,000 premises with 26,000 connected including 1,700 businesses (33.33% take-up).

bt 80mbps_fttc_broadband

27th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Internet providers should brace themselves for yet more changes after the Advertising Standards Authority bowed to Government concern and announced that they would conduct consumer research, which will examine whether the broadband speed claims made by ISPs are fair.

plusnet uk

27th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

Oh dear. Budget ISP PlusNet has put itself forward to be probed by the telecoms regulator after openly admitting to Ofcom that some of their customers might have been charged for a phone and broadband service that “was not live for a period of time between 2008 and 2015“.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

27th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

piracy uk illegal internet download

27th May, 2016 (10 Comments)

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPA) has convinced the High Court to force all of the major broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom (BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE etc.) to block 8 additional websites that were found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

talktalk uk fibre broadband

27th May, 2016 (8 Comments)

Telecoms provider TalkTalk has reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) service to just £5 per month for 12 months (£17.50 for 6 months after that and then £19.50 thereafter), but don’t forget to add the line rental charge of £17.70 per month on top (equivalent of £15.93 a month when pre-paid for 1 year).

sky broadband uk

27th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband has moved to increase the one-off activation fee of its superfast capable Sky Fibre (FTTC) packages from £35 to £39, which will be introduced from 10th June 2016.

united kingdom money map

26th May, 2016 (43 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has today established a new EU State Aid umbrella agreement, which will encourage smaller altnet ISPs to take part and allow new contracts to be signed as part of efforts to expand superfast broadband (30Mbps+) towards and beyond the 95% coverage goal.

bwifi

26th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

The broadband woes expressed by residents of Rotherhithe in south east London are nothing new (example), but a new wireless provider called BWiFi has recently popped up in the area and is promising download speeds of up to 50-75Mbps (Megabits per second).

bt rural fttc street cabinet

26th May, 2016 (10 Comments)

Residents of The Parks development in Bracknell (Berkshire, England) are celebrating today after Taylor Wimpey and BT reached a deal that will finally improve local broadband connectivity by upgrading two local street cabinets to support an ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service.

zen internet uk isp

26th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has officially been named the ‘Best Telecoms Service Provider of the Year 2016’ as part of the tenth annual Which? Awards, which claims to recognise businesses that have achieved “positive change and deliver excellent products and service“.

three uk mobile broadband

26th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Earlier this year Three UK announced that it intended to become one of the first UK mobile operators to roll-out network-level advert blocking technology for its Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) customers. The operator has now confirmed that their first 24-hour trial will be run in mid-June 2016.

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