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ISP News Archives for May 2016

 
internet service providers association uk

21st May, 2016 (4 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has called on everybody to help them identify this year’s short-list for the Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. Last year’s winner of the Villain gong was Home Secretary Theresa May MP for her continuing efforts to increase Internet snooping.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

20th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Ubiquiti Networks has confirmed that some of their kit, which is used by wireless ISPs around the world (e.g. Vispa in the UK), is being attacked by a nasty piece of self-replicating malware that infects their Linux-based AirOS firmware (used on their routers, access points and other kit).

office for national statistics UK

20th May, 2016 (4 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has released its Internet Access report for Q1 2016, which reveals that just over one in ten adults (10.2% or 5.3 million) had NEVER used the Internet and that’s an improvement from 11.4% in 2015 or 13% in 2013. But issues of disability and age remain key barriers.

welton_cumbria_uk

20th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Residents of Welton, which is a small rural village in Cumbria (England), have vented their anger at the local authority after they were excluded from being within the scope of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out due to a wrongful fear of NGA network overbuilding.

5g mobile broadband

20th May, 2016 (2 Comments)

The National Infrastructure Commission has launched an 8-week consultation on the future deployment of 5G based Mobile Broadband services across the United Kingdom, which seeks to understand what the service will deliver and how many barriers might get in its way (cost, legal, planning etc.).

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

20th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

London-based ISP NextGenAccess has hinted at plans to expand its fibre optic based broadband network into more areas that are currently outside the coverage of the BT’s UK FTTC/P roll-out, with a particular reference being made to “rural areas and non-city centre data centres and technology hubs.”

andrews and arnold uk isp

20th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Internet provider Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has found a solution to one of the most frustrating problems for consumers, moving a BT based home phone line number to a VoIP provider and all without breaking your fixed line broadband connection in the process.

euros currency

19th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

The European Commission has today published guidance on when public spending falls within, and outside, the scope of EU State Aid control. The new guidance doesn’t specifically change the way in which we already understand state aid to be applied to broadband infrastructure, but some may find its clarification(s) useful.

uk region map

19th May, 2016 (27 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to expand fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) cover to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18 (possibly rising to 97% by 2019), has issued its latest progress update to confirm that 3.84 million extra premises have now benefited.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

19th May, 2016 (30 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re currently trialling faster upload speeds amongst a few existing broadband customers on their network.

money gbp

19th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

Sky Broadband has added a £100 M&S e-Voucher to their Sky Fibre Unlimited (up to 38Mbps) service (currently £10 a month instead of the usual £20), while Plusnet has added a £50 Cashback voucher to their 12 months free (normally £9.99) ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband deal and BT have introduced £75 to £125 Reward Cards across all broadband and phone bundles.

telephone warning uk

18th May, 2016 (9 Comments)

The often confusing debate over the future of land lines has taken another twist after a new online survey of 26,182 adults revealed that 10% don’t have a “home phone” and 53% claim to never or rarely use their “land line“, even though most do still need it for broadband.

advertising standards authority uk 2016

18th May, 2016 (7 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website advert for the Hull (East Yorkshire) focused wireless ISP Wisper Broadband after it claimed to offer “Super Fast … speeds of between 10 and 20 MBPS day and night“, but at least one customer only received 1-3Mbps.

the queen uk

18th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Queen is forced to wear unreasonably heavy head gear while robotically listing Government policy for the next 12 months, confirms that a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband is on the way and we can all expect to be spied upon.

City of london square mile united kingdom

18th May, 2016 (9 Comments)

Is it Europe’s fault that some urban areas in the United Kingdom still have to suffer poor broadband? At least one newspaper appears to think so and is blaming the issue entirely on restrictive EU state aid rules, albeit while completely ignoring the natural responsibility of private sector operators.

wireless_rural_uk_mast

17th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Government has today published its proposals for a revised Electronic Communications Code (ECC), which could attract anger from private land owners by making it easier and cheaper for fixed line broadband and mobile providers to access and build new infrastructure on their property.

fibre optic cables bt engineer hands

17th May, 2016 (33 Comments)

BT has published some important updates on their broadband products and future UK technology trials, which reveals a plan to test 3db Signal/Noise margins, the first location for their Long Range VDSL (FTTC) trial and removal of BTWholesale’s “stop sell” for Fibre-on-Demand (FoD) lines.

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