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Vodafone UK 2016

27th Jun 2016 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone claims to have pumped £15m into improving their customer service related training and systems. On top of that they’ve also hired 600 new staff, but it remains to be seen if any of this produces the desired turnaround in user satisfaction.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

27th Jun 2016 (3 Comments)

Ultra-fast fibre optic ISP Gigaclear have announced that they are “set to bring” their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to at least part of the vast rural Blackdown Hills area, which straddles the border between Somerset and Devon in England.

wales uk counties map

27th Jun 2016 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government and BT have confirmed that the original Superfast Cymru contract, which is supported by well over £200m of public funding and aims to push “fibre broadband” services out to 96% of the country by spring 2016, should complete by the end of June 2016. But the roll-out will continue.

euros currency

24th Jun 2016 (8 Comments)

It’s impossible to escape today’s big news, which is that the United Kingdom has voted by a tiny margin to leave the European Union. The immediate impact upon UK Internet and broadband policy will be mild, but some areas may be hit harder than others and the future beyond 2018/9 is particularly uncertain.

fibre broadband is here high bt street cabinet

24th Jun 2016 (16 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.


24th Jun 2016 (0 Comments)

Around 150 homes on the Orchard Park housing estate in North West Hull (East Yorkshire, England) look set to receive 6 months of free broadband from local ISP KCOM, which forms part of a joint initiative with Hull City Council that is attempting to help get more people online.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

23rd Jun 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their Fastershire Phase 2 project, which is funded by £3m of state aid from Broadband Delivery UK and £7m from the provider itself, has already put its 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network within reach of 1,000 extra premises in Gloucestershire (England).

london underground tube

23rd Jun 2016 (3 Comments)

Reports indicated that Transport for London are in the early stages of talks that could result in the extension of consumer mobile broadband and phone services to cover the city’s vast network of underground tubes and stations, all 100 miles of it.


23rd Jun 2016 (1 Comment)

Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which operates a superfast 4G based fixed wireless broadband network in Central London, has today attempted to highlight how some ISPs will sneak price hikes into your contract terms and they’ve done it by comically tricking unsuspecting coffee lovers.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

23rd Jun 2016 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre, which specialises in building ultrafast urban fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks, has signed a new national Master Services Agreement (MSA) with international network provider Level 3 that will allow the latter to procure fibre and expand their service to enterprise customers across the UK.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

23rd Jun 2016 (8 Comments)

Last month the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme confirmed that it had established a new EU State Aid agreement (full summary), which would support the on-going roll-out of “superfast broadband” services. The EC has now published the full text of that deal, albeit with a caveat for Leased Lines.


23rd Jun 2016 (5 Comments)

Residents and businesses in the south side of Dundee City (Scotland), including the City Quay area and Dundee Airport business park, can now access symmetric broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps via a new ISP called Fibrecast. Despite the name it’s actually a wireless provider.


22nd Jun 2016 (0 Comments)

Coventry-based ISP WarwickNet, which builds its own alternative fibre optic broadband networks to connect disadvantaged businesses, has appointed John Bezzant to be its new Chief Financial Officer.


22nd Jun 2016 (3 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 33,000 land owners from across England and Wales, has called on the Government to ensure that their forthcoming 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband includes a “legal guarantee for consumer compensation” where the speed is not met.

entanet uk

22nd Jun 2016 (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based broadband and telecoms provider Entanet has warned that the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which will force ISPs to snoop on their customers, is “not clear or workable” but still “looks certain to become law within weeks.”


22nd Jun 2016 (2 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP LN Communications (aka – ILoveBroadband), which had been serving homes and businesses around rural Yorkshire and Lancashire in England, has over the past few months quietly vanished after they were merged into Boundless Networks.

uk internet scam

22nd Jun 2016 (4 Comments)

Customers of BT, TalkTalk, PlusNet and Sky Broadband in the United Kingdom (others may also be affected) are all being warned to keep an eye out for fake pop-up support messages that claim to come from your ISP (phishing), which due to a simple exploit can appear on even legitimate websites.

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