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21st June, 2016 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE reports that Internet video streaming traffic over their 3G and 4G network surged during yesterday’s UEFA Euro 2016 football matches, which kicked off at 8pm and saw two games featuring UK teams; both played during the same 2 hour window (England v Slovakia and Wales v Russia).

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21st June, 2016 (0 Comments)

Internet provider XLN Telecom has announced that they intend to put free public WiFi on “every British high street” (i.e. they’ll have a presence on every high street, albeit not 100% coverage), but they’ll start by initially only providing it via 15,000 of their small business customers (at no extra cost).

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21st June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The broadband Internet division of high street retailer John Lewis has today followed up its recent price tweaks by introducing a 6 months free period on their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps package and offering 3 months free alongside their two superfast (up to 38Mbps or 76Mbps) FTTC options.

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21st June, 2016 (9 Comments)

Does the location of your Internet provider’s call centre matter? The latest web-based survey of 1,155 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that a third (34.6%) would rate the quality of their ISP’s call centre as “Poor” and 82.6% are discouraged from choosing a provider if they know that its call centre is based overseas.

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20th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

A cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the outcome from an inquiry into Internet (cyber) security, which was setup following last year’s TalkTalk hack. The report recommends a series of changes, including jail terms for “data abusers” and fines for those who “fail to report, prepare for or learn from data breaches“.

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20th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today rejected opposing appeals by BT and TalkTalk against Ofcom’s “margin squeeze” test, which is designed to keep the incumbent operator’s FTTC (VULA) based superfast broadband prices fair. But BT did win a small victory over its compliance period.

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20th June, 2016 (35 Comments)

The CEO of UK broadband provider TalkTalk, Dido Harding, has donated here annual £220,000 bonus to charity. The decision follows last year’s cyber-attack (here), which cost the operator tens of millions and resulted in a large number of subscribers having their personal data compromised.

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20th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

We’d just like to take a moment to bid farewell to Billy Garrett, co-founder of wireless ISP Beeline Broadband that serves the Newton-on-Rawcliffe village and surrounding areas in North Yorkshire (England), who passed away recently.

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20th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which is deploying an ultrafast Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural communities around the United Kingdom, has confirmed that they now aim to cover 100,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

20th June, 2016 (32 Comments)

Internet provider BT has today launched a new Smart Hub (aka – HomeHub 6) wireless router for subscribers of their ‘Infinity‘ superfast broadband (FTTC/P) packages, which offers improved WiFi performance, built-in 4G filters and other enhancements. But G.fast integration will have to wait.

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18th June, 2016 (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.

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17th June, 2016 (15 Comments)

One of our readers, Mike, has today informed ISPreview.co.uk that cable operator Virgin Media appears to have quietly introduced a new range of 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps broadband packages, all of which feature a 50GB (GigaByte) monthly data usage allowance.

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17th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has reduced the price of their unlimited standard (ADSL) and superfast broadband (FTTC) packages by offering them free for the first 3 months of service, which is then followed by a 9 month discount price. New customers will also get a BT Reward Card worth between £100 and £125.

fibre optic cables from above

17th June, 2016 (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.

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17th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government has begun seeking proposals for its new Broadband Investment Fund (BIF), which was first announced in last year’s Autumn Statement (here) and is designed to help alternative network ISPs secure funds for building “ultrafast” (100Mbps+) broadband infrastructure.

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16th June, 2016 (9 Comments)

The UEFA Euro 2016 football match between England and Wales this afternoon, which kicked off at 2pm and occurred during working hours, triggered a 2 hour long surge of Internet traffic as office staff moved to keep a sly eye on proceedings by using video streaming services like iPlayer (BBC).

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16th June, 2016 (30 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the UK and is now working towards 95-97% within the next few years, has confirmed that £408m of public investment is being returned for future expansion.

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