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16th June, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Conservative peer Lord Lucas has told a House of Lords debate on the new ‘Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill‘ that copyright owners who attempt to bully broadband ISP subscribers by demanding money to settle suspected cases of Internet piracy are “villains” that “abuse the system” and must be tackled.

Vodafone UK 2016

16th June, 2016 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has recently started to text customers in order to warn them about an impending price rise that will affect many of their standard out-of-bundle charges, as well as roaming charges in EU regulated countries, all of which are due to hit on 23rd July 2016.

street_cabinet_with_384hd_upgrade

16th June, 2016 (21 Comments)

Telecoms watchers may be interested to learn that BTOpenreach has introduced extra capacity for their VDSL based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband services by giving engineers the ability to upgrade their large Huawei street cabinets (H200) and increase customer capacity to 384.

wifi wireless internet access

15th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Social networking giant Twitter has teamed up with Wifi metropolis to offer 4 hours for free public WiFi hotspot access at St Pancras International Railway Station in London (normally only the first 10 minutes are free).

broadband internet speed speedometer

15th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

An interesting study from researches at King’s College London, which examined 1.9 billion UK sessions of BBC iPlayer video streaming by 32 million monthly users between May 2013 and January 2014, has suggested that people in the UK who suffer from slow broadband speeds will also spend less time online.

wifi hotspot free internet

15th June, 2016 (8 Comments)

Getting online between 22nd June and 22nd July 2016 could briefly become easier in the United Kingdom after FON confirmed that it had teamed up with BT to provide free public WiFi hotspot access, which is in honour of the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) first World WiFi Day. But there’s a catch.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

15th June, 2016 (4 Comments)

Earlier this month reports claimed (here) that cable operator Virgin Media were on the verge of announcing a major expansion of their 300Mbps broadband and TV network into parts of North Swindon (Wiltshire), where a state aid supported wireless network is deploying, and it’s now been confirmed that 7,000 premises will benefit.

london_fibre_optic_cable_break

15th June, 2016 (4 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in and around central London have been left without a functional broadband and phone service, which began yesterday afternoon after third-party contractors working on a construction project accidentally cut through a number of core fibre optic cables (pictured).

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

15th June, 2016 (5 Comments)

Last month it was revealed that BT intended to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 2 million premises around the United Kingdom by 2020, with about half being businesses. Today Openreach has confirmed the first 9 areas that will benefit.

hyperoptic east village fibre optic installation

15th June, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that UK ISP Hyperoptic did not break ad rules by describing their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network as “true fibre” and “full fibre optic broadband“, despite the last bit of connectivity into homes being done over Cat5e copper cable.

talktalk uk isp

14th June, 2016 (6 Comments)

Once again websites and email services that belong to broadband ISP TalkTalk appear to be suffering from further disruption today and have been up and down like a yo-yo, although so far the provider hasn’t provided much of an explanation for the problems.

bt openreach logo uk

14th June, 2016 (14 Comments)

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (Old Bailey) has fined a “disappointed” BT (Openreach) £500,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £98,913.51 after one of their engineers, David Spurgeon, fell 7 metres from a loft, shattering both ankles and suffering back injuries.

gfast_cabinet_extension_pod

14th June, 2016 (34 Comments)

We already know a lot about BT’s forthcoming roll-out of “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps G.fast technology and last month’s new technical document (here) similarly appeared to confirm that the operator had opted to deploy the service from street cabinet extensions. This week we finally got a look at one.

virgin media new build homes plan

14th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Virgin Media has mirrored BT’s move from earlier this year (here) by signing a new partnership deal with the Home Builder’s Federation (HBF), which should make it easier to ensure that new build homes in England and Wales are prepared for the operator’s 300Mbps coax and fibre optic broadband network.

fibre optic cable deployment bt openreach

14th June, 2016 (9 Comments)

The Northern Lincs Broadband project in England today announced that the rural village of Appleby has become one of the first to benefit from their new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which will expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to an additional 3,400 premises.

ispa awards uk

14th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Once again the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed the shortlist of potential winners for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. It’s perhaps no surprise to find that people like Donald Trump (US presidential candidate) are up for the villain gong.

gigaclear digger and fence

14th June, 2016 (7 Comments)

The on-going state aid supported deployment of Gigaclear’s new 5Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) has suffered a blip today after their main fibre optic cable in the area was damaged, resulting in a loss of service for some locals.

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