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31st Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which is designed to give rival ISPs “physical access” to the operator’s fibre optic cables (i.e. allowing them to “take direct control of the connection“).

31st Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has followed yesterday’s news for Coventry (here) by announcing that their 100Mbps+ capable Leased Line, FTTP and FTTC broadband network is being expanded to connect businesses around 10 new Street Cabinets in Northamptonshire (England).

31st Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has suffered a blow after the High Court rejected their challenge against Ofcom’s proposed hike to annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands. The outcome could result in price rises and threaten the Government’s £5bn deal to extend geographic mobile coverage to 90%.

31st Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

A key group representing telecoms regulators from across the EU (e.g. Ofcom in the United Kingdom) has published their final Net Neutrality Guidelines, which are designed to govern how broadband ISPs and mobile operators will be expected to maintain open Internet access.

31st Aug 2016 (2 Comments)

The Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) in England has finally revealed their Phase 2 roll-out plan for expanding the availability of “superfast broadband” (24-30Mbps+) in the county, which will work with Openreach (BT) to reach “up to” 11,000 additional premises and achieve 95% coverage by June 2018.

31st Aug 2016 (33 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media will today launch a refreshed range of broadband and TV bundles, which take account of the recent price rises (details) and also introduce a new VIVID 200Mbps “Gamer” package that includes two big changes: 1) Faster upload speeds and, 2) The removal of Traffic Management.

31st Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has announced that they’re “freezing line rental costs for the next four years”, which for example means that both their new and existing small business broadband and / or phone customers will enjoy a price freeze at £17.00 plus VAT until 2020.

30th Aug 2016 (7 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Dorset project in England has revealed that a combination of roll-out savings and strong take-up (clawback) have resulted in an extra 800+ premises in 31 areas being added to 2017’s local roll-out plan for Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” network.

30th Aug 2016 (9 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet, which builds its own 100Mbps+ alternative fibre optic broadband networks to connect disadvantaged businesses, has announced that three new Street Cabinets will soon go live to cater for 100+ businesses around Torrington Avenue in Coventry (West Midlands, England).

30th Aug 2016 (14 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s economy may be hovering just above recession but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Labour Party’s embattled leader, Jeremy Corbyn. He has today outlined a new “Digital Democracy Manifesto” that reveals more about his plans to upgrade national broadband and mobile connectivity.

30th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

New consumers wishing to take Sky Broadband’s unlimited and FTTC based ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Sky Fibre Max service may like to know that the ISP has cut its price to just £15 per month for the first 12 months of service (£25 thereafter), but you also have to pay £17.40 a month line rental on top.

30th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out their 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) broadband network to around 500,000 UK homes and offices in 20 cities across the United Kingdom, has today launched a cheaper package that’s specifically targeted at students.

30th Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

Edinburgh-based ISP TenTel, which also promotes its services to the private rented property sector, has secured an investment (loan) of £500K from the Barclays Innovation Finance fund to help meet rising demand for their broadband and phone services by supporting the addition of new staff and IT services.

30th Aug 2016 (9 Comments)

The spread of “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTP/H) across the United Kingdom appears to have accelerated over the past year, with the latest estimate of premises passed delivering a total of 779,006 (up from 351,642 last year) and it’s set to reach around 4 million by 2020.

27th Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) engineers appear to have scored a small PR coup by connecting the CLA, which represents 33,000 rural land owners from across England and Wales and often campaigns for better rural broadband (partly by criticising BT’s effort), to their superfast broadband capable FTTC service.

26th Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

New and upgrading 4G customers of EE’s Pay Monthly mobile plans (both SIM-Only and those with a bundled iOS (Apple) or Android handset) will soon also be able to benefit from 6 months of free Apple Music membership. The service will of course also work on iPad, Apple TV, Mac and PC.

25th Aug 2016 (27 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.

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