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25th Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

Cityfibre, which operates a number of ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across several cities in the United Kingdom, has today opened up their existing 62km long network in Hull (East Yorkshire) for use by local businesses.

25th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced another round of Ethernet price reductions for their business customers and ISPs, which are due to come into effect on 1st October 2016 and will impact a number of their 100Mbps and 1Gbps speed connections.

25th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Researchers working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a more efficient way of coordinating multiple wireless broadband routers at the same time by using their new MegaMIMO 2.0 technology, which could deliver three times faster WiFi speeds and double the range.

25th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Patients, visitors and staff at three of Dorset’s (England) most important hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole should now be able to access a free WiFi wireless Internet service thanks to a joint effort by The Cloud (Sky), the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Hospedia.

24th Aug 2016 (49 Comments)

BT (Openreach) appears to have introduced a new twist on their existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which is now offering grants worth up to £20,000 to help rural and digitally isolated communities get a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed.

24th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Public bus transport in Manchester city centre is already quite well covered by free WiFi hotspots, but now Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has gone one further by deploying several “super” bus shelters that also offer free public WiFi connectivity and charging points for Smartphones.

24th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin has won a contract from Hull City Council, which will require them to roll-out a new network of free public WiFi hotspots around most the city centre. The provider also hopes to target another 15-20 UK cities over the next three years, but there is a caveat.

24th Aug 2016 (17 Comments)

UK ISP BT has apologised after some of their fixed line Home Broadband customers, specifically those with one of the providers capped usage allowance packages (e.g. 12GB, 25GB and 45GB), were “accidentally charged … too much” for usage between 22nd and 30th June 2016.

24th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Last week (17th August) EE began informing their mobile customers via a text message that, for the first time in several years, they were about to significantly hike their standard out-of-bundle charges and this will be introduced from 28th September 2016.

23rd Aug 2016 (7 Comments)

Alternative network provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which offers a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based superfast broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has now covered 119 villages in the region.

22nd Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange has criticised last week’s progress report on the roll-out of “superfast broadband” in Scotland (here), not least because of Audit Scotland‘s failure to fully reflect that LINX has already established an Internet Exchange in Scotland (IXScotland) and it needs support.

22nd Aug 2016 (15 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that the roll-out of their new multi-million-pound and 40km long Gigabit fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) will begin within the next 3-4 months, which seems to represent a delay from the original “early in 2016” plan.

22nd Aug 2016 (85 Comments)

The Broadband for South Westmorland project, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband network to the rural communities of Old Hutton & Holmescales, New Hutton and Preston Patrick in Cumbria (England), yesterday began construction with local volunteers.

22nd Aug 2016 (38 Comments)

BT’s consumer division has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) Internet addressing standard will finally be enabled on their network from this Autumn 2016, but it will be early 2017 before all of their customers can use it.

19th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has called on Ofcom to grant a variation of its spectrum access licence in the 2100MHz band, which would allow them to use it for rolling out 4G (LTE) services via the unpaired frequencies of 1899.9 – 1909.9MHz. At present the band is only used for older 3G technology.

19th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Little known ISP Community Fibre, which specialises in rolling out 1Gbps+ capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP/B) networks to parts of London, has revealed an aspiration to bring superfast Internet connectivity to 500,000 homes in the city where current fixed line speeds are slow.

19th Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Quickline, which runs a 50Mbps capable broadband network in parts of Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and around the Pennines of England, has revealed that they’re also mooting an expansion along the M62/A1 corridor and could bid on future state aid supported broadband contracts.

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