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19th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband, after taking a fair break from big price promotions, has now returned to offer their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband package free for 12 months (£10 thereafter), although you still have to add Line Rental from £17.40 per month. On top of that they’ve thrown in a £75 Prepaid MasterCard.

19th Aug 2016 (6 Comments)

The on-going expansion of Virgin Media’s cable network, combined with rising data usage costs, new TV products and faster Internet speeds should perhaps reflect part of the reason why the operator has just revealed another round of annual price hikes, which will hit customers from 1st November 2016.

18th Aug 2016 (74 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has revealed that the first field trial of their new Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology will take place in the remote rural village of North Tolsta, which resides in the Scottish Outer Hebrides on the east side of the Isle of Lewis.

18th Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has today signed a new deal with Nokia, which will see the two working together in order to both research, trial and develop the next generation of 5G based Mobile Broadband technology at the UK operator’s Adastral Park Labs facility in Ipswich (Suffolk, England).

18th Aug 2016 (14 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, has found that the £410m Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT has achieved its initial coverage target. But delivering 95% “fibre broadband” coverage by December 2017 “will be more challenging.”

17th Aug 2016 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has launched a new range of pay monthly 4GEE Max plans, which promise subscribers the “fastest” 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds, inclusive access to the BT Sport TV App, bigger data caps (up to 40GB) and the ability to use their allowances to “roam like home” when abroad in the EU.


17th Aug 2016 (4 Comments)

Over the next few weeks students in higher education from across the United Kingdom will slowly begin returning to temporary accommodation, which is usually nearby to their chosen college or university. Some will get broadband by default (campus connection), but others will need to choose their own ISP.

16th Aug 2016 (19 Comments)

A large number of Sky Broadband’s Internet and phone customers in the “South Midlands” area of England currently appear to be suffering from a significant service outage, which is affecting quite a wide area.

16th Aug 2016 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has published a summary of responses to their recent consultation on the introduction of a new Universal Service Obligation, which would ensure that everyone can get a broadband speed of 10Mbps by 2020. But ISPs have warned that funding this via an industry levy would be “anti-competitive“.

16th Aug 2016 (89 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has blasted his rivals behind the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign (Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone) for making “misleading statements” and using “Orwellian tactics” in order to argue that UK broadband services would improve if the operator didn’t control Openreach.

16th Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which is a central hub for much of the Internet traffic that both comes into and goes out of the United Kingdom, has announced major plans to redevelop their secondary London interconnect platform (LON2) and give member ISPs more flexibility.

16th Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

Business communications provider Fluidata has today become one of the first ISPs to sign a deal that will enable them to make use of Metronet UK’s recent move (here) to open up their ultrafast (up to 2Gbps) wireless broadband network to the wholesale market.

16th Aug 2016 (7 Comments)

Apparently Leicester University might only be ranked 47th for higher education, but they come top for broadband speeds – averaging a download rate of 39.87Mbps in student areas – in a new study of Internet performance conducted on 43 of the United Kingdom’s top 50 universities.

16th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Selkirk-based Internet provider TenTel will today introduce a new offer that cuts the price of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited and 40GB usage allowance packages in half for the first six months of service. Both packages also require you to take line rental at £15.99 per month, but they only apply a 6 month contract term.

15th Aug 2016 (6 Comments)

BT has confirmed that around 3,000 homes and businesses in Mayfair (London’s West End) are among the first to benefit from its expanded roll-out of “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, which is today being demoed to local councillors in the area.

15th Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group has today signed a new multi-million pound 20-year concession deal with Nottingham City Council, which gives them access to deploy superfast broadband services along an existing 17km fibre optic network that follows the local tram routes (this will be extended to 100km).

14th Aug 2016 (16 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband is to replace their ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Sky Fibre Pro (FTTC) service with a £5 per month cheaper Sky Fibre Max product on 16th August 2016, albeit with reduced features.

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