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8th Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 has been left embarrassed after a marketing campaign for a free eBook, which involved the distribution of USB embedded pens to business customers, backfired because some of the devices included a virus that attacked older versions of Microsoft Windows (from Win 95 to Vista).

8th Aug 2016 (29 Comments)

Over the weekend it was reported that the BBC were about to deploy new technology that could capture information from your broadband based home WiFi network and “sniff out” any TV Licence fee dodgers watching iPlayer content online. You probably shouldn’t be worried.

8th Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has issued an update on the £5.6m deal with Edinburgh City Council in Scotland, which is extending their existing Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in the city to around 150km. The work is now expected to complete by the end of next month.

8th Aug 2016 (10 Comments)

Ofcom’s long running probe into the rising cost of Premier League TV rights (football, rugby etc.), which was started by Virgin Media in 2014 and followed frustration over the impact of a bidding war between BT and Sky (Sky Broadband), has today been closed. But a few positive tweaks are coming.

5th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has warned Reseller UK Ltd, which also trades under the ISP names of Atlas Business Services and Together Telecom (possibly a few others too), that it has “reasonable grounds” for believing that the provider failed to handle customer complaints properly.

5th Aug 2016 (13 Comments)

Some customers who use Virgin Media’s latest SuperHub 3.0 (ARRIS TG2492S/CE) broadband router have spotted that the new kit appears to suffer from an unusual problem when running in modem mode, which causes the related Ethernet port to stop working for a few seconds every 35 minutes or so.

5th Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their latest Q2 2016 (calendar) results, which found that the UK cable operator had added +42,700 new broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,808,000 (down from +70.4K added in Q1) and their on-going network expansion has reached another 85,000 premises.

5th Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Both new and existing customers of Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss will be pleased to learn that the provider will once again be keeping the price of their standard phone line rental service frozen at just £13 per month, which is well below the levels being charged by most of the major providers.

4th Aug 2016 (11 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has stepped up their Fix Britain’s Internet campaign against Openreach (BT) today by claiming that 4 million Brits report experiencing stress and anxiety due to slow and unreliable broadband.

4th Aug 2016 (12 Comments)

The embattled leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, has promised to spend £500 billion on national infrastructure and use part of it to roll-out “high speed broadband” so that the United Kingdom can “stop languishing behind Bulgaria and Romania,” but only if he wins the leadership contest.

4th Aug 2016 (5 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK programme has claimed that a new rural broadband voucher scheme (up to £500 per property) in Devon and Somerset, which has received over 1600 applications (1100 of those have been approved), is “shaping up to be one of the most successful in the country.”

4th Aug 2016 (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they will start to introduce their new wall-mounted NTE5C Master Socket from the end of this summer 2016, which could make life a lot easier both for consumers who like to tinker and for the operator’s own engineers.

4th Aug 2016 (11 Comments)

It’s fair to say that some ISPs in the United Kingdom have never had much love for BT’s Special Fault Investigation (SFI / SFI2) engineer service, which often struggles to identify broadband faults and can result in a string of disputed charges. Today’s story highlights another example.

4th Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator has released their 2016 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and usage of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

3rd Aug 2016 (2 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has announced that consumers who are still stuck on one of BT’s old 20th Century Network (20CN) telephone exchanges, where it’s often more expensive to deliver a service and ADSL speeds may be slower, can now also benefit from their unlimited broadband packages.

3rd Aug 2016 (27 Comments)

BT has published a number of WiFi speedtests for their new Smart Hub broadband router, which pitted the kit against rival hardware from TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, Plusnet and EE. The results appear to support the ISPs claim that their router “provides the most powerful wi-fi,” at least in comparison to the kit bundled by their rivals.

3rd Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

East Yorkshire telecoms operator KCOM has today unveiled the next phase of their “Lightstream” fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network roll-out, which will reach more than 6,500 homes and businesses in Hull’s Willerby Road and surrounding streets later this year.

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