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Andrews and Arnold Office

3rd Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has decided to make their ‘up to’ 80Mbps (20Mbps upload) capable FTTC broadband product the standard for all Home VDSL connections and at the same price point as their old ‘up to’ 40Mbps (10Mbps) VDSL service (i.e. no extra cost for 80Mbps).

advertising standards authority uk 2016

3rd Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

A complaint by mobile operator Three UK has caused the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban two website promotions for 4G pay-monthly mobile plans from the Carphone Warehouse, which misleadingly claimed to be offering the “UK’S LOWEST PRICE” and “THE BEST PRICE.”

cityfibre logo in office building space

3rd Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Once again Cityfibre has chosen Bradford-based Exa Networks to be its ISP partner for the launch of their new ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband / Ethernet network in the city and metropolitan borough of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England).

plusnet_broadband_that_loves_you_back

2nd Aug 2016 (10 Comments)

Customers of PlusNet’s superfast Fibre Broadband (FTTC) packages, specifically their legacy ‘up to’ 38Mbps (20Mbps upload) subscribers, have been left in a state of frustration after the ISP’s plan to upgrade them on to the new ‘up to’ 52Mbps (10Mbps upload) tier didn’t go quite according to plan.

business broadband connection voucher uk

2nd Aug 2016 (3 Comments)

A new study has claimed that the Government’s defunct Connection Voucher scheme, which gifted grants worth up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, has boosted the economy in Greater London by £3bn and will help to create 32,824 new jobs.

uk green broadband and energy

2nd Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Last year Virgin Media committed itself to achieving five “ambitious” sustainability goals by 2020, such as expanding the reach of their ultrafast broadband network to 4 million more premises (Project Lightning) “without increasing its carbon footprint.” Today we’ve got an update the progress.

openreach fttc street cabinet engineer with beard working

2nd Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

The £12m+ Central Bedfordshire Broadband project in England claims to have completed its first Phase 1 contract with Openreach (BT), which has so far expanded the availability of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to around 90% of the region and benefited an additional 16,422 premises.

sky broadband uk

2nd Aug 2016 (16 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (Fibre) are this morning reporting an unusual Internet routing or Domain Name System (DNS) related problem, which means that some websites and online servers work (e.g. IPv6 versions of Google, Facebook and YouTube) and many others (e.g. IPv4 sites) do not.

uk internet statistics

2nd Aug 2016 (14 Comments)

Consumers are still frustrated by the way in which most broadband ISPs advertise their Internet service speeds. A new online survey of 1,267 ISPreview.co.uk readers has discovered that 80.8% think the way in which providers advertise their speeds is “misleading” and 89% want tougher rules to tackle it.

fibre optic blue explosion

1st Aug 2016 (12 Comments)

Newspaper reports claim that telecoms giant Vodafone, which only recently launched a range of its own fixed line broadband services using Openreach’s (BT) national ADSL2+ and FTTC network, could be planning to build their own fibre optic network in the United Kingdom to rival BT and Virgin Media.

b4sw_fttp_coverage_area

1st Aug 2016 (1 Comment)

The Broadband for South Westmorland (B4SW) project, which is a community funded spin-off of the B4RN project, has now raised “enough money to finance the bulk” of their plan to roll-out a 1Gbps FTTP broadband network across a big chunk of South Westmorland in Cumbria.

wispire_2016

1st Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP WiSpire, which offers superfast (30Mbps) capable broadband services to isolated parts of rural Norfolk in England, has today announced that they’ve “removed all data caps” from their network and as a result customers can enjoy unlimited usage.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

1st Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

The cost of fixed line rental (phone) services at two further broadband ISPs – TalkTalk Business (TTB) and TenTel – has today increased by over 9% and this follows similar changes by many of the market’s other providers.

broadband funded by uk government

1st Aug 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has shared with us an interesting summary of queries received and their responses to them for the newly proposed Broadband Investment Fund (BIF), which aims to help alternative network ISPs to secure funds for building new “ultra-fast” (100Mbps+) broadband infrastructure.

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