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sky broadband uk logo 2017

31st December, 2016 (29 Comments)

Reliable sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that Sky Broadband has recently made a stealthy change to their Internet access packages, which means they are no longer selling broadband (of any type) to customers with a Minimum Access Line Speed (MALS) of 2Mbps or less.

fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

29th December, 2016 (32 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new ‘Call for Evidence’, which seeks to gather feedback on the “best use of public funding” to encourage further and faster UK deployment of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) style ultrafast / Gigabit-capable broadband networks in partnership with local areas.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th December, 2016 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has informed ISPreview.co.uk that 25.76 million devices (e.g. Internet-connected TVs, Tablets and Smartphones) were used across 4,952,236 active broadband connections via their network during Christmas Day (up 8% on 2015), which occurred between 5pm and 10pm.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

29th December, 2016 (0 Comments)

Netflix UK’s most recent ISP Speed Index update, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers, has one again named Virgin Media as the fastest provider for their service in 2016; but it’s not that important to be top.

superfast cornwall

28th December, 2016 (25 Comments)

The £7.6m follow-on Superfast Cornwall contract, which is working with Openreach (BT) to expand the local availability of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to at least another 8,600 premises by “early 2018“, has finally begun its roll-out. So far 1,450 premises in 25 communities have been reached.

internet_speed_download_and_upload

28th December, 2016 (8 Comments)

As another year passes, we take a look back to see how much faster the national fixed line Home Broadband and Mobile (3G / 4G) providers have become for download and upload speed. Overall EE is the king of Mobile, while Hyperoptic are the fastest altnet and Virgin Media is the top national ISP.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

27th December, 2016 (15 Comments)

The amount of data crossing Sky Broadband’s network peaked at a staggering 5Tbps (Terabits per second) over the Christmas weekend (equivalent to 5242880Mbps) as many of the ISPs 6 million subscribers went online to stream video, activate new devices and post updates on social media etc.

House Under Construction

27th December, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Pembrokeshire Housing association, which provides over 2,500 homes across the Welsh County, has secured £200,000 of funding from the national UK lottery (Big Lottery Fund) to help upgrade its rural tenants to faster and more affordable broadband connections.

christmas

24th December, 2016 (4 Comments)

Lying to children about the existence of a mythical home invader, the “occasional” alcoholic tipple, shopping queues, Brussels Sprouts that aren’t actually from Brussels, annoyingly repetitive songs and at some point an old lady on the TV will lecture you about family values (intersected with pictures of Corgis).. it can only be Christmas!

Superfast South Yorkshire UK Logo

23rd December, 2016 (1 Comment)

The Superfast South Yorkshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to roll-out “fibre broadband” to cover 97.9% of the region by the end of 2017 (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield), has revealed that local businesses in Sheffield will soon benefit from a new voucher scheme.

fibre optic bt boom

22nd December, 2016 (78 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced how much they will charge ISPs to take their new premium 500Mbps (165Mbps upload) and 1Gbps (220Mbps upload) FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) product tiers and naturally you’ll need deep pockets.

united kingdom black map

22nd December, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has released its latest Q3 2016 take-up data for the roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows strong adoption and that will help reinvestment.

bt openreach fttc cabinet and engineer

22nd December, 2016 (0 Comments)

A second £2.8 million extension of the existing Wiltshire Online project has been announced that will see Openreach (BT) roll-out their faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 5,000 homes and businesses in the county. But the 24Mbps+ coverage target remains unclear.

united kingdom broadband connectivity

22nd December, 2016 (36 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which has been deploying “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 95% of UK premises by 2017/18 and then 97% by 2020, has confirmed that £442m is being returned by BT (Openreach) for reinvestment to help cover another 600,000 premises.

bt_openreach_van

22nd December, 2016 (2 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that the service rental and migration prices for their old legacy Ethernet lines (WES, WEES and BES), specifically those that offer data speeds of 1Gbps or slower, will be significantly reduced from 1st April 2017. But only for existing customers.

warwicknet broadband cabinet

21st December, 2016 (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has announced that businesses in the Luton area of Bedfordshire, specifically Capability Green, Dallow Road, Luton Airport, Sundon Industrial Estate and Laporte Way, will soon be able to access their new fibre optic based broadband network.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

21st December, 2016 (14 Comments)

The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the UK’s controversial Internet snooping Investigatory Powers Act 2016 by ruling that EU law does not allow “general and indiscriminate retention of traffic data and location data,” except for “targeted” use against “serious crime“.

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  8. Statistics (1058)
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