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warwicknet

23rd Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet, which was last week acquired by CableCom (here), has today announced that their alternative fibre optic based fixed line broadband network has been expanded to cover the Elm Farm Industrial Estate in Bedford.

aberdeen city broadband

23rd Jan 2017 (6 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that their 1Gbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Aberdeen (Aberdeen Core), which is already being used to connect local businesses, is being extended to connect over 100 public buildings (schools, libraries etc.).

big ben, london uk parliament

23rd Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has today launched a new Industrial Strategy that will see additional public investment from a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) being put towards the development of future 5G Mobile technology and faster broadband, among other things.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

23rd Jan 2017 (1 Comment)

Some 4,500 additional homes and businesses in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth will soon gain access to Virgin Media’s new 300Mbps capable cable broadband and TV service, which forms part of the operator’s on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

bt uk isp logo

20th Jan 2017 (44 Comments)

The consumer division of BT has today announced that their retail broadband, phone and TV subscribers will soon be hit by yet another round of price rises from 2nd April 2017, which will result in some people paying several pounds extra per month.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

20th Jan 2017 (3 Comments)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has announced that a further 6,000 homes and businesses will soon get access to faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services from Openreach (BT), which is largely thanks to a reinvestment of £4.3 million (mostly public money).

fibre_broadband_is_here_fttc_cabinet_long_image

19th Jan 2017 (26 Comments)

Anybody familiar with Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of VDSL2 based ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) tech knows that the operator tends to deploy two different types of Street Cabinet hardware, one from Huawei and another from ECI. But a new study suggests that Huawei’s kit is faster.

satellite internet transmission dish

19th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today set out their new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy’ and top of the to-do list is a commitment towards “enabling growth” in Satellite Broadband, such as by providing greater access to spectrum (e.g. facilitating access to spectrum used by the public sector).

bt wholesale broadband checker - downstream handback threshold

18th Jan 2017 (16 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Checker has recently added a new column for Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband lines called “Downstream Handback Threshold (Mbps)” and after a few days of head scratching we now know what it means.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

18th Jan 2017 (2 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media has today decided to significantly slash the cost of their superfast and ultrafast solus (standalone) broadband packages for the first 12 months of service, but the new prices will only be available to order until 30th January 2017.

plusnet uk

18th Jan 2017 (8 Comments)

Budget ISP Plusnet has today slashed the prices of their unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps and 76Mbps “Fibre” (FTTC) based superfast broadband packages for the first 18 months of service, which reduces the monthly pricing (inc. Line Rental) to just £23 and £28 respectively for new customers.

ee sim mobile broadband

18th Jan 2017 (8 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit Mobile Network Operator EE (BT) with a fine of £2.7 million after they were found to have overcharged around 40,000 subscribers for calls to the company’s own “150” customer services number. It’s not the first time EE has had to pay off an Ofcom fine.

village networks isp wireless broadband mast

18th Jan 2017 (2 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign has this week hailed the arrival of a 24Mbps+ Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network in the rural South Oxfordshire village of Stonor, which has been deployed by Village Networks and is also being extended into Pishill (as far as is technically possible).

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

17th Jan 2017 (1 Comment)

The state aid supported CSW Broadband project has confirmed that £2m in clawback is set to be reinvested by BT (Openreach) into the local roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which means that an additional 3,500 premises in Warwickshire will soon gain access.

bt whole home wifi repeater disc

17th Jan 2017 (29 Comments)

BT has launched a “first of its kind in the UK” Whole Home Wi-Fi solution for broadband users, which claims to deliver “complete” WiFi network coverage in every room of your home and to “eliminate dead spots” by using three 165mm circular (disc) shaped WiFi repeaters. Sadly it costs £299.99.

warwicknet superfast broadband cabinet

17th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

In a surprise announcement WarwickNet, which has made its name by building alternative fibre optic based broadband networks (FTTC, FTTP and Leased Lines etc.) to UK business parks, industrial estates and multi-tenancy buildings, has been gobbled up by Somerset-based ISP CableCom.

road rural countryside

17th Jan 2017 (1 Comment)

A new report from Rural England CIC, which claims to offer independent research, networking and information exchange for the country’s many rural areas, has warned that a lack of good broadband is holding back rural consumers in some areas.

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