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City of london square mile united kingdom

28th Feb 2017 (0 Comments)

The City of London Corporation (CoLC) has today announced that some 7,500+ residents in 12 central London housing estates will in the near future gain “affordable” access to ultrafast fibre optic broadband speeds, which is provided they can attract some viable bids from ISPs.

staffordshire community fibre fund

28th Feb 2017 (2 Comments)

The Staffordshire County Council has established a new £400,000 Community Fibre Partnership Support Fund (CFPSF), which aims to help remote rural communities to raise enough investment to get a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network installed by Openreach (BT).

virgin media fibre optic spades

28th Feb 2017 (5 Comments)

Cable and fibre optic provider Virgin Media has announced that an additional 38,000 homes and businesses in the city of Edinburgh (Scotland) will soon be put within reach of their 300Mbps capable broadband and TV services, which forms part of their £3bn ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion.

satellite dish eutelsat

28th Feb 2017 (9 Comments)

Satellite operator Eutelsat, which supplies a number of broadband ISPs in the UK (Europasat, Freedomsat, Avonline etc.), has announced a new range of business products that will boost download speeds up to 30Mbps and offer data allowances of up to 500GB.

cityfibre uk

28th Feb 2017 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced the appointment of Christopher Michael Renwick Stone (aged 54) to become the company’s new Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Chris is currently a Non-Executive Director (formerly CEO) of Radius Worldwide.

telephone warning uk

28th Feb 2017 (17 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator has told BT to slash the cost of their line rental service by “at least” £5 per month for landline-only customers, which would affect more than 2 million of the operators’ customers (i.e. those who don’t take line rental as part of a BT Broadband bundle).


28th Feb 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Call Flow Solutions has completed another expansion of their ‘up to’ 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband network in Kent, which now includes an extra 700 premises in parts of rural Fairseat and Stansted.


28th Feb 2017 (4 Comments)

A new online survey of 1,970 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 41.9% haven’t switched ISP in the past 5 years. Meanwhile 46% have a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service but 29.6% of those aren’t happy with its speed and others can’t get the service due to issues of cost, desire or availability.


27th Feb 2017 (0 Comments)

The John Henry Group, which helps to build new fibre optic broadband and telecoms infrastructure for major UK operators, has appointed the former Managing Director of Virgin Media Business, Mark Heraghty, to be its new Non-Executive chairman.

fttc bt openreach mastersocket

27th Feb 2017 (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has launched a new special offer for ISPs across the United Kingdom, which will allow customers on slower speed Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband lines to be upgraded to a faster tier for no extra charge (valid for orders between 1st April and 30th September 2017).

business broadband connection voucher uk

27th Feb 2017 (8 Comments)

Several Government MPs have hinted that the forthcoming 2017 Budget announcement on the 8th March will see a rural-focused reincarnation of the Connection Voucher scheme, which gifted grants of up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed.

BT Labs in Ipswich

27th Feb 2017 (48 Comments)

BT has today announced a new partnership with Facebook and in relation to that they’ve also joined the global Telecom Infra Project (TIP), which is aimed at helping the operator to develop a future generation of telecoms, broadband infrastructure and digital services.

f4rn community

27th Feb 2017 (2 Comments)

The community funded and built Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which has been inspired by B4RN and aims to cover the whole of rural Fiskerton and Morton with a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, has completed its first roll-out phase and connected 83 customers.

internet snooping uk

24th Feb 2017 (9 Comments)

The Government’s effort to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of all your Internet activity, irrespective of whether or not you’re even suspected of a crime, has been partially put on hold as a result of last year’s related ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

24th Feb 2017 (14 Comments)

The ITU has published a draft of its performance specification for the future 5G (IMT-2020) based Mobile Broadband technology, which calls for a download speed of 100Mbps (50Mbps upload) in dense urban areas. On top of that Arqiva will launch the first UK trials in London during H2-2017.

bt uk isp logo

24th Feb 2017 (9 Comments)

Last week BT’s Retail division launched a range of big first year discounts across their broadband packages and the ISP has today decided to improve these offers with even lower prices. On top of that they’ve also boosted their reward cards, with £100 on ADSL and £150 for “Fibre“.

world internet

23rd Feb 2017 (4 Comments)

The latest ‘Global State of Mobile Networks’ report from OpenSignal, which pooled 19 billion data samples from over 1 million users and devices (e.g. Smartphones), has ranked the United Kingdom 26th fastest in the world for Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) with an overall speed of 15.13Mbps.

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