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23rd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Wifinity, which specialises in deploying WiFi style networks to holiday parks, events, social housing and the armed forces, has won an investment of £10 million from Clydesdale Bank that will help to upgrade existing networks and expand further across the United Kingdom.

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23rd February, 2017 (3 Comments)

Better late than never. The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published a useful list of ISP suppliers for their rural focused Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers a subsidy worth around £350 to properties that struggle to receive a minimum download speed of 2Mbps.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

22nd February, 2017 (59 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Bill linked proposal to introduce a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband has taken an interesting twist today after the House of Lords approved a radical proposal, which raises the minimum download speed to 30Mbps (6Mbps upload).

5g verizon trial usa

22nd February, 2017 (1 Comment)

Verizon has today announced that in April 2017 they will become one of the first Mobile operators in the world to launch a real-world trial of future 5G technology. Initially this aims to deliver multi-Gigabit speeds via a fixed wireless broadband network to select customers in 11 markets across the USA.


22nd February, 2017 (9 Comments)

The CEO of the Government’s state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 97% of premises by 2020, Christopher Townsend, has decided to leave in order to take up a position as Commercial Director for Chelsea FC.

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22nd February, 2017 (21 Comments)

The plight of poor broadband connectivity on existing new build home developments, which are often shunned by developers and the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, has once again reared its ugly head. This time the issue centres on Poundbury in Dorset.

BT Labs in Ipswich

22nd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have today announced the start of new research into how “network slicing“, which allows specific “slices” within an IP-based network to be ring-fenced for particular activities, can be used to support future 5G Mobile services.


22nd February, 2017 (4 Comments)

A new Qualtrics survey of 1,050 respondents in the USA and United Kingdom has found that 78% of respondents prefer to get their in-home WiFi kit (wireless broadband router) from an ISP and 68% would pay between £4-£8 per month extra for better wireless coverage.

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22nd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new voucher scheme has been launched for businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin (England), which offers local SMEs up to £25,000 to help fund the installation of a 30Mbps+ “superfast” Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband connection.

house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

21st February, 2017 (9 Comments)

A new survey of 3,000 Brits by urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has claimed that slow broadband speeds at peak-times (i.e. the busy evening period after work) are the top unexpected bugbear for people trying to move house, while flaky mobile signals and unresponsive landlords follow close behind.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

21st February, 2017 (10 Comments)

The annual Broadband Genie 2017 survey has today handed their award for “Best Broadband Provider” to Plusnet after they came top in five out of seven categories and secured a consumer satisfaction score of 74%. Elsewhere Virgin Media also picked up several awards.

ee uk mobile 4g balloon

21st February, 2017 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today revealed details of their new Rapid Response Vehicles, balloons and drone based “Air Mast” technology, which will all be used to help keep their 4G (LTE) network running in remote communities (e.g. during disasters, network outages or to help emergency services).

internet email

21st February, 2017 (84 Comments)

Customers of communications provider EE (BT), specifically those who still use an old Orange based email account (Orange.net, Wanadoo.co.uk, Fsmail.net etc.), will be unhappy to learn that the operator has announced the forthcoming closure of this free service on 31st May 2017.

connexin trial elva-1 ppc-10g

21st February, 2017 (13 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin, which operates networks in Hull (East Yorkshire) and Lincolnshire, today claims to have become the “first company in the UK” to trial an Elva-1 PPC-10G with RF Com. This is a 5G style 10Gbps wireless link that could give their network a big boost.

boundless networks wireless hardware

20th February, 2017 (8 Comments)

Wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today announced that they’ve become “one of the first companies in the UK” to trial a new 160Mbps capable “ultrafast” Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network, which could soon be rolled out across rural parts of North Yorkshire.

stone gloucestershire uk village

20th February, 2017 (24 Comments)

Residents of Stone in Gloucestershire (England), which is a rural village and home to over 700 people, can now gain access to superfast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps after Oxford ISP Rural Broadband teamed-up with Wireless Excellence to install a new wireless network.

computer user

20th February, 2017 (9 Comments)

The Leeds City Council in Yorkshire (England) has proposed a new scheme that could generate £45m for the local economy over the next 10 years and help “thousands” of “digitally excluded” adults by giving them access to free home broadband connections, wifi and Tablet computers.

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