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ISP News Archives for April 2017

 
gigaclear fastershire fttp build

28th April, 2017 (13 Comments)

Gigaclear, which specialises in rolling out ultrafast Gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband networks to rural parts of England, has today celebrated the news that their ever expanding service has managed to attract some 10,000 customers.

Vodafone UK 2016

28th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

A few weeks ago Vodafone increased the price of their Pay Monthly Mobile plans by 3.2% to reflect the rising rate of inflation (RPI) and this week customers, who are outside of their contract term, have been hit with a separate increase of between 50p and £3.50 a month (depending on plan).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

28th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

New customers looking to take TalkTalk’s entry-level ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited “Fast Broadband” and phone bundle may wish to know that the price has dropped to £20 per month for the first 12 month contract term (£25.50 thereafter). A TV (YouView) box can also be added for an extra £25 (one-off).

virgin media superhub 3 router

27th April, 2017 (9 Comments)

A growing number of Virgin Media’s cable broadband customers are claiming that the operator’s latest SuperHub 3 (Hub 3.0) router may be vulnerable to a low bandwidth Denial of Service (DoS) attack (i.e. a malicious person with a slow ADSL line could easily ruin your day).

network and internet connections

27th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL), which is a consortium of local authorities and around 2,500 Schools in the city, has raised the data connectivity speed over their Virgin Media Business supplied “fibre optic” TRUSTnet platform to a minimum of 100Mbps and at no additional cost.

Law internet uk isp

27th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales has convicted two further men (Matthew Hanley and Conner Douglas Allsopp) of involvement with the hacking of TalkTalk’s website during October 2015, which exposed masses of customer details and cost the provider £42m.

big ben, london uk parliament

26th April, 2017 (32 Comments)

The Digital Economy Bill 2017 has today effectively been approved by both houses of parliament, which means positive changes for UK broadband connectivity (10Mbps USO, compensation etc.). On the other hand the internet faces more censorship and a proposed 30Mbps USO was dropped.

aquiss uk isp

26th April, 2017 (7 Comments)

Internet provider Aquiss has reduced the standard monthly price of their various unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages by several pounds, which for example means that their entry-level ‘up to’ 38Mbps (2Mbps upload) service is now £30 per month (£43 if you include optional line rental at £13).

upton_pyne

26th April, 2017 (10 Comments)

Residents of a small rural village called Upton Pyne in Devon (England), which is home to around 300 people, have been left in limbo after the final phase of Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” upgrade in the area was stalled because a local earl objected to the cables going over his land.

plusnet uk

26th April, 2017 (9 Comments)

Customers of low cost ISP Plusnet have today been informed that the price they pay for their broadband and phone bundles will be increased from 29th June 2017, which is a move that follows a similar development from parent operator BT (here) at the start of this year.

sse

26th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Utility provider SSE (Southern Electric), which also does phone and internet services, has cut the price of their unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps (FTTC) “Superfast Fibre Broadband” package (includes line rental) to £33.50 per month for the first 18 months of service (£38 thereafter).

virgin_media_uk_painted_street_cabinets

25th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Several of Virgin Media’s street cabinets in Bournemouth (Dorset, England), specifically those around the Square and opposite The Old Fire Station in Holdenhurst Road, have been given a “colourful” makeover by local artist Kev Munday. As always with art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

uk pirate music

25th April, 2017 (12 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.”

rural_broadband_countryside_c4l

25th April, 2017 (1 Comment)

The 100,000 member strong Countryside Alliance, which campaigns to protect rural areas (food, farming, businesses and services), has published a new policy document on the impact of leaving the EU that calls on the UK Government to invest more money into improving broadband and mobile.

Vodafone UK 2016

25th April, 2017 (10 Comments)

The recent decision by Vodafone to shelve their plans for launching a broadband based Pay TV service in the United Kingdom (here) looks set to cost the operator millions of pounds, due to the early termination of contracts for premium TV content and channels.

cityfibre microtrenching york uk

25th April, 2017 (1 Comment)

Alternative fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has posted their final results to the end of 2016, which reveals that their “completed” cable duct and fibre optic network (FTTP) footprint has increased to 3,383km (up from 743km in 2015) and they now serve 3,962 customer premises (up from 1,200).

computer keyboard and mouse user

25th April, 2017 (13 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,006 “nationally representative” UK adults has claimed that 25% of UK employees have had issues with their broadband or mobile services when working from home over the last year and 46% of those have experienced such severe problems that they’ve given up on it.

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