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ISP News Archives for April 5, 2017

 
junk marketing letters spam from broadband providers

5th April, 2017 (14 Comments)

Most of us have become so familiar with the postman delivering marketing letters from the big ISPs that we now bin them without a second thought. One problem with this is that sometimes those letters carry important information, such when Virgin Media intend to dig up your pavement.

village_networks_tvp_mast

5th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access ISP Village Networks has confirmed that they’re now expanding the coverage of their superfast broadband network to reach the rural villages of Russell’s Water, Maidensgrove, Swyncombe, Stonor, Greenfield, Turville Heath, Park Corner, Britwell Hill and Howe Hill.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

5th April, 2017 (7 Comments)

At present it’s unlawful (unless approved by a Mobile Network Operator) for consumers to use repeaters that boost and retransmit UK mobile signals, which can help indoor coverage but may also cause interference or other adverse effects for nearby customers. Ofcom now proposes to change this.

cityfibre_contractor_fail

5th April, 2017 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has fined fibre optic network builder Cityfibre £35,000 due to a “number of serious failures to comply with road works legislation in Scotland,” such as the one that occurred in Edinburgh (here) after a contractor sat exposed in a manhole on a busy street.

angry uk internet user

5th April, 2017 (24 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has conducted a new Populus survey of 2,084 UK households, which claims that 16 million people (59% of respondents) have suffered a problem with their broadband connection during the past year and 12.5 million households were left frustrated as a result.

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