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ISP News Archives for April 2017

 
countesswells development

18th April, 2017 (6 Comments)

The £800 million Countesswells Development, which involves the creation of a new town with 3,000 homes and various spaces for business / schools near to Aberdeen, has claimed that it will also be the “first community in Scotland” to provide residents with access to “hyperfast” 1Gbps broadband.

fluidone isp logo

18th April, 2017 (3 Comments)

Business communications provider FluidOne, specifically their wholesale platform, has launched a new promotion that offers free activations on their BTWholesale based ADSL2+ and superfast FTTC broadband products (saving up to £55 +vat per connection).

UK Broadband ISP Savings in a Piggy Bank

18th April, 2017 (3 Comments)

Choosing an unlimited “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP based on price alone isn’t always the wisest idea. Never the less some people will always preference saving a few pounds over getting the best quality, but sadly the job of trying to figure out which is the cheapest isn’t easy.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

17th April, 2017 (2 Comments)

A second attempt by three of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs to secure a new Voluntary Code of Practice for handling Automatic Compensation, which would be paid during a total loss of service, is being disrupted by TalkTalk’s refusal to sign-up.

fibre optic cable strands

15th April, 2017 (20 Comments)

Over the next few years we expect to see the number of premises covered by ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) networks in the United Kingdom rise from nearly 1 million today to around 5 million+, but which ISPs provide this service and what do you get for your money? We take a quick look.

quickline fixed wireless broadband 2017

13th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Consolidation is the order of the day. Fixed wireless ISP Quickline, which operates a growing 50Mbps capable network around parts of Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Pennines of England, has gobbled up part of rival wireless provider AB Internet for an undisclosed sum.

virgin media superhub 3 router

13th April, 2017 (23 Comments)

After a delay from last year it appears as if Virgin Media’s newest feature, which turns existing SuperHub v3 cable broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots, is finally out of beta and starting to be deployed so that customers passing outside a VM home will be able to get online.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

12th April, 2017 (11 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has revised downward last year’s Comsof estimate for the cost of deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband networks across the EU (currently this still includes the UK) by 2025, which makes it €137 billion (£116bn) instead of €156bn (£132bn).

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

12th April, 2017 (2 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which acts as a think-tank for the government, has published a new report that summarises the risks and challenges of Brexit for Internet and digital communications across the United Kingdom (broadband, mobile, USO, state aid policy etc.).

speed up broadband internet uk performance

12th April, 2017 (26 Comments)

Ofcom’s annual study of fixed line home broadband ISP speeds across the United Kingdom has revealed that the average Internet download rate is now 36.2Mbps (up from 28.9Mbps last year), with uploads hitting 4.3Mbps (up from 3.7Mbps). But there’s a widening gap between rural and urban areas.

good_versus_bad_opinions_0

12th April, 2017 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today published a huge new report into the service quality and provision times of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and technologies, which finds that 87% of broadband customers are satisfied with their service and this rises to 89% for landline (phone) and 92% for Mobile.

bt uk isp logo

12th April, 2017 (1 Comment)

It’s been three months since BT introduced their free ‘Call Protect‘ service to tackle nuisance calls (here) and some 2 million homes across the United Kingdom are now using it. The broadband ISP has also published a table of the top 5 worst nuisance callers for March 2017.

two openreach engineers working

11th April, 2017 (14 Comments)

None of the 17 initial pilot locations announced for BT’s pilot of 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology has included anywhere in Northern Ireland, but all that changed today after they confirmed that 4,000 premises in Antrim would benefit.

aircraft

11th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has proposed to introduce a small but important change that would make it easier and cheaper for aircraft to support the use of on-board mobile devices (e.g. handsets, tablets, laptops) in the 2G, 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

11th April, 2017 (8 Comments)

On ISPreview.co.uk we’ve long made a point of highlighting post-contract / discount prices in our listings and we’ve frequently called for ISPs to make such details clearer. Today Citizens Advice has similarly warned that broadband prices can rise by an average 43% when fixed term deals end.

bt uk isp logo

11th April, 2017 (9 Comments)

As most people known BT’s Consumer ISP division has long offered a range of broadband packages with capped usage allowances, at least it did until today as the options have been removed in order to avoid confusion. At the same time they’ve cut the price of their unlimited usage options.

hyperoptic engineers at work by daniel cheung

11th April, 2017 (1 Comment)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today reached yet another social housing agreement, which means that “thousands” of homes in Thurrock (Essex) will soon gain access to their ultrafast 1Gbps capable FTTP/B based broadband network. A special £9 a month 5Mbps option will also be offered.

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