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Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

30th May, 2017 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, has claimed that the “economic effects” of their investments in the UK (i.e. higher broadband speeds, improved productivity and price competition) between 2013 and 2017 have delivered a “total social benefit” worth £1.38bn.

scottish_national_party

30th May, 2017 (4 Comments)

The Scottish National Party (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba) has today published details of their 2017 Manifesto for the UK’s 8th June General Election, which reiterates last year’s pledge to ensure that 100% of Scotland can access a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service by 2021.

gigaclear fttp civil works on street

30th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has announced that some 5,000 properties in West Berkshire have gained access to their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which is being rolled out under the Superfast Berkshire project as part of a state aid supported contract.

bt copper cable theft sign

30th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Homes and businesses around the villages of Dunton Green and Chipstead in Kent (England) have faced multiple losses of broadband and phone connectivity after criminals repeatedly damaged Openreach’s (BT) local telecoms cables between 18th and 26th May 2017.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

30th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

A new deal has been reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on last year’s proposed £104 million WiFi4EU initiative, which aims to equip “every European village and every city with free [WiFi] internet access around the main centres of public life” by 2020.

award golden cup for top broadband isp

30th May, 2017 (6 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied).

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