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25th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

A recent survey of British adults by YouGov has revealed that 16% of people have used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy Server, with 48% adopting it in order to circumvent region (geo) blocking of online content and 44% using it to enhance their Internet security.

TUC Logo Trades Union Congress

25th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which represents about 5.6 million British workers via 50 unions, has today published a new analysis of household debt that calls on the Government to push “a lot more” investment towards broadband and other areas in order to help tackle a shortage of well-paid jobs.

northern ireland regions map uk

24th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

Over the past week we’ve highlighted the broadband and internet related commitments from nearly all of the major UK political parties (here, here and here) and Plaid Cymru in Wales (here). Today we’ve done a quick summary of what the key parties in Northern Ireland are promising.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

24th May, 2017 (10 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has reportedly complained that BT is not offering them enough compensation, which comes after Ofcom ruled in March 2017 that Openreach had broken their rules by failing to pay ISPs proper compensation for late installations of high-speed business lines (Ethernet).


23rd May, 2017 (20 Comments)

Fixed Wireless ISP Relish Wireless (UK Broadband Ltd.), which was recently acquired by Three UK and operates a 40Mbps capable LTE broadband network in central London and Swindon, has surprised users by introducing a vague Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) on their “unlimited” service.


23rd May, 2017 (9 Comments)

Competition between the Internet video streaming giants is hotting up after Amazon Video added 40 live TV and on-demand channels (e.g. Discovery, Eurosport) to their £79/year or £7.99/month ‘Prime’ service, although you’ll have to pay an extra monthly fee for each (from £1.49).

fibre optic trench digger

23rd May, 2017 (3 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholder Group, which is a think-tank for the UK Government, has published a new report from Analysys Mason that proposes a number of changes for making it easier and cheaper for telecoms operators to deploy ultrafast 5G Mobile and “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband networks.

5g indy500 test

23rd May, 2017 (0 Comments)

Ericsson has teamed up with mobile network operator Verizon (USA) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indy 500) to demo how their future 5G Mobile technology can deliver downlink data speeds of up to 6.4Gbps (Gigabits per second) and “extremely low latency“, all in a car travelling at 60MPH.

netgear nighthark r7000

23rd May, 2017 (4 Comments)

Owners of NETGEAR‘s R7000 Nighthawk WiFi router family (other models may follow) have complained after a new firmware update (v1.0.8.34) was pushed out that enables “analytics data connection” by default, which sends details about your network and Internet connection back to the company.


22nd May, 2017 (18 Comments)

Residents of Copmanthorpe, a village that sits just outside of York, have managed to find one of the least justified reasons to complain about Virgin Media’s civil engineering teams, which occurred after the local work to deploy new ultrafast broadband and TV cables left some hedge leaves “burnt“.

office for national statistics UK

22nd May, 2017 (7 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has published their latest annual 2017 Internet Access report, which reveals that 9% (4.8 million) of UK adults have never used the Internet and that’s down from 10.2% (5.3 million) last year. Sadly issues of age and disability remain key barriers.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

19th May, 2017 (25 Comments)

In keeping with today’s earlier G.fast announcement (here), Openreach (BT) has also confirmed the introductory pricing for their two matching Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband speed tiers: 160Mbps (30Mbps upload) and 330Mbps (50Mbps upload).

ab internet

19th May, 2017 (12 Comments)

Customers of Lincolnshire-based fixed wireless broadband ISP AB Internet have today been advised by the company that it has gone into administration, with the aim being to sell the business as a going concern. The news follows recent network outages.


19th May, 2017 (9 Comments)

Switching mobile operators in the UK will shortly become as easy as sending a text message. Ofcom has proposed changes to the mobile switching process that will introduce a new “text-to-switch” system, which is expect to cost the industry £44 million to implement over 10 years.

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

19th May, 2017 (15 Comments)

How much will the next generation of 160-330Mbps based G.fast broadband technology cost to buy from your ISP in the United Kingdom? Today Openreach (BT) has given us a good indication by publishing their first Early Market Deployment (EMD) wholesale prices for the service and it looks affordable.

Plaid cymru logo - the party of wales uk

19th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

The Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru) has this week published their Manifesto Action Plan for the 2017 UK General Election and committed to “making ultra-fast broadband available to all of Wales and rolling out 5G mobile signal nationwide.”

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

19th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

New subscribers to Hyperoptic‘s ultrafast (up to 1Gbps) fibre optic broadband (FTTP/B) network, which is available to parts of 21 UK cities, can get an extra 10% off their current internet and phone bundles until 27th May 2017 by using the promo code FLASH10 during sign-up.

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