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internet spying eye

30th June, 2017 (8 Comments)

The High Court in London has today approved a request by Liberty, a human rights group, to challenge part of the Government’s controversial Internet surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act. The effort is being supported by £53,313 raised via crowd-funding.

virgin media streetworks

30th June, 2017 (9 Comments)

The fallout from Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) recent internal struggles appears to be hitting other parts of the business, with 250 jobs and 30 shops reportedly now being lined up for the chop.

b4rn rural fibre optic cable fibrequeen

30th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

The community funded and built 1Gbps B4RN Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in rural parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire has received some extra support from the EU’s Digital Single Market team, which has published a couple of new videos on the project.

rural openreach bt engineer

30th June, 2017 (0 Comments)

A further 1,300 homes and businesses in Staffordshire (England) are due to be covered by Openreach’s (BT) “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after the state aid fuelled Superfast Staffordshire project received a funding boost of £1.7 million.

router with fibre optic cables on top

30th June, 2017 (6 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England has announced the award of their £24m Phase 3 “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) roll-out contract to Gigaclear and BT, which should extend the network to a further 24,000 premises and push local coverage to around 97% by December 2019.

plusnet uk

30th June, 2017 (12 Comments)

Internet traffic prioritisation has been completely removed from Plusnet’s residential broadband service(s), which is because the ISP claims to have been “investing heavily in its network” and as a result their platform now has enough “capacity and resilience” that prioritisation is no longer needed.

City of london square mile united kingdom

29th June, 2017 (11 Comments)

A new report from the London Assembly’s regeneration committee has described the quality of mobile (4G) and fixed line broadband connectivity in the city as “frankly embarrassing.” The report also calls for more ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) to be deployed in order to “bypass the copper problem.”

TalkTalk Logo 2017

29th June, 2017 (7 Comments)

Customers of TalkTalk’s existing broadband and phone (line rental) packages have this week been informed that their prices are set to be hiked by between 4-6% from 1st August 2017 and some increases will be introduced from tomorrow. The cost of calls is also set to rise.

kcom engineer on side of building in hull

29th June, 2017 (19 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KCOM has today announced the next phase of their £60m Lightstream roll-out (July – September 2017), which will see their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated ultrafast broadband network reach a further 10,000 homes and businesses in East Hull.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th June, 2017 (6 Comments)

Earlier this year Virgin Media made the bold decision to adopt “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) as the entry-level speed for their service (here), although ISPreview.co.uk has learnt that the cable operator is about to test the reintroduction of their old 50Mbps tier as a new budget package.

satellite internet transmission dish

29th June, 2017 (1 Comment)

The Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G (SaT5G) project, which is supported by 16 major operators like BT, Avanti, SES etc. and £7.3 million (€8.3m) via the EU’s Horizon 2020 5G Research & Innovation contract, has begun work to integrate Satellite and future 5G Mobile networks.

bt openreach cable maintenance

29th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has uploaded a new technical information document for their imminent Dark Fibre Access (DFA) trial, which is due to start in August. The document describes how the product works and sets out what solutions will be made available to ISPs.

otley bt cabinet

28th June, 2017 (15 Comments)

Homes and businesses near Waitrose in the market town of Otley (Leeds) could suffer over a month of unstable broadband connectivity after a lorry crashed into one of Openreach’s (BT) street cabinets. The cabinet was promptly replaced but problems with the power supply remain.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

28th June, 2017 (46 Comments)

A string of consumer complaints have today prompted Ofcom to launch a probe into Virgin Media’s contract cancellations policy, which will examine whether or not the cable broadband, phone and TV provider has been playing fair when applying Early Termination Charges.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

28th June, 2017 (9 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q1 2017 study of UK consumer complaints about fixed line Broadband, Phone, Pay TV and Mobile services has praised Sky (Sky Broadband) for receiving the fewest gripes. Meanwhile BT, TalkTalk and Vodafone are highlighted for attracting the most complaints.


28th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator 1pMobile (MVNO) has had a Website and Facebook advert for their service banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after they failed to prove that their service was really the “UK’s cheapest pre-pay tariff” or the “most flexible“.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

28th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has extended the deadline for approval of vouchers under their rural subsidy scheme, which offers up to £500 per property to help those stuck in sub-2Mbps broadband areas to get a 10Mbps or faster connection.

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