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7th Jul 2017 (6 Comments)

Contractors working for Virgin Media in Carlisle (Cumbria) have faced criticism over the quality of their work after 400 defects were logged in one year, with the local authority now having to inspect 90% (instead of the “usual” 10%) of their street works and instruct a lot of repairs.

5g uk mobile broadband

7th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has awarded £16 million to three Universities (King’s College London and the Universities of Surrey and Bristol) in order to trial and demo the United Kingdom’s first end-to-end 5G Mobile network in 2018.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

6th Jul 2017 (3 Comments)

Finally, there’s a bit of good news for Virgin Media this week. The UK cable broadband and TV operator has today announced that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is set to cover an additional 53,000 premises in the county of Lancashire (England).

businesses need broadband connections

6th Jul 2017 (36 Comments)

Customers of several broadband ISPs (particularly those on Sky Broadband, BT and TalkTalk) in the South East of England appear to be suffering from a total loss of internet connectivity or unstable services, which is the result of 7 “separate” breaks in major core fibre optic cables.

three uk go binge

6th Jul 2017 (8 Comments)

Customers on almost all of Three UK’s “Advanced” 4G Mobile plans (i.e. those with a data allowance of 4GB or more) can now benefit from the operator’s new “Go Binge” service, which provides “unlimited data … for streaming video and music” from Netflix, Deezer, Soundcloud and TVPlayer.

uk broadband speed map oliver o'brien 2017

6th Jul 2017 (16 Comments)

A senior researcher at the University College London‘s (UCL) Department of Geography, Oliver O’Brien, has taken data from Ofcom and used it to produce a new map of estimated broadband speeds across the country, which reveals some very familiar Digital Divides between different areas.

plusnet uk

6th Jul 2017 (4 Comments)

Low cost ISP Plusnet has cut the monthly price of their superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) + phone (line rental) packages for new customers and on top of that they’ve also removed the £25 one-off activation fee until the 12th July next week (a 12 month contract term is applicable).

ee uk logo map

6th Jul 2017 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator EE only recently began to roll-out their new 400Mbps+ capable Category 16 based 4G+ (LTE-Advanced) Mobile Broadband technology (here) and now they’ve taken it to another level by demonstrating downloads of up to 765Mbps (110Mbps upload) at Wembley Stadium.

openreach engineer nga aggregation node

5th Jul 2017 (8 Comments)

Some 9,000 homes around new build sites at Rosewell, Midlothian, Johnstone, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Lossiemouth, Edinburgh, East Calder, East Kilbride, Bonnyrigg, Inverness, Kintore and Chapelton are next in line to get Openreach’s (BT) ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband service.

bt openreach engineer cable duct manhole uk

5th Jul 2017 (3 Comments)

A further 7,700 homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are set to gain access to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after a new extension agreement was reached under the state aid supported Connected Counties project.

vodafone connect router

5th Jul 2017 (4 Comments)

Existing customers of Vodafone’s fixed line Home Broadband packages (“Fibre” FTTC) are being informed about an annual price increase that will hit them from 1st 6th August 2017, which is expected to add around an extra +£1.50 per month to their existing subscription fees.

luminet

5th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Luminet has today become one of the first to join the new £2.8m Connect Westminster Scheme, which offers vouchers worth up to £2,000 to local businesses (SMEs) in order to help them cover the capital cost of getting a new superfast broadband service installed.

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

5th Jul 2017 (7 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder Cityfibre has today unveiled plans for a huge network roll-out, which alongside the £29 million (cash) acquisition of ISP Entanet will also see them commence the construction of an ultrafast 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in 5 to 10 UK towns and cities during 2018.

bbc_watchdog_team_2017

5th Jul 2017 (32 Comments)

The BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog, will tonight (8pm BBC One) take aim at cable operator Virgin Media for “over promising and under delivering on fibre broadband speeds,” with tests highlighted by the show claiming that some people receive just 3% of the speed they were sold.

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

4th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

The Government has today introduced their new Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2017-19, which among other things sets out the mechanism for supporting their 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m).

internet service providers association uk

4th Jul 2017 (5 Comments)

The Internet Service Providers Association UK (ISPA) has today published a short-list of people and companies that could win this year’s annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards, which will be held at Café de Paris in London’s West End on 13th July 2017.

virgin media fibre optic laying with tom mockridge

4th Jul 2017 (2 Comments)

Building a major new ultrafast broadband network isn’t easy and sometimes contractors don’t do the work properly. The latest example of this stems from Virgin Media’s street works in South Ayrshire, some of which have been described by local councillors as “horrendous.”

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