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31st August, 2017 (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider Voneus, which has been busy delivering internet connections of up to 100Mbps into UK rural areas by using their ‘Wireless Fibre To The Home’ (WFTTH) service, has pledged to “ensure … fast broadband services become noticed as a basic ‘human right’“.


31st August, 2017 (9 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which was acquired by urban fibre optic developer Cityfibre in July 2017 for a cash consideration of £29 million (here), will unveil a range of new “full fibre” (FTTP) based internet access and “unbeatable” business Ethernet services next month.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

31st August, 2017 (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has cut the price of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps entry-level unlimited broadband and phone package again, dropping the monthly rental to just £15 for the first 12 months of service (£28.99 thereafter). The counter to this is that their £100 Prepaid MasterCard offer has ended.

house prices and broadband speed

31st August, 2017 (9 Comments)

A new survey of 2,700 British home buyers has claimed that an average purchaser would be willing to pay an additional £6,500 for a property if it meant they would be guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, although the survey fails to clarify what “excellent” actually means.

andrews and arnold isp logo aaisp 2015

31st August, 2017 (10 Comments)

The boss of UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has taken the unusual but welcome step of asking subscribers to give their thoughts on how the provider should enhance or change their future broadband and line rental tariffs, which are currently being reviewed.

router with fibre optic cables on top

30th August, 2017 (37 Comments)

The Government of the United Kingdom has this week started a new consultation on their proposal to introduce 100% business rates relief for new “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m), which will run from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022.


29th August, 2017 (9 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council, which is currently working with Openreach (BT) to expand the coverage of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) connectivity to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017, has launched a new £2.2m community fund that could benefit a further 2,000 premises.

network and internet connections

29th August, 2017 (4 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced that it will significantly reduce their 10GE and 100GE (Gigabit) port fees at its regional internet exchange in Manchester (IXManchester), which will come into effect from 1st October 2017 and save up to 39.3% on the cost.


29th August, 2017 (1 Comment)

Customers with an existing SSE (Southern Electric) energy account may be pleased to learn that they can now benefit from a £5 discount on the monthly rental of the operator’s various broadband and phone bundles. On top of that they’ve also removed fixed term contracts!

gtc engineer and van

29th August, 2017 (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) appears to have responded to Openreach’s (BT) increasingly attractive FTTP “full fibre” broadband offer for new build home developers by enhancing their rival proposition via the Home Builders Federation, which makes it more accessible.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

26th August, 2017 (52 Comments)

Researchers from ADTRAN and BT are working towards conducting the first lab trials of G.mgfast technology in 2019, which could become the successor to today’s hybrid-fibre G.fast technology and one that might conceivably push broadband speeds up to 5-10Gbps over traditional copper lines.

three uk mobile broadband

25th August, 2017 (43 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has quietly introduced a new “Advanced” plan with a 100GB data cap, as well as “all-you-can-eat” minutes and calls, which seems designed to sit in-between their current 30GB capped tariff and the top “all-you-can-eat” data tier. But there’s a catch.. of course.

orkney sea scotland island

24th August, 2017 (1 Comment)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise has announced that Openreach (BT) have completed their original state aid supported Phase One roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to the remote Scottish archipelago of Orkney, which forms part of the wider £410m Digital Scotland project.

manhole and two openreach engineers

24th August, 2017 (17 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that 160 homes at two villages in Devon (Hockworthy and Holcombe Rogus) have become the first to benefit from a boost to grant funding under the operator’s Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which works with locals to roll-out new “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) networks.

united kingdom black map

24th August, 2017 (8 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK programme has published its latest progress update to the end of June 2017, which confirms that the scheme has so far helped 4,551,226 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be put within reach of a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

buffering internet - please wait

24th August, 2017 (15 Comments)

The latest uSwitch.com survey of 2,004 “nationally representative UK adults” has claimed that over 43 million home broadband users (83%) suffer from poor reliability. But despite more reliable “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) being available to 93% of homes, just 57% of Brits believe they can access it.

postoffice uk broadband

23rd August, 2017 (4 Comments)

The Post Office has joined the summer discount club by slashing the price of their ‘up to’ 38Mbps and ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) and phone bundles for the first 18 months of service. On top of that their one-off activation fee has been cut from £60 to £30.

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