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digital scotland go faster broadband

8th August, 2017 (13 Comments)

The Scottish Government has issued a letter to the UK’s Department for Digital (DCMS) that warns against accepting BT’s proposed investment of up to £600m to deploy a new 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation for broadband, which they fear could extend BT’s “monopoly position in rural areas.”

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

8th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) will be pleased to learn that Ofcom has today dropped a 2 year old investigation into whether or not the operator breached the regulator’s consumer protection rules for governing the termination of landline and broadband contracts.

kcom_office_building

8th August, 2017 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator has hit KCOM, the incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, with a fine of £900,000 after “a serious weakness” in their network resulted in 74 calls to the emergency services failing after a BT telephone exchange in York flooded during Storm Eva.

4g superfast mobile broadband

8th August, 2017 (2 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure builder Arqiva has signed their 12th London Borough street furniture concession contract, which gives them exclusive access rights to street furniture across Lambeth. As a result around 15,000 lampposts can now be used to improve 4G Mobile network coverage.

world internet connection dots

8th August, 2017 (10 Comments)

A new study has used data collected by research group M-Lab to reveal that the United Kingdom delivers an average (mean) broadband download speed of just 16.51Mbps and ranks 31st fastest in the world versus 189 other countries. By comparison Singapore tops the chart with 55.13Mbps.

virgin media high resolution

8th August, 2017 (5 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their Q2 2017 (calendar) results and reported a total UK broadband customer base of 5,028,300 (up by +30,900 in Q2 vs +80,700 in Q1), although their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is still rebooting itself after recent troubles.

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