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Origin Broadband Logo 2016

10th August, 2017 (10 Comments)

Calculus Capital, which specialises in Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts, has made a second investment of £2 million into Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband. The new money will be used to help grow the business (i.e. attracting more customers and adding extra UK staff).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th August, 2017 (2 Comments)

Once again the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today whacked broadband ISP TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine, which comes after several accounts at their outsourced Wipro call centre in India were used to access the personal data of 21,000 customers.

london city 2017 uk

10th August, 2017 (7 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today unveiled a bunch of new measures that are aimed at tackling parts of the city that suffer from slow and unreliable broadband or mobile connectivity “not spots“, such as those that exist around parts of Rotherhithe, Westminster and the central City of London.

Law internet uk isp

10th August, 2017 (11 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has warned that it is “legally questionable” for BT to recover up to £600m of the costs incurred for their proposed 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation deployment by extracting the money via charges for products providing access to Openreach’s local access networks.

openreach engineer with drum of fibre optic cable

10th August, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council in England has allocated £1 million to help fund and support local communities that will not benefit from the regional roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks. Instead the communities can use the funding to help build an alternative, but there’s a catch.

advertising broadband uk investigation

10th August, 2017 (12 Comments)

The problem of advertised vs real-world broadband performance expectations has been given new ammunition by consumer magazine Which? today. A study conducted by the group found that the overall speeds recorded in internet speedtests were only 58% of the speed that users were expecting to get.

speed broadband meter on grey background uk

10th August, 2017 (1 Comment)

The firm behind the Speedtest.net service, Ookla, has reintroduced a monthly country ranking of global mobile and fixed broadband speeds. In their first report we find the United Kingdom ranked 24th fastest in the world with an average download of 49.22Mbps (fixed) and 25.83Mbps (mobile).

aquiss uk isp

10th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has announced that all of their ‘up to’ 38-76Mbps capable unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages are being offered free for the first 3 months of service during the summer, although this doesn’t include phone line rental (optional service).

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