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ISP News Archives for August 2017

 
farming uk rural areas

23rd August, 2017 (6 Comments)

The National Farmers Union has launched their annual survey of broadband and mobile connectivity, which will run for the next five weeks and is seeking feedback from farmers about the quality of their local telecoms and internet connectivity.

lamp post

23rd August, 2017 (8 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure developer Arqiva has won a new 10 year concession contract in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames (London), which will enable them to improve 4G and future 5G mobile coverage by installing Small Cell (radio access nodes) telecoms infrastructure.

vodafone home fibre broadband

23rd August, 2017 (10 Comments)

Last year “industry sources” indicated that Vodafone could be planning to build their own “full fibre” network in the United Kingdom (here). A new report claims that they are now in “early but serious” talks with Openreach (BT) about the prospect of a joint investment on a “large-scale” FTTP/H build.

ditch witch openreach bt civil engineers

22nd August, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project, which has a long term aspiration to deliver 99% coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020, has today taken the next step by signing a new deal with Openreach (BT) that will put a further 7,000+ premises within reach of 1Gbps “full fibre” (FTTP) by 2019.

cityfibre fibre optic leeds dig

22nd August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) infrastructure builder Cityfibre has today soft launched their new 1Gbps broadband and Ethernet network for SME businesses and public sector sites in the cities of Leicester and Nottingham, although local firms won’t be able to connect to the new service until this autumn.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

22nd August, 2017 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband provider Gigaclear has this month marked the fifth anniversary of their ultrafast 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network going live in the rural villages of Appleton and Eaton (Oxfordshire), which were among the first in England to get their service.

kcom

22nd August, 2017 (4 Comments)

Customers of KCOM in Hull (East Yorkshire) can now order a new range of broadband-only packages, which cost about 30% less than their standard price and claim to be “flexible plans” that “let you pick your data [allowance] and add a landline only if you need it.” But that’s not all..

ab internet

22nd August, 2017 (10 Comments)

The little known ISP Bogons Limited, which owns a unique £150k data centre that sits inside of an old nuclear bunker near Comrie and a website that looks as if it hails from the 90’s, appears to have acquired part of AB Internet‘s fixed wireless broadband network from the administrators.

warwicknet

21st August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has appointed a new Director of Sales, James Warner, to help oversee a major expansion of their broadband coverage. Over the next 12-18 months the ISP hopes to grow its footprint from 180 to 750 UK sites (e.g. business parks).

boosty_failover

21st August, 2017 (4 Comments)

Boosty, which is a subsidiary of Sharedband, appears to be taking a second stab at the hybrid UK fixed line and mobile connectivity market by launching a business broadband resilience service, which can seamlessly failover to a Smartphone based 3G/4G data connection when your main line fails.

radio spectrum tower mast united kingdom

21st August, 2017 (5 Comments)

Last month Three UK threatened Ofcom with a Judicial Review unless they changed the rules of their 4G and 5G radio spectrum auction in order to aggressively curb EE’s (BT) dominance (here). Now EE has issued its own letter before action in order to defend against such measures.

money pound sterling coins

21st August, 2017 (9 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has estimated the cost of BT, Virgin Media and Sky Broadband’s proposed voluntary system for handling automatic compensation, which would be paid during a total loss of broadband service. But consumers could receive 32% less than via Ofcom’s own plan.

gfast pod side view with openreach engineer

21st August, 2017 (57 Comments)

Some recent data from BT’s Head of Access Network Research, Trevor Linney, has revealed how much Openreach’s new 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband technology has already improved since last year’s trial. Mmany more enhancements are on the way.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

20th August, 2017 (8 Comments)

Blink and you’ll miss it. Yesterday we reported that Sky Broadband had cut the price of their top four broadband and phone bundles (here) but what everybody missed, ourselves included, is that Sky had technically launched a new ‘up to’ 52Mbps FTTC package called ‘Sky Fibre Unlimited Plus‘.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

19th August, 2017 (14 Comments)

All of the biggest UK internet providers seem to be cutting their prices this month and now Sky Broadband has joined by slashing the monthly rental of their packages across the board. On top of that new customers will also receive a £100 Prepaid MasterCard gift when they join.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

18th August, 2017 (7 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has cut the price of their up to 38Mbps (9.5Mbps upload) “Faster Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) and phone line rental package back down to £25 per month for the first 18 months of service (£33.50 thereafter), which will be available to order until 14th September 2017.

alncom wireless broadband station

18th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Residents living around the rural Northumberland areas of Fontburn, Nunnykirk, Forestburn Gate, Rothley, Longwitton and Harwood are starting to benefit after a joint effort between the community, council, Northumbrian Water and ISP Alncom resulted in a new broadband network.

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