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ISP News Archives for September 2017

 
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30th September, 2017 (35 Comments)

Existing customers of BT’s 52Mbps (9.5Mbps upload) capable Infinity 1 (FTTC) “fibre broadband” service will be pleased to learn that the ISP has decided to reward them with a free speed boost ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) and a doubling of their cloud storage, but not everybody will benefit.

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29th September, 2017 (30 Comments)

Cable network Virgin Media has today cut the prices of their 50Mbps to 300Mbps range of standalone broadband packages for the first 12 months of service (new customers). At the same time they’ve also increased the prices on some of their bundles (i.e. broadband, phone and /or TV).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

28th September, 2017 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk, which already blocks nuisance calls at the network level and recently enabled Caller Display + Last Call Barring for all users at no extra cost, has today launched a new phone security feature called ‘Check and Report‘ that helps customers to identify and stop unwanted calls.

censored access internet

28th September, 2017 (11 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) has warned that the European Commission’s new plan for tackling “illegal” online content risks forcing internet providers to adopt aggressive filtering and monitoring technologies, which could end up removing legitimate content.

london_dense_urban_city

28th September, 2017 (13 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech has been given a boost by their first co-investment deal with a major UK landowner (Grosvenor Britain & Ireland), which will see their network being expanded across the firm’s London estate (130 sites).

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

28th September, 2017 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their latest results for the six months to 30th June 2017 (H1), which reveals that they now have 4,235 connected customer premises on their UK “full fibre” FTTP network (up from 3,962 in H2 2016) and a total of 3,556 route kilometres of operational ducted fibre (up from 3,383km).

hyperoptic van in street

28th September, 2017 (0 Comments)

City-centric fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has signed a new deal that will see their 1Gbps broadband network (FTTP/B) being extended to cater for SACO’s stock of serviced apartments across the United Kingdom, which exist in many of the same urban areas as the operator’s existing network.

airband

27th September, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Director of Halls, Shaun Jones (Chartered Surveyor), has claimed the contracts that landowners in Shropshire are being asked to sign with wireless ISP Airband, which won the deal to roll-out a 30Mbps+ broadband network to 14,000 premises, leave “too much scope for future problems.”

consumer complaints and feedback uk isp

27th September, 2017 (7 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Sky Broadband have today been praised by Ofcom’s Q2 2017 UK consumer complaints report after they received fewer gripes than any other ISP for their service. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for BT and TalkTalk, which attracted the most complaints.

Apple iOS Internet update

26th September, 2017 (3 Comments)

The European Union’s move in June 2017 to scrap roaming charges for mobile calls, texts and data / internet services (here) has resulted in operators’ reporting a huge rise in data traffic due to travellers, which has multiplied by between 3-6 times this summer compared with last year.

european union including united kingdom map

26th September, 2017 (16 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new study from IHS Markit and Point Topic, which summarises the current state of broadband coverage across Europe and measures how close the EU is to achieving their Digital Agenda goals (i.e. 30Mbps for all, with 50% subscribed to 100Mbps+ by 2020).

kcom_office_building

26th September, 2017 (2 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for the Hull area of East Yorkshire, KCOM, looks set to face new regulatory measures when Ofcom completes their review of competition in the wholesale local access market next week. But achieving substantive change could be difficult.

virgin media engineer street works

25th September, 2017 (1 Comment)

Residents of central Wargrave (Berkshire) have been told that cable operator Virgin Media will now expand their ultrafast broadband and TV network to cover around the High Street, which follows an earlier decision not to proceed due to a lack of demand and fears over the potential for major disruption.

connecting cambridgeshire uk 800px

25th September, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99% of homes and businesses in the county by the end of 2020, has setup a new online survey in the hope that local businesses can help them to spot any remaining gaps in coverage.

mark_heraghty_jhg_chairman

25th September, 2017 (16 Comments)

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress.

openreach bt engineer at a street cabinet fttc

23rd September, 2017 (35 Comments)

Some users of Openreach’s (BT) ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband lines, specifically those stuck on troublesome ECI based street cabinets, may soon benefit from a speed boost when OR attempt to adopt a default target downstream noise margin of 3dB.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

22nd September, 2017 (8 Comments)

A new batch of independent data has revealed the top 30 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) broadband connectivity, which unsurprisingly sees the table topped by Hull, East Yorkshire and Cornwall.

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