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30th Nov 2017 (11 Comments)

The Home Office has launched a consultation that proposes to make a number amendments to their controversial internet snooping Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which at the end of last year ran into trouble after the CJEU found that some aspects were not compatible with EU law.

30th Nov 2017 (9 Comments)

As expected the Superfast Worcestershire programme has signed a new £6.2 million extension contract with BT (Openreach), which will push their FTTP/C based “superfast broadband” network out to reach more than 5,300 extra premises (reaching 96% of Worcestershire UK by 2019).

30th Nov 2017 (28 Comments)

Sometimes getting fibre optic cable from one point to another over difficult terrain (rivers, unstable rocks etc.) can be tricky, which is partly why Openreach (BT) has today become one of the first in the world to use an aerial drone to help deploy the cable for a new FTTP network in the village of Pontfadog.

29th Nov 2017 (2 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council has teamed up with local ISP InTouch Systems, which runs fixed wireless broadband provider ITSwisp, to help them deploy a new 10Mbps+ capable network to parts of the region that won’t benefit from the existing Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) project.

29th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) ISPs could soon be able to offer faster connection speeds after Ofcom today confirmed their decision to release an extra 20MHz notch of radio spectrum in the 5.8GHz band (5725-5850MHz) for use by related internet access providers.

29th Nov 2017 (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has announced that an extra 16,000 homes and businesses in the County of Durham (North East England) will be the next to gain access to their 350Mbps capable broadband and TV network, with the local deployment work being set to complete by the end of 2019.

29th Nov 2017 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest report into the use of media by UK children and parents, which among other things finds that around two in five parents of children aged 3-4 (39%) or 5-15 (37%) use network-level filters on their home broadband ISP. The vast majority of those find them useful.

28th Nov 2017 (9 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new review that will examine what changes need to be made (e.g. planning, copper switch-off) in order to make the United Kingdom attractive for investment to support the rollout of new “full fibre” broadband (FTTP/H) and future 5G Mobile networks.

28th Nov 2017 (6 Comments)

The UK Government’s £5 million Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers grants worth £400 (maximum) to rural households that are unable to get at least a 2Mbps broadband speed (this helps to get a faster connection installed), has been extended until the end of 2018.

28th Nov 2017 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has announced that a commercial investment of £2.5 million is enabling some 2,000 premises in rural Devon (England) to access their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband network.

28th Nov 2017 (13 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest progress update to September 2017, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,651,700 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be covered by a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

28th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Transport for London has reported that their recent (summer) trial of a 4G Mobile network distribution technology, which ran in Tube tunnels on the Waterloo and City Line, was a success. Tfl are now tendering for a service provider that can deploy it across their entire Tube network from 2019.

28th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure builder Arqiva has joined with Dali Wireless and Cellular Asset Management to improve Mobile coverage and capacity around Glasgow city centre (Scotland, UK) by harnessing a new digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which will also support future 5G rollouts.

28th Nov 2017 (13 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire UK, KCOM, has today announced the final phase of their “Lightstream” roll-out, which will extend their “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) services to cover 100% of their network area (around 200,000 premises) by March 2019.

28th Nov 2017 (9 Comments)

Somebody claiming to be the owner of troubled Kent-based UK broadband ISP True Telecom appears to have successfully had one of our articles pulled from Google, which is despite the fact that the somewhat verbose reasoning given in the complaint appears to set a very low bar.

28th Nov 2017 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government has announced that the city of Aberdeen is to receive £2m of public funding to extend Gigabit (1Gbps) ultrafast broadband connectivity to 57 “key public buildings” (e.g. schools, health and community centres), which forms part of a regional £254m investment package.

28th Nov 2017 (36 Comments)

As Openreach begins to rollout their new 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband service, which is set to reach 10 million UK premises by 2020, a new ISPreview.co.uk poll of 1,834 readers has found that 75.4% are interested in upgrading to the new service.

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