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ISP News Archives for November 2017

 
world broadband connectivity

21st Nov 2017 (2 Comments)

A new study has examined the price of fixed line broadband in 196 countries via 3,351 packages (conducted between 18th August and 12th October 2017), which reveals that the United Kingdom is only the 63rd cheapest (average of USD $40.62 a month overall or $1.01 per megabit of speed).

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

20th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

New customers taking out one of Hyperoptic’s 30Mbps, 150Mbps or 1000Mbps ultrafast FTTP/B broadband packages in parts of 28 UK cities and towns can now get an extra 20% off the price when they take a 12 month contract by using the promo code BLACK17. The setup fee has also been removed.

virgin media van 540px

20th Nov 2017 (1 Comment)

Approximately 3,000 homes and businesses in Wembley (North West London) are the next in line to benefit from Virgin Media’s £3bn Project Lightning network expansion, which will give them access to ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 350Mbps and cable TV services.

world network and broadband connections

20th Nov 2017 (10 Comments)

Most of you reading this are probably allowing your broadband ISP to manage the Domain Name Service (DNS), which translates IP addresses back and forth into human readable form (e.g. domain names like ISPreview.co.uk), but now there’s a new choice in the form of Quad9.

postoffice uk broadband

20th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

The Post Office has introduced a Black Friday bonus to their existing UK unlimited broadband and phone price reductions, which gives new customers a £30 account credit (available on orders made until 27th November). The downside is that you can only get this on their ‘up to’ 17Mbps package.

hyperoptic new van branding

20th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic network builder and ISP Hyperoptic, which is deploying their FTTP/B ultrafast 1Gbps capable broadband network around parts of 28 cities and towns, has today boasted of working with 100 developers in the United Kingdom (e.g. Barratt London, Berkeley Homes, Crest Nicholson etc.).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

We expect a few more ISPs to offer “Black Friday” style price discounts this week and TalkTalk are the latest to show their hand. The low cost provider has introduced a mild price cut to their monthly broadband bundles and removed setup fees, which also extends to their premium TV Plus options.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

20th Nov 2017 (62 Comments)

Newspaper reports indicate that BT’s voluntary proposal to spend up to £600m on delivering a 10Mbps minimum broadband speed across the United Kingdom, which would implement the Government’s proposed Universal Service Obligation (USO), looks increasingly likely to be rejected.

true telecom uk isp

17th Nov 2017 (1 Comment)

Troubled phone and broadband ISP True Telecom, which went into administration at the end of last month (here), has now been hit with yet another major problem after Ofcom slapped them with a £300,000 fine for mis-selling their landline telephone services to over 100 people.

cityfibre street works fibre optic urban

17th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

A further 150 businesses in the South Fengate part of Peterborough (Cambridgeshire, UK) can now access a 1Gbps capable connection, which comes after Cityfibre completed the 4km extension of their existing c.120km fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city.

juice broadband

17th Nov 2017 (1 Comment)

Poole-based ISP Juice Broadband has announced that their fibre optic fed Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network has expanded the coverage of their 50Mbps capable service to new areas in East Dorset and West Hampshire, from a tower on St Catherines Hill near Christchurch.

blowing fibre optic cable to fttc cabinet

17th Nov 2017 (6 Comments)

The Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London UK has reached an agreement with Openreach (BT) that will see a further 2,000 homes and businesses being put within reach of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) superfast broadband network.

bt uk isp logo

17th Nov 2017 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has officially launched their annual round of super discounted “Black Friday” broadband bundles, which tend to represent some of the cheapest price points you’re likely to see all year. On top of that they’ve also thrown in 18 months of free BT Sport TV access for new customers.

wessex internet van

16th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

The Ranston Estate has agreed terms to acquire M12 Solutions’s share of their alternative network ISP Wessex Internet, which has deployed a mix of fibre optic (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services into rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England.

john_henry_group_narrow_trench

16th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Rural UK ISP Gigaclear has signed a new deal with civil engineering company the John Henry Group, which will help to extend their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network to 21,000 homes and businesses in the East Midlands (Northamptonshire, UK).

asus dsl-ac88u g.fast router

16th Nov 2017 (44 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Modem Conformance Testing (MCT), which ensures that a router / modem device is approved for use on their hybrid fibre (FTTC) UK broadband network, needs to become much more accessible and transparent for consumers. Unapproved kit can also carry the risk of disconnection.

fibre optic bt boom

16th Nov 2017 (13 Comments)

BT has today unveiled a £20 million commercial investment for Northern Ireland, which will enable them to deploy “ultrafast broadband” services to a further 140,000 homes and businesses by March 2019. This will “predominantly” involve their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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