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airband wireless broadband mast

31st December, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project has confirmed that fixed wireless broadband ISP Airband have deployed their first live transmitter site in the UK county, which forms part of a £11.2 million contract that will extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to 14,000+ extra local premises by 2020.

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

30th December, 2017 (3 Comments)

Congratulations to the CEO of urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Tobak, who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the digital economy. Back in 2005 she also co-founded Be Unlimited, which was one of the first unbundled ISPs to offer ADSL2+.

avb broadband roll-out placard

30th December, 2017 (14 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale District Council has handed control of Aylesbury Vale Broadband (assets / network) to UK ISP Gigaclear for an undisclosed sum, which will continue the operator’s rollout of “full fibre” (FTTH/P) ultrafast broadband services to rural villages in Buckinghamshire.

uno broadband logo

29th December, 2017 (9 Comments)

Internet provider uno (uno Comms Ltd) has reduced the monthly price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTC “Fibre Pro” unmetered broadband packages and removed the activation or migration fees for any orders made before the end of January 2018.

gfast inside extension pod

28th December, 2017 (106 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their new 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband network is “now available” to thousands of people in Bath, Glasgow and Edinburgh, although none of the major ISPs have launched public packages and the final EMD phase still hasn’t begun.

internet speed test uk circle

28th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

We take a look back to see how much faster the national fixed line broadband ISPs and mobile (3G / 4G) network operators have become for download and upload speed over the past 12 months, which reveals that Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and EE continue to come top in the speed stakes.

trains network rail engineers

27th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will tomorrow at 9am begin a new ‘Call for Evidence’ on proposals that could help to make WiFi and Mobile (5G) broadband speeds of 1Gbps available onboard all UK mainline train routes by 2025.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

27th December, 2017 (9 Comments)

Internet Movie and TV video streaming giant Netflix UK has recently published the most recent edition of their broadband ISP speed index, which reveals that cable operator Virgin Media continues to be the fastest provider for their service in 2017. But being the fastest isn’t all that important.

ee uk logo

23rd December, 2017 (7 Comments)

Internet and mobile provider EE appears to have discounted the monthly prices of their top Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based unlimited 38Mbps and 76Mbps capable “fibre broadband” packages for the Christmas and New Year period, which shaves a few extra pounds off the rental.

22nd December, 2017 (4 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet claims to be one of the first to issue a Gigabit Broadband Voucher under the Government’s new £2m pilot, which offers vouchers worth up to £3,000 to help businesses in four parts of the UK to get a 1000Mbps+ capable broadband service installed.

Shell Energy Broadband

22nd December, 2017 (0 Comments)

Shareholders of UK energy and broadband supplier First Utility have agreed to sell the business to Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (Shell), which subject to regulatory and other approvals is expected to complete in early 2018.

Vodafone UK 2016

22nd December, 2017 (0 Comments)

New subscribers to Vodafone’s unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps and ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable FTTC based home “fibre broadband” packages can now get the service for even less after the operator reduced their monthly prices for the full 18 month contract term, which makes them one of the cheapest ISPs.


22nd December, 2017 (0 Comments)

UK Wireless ISP Wifinity, which tends to deploy WiFi networks to holiday parks, events, social housing and the armed forces, has offered up a festive gift to users of four hostels for homeless people in Kingston by installing WiFi free of charge under its “Good Connections” initiative.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

22nd December, 2017 (20 Comments)

The £171 million Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has announced that their existing contracts with wireless ISP Airband and “full fibre” (FTTP) provider Gigaclear are set to be extended, which could result in an extra 9,000 rural homes and businesses being reached.

boundless networks wireless mast

21st December, 2017 (0 Comments)

Many more homes and businesses in the rural Worth Valley area of West Yorkshire (England, UK) can now gain access to “ultrafast broadband” speeds of 100Mbps+ after Boundless Networks expanded their fixed wireless network coverage with the help of local contractor Pennine Plus.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

21st December, 2017 (17 Comments)

Newspaper reports have claimed that the Government may be reconsidering the option of completely separating telecoms giant BT from its UK broadband network business (Openreach), which is an approach that Ofcom rejected earlier this year (here) in favour of the less dramatic “legal separation” approach.

5G official logo 3gpp

21st December, 2017 (3 Comments)

Yesterday evening the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) declared completion of the first real specification for the future 5G Mobile standard (5G New Radio Non-Standalone) at a meeting in Lisbon (Portugal), which occurred sooner than the originally expected early 2018 date.

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