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ISP News Archives for February 2018

church digital broadband uk

18th Feb 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK Government has reached a new accord with the National Church Institutions (NCIs) of the Church of England, which should make it easier for churches to be used in order to help distribute faster wireless broadband and WiFi services across rural communities.

dyfedit yscir wireless broadband mast

16th Feb 2018 (1 Comment)

The remote rural community of Yscir in the county of Powys (Wales) looks set to gain access to “superfast broadband” speeds of 30Mbps+ after Carmarthenshire-based ISP Dyfed Superfast (Dyfed IT) announced that it had won a contract to deploy a series of masts across the region.


16th Feb 2018 (5 Comments)

Small cell provider ip.access has joined Microsoft’s on-going Project Belgrade, which is using the City of Cambridge UK as a testbed to demonstrate that TV White Space (TVWS) technology can be used to connect residential homes to affordable WiFi style wireless broadband services.


15th Feb 2018 (9 Comments)

Openreach today confirmed they will deploy their “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to cover a further 7,200 homes and businesses in the UK counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire (completion by the end of 2019), which comes after BT signed a new £5.1m contract under the Fastershire project.

united kingdom money map

15th Feb 2018 (32 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone have all confirmed that they’ll introduce mid-contract price rises for subscribers, which as usual will be conducted in line with inflation as measured via the Retail Price Index (RPI). The RPI figure for January 2018 was 4%.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

15th Feb 2018 (66 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of pure fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P/B) style ultrafast broadband technologies, has published their latest 2018 country ranking and sadly the United Kingdom remains notable for its continued absence.

arriva trains wales

15th Feb 2018 (3 Comments)

An investment of £1.5 million by the Welsh Government means that passengers across Wales can now benefit from free WiFi on all Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) services, which has been retrofitted to ATW’s entire fleet including Pacer trains, Class 153’s and the carriages used on the north-south Express.

virgin media cable network street works

15th Feb 2018 (59 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest Q4 2017 (calendar) results, which saw them pledge to introduce a new 350Mbps broadband tier and add 159,000 premises to their UK network coverage. Virgin’s total broadband base also grew by +24K in the quarter to total 5,104,300.

closed down business

15th Feb 2018 (1 Comment)

Little known UK ISP Hotchilli, which offered a mix of website hosting and some very out-of-date ‘up to’ 8Mbps ADSLMax based copper broadband packages, has finally kicked the bucket and will discontinue the services it provides on 30th March 2018.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th Feb 2018 (17 Comments)

Sky has quietly updated their UK website to note that “some” of their Sky Broadband prices will “increase” on 1st April 2018, which we predict could result in an average rise of around +£1-2 per month on the standard rental charge. Unfortunately Sky aren’t expected to reveal the exact details until next week.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

14th Feb 2018 (5 Comments)

The CEO of rural focused UK fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has this afternoon been presented by the FTTH Council Europe with an award for his “outstanding contributions” to the acceleration of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband technology in Europe.

falcon heavy spacex launch

14th Feb 2018 (5 Comments)

Rocket company SpaceX will on Saturday launch a pair of small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) test satellites for their proposed Starlink service, which could in theory deliver ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps and low latency times of just 25-35ms (milliseconds) across the world.

internet law uk

14th Feb 2018 (6 Comments)

Last night the Court of Appeal in London rejected Three UK’s final attempt to have Ofcom impose a 30% spectrum cap on their forthcoming auction of 4G and 5G friendly radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which would have stopped EE (BT) from bidding and hampered Vodafone.

multimedia internet streaming

14th Feb 2018 (7 Comments)

A new online survey of 5,603 UK adults has found that the average (mean) amount of Mobile Broadband data included with a Mobile plan is 5.9GB (GigaBytes) and yet subscribers only consume an average of 2.5GB, which suggests that some could save money by choosing a cheaper tariff.


13th Feb 2018 (25 Comments)

Both BT and Sky UK (Sky Broadband) will continue to spend big on their respective UK Pay TV platforms after tonight reaching a £4.464bn deal, which will allow them to show Premier League Football matches for a further 3 years from the 2019/20 season onwards.

uno broadband logo

13th Feb 2018 (16 Comments)

Internet provider uno (uno Comms Ltd) has today become the next UK ISP after BT to pilot a new range of “ultrafast broadband” packages based off the fledgling hybrid fibre G.fast network, which can offer download speeds of up to 160Mbps (30Mbps up) and 330Mbps (50Mbps up).

hyperoptic big building fttp fttb install

13th Feb 2018 (46 Comments)

City focused fibre optic UK ISP Hyperoptic, which claims to be the United Kingdom’s largest residential provider of Gigabit broadband connections (FTTP/B), have carried out a trial of the “fastest home broadband the country has ever seen” by testing a 10Gbps service at East Village (the London 2012 Athletes’ Village).

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