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ISP News Archives for March 2018

 
5g itu

30th March, 2018 (7 Comments)

The UK government has today proposed to develop a “large-scale, citywide testbed” as part of a multi million pound “5G city” trial of the future high speed Mobile technology, which forms part of their Urban Connected Communities Project.

helicopter openreach ethernet to mast install

30th March, 2018 (8 Comments)

Today high speed Ethernet lines supply capacity for everything from your broadband ISP connection to cash machines and delivering them can be difficult. So much so that Openreach’s (BT) Kevin Murphy has warned that some of Ofcom’s key performance targets may be “operationally unachievable.“

telephone united kingdom communications

29th March, 2018 (23 Comments)

Ofcom has confirmed that UK consumers who take a landline-only phone service from BT will, from Sunday, pay £7 a month less for their line rental (i.e. £11.99 inc. VAT instead of £18.99). As part of the agreement BT will also cap line rental and call charges, to increase by no more than inflation, for 3 years.

bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

29th March, 2018 (1 Comment)

Telecoms operator BT has announced that they’ve just completed the installation of their 100th InLinkUK smart kiosk, which can offer “ultrafast” public WiFi, free UK phone calls, USB device charging and a range of other digital services to help people passing within the vicinity.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

29th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

Several local authorities in England, including Staffordshire, Devon and Somerset, have begun to consult on the next phase of their respective projects for expanding the coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services. Thousands more premises and some FTTP is on the cards.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

28th March, 2018 (11 Comments)

Ofcom has today published a final statement on their recent UK Wholesale Local Access Market Review (WLAMR), which is broadly unchanged from last month’s major announcement (here) but there has been a tweak to wholesale FTTC “fibre broadband” pricing for UK ISPs.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

28th March, 2018 (28 Comments)

As promised the Government has today set out their chosen design for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which pledges to give everybody in the United Kingdom the “legal right” to request a 10Mbps+ capable “high speed broadband” connection from 2020, but challenges remain.

b4rn east anglia build

28th March, 2018 (13 Comments)

At the end of last year the B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP began construction of a new community built and funded “hyperfast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural villages in parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex (England). Today the first properties have been connected.

5g mobile signal bars uk

27th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

The government supported UK5G innovation network has officially launched this week to help research, develop and oversee trials of the future 5G Mobile technology, which could one day deliver peak Mobile Broadband speeds of 20Gbps (with under 5ms latency) and eventually replace 4G.

children internet surfing

27th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com survey, which was conducted with 1,000 UK parents of children aged 5-18, has claimed that 15% of respondents (allegedly equivalent to around 1.2 million children) think slow home internet connection speeds are “negatively impacting their child’s education.”

hebnet cic mast

26th March, 2018 (1 Comment)

Community ISP HebNet CIC has worked with Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) to deploy an enterprise-grade wireless link between the Isle of Skye and Knoydart in rural Scotland, which has connected both the local Salmon farms and delivered 30Mbps+ broadband speeds to nearby homes.

bt whole home wifi repeater disc

26th March, 2018 (21 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT who purchased the Whole Home Wi-Fi solution, which uses three 165mm circular (disc) shaped repeaters in an effort to deliver “complete” WiFi network coverage around the home, are suffering connectivity problems after a firmware update (v1.02.04 build10).

banned from the internet cross

26th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has started their consultation on the Government’s controversial internet age verification system, which will target websites or “apps” that contain pornographic content. Sites that fail to comply could find themselves being blocked by large broadband ISPs.

aaisp_zyxel_vmg3925_b10b

26th March, 2018 (20 Comments)

Internet provider Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has complemented their existing 6 month contract terms by adding 1 and 12 month options, as well as free setup. On top of that the highly rated broadband ISP has also introduced a new router and you get this free on their 12 month term.

businesses need broadband connections

26th March, 2018 (11 Comments)

A new survey of 500 UK businesses by Opinium, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Beaming, has claimed that on average firms suffered two major internet outages each during 2017 and thus lost almost 82 million productive hours.

balquhidder fibre optic dig

23rd March, 2018 (21 Comments)

The Balquhidder Community Broadband project, which is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that has won support from UK ISP Bogons and the Stirling Council in Scotland, has officially launched their new 1Gbps FTTP broadband network that will serve all 197 premises in the Balquhidder area.

virgin media engineer connecting fibre optic cable

23rd March, 2018 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media have announced that Project Lighting has so far extended their 350Mbps capable broadband and TV network to 100,000 extra premises in Scotland and they “plan to connect thousands” more in 2018, although oddly they aren’t saying how many more.

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