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ISP News Archives for March 2018

 
cable maintenance

8th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Openreach’s new Optical Spectrum Access product (OSA Filter Connect / FSP3000), which has been created as a sort of soft alternative to Ofcom’s stalled Dark Fibre Access (DFA) solution, will officially be made available to ISPs from 3rd April 2018 and initially offer data speeds of around 10-20Gbps.

kcom engineer working on telegraph pole

7th March, 2018 (1 Comment)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull (East Yorkshire), KCOM, has today unveiled the next set of rollout locations for their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network, which is now entering its final deployment phase before completion next year.

ee sim mobile broadband

7th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has refreshed their range of 4G based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) Mobile Broadband plans in order to improve their flexibility (e.g. data roll-over for any unused allowance) and value. Customers who pick a plan of 6GB or above can also get up to 3GB of free data.

fttp new build fibre optic distribution point openreach

7th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator (OTA2) confirms that UK ISPs have raised a new Statement of Requirement (SOR) request to encourage more data sharing for both ADSL and FTTC (VDSL2) based broadband products, which could result in a more effective engineer repair process.

security internet connected uk devices

7th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has today published a new policy paper that seeks to improve the security of internet connected devices in our homes (e.g. TVs, toys, smart speakers) by, among other things, calling for “tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product.” Good luck with that.

virgin_media_uk_street_cabinet_engineer_at_work

7th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV provider Virgin Media has this morning announced that they will become the first private company in the UK to launch a structured part-time apprenticeship scheme, which over the next two years will be supported by an investment of up to £4 million.

security of broadband isp routers

7th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Inverness-based UK ISP HighNet has announced that they’re deploying a new online security shield to help protect both their business and home broadband subscribers from cyber-attacks, specifically Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults.

b4rn_cheshire_rural_uk_broadband

6th March, 2018 (7 Comments)

A small group of volunteers from Puddington, Burton and Capenhurst in West Cheshire (England) have joined forces with the team from B4RN in order to launch B4RN Cheshire, which will further extend the operator’s 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network.

mobile net neutrality uk

6th March, 2018 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today opened a new investigation to examine whether some of the new 4G mobile plans and add-ons being offered by Three UK and Vodafone are compliant with the EU’s new Net Neutrality rules, which are designed to protect the open internet from abuse.

communication services

6th March, 2018 (1 Comment)

The latest ISPreview reader poll, which was conducted between 18th Jan and 1st Mar 2018, has suggested that the vast majority (75.1%) of respondents would rather have a truly standalone broadband connection than a bundle. A third would also like UK ISPs to offer shorter contracts.

new home construction

5th March, 2018 (88 Comments)

Over the years we’ve reported on many situations where large developments of new build homes have been constructed without including good provision for “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) from day one. Now a new analysis of recent UK builds during 2017 suggests that the problem isn’t yet fixed.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

5th March, 2018 (64 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has filed for a Judicial Review of last year’s decision by the UK Advertising Standards Authority, which ruled that it was “not materially misleading” for ISPs to describe slower hybrid fibre services (e.g. FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) as “fibre broadband.”

fibre optic cable connectors openreach

2nd March, 2018 (12 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has announced a number of special offers and general price reductions across their business focused Ethernet access products, which primarily impacts connection fees and rentals on their 100Mbps and 1Gbps tiers.

ee uk logo

1st March, 2018 (3 Comments)

Internet and mobile provider EE has discounted the price of their fixed line home broadband and phone (line rental) bundles for new customers, which will be available to order until 4th April 2018. The new offer prices apply for the first 18 months of service (contract term).

voneus

1st March, 2018 (4 Comments)

Another week, another acquisition for rural wireless broadband ISP Voneus. This time around the alternative network provider has gobbled up Herefordshire-based wireless infrastructure installation company Sky-Way for an undisclosed sum, which could improve their provision times and support.

broadband speeds confusion

1st March, 2018 (6 Comments)

Ofcom has today posted their final 2018 Voluntary Code of Practice (CoP) for broadband ISP speeds, which will provide UK consumers with more information about their estimated line performance and make it easier to exit your contract if related problems cannot be resolved within 30 days.

skyq

1st March, 2018 (12 Comments)

All for a single bill. Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has today announced a new partnership with internet video streaming giant Netflix, which will enable them to bundle the full Netflix service into a new Sky TV subscription pack. This combines content from both providers side-by-side for the first time.

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