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ISP News Archives for May 2018

 
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24th May, 2018 (14 Comments)

Rural fibre optic UK ISP Gigaclear has announced that they’ve invested a further £6.2 million (£8m total so far) to expand their existing Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network to reach more than 4,500 additional homes and businesses in West Kent (England) by the end of 2020.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

24th May, 2018 (5 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today published their latest half year results to 31st March (FY 2018), which saw them add +109K new on-net broadband subscribers in the final quarter to total 4,139,000. We also got an update on their “full fibre” FTTH/P plans and they’re selling their direct B2B business to Daisy for £175m.

piracy_internet_music_pirate

23rd May, 2018 (15 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the recorded music sector, has called for the Government’s forthcoming ‘Internet Safety Strategy‘ to add new measures that would make it easier for copyright holders to get websites that facilitate internet piracy blocked or completely removed.

bt uk isp logo

23rd May, 2018 (21 Comments)

As expected BT’s consumer UK ISP division has today launched their new range of “Plus” FTTC, FTTP and G.fast based “fibre broadband“, phone and 4G bundles, which among other things means that if your fixed line goes down then the mobile data takes over and adopts “unlimited” usage.

talktalk dlink dsl3780 router broadband isp

23rd May, 2018 (5 Comments)

One of the older D-Link based ADSL2+ broadband routers from UK ISP TalkTalk has been found to still be vulnerable to a security exploit, which was first notified to the provider all the way back in 2014. This enables a hacker to gain access to your wireless (WiFi) network by sniffing out the WPS password.

broadband speeds confusion

23rd May, 2018 (12 Comments)

Starting today all broadband offering Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the United Kingdom will be expected to change how they advertise service speeds, primarily by only promoting “average” speeds (a median measured at peak time) for their headline packages instead of an “up to” (fastest 10%) figure.

fibre optic coloured cable splay

22nd May, 2018 (28 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has this afternoon surprised and confused in equal measure by announcing that he wants to see the “majority” of UK homes and businesses being reached by Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband ISP networks by the end of 2025.

virgin media high resolution

22nd May, 2018 (28 Comments)

An investigation conducted by market regulator Ofcom claims to have found “reasonable grounds for believing” that cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media may have broken its consumer protection rules by failing to play fair with their Early Termination Charges (ETC).

website hyperlink link secure

22nd May, 2018 (2 Comments)

The European Commission’s national consumer protection authorities have screened 207 EU websites (including some from the UK) for fixed/mobile phone, internet, audio and video streaming services, which revealed that 163 of them could be infringing consumer law by adopting “misleading practices“.

bt wholesale uk

21st May, 2018 (50 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Broadband Checker has received a small but interesting update and is now showing the operator’s top 1000Mbps download (220Mbps upload) tier for their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which Openreach are busy rolling out to 3 million UK premises.

bt enterprise 4g assure

21st May, 2018 (12 Comments)

BT’s Enterprise division has today launch a new “business-grade broadband product” called 4G Assure, which switches automatically to a 4G mobile data connection to help small and medium sized UK businesses stay connected if they experience an interruption to their fixed line ISP connection.

draytek 2762 broadband router

21st May, 2018 (11 Comments)

Taiwan-based telecoms kit manufacturer DrayTek has announced that a large number of their popular wireless routers are vulnerable to a new security exploit, which enables an attacker to remotely change the device’s DNS and DHCP settings in order to hijack your internet traffic or steal personal data.

talktalk wifi hub super router uk broadband isp

21st May, 2018 (35 Comments)

New customers of budget ISP TalkTalk look set to start receiving a faster and much more capable broadband router with their orders, which comes after ISPreview.co.uk discovered the existence of a new Wi-Fi Hub. At this stage we don’t have a lot of detail to share but we do know the core specifications.

bt superfast fibre on demand broadband fttp

21st May, 2018 (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that they’ve begun the rollout of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. As part of that they’ve also invested £400,000 in a new “fibre training school” for the region that is based in Livingston.

plusnet uk

19th May, 2018 (20 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP Plusnet and partner John Lewis have joined several other providers by revealing what their average advertised broadband download speeds will become when the new guidelines are adopted next Wednesday. They’ll also be the first to include an average for upload speed (well done).

cable damage openreach engineer

19th May, 2018 (15 Comments)

Openreach has published a short notice to give a very rough indication of how much their new ‘Single Order Generic Ethernet Access’ product might cost ISPs at wholesale. At launch in 2019 the service will enable consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service.

eu_digital_agenda_broadband_network_cost

18th May, 2018 (16 Comments)

The European Commission has publish their 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which uses data from 2017 and 2018 to reveal the United Kingdom’s progress toward the EU’s Digital Agenda goals (e.g. NGA 30Mbps+ broadband for all by 2020). This year we remain ranked 7th out of 28 member states.

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