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TalkTalk Logo 2017

31st August, 2018 (33 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP TalkTalk has today further discounted the special offer prices of their residential focused broadband and phone bundles. One of the biggest reductions is on their 63Mbps FTTC based “Faster Fibre Large” package, which has fallen from £28.50 a month to just £25 for 18 months of service.

fibre optic blue green strands

30th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

Swedish fibre optic builder VXFIBER, which is currently working to deploy a new 1Gbps open access FTTP broadband ISP network across Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire (here), has today published a new ‘Digital Masterplan‘ to assist other UK Local Authorities in their plans for rolling out similar infrastructure.

virgin media new build homes plan

30th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has announced that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion has now reached an additional 50,000 homes and businesses across the Glasgow City Region in Scotland via their “gigabit-ready” broadband infrastructure (FTTP / HFC DOCSIS) and TV services.

o2 uk

30th August, 2018 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 claims to have launched a “revolutionary” new way of choosing a mobile phone and tariff. The new ‘Custom Plan’ essentially gives everybody unlimited calls and minutes but allows you to choose the repayment term, upfront payment and included data allowance (all this affects your monthly charge).

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

30th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

New research from financial analyst firm Plimsoll Publishing has claimed that Internet Service Providers (ISP) are one of the top 10 UK industries identified as being “under threat” and “most at risk” from Brexit, particularly a “No Deal” Brexit outcome.

new build appartments

29th August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Many new build homes are still being constructed without including good provision for “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks or Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) services, but the latest independent analysis of connectivity coverage suggests that the situation is improving.

wireless broadband radio spectrum signal

29th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

A little known Wirral-based business ISP called Integrated Digital Services (IDS) claims to have been “awarded public funding” from the UK Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme in order to help them deploy a 30Mbps+ capable wireless network to serve “digitally disadvantaged” rural areas in England and Wales.

box broadband isp surrey hills map

29th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new UK ISP called Box Broadband has recently entered the market and they’re working to build a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network to connect rural homes and businesses around Surrey (Surrey Hills), which in the future could be followed by similar areas in West Sussex and Hampshire (England).

sky ethernet uk

29th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Sky’s business-to-business division has today announced the launch of their new Sky Ethernet service into the market (channel), which will be delivered via over 2,800 exchanges and a 7,500km fibre network that claims to cover 96% of UK business postcodes.

money pile

29th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

A new study of home broadband packages offered by some of the UK’s largest ISPs – including BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, EE, Plusnet and Virgin Media – has claimed that subscribers can face “steep price rises” of up to 62.5% (an extra £152 annually) if they stay loyal to their provider and don’t switch away.

fibre optic blue strands cosmetic broadband picture

29th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has today opened the final (Wave 3) round of bidding for £95 million in funding to local authorities as part of their £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which aims to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband networks (rural and urban).

eol all in one pcp fttc huawei openreach cabinet

28th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council in England has officially confirmed that their £64m state aid supported Better Broadband for Suffolk (BBS) project with Openreach (BT) will achieve 98% coverage of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable (FTTC/P) networks by the end of 2020 as hoped (up from over 93% today).

virgin media team next to cabinet

28th August, 2018 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has announced that 26,000 premises in Burton-on-Trent (East Staffordshire), Dronfield (Derbyshire), Thurmaston (Leicestershire) will be the next to get access to their “gigabit-ready” ultrafast broadband ISP and TV network (we still don’t know when those Gigabit speed will actually arrive).

world wide internet traffic

28th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

Great Britain might take a drubbing for its lack of ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) broadband ISP infrastructure but a new study by Qrator Labs suggests that at least our underlying internet links appear to be fairly resilient to faults, with England, Scotland and Wales collectively ranking 2nd best in the world.

truespeed fibre optic dig to priston

28th August, 2018 (11 Comments)

Residents in the rural Somerset (England) communities of Sandford and Churchill will soon access ultrafast broadband speeds after UK ISP Truespeed Communications completed the build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which was needed in order to connect the local Thatchers Cider business.

mike surrey gigaclear

25th August, 2018 (42 Comments)

The recently appointed Interim CEO of Oxfordshire-based UK ISP Gigaclear, Mike Surrey, has told ISPreview that they’re ready to grow their Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H) rural broadband network beyond England and believe that “market forces driven by competition” will deliver the best outcome.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

24th August, 2018 (19 Comments)

Consumers adopting one of Openreach’s 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based UK broadband ISP lines (usually advertised with average speeds of c.60-65Mbps) are likely to create fewer fault reports during the initial provision phase after the new “low level error correction” feature began being applied to them.

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