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23rd August, 2018 (5 Comments)

BT has this month extended the roll-out of their new InLinkUK smart kiosks to Sheffield, Newcastle and Gateshead. The kiosks claim to offer “ultrafast” 1Gbps capable free public WiFi, free UK phone calls, USB device charging and a range of other digital services to help people in the vicinity.


23rd August, 2018 (16 Comments)

The UK Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) has warned that today’s proposal by the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to impose a new ‘Digital Licence Fee’ upon tech giants and ISPs “runs the risk of undermining broadband investment and could lead to increased prices for all consumers.”


23rd August, 2018 (8 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has announced that they’ve settled their legal challenge against Durham County Council (England), which began after the operator objected to the “hefty” fees per metre that the authority wanted to charge for laying new fibre optic cable along grass verges.

wales uk development

22nd August, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Conservative AM for Montgomeryshire in Wales, Russell George, has criticised the Welsh Government’s lack of explanation over the delay in awarding contracts for their new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out project, which aims to reach 88,000 extra premises in poorly served areas and could be worth up to £200m.

zen internet uk isp

22nd August, 2018 (0 Comments)

Richard Tang, the long-time CEO and founder of Rochdale-based broadband and telecoms provider Zen Internet (since 1995), has announced that he is stepping down from his role. Under the plan Richard will effectively swap jobs with Paul Stobart, the company’s current Chairman.

highlands fttp build openreach

22nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

A mix of community digging, public subsidy and private investment is set to be used to help build Openreach’s (BT) Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” ISP network to reach 140 homes, which exist across several of the most remote rural Highlands communities in Ross-shire (Scotland).

sckipio gfast broadband logo

21st August, 2018 (5 Comments)

Israel-based chipset maker Sckipio has teamed up with Siklu to deploy a unique twist on hybrid fibre G.fast broadband technology, which is now able to get capacity from a millimeter Wave (mmWave) wireless link instead of a fibre optic cable. This is being used to deliver speeds of up to 800Mbps (aggregate) to flats.

ee uk logo

21st August, 2018 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has moved to improve its support for deaf customers by partnering up with Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL), which among other things claims to have conducted a “thorough assessment” of its call centres in order to develop best practices for supporting those with hearing loss.

virgin media engineers observed by ofcom

21st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that 6,000 premises in Carluke (South Lanarkshire, Scotland) will be next in line to gain access to ultrafast broadband speeds of 362Mbps and premium TV services, which stems from their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

westwifi coverage map somerset uk

21st August, 2018 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless access (FWA) provider WestWiFi, which tends to focus most of its coverage around central and northern Somerset in South West England, appears set to launch a new set of “ultrafast broadband” packages with top download speeds of 100Mbps and 150Mbps.

openreach 2017 engineer jacket

21st August, 2018 (19 Comments)

A new report has claimed that some of BT’s “biggest shareholders” will urge any future CEO of the telecoms and broadband ISP giant to put serious consideration toward the old idea of splitting out their UK network access division, Openreach, in the hope of boosting the company’s share price.

gatwick airport official media picture

20th August, 2018 (7 Comments)

The UK’s second largest airport, which serves 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul flights, descended into farcical chaos today after a damaged Vodafone fibre optic cable took out the information screens and forced many passengers to get flight updates from hand-drawn white boards.

united kingdom black map

20th August, 2018 (19 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has today published its latest take-up data to the end of March 2018 (Q1) for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom, which continues to see strong levels of adoption.

united kingdom money map

20th August, 2018 (26 Comments)

The Government have today estimated that their £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project, which with the help of operators like BT (Openreach) and Gigaclear has extended fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks to cover 95%+ of UK premises, also delivered a £9bn boost to national business turnover.

scotland r100 suppliers leak

18th August, 2018 (15 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s future £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband rollout programme could be facing a problem after sources told ISPreview.co.uk that Axione, one of three remaining bidders for the contract, had allegedly set its lawyers on BT (Openreach) over claims of anti-competitive behaviour.

trains network rail engineers

17th August, 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today issued a new ‘Call for Expressions of Interest‘ in their proposed £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (trains) route between Manchester and York in England.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th August, 2018 (16 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has today launched a new “Great Connection Guarantee” for new (NOT existing) customers of their FTTC based “Faster Fibre” broadband services, which essentially enables them to leave penalty free within the first 30 days of their service going live “if they’re not fully satisfied“.

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