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fastershire_airband

19th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Fastershire project has announced that they’ve secured a further £5m of funding from the Government’s Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), which will be used to extend a new hybrid fixed wireless and fibre optic ultrafast broadband network to reach remote premises in 10 additional areas.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

19th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, today reports that it has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that business phone and broadband ISP Cloud M may have broken a number of their rules, specifically those that are designed to protect number (phone) portability between providers.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

19th Sep 2018 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today called on commercial property developers in the UK to help spread gigabit broadband connectivity, which comes after a new survey suggested that 4 out of 5 IT decision makers wouldn’t even consider signing the dotted line on a new lease before checking out a premise’s connectivity.

virgin media black logo

19th Sep 2018 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media Business UK has begun offering their “Voom Fibre” 350Mbps unlimited ultrafast business broadband service “free” for the first six months of service, but there’s a catch. You also have to take a selected Apple or Samsung handset alongside one of their pricey mobile plans.

money lock

19th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has accused EE, Vodafone and Three UK of “routinely charging customers extra” for their handsets after they have been paid off, which occurs when you bundle a handset with your mobile plan but continue to pay the same monthly fee even after your contract ends.

sky q tv 2016

19th Sep 2018 (14 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today revealed the first details of their new ‘Ultimate On Demand’ (UOD) service on the Sky Q platform, which for a single monthly fee of £10 will bring together hundreds of Sky TV’s on-demand Box Sets from their various channels and also adds the full Netflix service.

18th Sep 2018 (21 Comments)

The Rural Services Network and UK ISP Gigaclear have today joined others by calling on Ofcom to ensure that their forthcoming 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband will reflect the national plan for “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage, which the government hopes could reach universal coverage by 2033.

18th Sep 2018 (10 Comments)

Business and residential ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions), which is positioning itself to be a single source provider in the UK telecoms market, has launched its new website with packages across a variety of Openreach (BT) and alternative network based Leased Lines (Ethernet), FTTC, G.fast and FTTP broadband connections.

giffgaff logo uk

18th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has opened an investigation into giffgaff after the 4G mobile network operator provided new information, which indicated that it may have rendered bills that were “inaccurate” as a result of a “billing error” that started in 2016.

BT TV Logo

18th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP giant BT has today signed a new “long-term deal” with UKTV, which extends the run for their existing line-up of ten TV channels (Dave, Gold, W, Alibi, Good Food and Eden) on the operator’s YouView based IPTV network and adds a wider selection of Video-on-Demand (VoD) content.

zen internet uk isp

18th Sep 2018 (24 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has this week become the latest provider to launch a range of residential “ultrafast broadband” packages using hybrid fibre G.fast technology, which can offer average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

openreach mortar bomb

17th Sep 2018 (11 Comments)

On the list of things that telecoms engineers dread finding, unexploded bombs from World War II must surely feature right at the top. Such munitions are potentially very unstable and the heavy bombing campaigns of the past mean that even today people are still discovering them across the UK.

wightfibre gigabit island

17th Sep 2018 (1 Comment)

The CEO of cable broadband ISP WightFibre, John Irvine, has issued a short update on their £35m project to deploy a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to cover 53,000 of the 61,000 homes on the Isle of Wight (Hampshire) by the end of 2022.

wifi wireless signal

17th Sep 2018 (1 Comment)

A new trial has begun that could eventually see thousands of social housing properties in multiple tower blocks across the city of Leeds (Yorkshire) being given “free” access to a bog standard 5Mbps broadband connection (after a small one-off fee is paid), which uses WiFi wireless technology.

gigaclear fibre optic bridge work

17th Sep 2018 (8 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today refreshed their line-up of packages, not least by scrapping their old 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps tiers in favour of an entry-level 30Mbps service and generally cheaper prices all the way of up their top 900Mbps FTTP home broadband plan. The installation fee is also now free.

community fibre dig london

17th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

Jeremy Chelot, CEO of London-based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ISP Community Fibre, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our new interview that he wants to see a “full fibre” USO and is working toward an aspiration of covering more than 1 million UK premises with 10Gbps capable broadband by 2025.

orkney sea scotland island

14th Sep 2018 (20 Comments)

The remote rural Orkney islands, specifically the tiny isles of Papay and North Ronaldsay, could be about to see an improvement to their dire local broadband ISP speeds after Openreach (BT) reportedly agreed to at least “investigate the practicalities” of delivering faster connectivity to the area via a new wireless link.

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