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ISP News Archives for October 2018

 
gigaclear fastershire fttp build

18th Oct 2018 (16 Comments)

The Fastershire scheme in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire (England), which is supported by both county councils and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, has ordered UK rural ISP Gigaclear to produce a new plan after their roll-out of Gigabit capable FTTP “full fibre” technology suffered delays.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

18th Oct 2018 (33 Comments)

Sporadic reports are coming in this morning from customers of the Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband, which appears to be giving some of their subscribers just 30 days’ notice to change ISP before they are disconnected due to a “network restructure outside of our control.”

businesses need broadband connections

17th Oct 2018 (14 Comments)

A new survey of 10,053 UK employees (inc. 322 telecoms workers) from 25 sectors by Salary Finance has found that 52% of telecoms workers reported experiencing financial worries, while 59% suffer stress, 47% claimed they were more prone to panic attacks, 46% felt depressed and 52% of engineers were tackling sleeplessness.

multiplayer_gaming_latency_uk_isp

17th Oct 2018 (28 Comments)

Full fibre (FTTP) builder Cityfibre has used a new survey of 1,005 “serious” online gamers (multiplayer) as ammunition to criticise older copper based broadband (ADSL) and hybrid fibre (FTTC etc.) ISPs, which they complain have plagued users with connectivity issues (“too much lag“) and slow download speeds.

orkney sea scotland island

17th Oct 2018 (4 Comments)

Broadband slow-spots in several remote parts of the Orkney islands (Scotland) could soon gain access to superfast broadband download speeds of up to 70Mbps (20Mbps upload) as part of the 5G based “RuralFirst” project, which earlier this year (here) was awarded a public grant worth £4.3m to help test the new wireless tech.

three uk mobile broadband

17th Oct 2018 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has had one of its website adverts banned for “misleadingly” claiming that customers could “Roam the world in 71 destinations at no extra cost,” which is despite still imposing a “fair use limit” of 12-13GB on Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) data usage.

security internet connected uk devices

16th Oct 2018 (1 Comment)

Internet Service Providers (ISP) have warned that the Government’s push to improve cyber security and thus turn the UK into the “safest place to be online” could be at risk, unless they tackle the “convoluted regulatory system” and avoid creating “unnecessary complexity” (e.g. duplication of reporting and responsibilities).

house prices and broadband speed

16th Oct 2018 (1 Comment)

Real estate company Strutt & Parker has published their latest Housing Futures (New Horizons) 2018 report, which in a very unsurprising development found that home broadband ISP connectivity is now seen as essential by 57% of house movers (up from 48% last year).

trains and railways uk

16th Oct 2018 (8 Comments)

Ofcom has published the technical advice that they supplied to the government on improving rail passengers’ access to mobile data services (mobile broadband via 3G, 4G or 5G), which identifies some useful spectrum bands and estimates that by 2025 the busiest trains may need to be fed by 1.7Gbps to 3.6Gbps of capacity.

aquiss uk isp

16th Oct 2018 (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has reduced the price of their symmetrical 1Gbps Fully Managed Business Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) “full fibre” broadband product to £375 +vat per month, which is available around 14 towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

mobile choice awards 2018

16th Oct 2018 (6 Comments)

The annual Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2018, which are supported by TechRadar, has released its winners list to confirm that Sky Mobile (Sky Broadband) picked up the award for ‘Best Mobile, TV and Broadband Provider‘ (ISP) and EE secured ‘Best Network‘. But there were also wins for Three UK and Giffgaff.

house building uk broadband

16th Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

The Central Lancashire Local Plan (development strategy), which covers the geographical areas of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, looks set to include a new measure that would require local property developers to ensure that all new build homes have “access to Superfast Broadband from the outset.”

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th Oct 2018 (8 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network in parts of London (particularly the western side) are tonight suffering from a major network outage due to an unspecified power fault, which began after 4pm today and is currently still on-going.

website hyperlink link secure

15th Oct 2018 (4 Comments)

A new survey has warned that the Government’s increasing moves to force home broadband ISPs into censoring (blocking) internet websites could result in 64% of UK people changing their broadband provider for one that’s less intrusive.

ee rural mast

15th Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

A new cross-party report has warned that there is “no silver bullet for how to improve rural mobile coverage” in the United Kingdom, but it has recommended five ways in which the Government could boost 4G network coverage enough to help achieve or beat the current target for 95% geographic coverage by 2022.

people cursor

15th Oct 2018 (2 Comments)

A new IZA discussion paper has examined the impact that the early years of ADSL broadband ISP connectivity had on social capital in the UK (i.e. relationships among people who live and work in a particular society), which among other things suggests that it reduced visits to the cinema, but meeting with friends were unaffected.

uk-customer-experience-awards-2018

15th Oct 2018 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and telecoms operators EE, BT, O2 and XLN Telecom have picked up several wins at the annual UK Customer Experience Awards 2018, which is one of those internal industry focused events that may not properly reflect independent feedback or opinions from actual consumers.

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