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31st January, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat MP for South Lakes, Tim Farron, has given his support to rural ISP B4RN over the recent loss of their tax relief following changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), which he warned could “undermine the good work of broadband pioneers” in such remote UK communities.

cityfibre aberdeen ftth fttp build

31st January, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £40m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in Aberdeen (Scotland) has today seen its first customers go live via UK ISP partner Vodafone, which follows a little over half a year after the local construction phase began.

trains network rail engineers

31st January, 2019 (0 Comments)

The UK Government has abandoned part of their £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (train) route between Manchester and York, which is a joint effort between Network Rail, the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) and 5G Testbeds & Trials (5GTT) projects.

bt tower 624px

31st January, 2019 (29 Comments)

BT Group has released their results to the end of December 2018 (Q3 – 18/19 financial), which reports that Openreach’s FTTP and G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) UK ISP network has grown its coverage from 1.97m premises passed to 2.6m in the last quarter. Take-up of FTTP is 29.9% and G.fast just 0.88%.


31st January, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has claimed that 71% of UK Mobile customers with SIM-Only plans are “overpaying for data they don’t use,” such as when connecting via 3G or 4G (mobile broadband). The estimated average amount of data “wasted” each month is 2GB, which they equated to a total cost of £800m per year.


30th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Telecommunication Fund of Iceland and Farice ehf, the operator of two submarine cables to Iceland, have signed an agreement to start seabed survey work on a new submarine fibre optic cable (IRIS) that could link Iceland to Europe via either Ireland or the UK.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new report has revealed that 81% of global fixed broadband ISP subscriptions were fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based during Q3 2018, while the total number of connections increased by 25.4 million (+2.6%) in the quarter to deliver a milestone total of 1.008 Billion!

consumer complaint uk red triangle warning sign

30th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

Ofcom’s newest Q3 2018 UK consumer complaints report has revealed that, for the first time, ISP Vodafone attracted the most gripes for fixed line broadband and landline phone services, while Sky Broadband won praise for seeing the fewest moans. Pay TV and Mobile providers are also covered.

mobile network mast among trees

30th January, 2019 (5 Comments)

Homes and businesses in rural parts of North Yorkshire (England) look set to benefit from improved 4G network coverage after the county council awarded a £1m contract to wireless infrastructure firm Arqiva, which will be tasked with identifying the best locations for new masts and building them.

b4rn trench dig 2019

30th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Lancashire-based rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) has announced that they intend to almost double their staff count by hiring a further 20 people. The additional hires will help to grow their community built and funded 1Gbps FTTH network to reach more homes in the English countryside.

blocked website parents network level isp filter

29th January, 2019 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2019 study of media use by UK children and parents, which among other things reports that just over half of parents are aware of the home network-level internet content filters being offered by the biggest broadband ISPs but only around a third actually use them.

mobile mast vector

29th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their latest H2 2018 study of 4G and 3G based mobile network performance in the United Kingdom, which once again found that EE came top with an overall score of 94.5 out of 100 and they were followed by Vodafone on a score of 92.9. Meanwhile O2 has improved but continues to come last.

o2 4g helicopter

29th January, 2019 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has today announced that they’re aiming to “hook up” as many as 72 additional Scottish communities to their 4G network over the next 12 months, which should lift their indoor coverage of the service to reach 94.6% of Scotland.

internet and uk computer law

28th January, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped a blackmail charge against Daniel Kelley (21) from South Wales, who back in 2016 pleaded guilty to 11 offences (including blackmail, computer hacking and fraud) related to the 2015 hack of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP website.

electric car charging uk virgin media

28th January, 2019 (51 Comments)

The parent company to cable ISP Virgin Media, Liberty Global, is planning to test a new concept in the United Kingdom that would harness their existing cable ducts and broadband street cabinets in order to help deploy charging points on residential streets for electric cars (EVs).

quickline fixed wireless broadband 2017

28th January, 2019 (7 Comments)

Fixed wireless access ISP Quickline (Bigblu) looks set to improve their UK rural broadband network coverage to premises (homes and businesses) across parts of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, which will be achieved by gobbling rival provider JHCS for an undisclosed sum.

fibre optic night cable openreach

28th January, 2019 (55 Comments)

Telecoms operator Openreach (BT) has today revealed the next batch of 11 areas that will benefit from their roll-out of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP infrastructure in 2019, which should cover 3 million UK homes and businesses by the end of 2020. Plus 3,000 extra engineers will be added.

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