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postoffice uk broadband

30th April, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Post Office, which has around 500,000 customers on their UK home phone and broadband products, appears to have recently issued a new Prior Information Notice (PIN) that seeks suppliers for “a range of goods and services in order to continue to provide telecommunications services” to consumers.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

30th April, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Government’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has today announced his intention to upgrade the National Health Service (NHS) with better digital connectivity, not least by ensuring that all GPs and Hospitals are connected to Gigabit capable “full fibre” connections (FTTP or leased lines).

sse enterprise telecoms

30th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been chosen by Jisc to launch the Janet South network. The rollout will see 7 more BT exchanges unbundled and will utilise 4 existing Points of Presence (PoPs) to provide improved connectivity to 11 UK universities and 80 local colleges.

slow internet download

30th April, 2019 (13 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has used data from its consumer speedtests to warn that just 13 constituencies in Scotland (unclear if they mean burgh or county constituencies) are achieving a broadband speed of over 20Mbps and half of tests across the UK failed to hit 10Mbps. But this interpretation has some big flaws.

consumer complaints and feedback uk isp

30th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their 2019 survey of UK service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest broadband ISPs and mobile operators. Overall TalkTalk attracted the lowest satisfaction for home broadband (79%) and Tesco Mobile did the same for mobile (90%).

beach holiday roaming uk broadband access

30th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new study from UK broadband provider Plusnet has run the 20 most populous EU countries through ten varied ranking factors in order to find out which of them best meets the demands of remote workers in 2019. The outcome sees the Netherlands coming top, with the United Kingdom placing 4th.

sky_q_hub

29th April, 2019 (28 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband, specifically those with their own third-party Domain Name System (DNS) settings, may wish to revert to the default settings for awhile as a recent firmware update for Sky’s own router has been released that seems to be disrupting internet connectivity for some users.

scotland map new

29th April, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new Analysys Mason report has estimated that the £442.2m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach), which covered an extra 930,000 premises via a mix of FTTC (VDSL2) and a little FTTP broadband technology, will create a total benefit to the Scottish economy of £2.76bn over 15 years.

taylor_wimpey_new_house_hampshire

29th April, 2019 (31 Comments)

The Whitehill & Bordon regeneration project, which is a joint venture between the Dorchester Group and UK house builder Taylor Wimpey, is working to ensure that thousands of new build homes in the area will be able to access a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband service from the day they move in.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th April, 2019 (54 Comments)

As expected cable operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today unveiled their new 500Mbps download capable (35Mbps upload) ultrafast broadband package (VIVID 500), which is being introduced as part of a soft launch alongside a new triple-play V.VIP TV Bundle (average speed of 516Mbps).

business broadband internet

28th April, 2019 (6 Comments)

The founder of Carphone Warehouse and sibling UK ISP TalkTalk, Sir Charles Dunstone, is reportedly trying to raise £400m in equity and £600m in debt to fund their as yet unrealised plans for a roll-out of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband to 3 million premises. Separately SSE may sell off their retail ISP business.

rural broadband landscape uk

27th April, 2019 (48 Comments)

A new cross-party report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy has warned that rural communities across the UK are still being “ignored and underrated,” with many still suffering from poor fixed line broadband ISP and mobile network connectivity. But they also recommend some possible solutions.

zzoomm_network

26th April, 2019 (12 Comments)

New ISP Zzoomm, which was launched earlier this year by Gigaclear’s founder and hopes to cover 1 million homes with 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2024 (here), has said that they’ve “assembled and powered up” a full end-to-end test of their new access network ahead of its roll-out.

o2 uk

26th April, 2019 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK is reportedly reviewing the possibility of a return to the fixed line broadband ISP market, which it originally exited in 2013 as part of the £180m+ acquisition by Sky (Sky Broadband) of their BE Broadband based fixed line internet and phone network. We see an uphill struggle.

virgin media black logo

25th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced the appointment of Jeff Dodds to become their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jeff will take over the position from Lutz Schüler on 11th June 2019, which follows hot on the heels of Lutz’s own appointment (here) to become the provider’s new CEO.

ispas 2019

25th April, 2019 (7 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today named a shortlist of finalists for this year’s 21st annual industry awards, which has seen various broadband ISPs being nominated for awards across a total of twelve different categories (Best Consumer ISP, Best Rural ISP etc.).

website warnings uk internet isp

25th April, 2019 (13 Comments)

The co-founders of NewsGuard, which analyses and ranks websites in order to identify whether or not they’re trustworthy for news content, are reported to be discussing with broadband ISPs the possibility of introducing a new system that would alert users when they try to access an untrustworthy site.

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