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30th Sep 2019 (17 Comments)

The trouble prone Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project, which recently took the decision to end their Phase 2 contract with “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear due to significant roll-out delays (here), has confirmed that they don’t expect to sign a new supplier contract until around November 2020.

30th Sep 2019 (149 Comments)

Credible sources have revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that ISP Virgin Media’s new DOCSIS 3.1 powered 1Gbps broadband package, which is due to go live in Southampton first before becoming available to all 15 million of their UK premises by 2021 (here), is expected to cost from £62 per month standalone. Further details follow.

29th Sep 2019 (77 Comments)

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, is this week expected to commit £5bn of public funding in order to support his seemingly now watered down ambition to have “Gigabit broadband sprouting in every home” by the end of 2025 (full fibre, cable broadband, 5G etc.).

28th Sep 2019 (6 Comments)

A new study from Is My Bill Fair has resulted in the organisation claiming that existing customers of major broadband ISPs – including EE, BT, Virgin Media Plusnet, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband – are being “overcharged” between £91.20 and up to £235.56 per year as a result of the so-called “loyalty penalty.”

28th Sep 2019 (0 Comments)

As first promised last year, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has finally reached a new standardised wayleaves (land or property access) agreement, which aims to make the process of deploying new rooftop base stations (cell sites) for UK mobile network operators both easier and faster so as to improve 4G and 5G coverage.

27th Sep 2019 (6 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has today announced a shortlist of potential finalists for their forthcoming 2019 INCA Golds awards event, which aims to recognise and celebrate the best broadband alternative network ISPs (altnets) from across the United Kingdom.

27th Sep 2019 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve started the construction phase of their new £40m project to rollout a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across the East Midlands (England) town of Northampton, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone.

27th Sep 2019 (13 Comments)

The number of alternative network (altnet) UK ISPs, which are all planning to deploy Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks in an already fairly crowded market, has just increased yet again today with the tentative additions of Vorboss, Netomnia and Internetty (formerly Bright Orange Networks).

27th Sep 2019 (2 Comments)

Cisco and CloudNet have begun live trials of their new OpenRoaming technology on Orkney (Scotland) via the wider 5G RuralFirst project, which aims to make it easier for mobile users to stay connected to the internet by allowing them to seamlessly and securely roam between different WiFi hotspots.

27th Sep 2019 (2 Comments)

The UK division of Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft, has confirmed that they’re conducting feasibility studies into the idea of building superfast Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband ISP networks on their future wind farms in Scotland, which could be used to improve coverage in remote rural areas.

26th Sep 2019 (20 Comments)

Following earlier trials Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that it will proceed to deploy Fujikura’s Air-Blown Wrapping Tube Cable™ (AB-WTC), which they claim could result in a reduction of up to 80% in installation time compared with traditional cables that require fibres to be spliced individually.

26th Sep 2019 (7 Comments)

Crowdsourced data researcher Tutela has examined the mobile network (3G, 4G) and mobile broadband performance of the United Kingdom’s 10 largest cities and discovered that London (England) is the worst of the bunch, while Glasgow (Scotland) is the best. Meanwhile EE was named the best operator for 8 of the 10 cities.

26th Sep 2019 (0 Comments)

The Government’s £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which offers up to £2,500 to help businesses and homes gain access to a 1Gbps capable ISP connection, appears to have been so successful that there’s now just £20.4m remaining for eligible users (i.e. it’ll run out of money well before 31st March 2021).

25th Sep 2019 (0 Comments)

The Reading Borough Council has proposed a new agreement with UK ISP Hyperoptic that could result in them installing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) initially to the authority’s own high-rise housing stock (subject to survey), but with the potential for further expansion to cover up to 75% of the geographic area of the Borough.

25th Sep 2019 (14 Comments)

More than 40 businesses along The Shambles street in the city of York (England) – one of the oldest shopping street’s in Europe and the only “street” recorded in York’s Domesday entry of 1086 – have got access to a 1000Mbps “full fibre” network thanks to the Government’s £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

25th Sep 2019 (10 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has concluded their review of broadband ISP pricing and agreed industry changes that are designed to protect “vulnerable” consumers (e.g. pensioners) from “loyalty penalties,” which references how loyal customers (those who don’t switch or renegotiate) often end up paying more.

25th Sep 2019 (4 Comments)

ISP Cerberus Networks has today become the first UK internet provider to offer climate-neutral and climate-positive broadband services under their ‘Net Zero Broadband Carbon Offset‘ programme, which means that customers can automatically offset the carbon emissions associated with their service.

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