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ISP News Archives for September 2019

 
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25th September, 2019 (19 Comments)

In a surprise twist Mozilla has informed the Government that they now have “no plans” to enable the DNS-over-HTTPS security feature by default for UK internet users in their popular Firefox website browser, at least not without “further engagement with public and private stakeholders.” Doh!

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25th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

Good news. After months of preparation Zzoomm, which is a new ISP that aspires to cover 1 million UK homes with a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by the end of 2024 (here), has this week started to build their first network in the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames.

lothian_broadband_office

24th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fixed wireless access ISP Lothian Broadband, which covers remote rural parts of East Lothian and Mid Lothian in Scotland with speeds of up to 35Mbps, has appointed a new Financial Director – Jennifer Nicoll – and moved into a bigger office. All of this comes ahead of a possible network expansion.

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24th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has confirmed that they’ve opened a preliminary investigation into a 4G mobile network outage that struck part of EE UK’s (BT) platform on 21st May 2019, which may have left some customers unable to contact the emergency services.

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24th September, 2019 (39 Comments)

New customers looking to take one of UK ISP Virgin Media‘s “bigger” ultrafast broadband, TV and phone (triple-play) bundles may like to know that the operator has thrown in a free Sony PlayStation 4 console with the game Fortnite and PS Plus access for 12 months (total RRP £249.99) or, alternatively, a £150 bill credit.

fibrenation_talktalk

24th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

The FibreNation (TalkTalk sibling) company, which hopes to deploy a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million UK premises (if it can find enough investment – about £1.5bn), has today appointed Darren Woods as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Belinda Fearnley as its Head of HR.

cityfibre external wall box ftth

24th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

Full fibre network builder Cityfibre, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone, has announced that their £10m rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband network in the Scottish city of Stirling and Bridge of Allan area has now “completed more than half of its build programme.”

24th September, 2019 (24 Comments)

Over the past few months all of the three major UK mobile network operators – EE (BT), Vodafone and O2 – have joined Three UK in offering 4G or 5G pay monthly mobile data (mobile broadband) plans with “unlimited” allowances. We take a quick look at what you can get (SIM-Only) for your money and some of the caveats.

kcom telegraph pole female engineer

23rd September, 2019 (13 Comments)

The incumbent broadband ISP for Hull and East Yorkshire, KCOM, has announced that 100,000 customers have now taken out a service on their new £85m “Lightstream” FTTP broadband network, which covers 195,000 premises; this represents an extremely strong take-up of just over 50%.

community fibre dig london

23rd September, 2019 (1 Comment)

London-focused UK broadband ISP Community Fibre has signed a new agreement with Croydon Council, which will enable their Gigabit speed capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to reach an additional 11,000 social homes across the borough. Openreach (BT) has also reached a similar access agreement.

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23rd September, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Superfast South Yorkshire project has today announced the official completion of their £27m Phase 1 rollout contract with Openreach (BT) and the BDUK programme, which helped to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks available to 95,000 extra premises (over 97% coverage of the county).

virgin media engineer connecting fibre optic cable

23rd September, 2019 (10 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media Business has won the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) contract for Belfast in Northern Ireland, which will see more than 200 public sector sites being linked up by a new Gigabit-capable data network. The move should also complement Virgin Media’s 1Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 broadband rollout for homes.

Superfast broadband cabinet launch Robertson, near Hawick in the Scottish Borders

23rd September, 2019 (27 Comments)

The £442m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland (DSSB) project has announced that Openreach (BT) have just built their 5000th FTTC (VDSL2) broadband ISP cabinet under the project, which will also be one of the “last for the programme” as they switch to focus on Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

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20th September, 2019 (8 Comments)

Openreach (BT) and the Sheffield City Council have today signed a new ‘Digital Connectivity Charter‘, which aims to help improve the local coverage of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks across the city through various measures (e.g. a common approach to wayleaves and permit applications).

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20th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

Alternative network UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46 million in investment to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has today begun the next phase of their build to cover 30 additional villages.

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20th September, 2019 (28 Comments)

As part of this week’s routine check of UK ISP prices we noticed that BT appears to have removed their older pure copper line ADSL / ADSL2+ based unlimited broadband and phone packages from display, which leaves only their FTTC, G.fast and FTTP based “fibre” broadband services on display for new customers.

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20th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 UK students, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of full fibre ISP Hyperoptic, has claimed that broadband connectivity is a top “priority” for the vast majority (88%) when moving into student housing. Students also spend an average of 55 hours a week online, but just 14 hours of this on work.

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  9. Statistics (1225)
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