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16th Dec 2020 (6 Comments)

Broadband services to hundreds of premises on Westray, which is one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland and is home to a population of around 600 people, have been disrupted after one of BT’s subsea fibre optic cables was damaged. Phone and mobile services are continuing to function (this traffic can be routed via other methods).

16th Dec 2020 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that more than 10,000 homes and businesses across West Oxfordshire (England) can now access their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which also reflects the near completion of their state aid funded contract with the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC).

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16th Dec 2020 (0 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP Connexin, which recently raised an investment of £80m, has announced that they plan to extend their Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) connectivity across the United Kingdom to support the development of national smart networks and Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g. small environment sensors).

16th Dec 2020 (6 Comments)

Several rural communities in mid Devon and west Somerset are gaining access to a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network after UK ISP Technological teamed-up with the Government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme and the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project on a £350,000 build.

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16th Dec 2020 (9 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today revealed that their customers downloaded an extra 2.8GB (GigaBytes) of data per day on average in 2020, and between them, burnt their way through 26,530 PetaBytes (26,530 Million GigaBytes) of data. Yep, it’s been a busy year for internet services, thanks in no small part of COVID-19.

16th Dec 2020 (4 Comments)

A new report from EY has predicted that the United Kingdom will need to increase the pace of its existing “gigabit-capable broadband” rollout by 85% to 10,000+ premises passed per day in order to meet even the recently reduced 2025 coverage target. But a holistic, end-to-end approach, could help by boosting both supply and demand in tandem.

16th Dec 2020 (2 Comments)

The Adur & Worthing Councils have just handed UK business ISP MLL Telecom a 5-year contract to provide them with a managed network service, which will make use of a new Dark Fibre network to support public WiFi, CCTV, Community Safety CCTV for Sussex Police, as well as LPWAN and IoT sensors.

kcom

16th Dec 2020 (2 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM, which serves broadband and phone customers across their network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has decided to remove all of the data caps from their usage restricted internet access packages (mostly older legacy plans, as “unlimited” is more common) between now and 31st January 2021.

arrows around planet earth and world currency

15th Dec 2020 (6 Comments)

The latest study from Cable.co.uk has tested the fixed broadband ISP packages from 211 countries to create a global pricing comparison, which finds that the UK ranks 67th cheapest (up from 71st last year) with an average monthly cost of $34.78 (£25.97), but we drop to 93rd (down from 82nd) when ranked by average cost per megabit ($1.06).

15th Dec 2020 (10 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that they intend to invest £22m in order to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset (England), with the build itself starting in January 2021.

15th Dec 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Swish Fibre, which is building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network for 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has today agreed a new partnership with telecoms specialist Trenches Law to help tackle the pile of wayleave agreements that such work tends to attract.

15th Dec 2020 (35 Comments)

New customers of BT’s Consumer UK broadband ISP division, specifically those who use their availability checker and are not covered by either their FTTC or FTTP based “fibre” service, are now being given the option of taking a new “4G Home Broadband” service with “maximum” speeds of either 15Mbps or 30Mbps.

voxi

15th Dec 2020 (4 Comments)

Contract-free UK mobile operator VOXI, which is a sibling of Vodafone, have today said they’re offering customers over “96,000 freebies” this Christmas as part of their reward scheme, which includes everything from £50 Just Eat vouchers, to a Sony 50 inch Smart TV and even a Fiat 500 Hybrid car.

15th Dec 2020 (16 Comments)

The UK government has today appeared to finalise their plans for turning Ofcom into a regulator of internet content via a new legal “duty of care“, which will hand them new powers to force websites (e.g. Facebook) into removing “harmful” content (e.g. terrorism, child abuse, self-harm and suicide imagery etc.).

15th Dec 2020 (10 Comments)

After a long delay the Scottish Government (SG) and BT (Openreach) have finally signed a rollout contract for LOT 1 (North Scotland and the Highlands) of the £579 million Reaching 100% (R100) project, which will see “superfast broadband” speeds of 30Mbps+ reaching many more rural premises (mostly via gigabit FTTP).

15th Dec 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband and mobile giant BT has today announced that they will lead a new Government backed consortium as part of ‘Project XCelerate‘, which seeks to establish the UK’s first commercial drone corridor in open and unrestricted airspace (i.e. enabling automated drones and manned aviation to safely co-exist).

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15th Dec 2020 (1 Comment)

The North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) has said that they’re making “major progress” on the £8m project to deploy a new gigabit speed Dark Fibre network in North Wales, which aims to connect 350 public sector sites across Denbighshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Gwynedd, Flintshire and Wrexham.

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