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ISP News Archives for January 2021

 
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30th Jan 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has appointed Ruth Kennedy to the newly created role of Group Fibre Development Director, which is a position focused on enabling more businesses and communities across the UK to benefit from faster and more reliable fibre broadband connectivity.

30th Jan 2021 (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) plan to increase the wholesale price of their strongest maintenance level across almost all of their broadband and phone products (WLR, LLU, SOGEA and FTTC/P) for UK ISPs, although the change will mainly affect ISPs selling business packages with a stronger commitment to fault repairs.

29th Jan 2021 (20 Comments)

The Government has posted a useful State Aid evaluation of the UK National Broadband Scheme (Superfast Broadband Programme), which identifies a number of strong benefits from the £1.9bn (public) programme that has so far helped to extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connectivity to nearly 97% of premises.

hyperoptic_key_worker

29th Jan 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic, which builds 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks to large residential (MDU) and office buildings, has reached a new agreement that will see their service being expanded to cover 8,000 homes from the Poplar HARCA housing association in East London.

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29th Jan 2021 (10 Comments)

Customers of broadband provider Virgin Media UK, specifically those who take their Pay TV services, are once again to be given free access to seven kids pay TV channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonio, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, NickToons, Nick Jr, and Nick Jr Too from 1st February 2021.

zen internet uk isp

29th Jan 2021 (21 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has today announced that they’re reducing the standing pricing on two of their top Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) packages – 300Mbps and 900Mbps – by up to 10%. The provider is keen to point out that this move is occurring at a time when many of their biggest rivals have been hiking prices.

29th Jan 2021 (0 Comments)

The North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) has announced that UK network operator ITS Technology have begun construction work on a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband network in the industrial town of Scunthorpe, which will be used to meet the demand for fast internet connections by the local business community.

plusnet uk isp logo image 2020

29th Jan 2021 (14 Comments)

Broadband ISP Plusnet, which recently stopped taking new orders for their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV box and service but left existing customers to ride out their remaining contracts (here), has now put another nail in the coffin of their TV product by announcing the withdrawal of several popular channels.

uk customer satisfaction index

28th Jan 2021 (8 Comments)

The latest biannual UK Customer Satisfaction Index (Jan 2021) from the Institute of Customer Service, which reveals the top 50 organisations for customer service, finds that only one telecoms operator has made it into the latest list – Tesco Mobile, albeit with an improved score and ranking.

Red Road Closed road sign in a UK city street.

28th Jan 2021 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has launched a consultation on a series of proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code (ECC), which aims to put right some of the problems caused by their last revision in 2017 and could thus make it quicker for broadband and 4G or 5G mobile operators to deploy their networks.

28th Jan 2021 (8 Comments)

Worcestershire-based rural broadband ISP Airband, which aspires to deploy their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 500,000 premises by the end of 2025 (here), has signed a new long-term partnership with civil engineering firm Light Source to help support the build. Starting in Shropshire.

virgin media engineer poking cabinet

28th Jan 2021 (2 Comments)

A total of c.5,000 additional homes in the Debdale area of Greater Manchester have just become the latest to benefit from the on-going expansion of UK ISP Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) new gigabit-capable and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network.

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28th Jan 2021 (60 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has told ISPs of another 51 UK exchange locations where they intend to move away from their old copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which will apply in areas that receive over 75% coverage via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

house uk pounds subsidy

28th Jan 2021 (0 Comments)

A new survey from the Citizens Advice agency has claimed that more than 1 in 6 UK adults are “struggling to afford their broadband during the third lockdown.” As a result the charity wants cheaper ISP packages to be made available for those on low-income benefits or other vulnerable groups.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

27th Jan 2021 (3 Comments)

Customers of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) UK services are being offered a “collection of freebies” to help keep them “entertained, fit and to help with home-schooling during lockdown,” such as free Sky Original films and free access to Apps that are designed to keep your mind and body active.

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27th Jan 2021 (10 Comments)

The latest crop of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Starlink broadband satellites include the long-awaited “laser links between the satellites” feature, which could boost the constellation’s coverage and reliability. On top of that the company has hinted that staggering speeds of 10Gbps may in the future be possible for individual users.

origin_uk_isp_logo_image_2021

27th Jan 2021 (8 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Origin Broadband have been notified of a forthcoming price hike to their broadband and phone services, which is due to be introduced from 1st March 2021 and will see prices increase by 4.2%. The change is calculated using November’s CPI rate of inflation (0.3%) + 3.9%.

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