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28th Feb 2021 (7 Comments)

The HM Treasury has announced that its plan to setup a new UK Infrastructure Bank, which was first proposed in last year’s Spending Review, will be supported by an initial £12bn in capital investment and £10bn in loan guarantees. In theory this could help to unlock more private investment, such as to boost the gigabit broadband rollout.

27th Feb 2021 (0 Comments)

Seismologists in California have teamed up with Google to develop a clever new way of detecting Earthquakes by harnessing the internet giant’s existing 10,500km long “Curie” subsea fibre cable, which can transmit data at speeds of 72Tbps (Terabits per second) – via four 18Tbps fibre pairs – between the USA and Chile.

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27th Feb 2021 (11 Comments)

Existing customers of UK ISP Plusnet’s home broadband and phone service will be displeased, if perhaps not all that surprised, to learn that the provider has finally scrapped their long-running Line Rental Saver (LRS) discount (i.e. pay for 12 months in advance to save c.£30).

scotland r100 broadband lots map uk

27th Feb 2021 (20 Comments)

In a surprise twist the UK Government has technically started the rollout phase of their £5bn Gigabit Broadband Programme early by reaching a unique agreement with the Scottish Government’s existing £579m Reaching 100% (R100) project, which will see them replace FTTC with FTTP in rural parts of Central Scotland.

26th Feb 2021 (12 Comments)

Full fibre operator Cityfibre has announced that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has finally started to go live for customers in the south coast city of Portsmouth (Hampshire, UK), which is being supported by UK ISP partner Giganet. The rollout itself reflects an investment of £32m.

three uk mobile broadband

26th Feb 2021 (51 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today revealed that their 5G based (mobile broadband) network is now live across busy parts of some 193 UK towns and cities (equating to 1,250 cell sites and masts). On top of that they’re still boosting 4G speeds by extending the reach of their L-Band (1.4GHz) spectrum.

26th Feb 2021 (13 Comments)

Low cost UK broadband ISP TalkTalk, which last year appeared to be taking a step back from their existing YouView (IPTV) based Pay TV products (here), appears to have quietly launched a new promotion that bundles their “fibre broadband” plans with a Freesat 500GB Recordable 4K TV Box (satellite dish and cabling not included).

New home being built with bricks on white background

25th Feb 2021 (3 Comments)

The latest independent H2 2020 study of broadband coverage in UK new build homes has indicated that 88.5% of houses constructed last year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 87.3% in H1 2020), which rises to 97.7% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (unchanged).

25th Feb 2021 (14 Comments)

UK ISP G.Network, which is currently building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to homes and businesses in London, has refreshed their range of packages and prices. As part of that they’re offering some significant discounts on their fastest tiers (e.g. £22 per month for 6 months on 900Mbps).

25th Feb 2021 (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which runs an independent Dark Fibre and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has informed us that they are about to embark on a 70km long “city-wide expansion” of their “full fibre” network and this will also be used to serve local homes.

vodafone_uk_hand_holding_sim

25th Feb 2021 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today introduced a range of discounts across their various data based Pay As You Go (PAYG) bundles, unlimited data plans and mobile broadband (4G, 5G etc.) packages, which will either give you more data or reduce the monthly price by around 50% for the first 6 months of service.

virgin_tv_360

25th Feb 2021 (33 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media UK, specifically their pay TV service, may be pleased to learn that they can now add the ‘Sky Entertainment’ and ‘Sky Cinema’ channels in Ultra HD (4K) to their current package, which is available to all new Ultimate Oomph customers at no extra cost but will cost others an extra £6 per month.

25th Feb 2021 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology group is to lead a new consortium, which includes the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and NGE, that will invest £30 million in order to rollout a new 212km long gigabit-capable “full fibre” network across the Liverpool City Region so as to “create jobs and boost key sectors.”

25th Feb 2021 (0 Comments)

The Newcastle City Council (NCC) has announced that they’ve appointed Aspire Technology Solutions – working in partnership with Virgin Media Business (Wholesale) – to extend a 100Gbps capable “full fibre” network to serve “hundreds of public sector sites across the region.”

virgin_media_o2_uk_merger

24th Feb 2021 (7 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Mobile, Sky Broadband) and Vodafone have today published their responses to the Competition and Markets Authority‘s (CMA) on-going phase 2 investigation into the proposed £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband ISP (inc. TV, phone) Virgin Media, which raises a number of competition concerns.

virgin media cable van and two engineers

24th Feb 2021 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just completed another extension of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network to cover 2,600 homes in the large modern village of Allington (Kent), which is home to a local population of around 7,000 people.

24th Feb 2021 (5 Comments)

TalkTalk has today shared a preview from the latest volume (2) of their new ‘Internet Insights‘ report with us, which is a quarterly analysis of the ISP’s network traffic and usage trends. For example, it notes that UK internet usage rose nationally by 40% during 2020, driven by streaming, online gaming and working from home.

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