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ISP News Archives for July 2021


31st Jul 2021 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP YouFibre has this week launched a new 500Mbps package, which will be available to those being connected via Netomnia‘s new UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. In addition, the new network has also just gone live in the Lincolnshire town of Boston, which is part of their local £7.5m project to cover 25,000 premises.

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31st Jul 2021 (23 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has informed all customers of their broadband service that, from 1st August 2021, they intend to significantly boost their monthly data allowances at no additional cost. On top of that, the extra cost for adding an Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) line to your package will fall from £15 to £10 per month.

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31st Jul 2021 (0 Comments)

ISP The 4th Utility (NOT to be confused with the similarly named, but separate, 4th Utility), which on its website claims to be a “leading provider” of gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure to business centres across the UK, appears as if it may be in trouble after they called in creditors on Thursday to discuss appointing a liquidator.


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30th Jul 2021 (0 Comments)

The High Court has blocked a highly questionable crowd-funded legal challenge by the Action Against 5G campaign, which had been attempting to disrupt the rollout of ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) services over fears that “radio-frequency radiation from masts and wireless devices puts health and life at risk.“


30th Jul 2021 (18 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today published their annual environmental impact report (here), which among other things reveals that they’ve met their target to source 100% renewable electricity across its entire business. The report also covers the progress they’ve made toward their ambition to be Net Zero carbon by 2030.

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30th Jul 2021 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today fined BT £42,500 after it ruled that the UK telecoms operator had broken their rules by providing “inaccurate information” in response to a statutory information request, which was seeking data about EE’s Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband (4G) service for their 2019 Connected Nations report.


30th Jul 2021 (0 Comments)

Last year we reported (here) that a new Fife-based broadband ISP called Gigaloch (Optilec) had begun building their own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across a few remote rural communities in Cheshire (England) and Perthshire (Scotland). The good news is that one of their first networks, Mollington, has now gone live.

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30th Jul 2021 (4 Comments)

A new Which? survey of more than 3,000 customers from five major UK broadband ISP and TV providers – including BT, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and EE – has found that two thirds of respondents experienced at least one problem with their service in the past year, while 30% said the price they pay had increased.


30th Jul 2021 (0 Comments)

Some broadband ISP and phone services in parts of Bangor (Gwynedd, North Wales) were disrupted yesterday after a fire broke out in BT’s exchange building at around 5:40pm, which perhaps mercifully sits just down the road from the local fire station and thus the incident was quickly brought under control. Nobody was hurt.



29th Jul 2021 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Zzoomm has just announced that the North Yorkshire (England) town of Northallerton, which is home to around 16,000 people, will be the next location to benefit from their rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Work on the build is due to start next month.

29th Jul 2021 (4 Comments)

A number of villages in rural parts of Dorset (England) have begun to go live on a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which comes after local ISP Wessex Internet secured additional subsidised voucher funding from Dorset Council and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).


29th Jul 2021 (4 Comments)

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat has today announced their future communications network, ORCHESTRA, which aims to “seamlessly integrate” their existing fleet of geosynchronous (GEO) platforms with a constellation of up to 175 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and terrestrial 5G (mobile broadband) connectivity.



29th Jul 2021 (9 Comments)

London-focused broadband ISP CommunityFibre has announced that their 3Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has now extended its coverage from 200,000 homes in February 2021 to 300,000 now (plus 12,000 businesses), which supports their ambition to reach 1 million UK premises by the end of 2023.


29th Jul 2021 (20 Comments)

The BT Group has today reported their latest Q1 2021/22 results, which among other things reports that Openreach’s 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers 5.16 million UK premises (up from 4.6m last quarter) and 860,000 of BT’s retail ISP customers have taken the service.

29th Jul 2021 (56 Comments)

The latest combined Q2 2021 results from broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 has, among other things, revealed that they plan to completely upgrade their existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFX) network – some 14.3 million premises – with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2028.

29th Jul 2021 (2 Comments)

A new cross-party “super committee” has today begun to scrutinise the UK Government’s new Online Safety Bill (Online Harms), which aims to have Ofcom clampdown on “harmful” online content (e.g. hate speech, bullying, terrorism, conspiracy theories etc.), while precariously trying to balance that with freedom of speech.


28th Jul 2021 (0 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a deeper Phase 2 investigation to examine any “competition concerns” that may surround the £8.6bn (€10 billion) sale of CK Hutchison Holdings (Three UK) interests in European tower assets and businesses to Spanish company Cellnex.

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