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ISP News Archives for September 2021


28th Sep 2021 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has today decided to adopt the new ‘One Touch Switch‘ (OTS) process for customers of fixed line phone and broadband ISPs, which will make it easier for you to switch between providers on physically separate networks (e.g. Openreach’s full fibre to CityFibre or Virgin Media etc.). But you’ll have to wait until April 2023 to use it!

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28th Sep 2021 (5 Comments)

The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has issued a preliminary ruling that rejects BT’s attempts to stop a new £600m class action claim against the UK broadband ISP and phone operator, which alleges that they overcharged c.2.3 million landline-only customers between 2015 and 2018.

28th Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

Network builder FullFibre Limited, which aims to deploy a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover “at least” 500,000 UK premises by 2025, has revealed that they’re getting close to achieving a build rate of 15,000 UK premises passed per month (nearly 50,000 total premises passed).


27th Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

Rural broadband ISP Wildanet, which earlier this year started their £50m rollout (here) of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the Cornwall town of Liskeard (inc. surrounding areas within the PL14 postcode), has confirmed that the next town to benefit will be Callington.


27th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Rural UK ISP Voneus, which is backed by Macquarie Capital and busy deploying its own fixed wireless (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) networks, is currently linking a number of new villages up to their FTTP broadband network in Buckinghamshire – including Dinton, Nether Winchendon, Upper Winchendon, Cuddington and Haddenham.

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27th Sep 2021 (79 Comments)

Delegates at the UK Labour Party’s annual conference have passed a key motion on public ownership, which technically commits the party to nationalise the “broadband-relevant parts of BT” (Openreach) and “deliver free full-fibre broadband to all by 2030.” It also adds a new “jobs guarantee” to protect workers. Easy to say, hard to do.


27th Sep 2021 (26 Comments)

UK ISP Origin Broadband, which since August has been attempting to appoint an administrator to help tackle over £20m in losses (here), has today informed ISPreview.co.uk that all of their customer lines are being migrated on to TalkTalk’s platform (previously they used a mix of platforms), who are indirectly also Origin’s new owner.

27th Sep 2021 (5 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk and the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will today launch a scheme that enables job hunters across the country to apply for a new voucher scheme, which when redeemed will enable them to get 6 months of free broadband via the internet provider’s “Fibre” 35Mbps (FTTC) package.

26th Sep 2021 (2 Comments)

A little known company called AJ Technology, which runs UK ISP Kloud9, has revealed that they intend to expand their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Greater Manchester and bring it to more homes and businesses across “predominantly rural and urban areas in Northern England.”


25th Sep 2021 (12 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has lodged an appeal against its business rates relief “certificate” from HMRC’s (UK Government) Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which credible industry sources have told ISPreview allegedly relates to the issue of how much tax (rates) they pay on their new fibre optic broadband lines.

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25th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Just a note to say that we’ve made a few small changes to our Broadband ISP Listings (Comparison) page. The individual detail pages for each ISP now display whether a provider offers ‘UK Support‘ (Yes, No, Partial or Unknown [?]). We’ve also marked ISPs that support Ofcom’s 2018 Speed Code (where relevant) and the Automatic Compensation scheme.


24th Sep 2021 (13 Comments)

The CEO of alternative full fibre broadband ISP B4RN, Michael Lee, has revealed that the UK Government (DCMS / Building Digital UK) are proposing “Voucher Priority Areas” as a semi-solution to the disruption caused by their new £5bn Project Gigabit programme in rural parts of Cumbria and Northumberland.


24th Sep 2021 (15 Comments)

A few months ago BT finally launched a new set-top-box for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service – TV Box Pro (here), but in an unusual move they opted to leave the new WiFi (wireless networking) functionality disabled. The good news is that this is now being enabled for customers.


24th Sep 2021 (5 Comments)

A team of Japanese scientists working at Keio University have managed to develop a solution for “error-free” plastic (polymer) optical fibre cables, which can solve some of the cost, delay and heat generation problems that have tended to restrict their use. Data speeds of 53Gbps (Gigabits per second) were achieved.

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24th Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

Low cost UK internet and phone provider TalkTalk has this week become a company with “significant control” over alternative network operator Freedom Fibre (FF), which is currently building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in semi-rural parts of Cheshire and Lancashire (England).

23rd Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP YouFibre has announced that the first customers are now live on their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Lincolnshire (England) market town of Spalding, which is being built with support from network partner Netomnia and their contractors.

23rd Sep 2021 (2 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has today issued a new post-summer progress update on ISP Airband‘s ongoing rollout of a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband (100Mbps+) network in the two counties, which ultimately aims to reach an extra 40,150 premises.

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