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ISP News Archives for November 2021

2019 openreach telegraph pole

30th Nov 2021 (25 Comments)

Openreach has apologised after its engineers, which were busy deploying a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Southampton (Hampshire, England), accidentally erected two telegraph poles in the wrong location at Seacombe Green, much to the annoyance of local residents. But they’ll soon be moved.

30th Nov 2021 (18 Comments)

UK ISP Lightspeed Broadband, which is currently building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the East of England as part of a £300m investment (here and here), has today named the next batch of 5 locations – focusing on the Essex and Norfolk areas – for their rollout plan.

30th Nov 2021 (7 Comments)

UK ISP YouFibre has announced that the first customers can now connect to their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the port and market town of Kings Lynn (Norfolk), which is being built by network partner Netomnia.

o2 uk mobile sim

30th Nov 2021 (17 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator O2 UK (VMO2) appear to be suffering from a major problem or outage of the provider’s billing system, which for the past couple of days has been preventing them from being able to view their bills, make payments, add a data bolt-on or change their tariff.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

30th Nov 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today announced that up to 250,000 of their Pay Monthly customers will, from tomorrow (2nd December 2021), be able to claim the gift of free unlimited data (mobile broadband) and this will then last for the entire Christmas period (30 days).


30th Nov 2021 (5 Comments)

Neos Networks has today announced that they’ve completed the latest key phase of their UK network investment programme, Project Edge, which means that they’ve now unbundled a total of 550 BT exchanges and will reach a “full fibre” footprint of more than 34,000km before the end of the year. Next stop.. 700 exchanges.


30th Nov 2021 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today given itself a pat on the back after its research found that 1.3 million broadband ISP customers had secured better deals as a result of their new End-of-Contract Notification (ECN) system. Overpayments by mobile customers also dropped by £100m due to new rules on handset bundles.

northern ireland map uk simplified

29th Nov 2021 (0 Comments)

The £165m state aid supported Project Stratum rollout in Northern Ireland, which is working with UK ISP Fibrus to spread a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to a further 76,233 premises in disadvantaged rural areas by March 2024 (84,500 if you include the expansion), has just completed 15,000 premises.

29th Nov 2021 (8 Comments)

The incumbent broadband operator for the city of Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, looks set to get some real competition after UK alternative network ISP Grain bravely announced that they would be deploying their gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network into the same location. But other operators have similar plans.

Voneus logo picture uk

29th Nov 2021 (17 Comments)

A new survey from UK ISP Voneus, which is based off data gathered from 3,000 people who purchased a broadband plan (from any ISP) within the last 12-months, has found that 43% could not identify their package’s upload speed. Uploads were also found to be one-third as important as download speeds when selecting a plan.

cityfibre engineer over reel of purple fibre

29th Nov 2021 (5 Comments)

CityFibre aim to boost their £60m rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool by joining the Cooperative Network Infrastructure (CNI) scheme, which enables commercial re-use of existing local authority owned cable ducts and fibre.


29th Nov 2021 (3 Comments)

The town of Accrington in Lancashire (England), which is home to a population of over 35,000, has become the latest location to be added to ISP Brsk‘s ongoing UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable and “open access” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

29th Nov 2021 (14 Comments)

Hull-based alternative network ISP MS3, backed by European infrastructure fund Asterion, has today revealed a major expansion of their existing service, which will see them deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to serve over 500,000 homes and businesses across the North of England.

British police

29th Nov 2021 (2 Comments)

The Leicester Crown Court has sent one man to prison, with another facing an arrest warrant, after the pair were found to have posed as fake broadband ISP engineers in order to steal telecoms equipment from several storage containers, which belonged to Virgin Media (VMO2).

zen internet uk isp

26th Nov 2021 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet UK has today enhanced their Refer-a-Friend scheme by making it so customers and their referee will both receive a £40 shopping voucher, the highest value since the initiative launched in 2019. The vouchers themselves are available for a range of retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, and M&S.

Lit Fibre Engineers Working Near Pavement Chamber

26th Nov 2021 (16 Comments)

UK ISP Lit Fibre, which is building a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to reach 500,000 homes by 2026, has announced that the next two towns to benefit from their rollout will be Sudbury (Suffolk) and Evesham (Worcestershire). But aggressive competition will soon follow.


26th Nov 2021 (10 Comments)

Customers in towns covered by UK ISP YouFibre, which is harnessing the new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network being built by Netomnia, may be interested to know that the provider has dramatically discounted their prices for those who sign-up over the Black Friday weekend.

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