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Virgin Media O2 Female Fibre Splicer

31st Mar 2022 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has just been extended, slightly, to cover a further 1,200 homes in the Greater Manchester town of Wigan.

Fibrus Digging Rural Road

31st Mar 2022 (0 Comments)

Alternative network and UK ISP Fibrus has today secured a further investment boost of £220m from a consortium of banks, including the UK Infrastructure Bank, which will be used to extend their existing rollout of a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Northern Ireland to 330,000 premises.


31st Mar 2022 (28 Comments)

SpaceX has added a coverage map to the website for their Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband ISP satellites, which makes it easier to see which parts of the United Kingdom and world can currently access the service. Anything north of around Aberdeen in Scotland is currently excluded.

31st Mar 2022 (5 Comments)

Network operator Netomnia has today added the town of Horwich (Bolton) and the village of Bamber Bridge (Lancashire) to their ongoing UK rollout of a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP – XGS-PON) based broadband ISP network in England.

Money Pounds Savings for UK Homes

31st Mar 2022 (2 Comments)

The Australian-based financial services firm Macquarie Group and UK Government have jointly announced a new £12bn private investment in “sustainable infrastructure“, which among other things includes a plan to help spread “super-fast wireless broadband and ultra-fast fibre” (FTTP) across more parts of rural England.

BT Staff and Recruits UK

30th Mar 2022 (30 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union (CWU), which represents around 40,000 staff at the UK telecoms and broadband ISP giant BT (inc. Openreach and EE), has rejected a new pay offer from the operator – described as a flat rate of £1,200 – as “insulting” given the “rising inflation and squeeze on household incomes.”

Censorship Blocked Website Message by UK ISP

30th Mar 2022 (14 Comments)

A new Ofcom report has found that 61% of parents are aware of the existing network-level internet filtering (Parental Control) tools provided by big UK broadband ISPs, yet only 27% have actually chosen to use them. Meanwhile, 6% of children have circumvented parental controls and 5% used a proxy server to avoid them.


30th Mar 2022 (22 Comments)

The CEO of broadband ISP Cuckoo, Alex Fitzgerald, has today called – perhaps in vain – on all rival UK internet service providers to “abolish shady exit fees and above-inflation price rises” to help alleviate the pressures of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.


30th Mar 2022 (0 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP VISPA may be concerned to note this week that the broadband provider has suddenly become the subject of a “compulsory strike-off” notice, which usually occurs when Companies House finds reasonable grounds to believe that a limited company is no longer trading.


29th Mar 2022 (6 Comments)

The Building Digital UK team has today published another batch of Public Reviews (PR) for Surrey, Lancashire, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire (inc. Swindon), Derbyshire, East Sussex and Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes under the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout.


29th Mar 2022 (2 Comments)

The recently incorporated Latos Data Centre has revealed that it plans to “improve digital infrastructure” in the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) by providing “homes, SMEs and enterprises” with gigabit capable broadband connections.

computer broadband technical problem uk

29th Mar 2022 (14 Comments)

A new Which? survey of more than 3,903 UK broadband customers, which was conducted between December 2021 and January 2022 by Deltapoll, has claimed that 49% of respondents (ISP customers) had suffered some sort of service problem in the last 12 months (usually related to poor speeds and router problems).

london city shard

29th Mar 2022 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media Business and mobile operator O2 Business – part of VMO2 – have today attempted to “reimagine” the traditional Service Level Agreement (SLA) by replacing them with so-called “Success Agreements” (SA). But these will only be available for new large enterprise (250+ employees) and public sector customers.

GoFibre FTTP Engineers

29th Mar 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink), which recently partnered up with wireless ISP Marykirk.com (here), has today announced that they’ve begun work to extend their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across three towns – Haddington, Dunbar and North Berwick – in the East Lothian area of Scotland.


29th Mar 2022 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Quickline, which operates a mix of full fibre (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband networks across parts of Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire, has revealed that they plan to upgrade their existing Microwave capacity links to support data speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) over distances of 10-12km.


29th Mar 2022 (64 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has paused the national UK rollout of their new Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) style Digital Voice product after complaints due to recent service outages. The service is designed to replace their old analogue phone service and is typically offered alongside broadband packages.

wifi wireless signal

28th Mar 2022 (0 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), in partnership with NYnet, has today announced the completion of their £3.6 million project to deploy a “free public” Wi-Fi (wireless) internet access network across a total of 20 market towns in the county (up from the originally planned list of 16).

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