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30th Nov 2022 (10 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has today confirmed that they’re tripling the value of the vouchers they issue to homes under their Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which helps those in rural areas to get a gigabit-capable internet connection installed. Businesses will also see a smaller boost.

Fibrus Tractor Digging Trench

30th Nov 2022 (4 Comments)

The fourth and so far, largest, contract under the Government’s new £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme – worth £108 million – has today been awarded to UK ISP Fibrus, which will upgrade broadband for more than 60,000 hard-to-reach homes and businesses across Cumbria (England).

BDUK-Starlink-Broadband-Trials

30th Nov 2022 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has today launched a series of new trials that aims to leverage the new generation of compact satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in order to deliver faster and more capable broadband connectivity to some of the remotest locations, which full fibre (FTTP) would otherwise struggle to reach.

30th Nov 2022 (9 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) is stepping up their preparations for another harsh winter, which last year saw multiple street cabinets and 750 “telephone poles” damaged in storms (example). Such damage can cause significant disruption to broadband and phone services, but the operator aims to do better this year.

World-Mobile-WiFi-Antenna

30th Nov 2022 (16 Comments)

The UK-based communication solutions provider World Mobile appears to have successfully piloted one of the first Starlink (SpaceX) powered distributed WiFi networks in the UK, which is being used to share low latency broadband speeds of up to 400Mbps across a remote caravan site in Wales.

zen internet uk isp

30th Nov 2022 (12 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has informed us that last night’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match between England and Wales, which saw England walk away with a 3-0 win, resulted in a mild internet traffic peak between 7pm and 9pm that was 9% more than the average traffic for that day and time.

sky_broadband_minions

30th Nov 2022 (39 Comments)

A number of our readers have noticed that UK ISP Sky Broadband has, in the past week, removed their top 900Mbps (90Mbps upload) “Gigafast” package from sale to new customers, which was being sold over Openreach’s national Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. Capacity issues could be the cause.

talktalk office manchester

30th Nov 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has launched the ‘Future Fibre Fund’ for small businesses in Greater Manchester, which offers “donations” of up to £6,000 to help them become more sustainable, such as by supporting the adoption of energy monitoring technology, recycling facilities and working towards environmental certifications.

Pound money uk piggy bank savings image

29th Nov 2022 (9 Comments)

After meeting with ISPs, the Government has today launched a UK-wide public awareness campaign as part of its Help for Households programme, which aims to help people through the cost-of-living crisis and will also work to improve the uptake of cheaper social tariffs from broadband and mobile providers (available to those on benefits).

Wessex Internet Engineer Running Fibre into Chamber

29th Nov 2022 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has today issued a short progress update on their contract with UK ISP Wessex Internet, which has been tasked with deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across some rural parts of the region.

Dumfriesshire FTTP Engineer Up Pole - Openreach

29th Nov 2022 (2 Comments)

Openreach, supported by funding from the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS), has completed the rollout of their gigabit-capable full fibre network to cover the tiny rural Dumfriesshire village of Mouswald – reflecting just 57 properties. It is the first and, surprisingly, “largest” of 7 community builds being delivered via a similar approach this year.

Brsk Engineer up Ladder on Pole

29th Nov 2022 (5 Comments)

Network builder and UK ISP Brsk, which is working to deploy a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands in England, has today revealed that they’ve now covered 100,000 premises (up from 70,000 in Sept 2022).

Hyperoptic Total WiFi Mesh Minihub

29th Nov 2022 (8 Comments)

City-focused full fibre (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which is working to extend their gigabit-speed network to 2 million UK homes by the end of 2023, has today announced that they’re permanently cutting the price of their fastest (150Mbps) “social tariff” (Fair Fibre Plan) for those on benefits, from £25 to £20 per month.

Voneus Engineer Vans

29th Nov 2022 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Voneus, which last year said they had a “near term” plan to cover 100,000 homes in rural areas with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (here), has appointed Sky’s ex-Group Director, Trevor Legg, to be its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and an Executive Committee member.

Virgin_Media_O2_VMO2_UK_Colourful_Logo_2021

29th Nov 2022 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has announced that it is supplying all Big Issue (magazine) vendors with free mobile SIMs and “data vouchers“, which represents an improvement from last year when they gave over 200 Big Issue vendors free data plans, enabling them to take contactless payments (52% of magazine sales are via contactless).

Censored web

28th Nov 2022 (18 Comments)

The UK Government has confirmed the mess of confusing legislation that is the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which attempts to clampdown on “harmful” internet content (i.e. via fines, website blocks by broadband ISPs and other sanctions), will return to Parliament “next week” (5th Dec) with some key changes.

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28th Nov 2022 (40 Comments)

BT has this afternoon announced plans for a new “UK Cost of Living Pay Rise” to all but the highest paid staff, which it hopes will settle their pay dispute with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) – representing up to 38,000 employees – and thus avert any further strike action over Christmas.

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