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31st Jan 2023 (2 Comments)

Kent-based independent UK ISP Vfast (Orbital Net), which sells packages to consumers based on a mix of fixed wireless access (FWA) and full fibre (CityFibre and OFNL – in London and Medway) broadband networks, has today announced that they’ve signed-up their 15,000th internet access customer.

gigaclear manhole

31st Jan 2023 (13 Comments)

Rural UK broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that their ongoing £38m investment to expand their UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network into Buckinghamshire (England), which has already covered around 19,000 premises, is being extended to reach 1,700 homes in the village of Great Missenden. But they’re not alone.

Lit Fibre Sign on Street Barriers

31st Jan 2023 (0 Comments)

Network operator and UK broadband ISP Lit Fibre, which aims to reach 500,000 homes by 2026 with their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has today announced that they’ve added the towns of Watford (Hertfordshire) and Basildon (Essex) in England to their rollout plan.

fibre engineers at work for openreach-2021

31st Jan 2023 (15 Comments)

Openreach recently began a new Shallow Build Trial in Great Britain (excluding N.Ireland) for their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which we think could make it possible for the operator to expand their network into areas that might normally be too challenging due to high deployment costs and risk.


30th Jan 2023 (45 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today launched a new range of ‘Three Your Way‘ plans, which allows new customers to choose to pay for their device over a 12, 24 or even 36-month period, as well as to choose one of three, 12 or 24-month Airtime plans, each of which comes with their own range of benefits.

county broadband engineers together 2020

30th Jan 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP County Broadband, which is working to cover 500,000 premises across the East of England with their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network by the end of 2027, has today added another 5 villages in South Cambridgeshire to their ongoing network expansion (bringing the total in the county to 18 villages).

30th Jan 2023 (11 Comments)

A new trial has been launched by telecoms giant BT (EE) and Stratospheric Platforms (SPL) – funded by Innovate UK, which aims to harness High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) aircraft, usually located above commercial air traffic in the Earth’s stratosphere, in order to extend 5G (mobile broadband) coverage into remote rural areas.

vodafone mast and engineer

30th Jan 2023 (18 Comments)

The time has come. Vodafone will, in just a few days’ time, become one of the first UK mobile networks to start the process of switching off their old 3G mobile (mobile broadband) platform, with people in the Devon city of Plymouth and the Hampshire town of Basingstoke being among the first to switch.

Starlink Satellite Broadband PREMIUM Terminal Dish

29th Jan 2023 (4 Comments)

Customers of SpaceX’s popular Starlink ultrafast broadband service, which harnesses a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and is already home to 1 million subscribers, may like to know that it’s slowly adding a new ‘Sleep Schedule‘ feature to help save electricity.

29th Jan 2023 (11 Comments)

After sitting on the fence for a while, Sky Broadband has finally re-adopted Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for Broadband ISP Speeds, which among other things will require them to give customers more information about their estimated line speed and makes it easier to exit a contract penalty free (if faults cannot be fixed).

kcom engineer working on telegraph pole

28th Jan 2023 (9 Comments)

Hull-based broadband ISP KCOM has announced that their rollout of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England) has added the village of Gunness to its plan, which once completed will reach 360 additional homes and businesses.

Virgin Media O2 UK Hub 5 Router

28th Jan 2023 (72 Comments)

A number of Virgin Media’s UK broadband ISP customers have been left frustrated after they were promised the provider’s latest Hub 5 router (Sagemcom F3896LG-VMB) with their package, but instead ended up being sent an inferior Hub 4 (Arris TG3492LG-VMB) and with no clear promise to rectify the issue at a later date.

london city 2017 uk

27th Jan 2023 (19 Comments)

The Mayor of London UK, Sadiq Khan, has today claimed that 50% of the capital city (up from 4% in 2017) can now access a full fibre broadband ISP network, which is apparently “thanks to the Mayor’s policies and his work with boroughs and broadband providers“. We’d say only a small part of it is down to that.

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

27th Jan 2023 (121 Comments)

Openreach has announced that, as part of their plan to retire older analogue UK phone services by December 2025, they will conduct a trial that “responsibly [adjusts] the performance of the remaining analogue services” (i.e. blocking out-bound calls and limiting broadband ISP speeds) to “encourage” customers to upgrade. OUCH.


27th Jan 2023 (4 Comments)

Researchers working out of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pennsylvania (USA) have demonstrated a new way of using Machine Learning / AI and a deep neural network to map the position of human bodies, including through walls, by analysing the phase and amplitude of WiFi (wireless network) signals.

Cityfibre Ultrafast Broadband Street Barriers 2023

27th Jan 2023 (11 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre has announced that their gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers 2.5 million UK premises (up from 2m in September 2022) and 2.2 million of those are considered to be ‘Ready For Service’ (up from 1.8m), which means that residents can place an order with one of their 36 ISPs (up from 30).

Shell Energy Broadband

27th Jan 2023 (15 Comments)

Customers of Shell Energy, which is a retail provider of energy and broadband services to UK consumers, could be facing an uncertain future after Shell launched a “strategic review” of the business due to “tough market conditions“. Shell is known to be considering several options, including an exit from the sector.

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