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16th April, 2012 (4 Comments)

The results from 872 respondents to our latest monthly reader survey has revealed how more than half (51.7%) support the government’s plan to spend £100 Million (Urban Broadband Fund) on improving superfast broadband services in some of the country’s largest cities, yet only 10% felt that £100m would be enough to do the job properly. A further £50m has since been added, but this will only help “smaller cities“.

13th April, 2012 (4 Comments)

Origin Broadband, a South Yorkshire (UK) focused ISP that makes use of the financially challenged and often controversial Digital Region (DR) network (here), has today officially announced the 1st May 2012 start of its new Origin Max package that claims to deliver internet download speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second).

13th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

NextGenUs UK CIC (NGU), the financially and seemingly also managerially troubled group that once aimed to become a community focused broadband developer for isolated rural areas, look set to go into formal joint administration by the end of today; subject to confirmation by the Leeds High Court.


13th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach claims to have boosted the total number of permanent full-time engineers involved with deploying its superfast broadband (FTTC / FTTP) ISP services in the UK to over 3,000 after it added an additional 150 recruits.

13th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has officially taken the beta tag off its new RoundCube based webmail (email that you access via your website browser) platform this week as they begin to phase out the older SquirrelMail service.

12th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK Space Agency, an executive agency for the governments Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has awarded £1.1 Million from its new grant funding of £6 Million to broadband satellite operator Avanti Communications.


12th April, 2012 (6 Comments)

Over the past few years the UK has witnessed an influx of new internet based video streaming services, many of which offer a wide selection of both online TV and Movie (Film) content. This boom, which has in no small part been fuelled by the growing prevalence of ever faster and more flexible broadband ISP connectivity, has now established its own unique position in the market. But which service is best?

11th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

BT’s Vision IPTV service has once again boosted its broadband TV offering by signing a new contract to stream the popular FX UK linear TV shows to its customers, which includes popular titles The Walking Dead, True Blood, Dexter, Falling Skies and many more.

11th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which supplies broadband internet access solutions to UK ISPs, has announced improvements to its network infrastructure by upgrading the capacity of their northern ring to 10Gbps, whilst also announcing a new colocation site that will be available from the end of April 2012.


11th April, 2012 (8 Comments)

The lack of good broadband ISP connectivity, despite what some people might think, is most definitively not an issue that has confined itself to the United Kingdom’s many rural areas. Indeed over the past few years this has become quite a common misconception, not least because there is a lack of hard data to map the problem with any real accuracy.

10th April, 2012 (17 Comments)

Internet provider BE Broadband has this morning informed their customers that they’re “not making very good progress on fibre” and will once again have to delay their plans to launch a full superfast broadband (FTTC) service until 2013. The move is also likely to affect parent ISP O2 UK (Telefonica).

10th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

New Strategy Analytics research has revealed that the UK and South Korea dominate the world for home wi-fi network penetration. Some 80.3% of households in SK have wifi networks, which falls to 73.3% for the UK. Overall 25% (439 Million) of households worldwide now have a home wifi network and adoption continues to climb.


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10th April, 2012 (9 Comments)

It’s because you have something to hide. Internet anonymity is a bitterly conflicted subject that, on the one hand, safely masks our private lives from view or abuse, while on the other it can be manipulated by unscrupulous individuals for often criminal purposes. But just how do you go about keeping your private life.. private?

10th April, 2012 (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for providing UK internet providers with equal access to BT’s telecoms infrastructure, is this week expected to make its ‘up to’ 80Mbps (download speed) upgrade available to all ISPs offering services via their superfast broadband Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) platform (the 80Mbps trial ends today). FTTC’s maximum upload speed will also rise up to 20Mbps.

7th April, 2012 (5 Comments)

Virgin Media Business has warned that UK Mobile Broadband operators are facing a “bottomless pit” as they attempt to adapt to rising levels of data usage, which has increased by 250% over the past two years alone, especially with superfast “4G” services being just around the corner.

6th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

ISPreview UK would just like to wish all of our readers, whatever your religious beliefs, a very Happy Easter and a joyous extra-long weekend; at least to all those who have been lucky enough to get a few extra days off work. Fingers crossed for good weather.

5th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Analyst firm comScore has revealed that 13% of iOS (Apple iPhone) and 43% of Android based Smartphone owners in the UK use only Mobile Broadband connectivity to go online, which rises to 87% and 57% respectively when both mobile and WiFi connectivity are used. Interestingly Three UK is the most popular network for mobile-only (3G) internet access, while Vodafone comes top when mobile and WiFi use is combined.

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