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orbitalnet vfast broadband mast

15th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

The boss of UK ISP Orbital Net (Vfast), Darren Brown, has today spoken to ISPreview.co.uk about how they’re testing a new 100Mbps service and his concern that fixed wireless broadband provision is “often overlooked by government“. Despite this he is happy to support the idea of a full fibre (FTTP) USO.

community fibre dig london

17th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

Jeremy Chelot, CEO of London-based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ISP Community Fibre, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our new interview that he wants to see a “full fibre” USO and is working toward an aspiration of covering more than 1 million UK premises with 10Gbps capable broadband by 2025.

mike surrey gigaclear

25th August, 2018 (42 Comments)

The recently appointed Interim CEO of Oxfordshire-based UK ISP Gigaclear, Mike Surrey, has told ISPreview that they’re ready to grow their Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H) rural broadband network beyond England and believe that “market forces driven by competition” will deliver the best outcome.

twisted pair copper line broadband

18th June, 2018 (34 Comments)

Broadband ISP speeds of 1 Terabit per second (1000000Mbps) down a traditional copper line? It may sound impossible but that’s what Dr John Cioffi, best known as the “father” of DSL, proposed last year (here) with Terabit DSL technology. In our latest interview we ask John about TDSL’s viability.

router broadband isp wireless ac

9th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Today we’re publishing a new summary to show some of the best home routers with integrated VDSL2 modems, which are designed to be used with superfast “fibre broadband” offering ISPs that use the superfast Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology (e.g. BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Vodafone, Plusnet etc.).

truespeed_fibre_optic_cable_install_on_road

26th May, 2018 (13 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of UK ISP Truespeed Communications, Evan Wienburg, has told ISPreview.co.uk – as part of our new interview – that their “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network in South West England has already covered 3,000 rural premises and they aspire to hit 200,000 by 2025.

united kingdom map

9th May, 2018 (21 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest take-up data to the end of 2017 (Q4) for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which sees adoption continue to rise with many areas above 50%.

british airways wifi

9th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

In-flight internet access is increasingly growing to become a key service differentiator, particularly during long haul trips. Unfortunately the quality of on-board WiFi is still highly variable but on a recent flight with British Airways (UK to USA) we got the chance to see just how quickly this is improving.

fibre optic cable connector illustration broadband

5th April, 2018 (29 Comments)

The past 24 months have been awash with announcements about “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband network builds across the United Kingdom, which can sometimes make it a little bit difficult to keep track of all the developments (nice problem to have). So here’s a quick summary of the key plans.

router modem network cable snakes

4th April, 2018 (31 Comments)

The “free” routers that so often come bundled alongside broadband ISP packages are usually nothing to write home about, not least because they’re often budget models and frequently come with key features disabled. But should provider’s be preventing customers from using their own kit?

helicopter openreach ethernet to mast install

30th March, 2018 (8 Comments)

Today high speed Ethernet lines supply capacity for everything from your broadband ISP connection to cash machines and delivering them can be difficult. So much so that Openreach’s (BT) Kevin Murphy has warned that some of Ofcom’s key performance targets may be “operationally unachievable.“

Editor\'s choice uk best broadband providers

8th January, 2018 (25 Comments)

Picking a new broadband provider (ISP) for your home is far from easy. Consumers face a bombardment of confusing choices, each advertising different speeds, features, prices and network availability. On this front our aim is to simplify the options and make the process a little easier.

world broadband connectivity

2nd January, 2018 (14 Comments)

Over the past couple of years there’s been a ferocious debate in the United Kingdom over the question of how fixed line broadband providers should advertise their service speeds and this got us to thinking, how do other countries advertise line speeds? Let’s take a look.

internet speed test uk circle

28th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

We take a look back to see how much faster the national fixed line broadband ISPs and mobile (3G / 4G) network operators have become for download and upload speed over the past 12 months, which reveals that Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and EE continue to come top in the speed stakes.

sasha williamson luminet ceo

6th November, 2017 (7 Comments)

The CEO of Luminet, Sasha Williamson, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our new interview that the United Kingdom should focus on deploying Gigabit capable broadband networks “nationwide” and that the plan for a 10Mbps minimum download speed (USO) is “laughable in this digital age.”

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

30th October, 2017 (19 Comments)

The CEO of rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of a brief interview that the country needs a new “national plan“, which acknowledges and “prioritises” the need to roll-out full fibre (FTTH/P) broadband networks across the whole of the United Kingdom.

mark_heraghty_jhg_chairman

25th September, 2017 (16 Comments)

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress.

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