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sasha williamson luminet ceo

6th November, 2017 - 12:01 am (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 - 12:01 am (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.


25th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (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.

fibre optic cables and uk network server setup 2017

18th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The roll-out of “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband services using Gigabit capable FTTH/P/B technologies is continuing to ramp up in 2017, with our latest annual estimate of total premises passed across the United Kingdom reaching 1,084,500 (up from 780k in 2016) and this is set to surge.

UK Broadband ISP Savings in a Piggy Bank

19th April, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

Sometimes the easiest way to save money on your broadband and phone service isn’t by switching to a different ISP. In fact many of the UK’s largest providers operate a dedicated retentions department and if you know what you’re doing then it’s often possible to save a little money.

UK Broadband ISP Savings in a Piggy Bank

18th April, 2017 - 1:39 am (3 Comments)

Choosing an unlimited “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP based on price alone isn’t always the wisest idea. Never the less some people will always preference saving a few pounds over getting the best quality, but sadly the job of trying to figure out which is the cheapest isn’t easy.

fibre optic cable strands

15th April, 2017 - 1:03 am (20 Comments)

Over the next few years we expect to see the number of premises covered by ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) networks in the United Kingdom rise from nearly 1 million today to around 5 million+, but which ISPs provide this service and what do you get for your money? We take a quick look.

telephone broken uk

13th February, 2017 - 7:00 am (18 Comments)

The way that fixed voice services are delivered and used in the United Kingdom is changing. Over the next few years more and more people across the United Kingdom will gain the ability to take a truly standalone home broadband connection, albeit without a phone (voice) service.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

9th January, 2017 - 1:56 am (49 Comments)

Choosing a new broadband ISP is harder than picking a supplier for Gas or Electricity, not least because the quality of service and performance can vary hugely depending upon where you live and which provider you pick. But with any luck our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.


3rd January, 2017 - 1:03 am (8 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.


21st November, 2016 - 1:37 am (14 Comments)

The Managing Director and Founder of broadband ISP Call Flow Solutions, Andy Conibere, has told ISPreview.co.uk that the future could be “very bright“, provided regulation is introduced to protect alternative networks from being “unfairly squeezed out by the dominant suppliers” (BT, Virgin Media etc.).


17th October, 2016 - 1:02 am (3 Comments)

The CEO of UK ISP Europasat (Satellite Solutions Worldwide), Andrew Walwyn, has told ISPreview.co.uk in our latest interview that the Government’s plan to introduce a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband “cannot be satisfied” without subsidised Satellite technology.


17th August, 2016 - 1:03 am (4 Comments)

Over the next few weeks students in higher education from across the United Kingdom will slowly begin returning to temporary accommodation, which is usually nearby to their chosen college or university. Some will get broadband by default (campus connection), but others will need to choose their own ISP.


31st May, 2016 - 1:57 am (29 Comments)

Computer says “NO!“. Sometimes finding out whether or not you can order an FTTC based “fibre broadband” service on BTOpenreach’s national UK network is harder than it should be. ISPreview.co.uk takes a look at some of the most common issues that might occur when checking for service availability.

uk internet video streaming

30th March, 2016 - 1:03 am (11 Comments)

Competition is a notoriously complicated animal and if done correctly it can foster a more affordable and dynamic market. But equally there are times when it may have the opposite impact, which is something we’re starting to see in the TV content market and if left unchecked there is a risk that it may push consumers into the more accessible arms of Internet piracy.

Television iptv video streaming uk

29th March, 2016 - 1:47 am (5 Comments)

Internet video content represents a huge slice of online traffic (approx. 64%) and its quality is always improving, yet contrary to logic you don’t always need a faster broadband speed to keep up. In fact today a slower connection can view content that yesterday would have required something much faster.

money pounds sterling uk

26th March, 2016 - 1:46 am (7 Comments)

It’s not easy to compare prices between the different unlimited superfast broadband ISPs, not least due to the huge variety of special offers, features, vouchers and discounts that pervade the market and change on an often weekly basis. In this article we examine how tricky it is to find the “cheapest“.

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