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12th December, 2019 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic operator Cityfibre, which is currently in the process of investing £2.5bn in order to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises across 60 UK cities and towns by the end of 2025, has today signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).

12th December, 2019 (6 Comments)

UK ISP BT has announced that they will make their BTSport TV content available via a separate flexible monthly pass, which means that customers no longer have to bundle it in with the provider’s own broadband or another service in order to receive it. However such a pass will set you back £25 per month.

11th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

A new study has examined the affordability of unlimited “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps) broadband packages from 233 of the markets biggest “fibre” ISPs across 62 countries. Overall the UK ranks a lowly 36th with consumers paying a monthly average of €39.78 for such plans, while in the Ukraine (cheapest) they pay just €5.60.

11th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today been awarded a new contract by the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council (BCP) in Dorset to overhaul and consolidate three existing public sector network infrastructures (Wide Area Networks), totalling 83 sites, into one unified network.

10th December, 2019 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Telcom has today announced that they intend to “expedite” their roll-out of a 10Gbps capable “full fibre” and broadband network to cover “hundreds of residential and commercial premises” in Manchester and the wider North West of England, although details of their exact rollout plan remain unclear.

10th December, 2019 (28 Comments)

Last month UK ISP TalkTalk promised that they would launch a new range of ultrafast broadband packages “before the end of the calendar year“, which for the first time would be based off Openreach’s (BT) new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. The first customer trials are now quietly going live.

10th December, 2019 (10 Comments)

A new survey of 2,001 UK adults by Censuswide, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Zen Internet, has found that 28% of respondents are concerned that too many devices using their home WiFi at once over Christmas could impact the reliability of their internet connectivity.

10th December, 2019 (21 Comments)

The Chichester District Council (CDC) in West Sussex (England) has confirmed their intention to enter into a new agreement with Cityfibre, which will see the operator extend their roll-out of a new “full fibre” Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city in order to help it cover a further 50 public sector sites.

10th December, 2019 (12 Comments)

Rural full fibre broadband ISP Gigaclear has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they are now in the final stages of piecing together the next phase of a revised commercial rollout plan for Devon and Somerset (England). Assuming all goes to plan then this could be finalised before the end of Q1 2020.

9th December, 2019 (24 Comments)

The owner of a £2.95m 30th floor apartment in The Heron (Barbican, London), 70 year old travel boss Stephen Shalson, is suing the building’s owners – Heron Residences LLP – for £97,300 after he moved in to find that the property didn’t have good broadband, which forced him to get online via external locations instead (cafes etc.).

9th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Voneus, which recently secured £30m to help their wireless and fibre network target 900,000 UK premises (here), has today announced that they intend to cover the “whole” of the city of Wells in Somerset. The news comes only days after full fibre provider TrueSpeed said they’d cover the same city (here).

9th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has today begun inviting applications for their new Shared Spectrum Licences, which enables small businesses to create their own local wireless networks in radio spectrum bands (ranging from 1.8GHz to 26GHz) that could previously only be used by national mobile and broadband providers.

9th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has this morning launched the hunt for next year’s best ISPs and internet companies, which includes several familiar categories (e.g. Best Consumer ISP, Best Rural ISP) and some new ones (e.g. Best New ISP, Social Impact Award, Outstanding Individual Contribution).

9th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

London focused UK full fibre broadband ISP Community Fibre has hired Peter Rampling to be its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Dale Kirkwood as their Chief Information Officer (CIO). Both appointments are necessary in order to support the provider’s future network expansion and growth.

9th December, 2019 (9 Comments)

UK ISP BT has become the first of the major broadband providers to trial their own DNS over HTTPS resolver, which encrypts Domain Name System (DNS) requests (i.e. turning IP addresses into human readable domains like ISPreview.co.uk and back again) in order to make the process more secure.

7th December, 2019 (23 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has claimed that people living in 36% of UK constituency areas (236 of the 650 total) do not have access to “decent 4G [mobile] or broadband” services. The study was based on old data from Ofcom and found that areas in rural Scotland and Wales bore the brunt of the problem.

6th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Independent UK communications and broadband providers DataKom and Pinnacle (Pinnacle Telecom) have this week merged to create a £10 million business, as well as one of South Wales’ largest homegrown telephony firms.

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