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vxfibre

15th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Swedish fibre optic builder VXFIBER, which is working to deploy a new 1Gbps open access FTTP broadband ISP network in Stoke-on-Trent (here), has appointed Steven Drake as its Senior Project Manager for the Midlands and North of England to help with their UK expansion plans.

computer keyboard and mouse user

14th January, 2019 - 2:10 pm (16 Comments)

Ofcom has today published a new report, which examines how affordability, take-up and engagement with UK telecoms, TV and postal services compares via different groups. Overall 13% of broadband and phone consumers switched ISP (down from 17% a year ago) and financially vulnerable people are less likely to have “superfast” speeds.

money gbp sterling uk investment

14th January, 2019 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

Smaller projects in the Leeds City Region will now also be able to access Connection Vouchers worth between £500 and up to £1000, which can be used to help cover the costs involved with securing a new 30Mbps+ capable broadband ISP connection (e.g. firewalls, routers, installation, cabling, project management fees etc.).

tom mockridge virgin media uk ceo

14th January, 2019 - 7:57 am (23 Comments)

The CEO of UK cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, has called on the country’s political parties to put their differences aside and deliver clarity when the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal with the EU is voted on tomorrow. “Clarity is vital … for the sake of stability and greater certainty,” said Tom.

censorship uk internet stop sign

13th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (21 Comments)

No, it’s not an early April Fools. Instead April is officially the month when the government’s new age verification system – targeted at commercial websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content – comes into force. Broadband ISPs will also be required to block sites that fail to comply with the new rules.

mount everest

12th January, 2019 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

A series of new ITU standards promise to help encourage the ‘Do-It-Yourself‘ generation to build their own Terabit capable remote broadband networks. The standards propose a cheap, tough and lightweight optical fibre cable that can be laid on the grounds surface, underwater, aerially or shallow buried with hand tools.

demon_internet

11th January, 2019 - 12:12 pm (9 Comments)

Remember Demon Internet? If you do then you’re probably of a certain age or familiarity with the market. The small business focused ISP has hung around for years despite a lack of promotion or investment, but parent Vodafone has now finally decided to throw in the towel and cast it to hell.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

11th January, 2019 - 11:06 am (33 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has today described Ofcom’s plan to introduce a £3.65 price cap in order to control “rip off” calls to premium 118 (Directory Enquires) numbers as “inadequate“. In response they’ve launched a new ‘Call Whisper’ feature that will warn customers about the potentially high costs.

bt complete wi-fi disc repeater

11th January, 2019 - 9:00 am (7 Comments)

At the end of last year BT launched a new “coverage guarantee” for their premium “Plus” packages (here), which pledged to deliver strong WiFi signals across your whole home via a new “Complete Wi-Fi” solution. The UK ISP has now expanded this to new non-Plus customers and thrown in 1 year of Amazon Prime access.

money gbp sterling pound pile

11th January, 2019 - 8:48 am (2 Comments)

Which? has published yet another “Loyalty Penalty” focused survey of 3,131 members, which found that 40% of customers who signed up to a dual or triple-play bundle (e.g. broadband, phone and mobile or TV) have stayed with the same UK ISP for 10+ years and could thus be paying significantly more than new subscribers.

bt uk isp logo

11th January, 2019 - 7:37 am (16 Comments)

Customers of BT’s broadband, mobile and phone services may be interested to learn that the ISP is making a major change to how it handles price rises. From today any new or re-contracting customers to those services will see new terms (T&Cs), which state that future prices will increase by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) each year.

vodafone cityfibre ftth build

10th January, 2019 - 4:57 pm (2 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is being conducted alongside UK ISP Vodafone and began last November (here), has been criticised for a “lack of communication and lack of respect.” Traffic disruption is a big issue.

ethernet optical fibre

10th January, 2019 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today announced that they’ve been appointed by Fife Council in Scotland to transition and transform the local authority’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, not least by adding additional bandwidth to council sites via a new 10Gbps capacity core network.

armstrong avenue exeter

10th January, 2019 - 8:16 am (20 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) attempts to bring “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband services to the suburbs of Exeter (Devon) have been met with anger on Armstrong Avenue, where residents complained that the new 35ft telegraph poles are too tall, “ugly” and some also appear to be bent. Thankfully a solution has already been found.

fibre optic cables from above

9th January, 2019 - 4:37 pm (4 Comments)

The Crawley Borough Council have announced that West Sussex (England) has been successful in its bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), which means that 75% of business rates collected can now be kept locally. Most of the extra money will go toward Gigabit broadband upgrades.

10g cable broadband

9th January, 2019 - 3:18 pm (27 Comments)

The Internet & Television Association, which represents the global cable broadband and TV industry (CableLabs, Liberty Global etc.), has launched their new 10G vision. This is their plan for making speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and beyond available to consumers across the globe in the “coming years.”

virgin media black logo

9th January, 2019 - 8:32 am (104 Comments)

A number of sources have indicated to us that UK cable operator Virgin Media, specifically their Virgin Media Business division, could be preparing to launch a new small biz focused 500Mbps (35Mbps upload) “VOOM Fibre” broadband package during the first few months of 2019. But residential users may have to wait.

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