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uno broadband logo

13th February, 2018 (16 Comments)

Internet provider uno (uno Comms Ltd) has today become the next UK ISP after BT to pilot a new range of “ultrafast broadband” packages based off the fledgling hybrid fibre G.fast network, which can offer download speeds of up to 160Mbps (30Mbps up) and 330Mbps (50Mbps up).

kcom engineer ourside house fttp install

9th February, 2018 (2 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has today confirmed that more people on their network are now using their new Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband lines than older copper (ADSL) based connections for the first time.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

9th February, 2018 (10 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband’s superfast “fibre” (FTTC) based packages may be pleased to know that the ISP has dropped their monthly prices back down to just £25 for ‘up to’ 38Mbps and £30 for ‘up to’ 76Mbps broadband with phone line rental. A £50 Prepaid MasterCard is also included as a gift.

united kingdom

8th February, 2018 (8 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has today published its latest Q3 2017 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which sees adoption continue to climb above an average of around 40%.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

8th February, 2018 (51 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they are in “discussions” with Infracapital over a plan to jointly create an independent company, with a total investment of around £1.5bn, that could provide 1Gbps ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband to over 3 million premises in mid-sized UK towns and cities.

bt openreach fttc cabinet and engineer

5th February, 2018 (27 Comments)

At present if an ISP feels that the Dynamic Line Management (DLM) profile for a UK Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband line needs a reset then it usually requires an Openreach engineer visit, but progress is being made on a new remote reset solution.

bt_tower_624px

2nd February, 2018 (14 Comments)

BT has released their latest results to the end of 2017 (Q4 calendar), which saw their retail UK broadband ISP base add 35K subscribers to total 9,342,000 (vs +22K in Q3). Meanwhile their FTTP and G.fast “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) services reached 886,000 premises (up from 770K).

Vodafone UK 2016

1st February, 2018 (9 Comments)

The latest Q4 2017 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base grew by +39,000 in the quarter to total 316,000 (up from the +33K added in Q3), which in recent months has been boosted by some very aggressive FTTC price cutting.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.38% in Q3 2017 and now stands at 913.3 Million (up by nearly 70 million over the past year). Meanwhile the number of copper lines (ADSL etc.) fell by 6.3% over the past year and “full fibre” FTTH/P connections increased by 30.4%.

united_kingdom_of_great_britain_map_500

29th January, 2018 (60 Comments)

Completed on time. The Government has today confirmed that an estimated 95% of the United Kingdom can now access a 24Mbps+ capable fixed line “superfast broadband” network as a result of their national £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK programme, but many gaps remain.

sse

24th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

Customers of SSE (Southern Electric) should note that the ISP is changing the monthly price of all phone and broadband packages for non-existing SSE energy customers, which means that those without an energy plan will no longer pay a £5 surcharge on their monthly bill for the first 12 months.

scotland map

20th January, 2018 (7 Comments)

A sense of the familiar could be felt toward the end of last year, when the UK and Scottish Government’s first locked horns over the coverage levels of “superfast broadband.” Now they’re at it again after Scotland claimed to have achieved the 95% “fibre broadband” coverage target, but there’s a problem.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

19th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today moved to discount the monthly prices of their broadband and phone bundles for new customers. On top of that they’re also offering the option of either taking those packages with a £50 Prepaid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab E (sells for around £130 at retail) computer.

superfast_worcestershire

16th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Worcestershire County Council (WCC) has launched two new schemes to help boost “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) take-up and coverage among homes and businesses in the final 4% of the region, which includes a co-funding initiative with Openreach (BT) and a voucher programme for local businesses.

wales uk map

16th January, 2018 (24 Comments)

The Assembly Member for Ceredigion in Wales, Elin Jones, has accused Openreach (BT) of walking away from rural communities in her county after the operator left a roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) technology unfinished in the village of Oakford and possibly other locations.

bt uk isp logo

16th January, 2018 (103 Comments)

UK internet provider BT has today launched a new range of “ultrafast fibre broadband” packages to support both the latest hybrid fibre G.fast and “full fibre” FTTP technologies, which offer download speeds of up to 152Mbps and 314Mbps. On top of that there’s a 100Mbps “speed guarantee.”

durno village

12th January, 2018 (38 Comments)

Residents of a rural village in Scotland have been left confused after Openreach (BT) deployed a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet into their area that appears to serve some properties, while leaving many of those who live closest to it unable to receive a faster connection.

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