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fibre optic superfast broadband cable

19th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

Vodafone has said that ISPs need to “look beyond speed” and “make the network invisible so users don’t even know it is there“. The operator was speaking at the launch of a new project – Broadband Quality Experience Delivered (BQED) – that aims to “greatly enhance” the quality of experience broadband networks provide.

wales_broadband_lot1_lot2_lot3_phase2

17th January, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government has quietly chosen BT (Openreach) to supply the final LOT 2 of their Phase 2 “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out contract, which uses £9.256m of public money and aims to bring FTTP and some FTTC coverage to around 10,000 more premises across East Wales (rural areas).

demon_internet

11th January, 2019 (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.

bt complete wi-fi disc repeater

11th January, 2019 (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.

wales_broadband_lot1_lot2_lot3_phase2

5th January, 2019 (8 Comments)

The Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru) has criticised the Welsh Government (WG) over delays to their “fast broadband” roll-out project (Superfast Cymru), which they claim means that some parts of the country “will not see any work done to install broadband connections for almost two years.”

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

3rd January, 2019 (21 Comments)

Real estate company Strutt & Parker has suggested that UK farmers, many of which aren’t exactly swimming in lots of spare cash, should consider investing to build their own “private” broadband networks instead of waiting for whatever the Government’s 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation (USO) will deliver.

Vodafone UK 2016

21st December, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Christmas period seems to have encouraged UK ISP Vodafone to reduce their fixed line “superfast broadband” (FTTC) and phone prices to a rock bottom level, which means that new customers can take their 35Mbps (average speed) service from £20 a month or 63Mbps from £24 (non-Voda mobile users pay +£2 more).

openreach logo 2017

20th December, 2018 (31 Comments)

As expected Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that the wholesale price of their 40Mbps (10Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband tier will drop by -£8.08 (-11.6%) from 1st April 2019. Some smaller changes for unbundled (LLU MPF and SMPF) and Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) are also confirmed.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

20th December, 2018 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband appears to have started the January 2019 Sales early by reducing the monthly cost of their Unlimited Sky Fibre Max (63Mbps average speed FTTC) broadband and phone bundle to just £27 for the first 18 months of service (£43.99 per month thereafter).

world network and broadband connections

18th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their International Communications Market Report 2018 (ICMR), which broadly compares broadband and mobile networks in the United Kingdom with 17 other countries and the EU. Overall the UK does well for fixed line superfast broadband and 4G mobile, but we’re weak on “full fibre” (FTTP).

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

18th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has released their annual infrastructure report, which reveals that just 2% of the UK (677,000 premises) cannot access a 10Mbps capable fixed line broadband ISP service (down from 4% in 2017), while “full fibre” (FTTP) is available to 6% (up from 3%) and geographic coverage of 4G mobile has hit 66% (up from 43%).

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

12th December, 2018 (42 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which enables consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service, will enter the UK ISP pilot phase on 9th January. The first prices have also been published.

onestream logo uk isp

12th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

Hampshire-based UK ISP Onestream has sharply reduced the price of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based 35Mbps – average download speed – unlimited broadband and phone line rental package to just £19.95 per month for the first 12 months of service (£34.99 a month thereafter).

gfast pod side view with openreach engineer

11th December, 2018 (19 Comments)

As predicted Openreach (BT) has today announced the forthcoming launch of a new Proof of Concept (PoC) trial, which will make it possible for ISPs to offer customers a “self install” (i.e. no engineer required) variant of their new 330Mbps capable G.fast (hybrid fibre) based ultrafast broadband service.

wales uk three maps

10th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Leader of the House and Chief Whip of the Welsh Government, Julie James AM, has this afternoon issued a statement on the progress of their state aid supported Superfast Cymru project with Openreach (BT). Sadly there’s still no word on when the contract for LOT 2 of their Phase 2 roll-out will be awarded.

direct save telecom 2015

10th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Budget UK ISP Direct Save Telecom (DST) will later today revise their standard broadband and superfast “fibre” (FTTC) packages (when bundled with phone line rental), not least by significantly cutting their monthly rental charges for new customers. On top of that their 18 month contracts will switch to 12 months.

hadleigh_heath_suffolk

6th December, 2018 (23 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed residents in the rural Suffolk village of Hadleigh Heath that they will have to wait until late January 2019 before a new “fibre broadband” street cabinet (FTTC service) is activated, which came after the last one was destroyed in a car crash on 16th August 2018.

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