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26th July, 2021 (4 Comments)

New customers of UK ISP TalkTalk might like to know that the provider has teamed-up with Amazon to offer its eero 6 and eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi systems, which will be given to those taking out one of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “Future Fibre” home broadband packages.

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23rd July, 2021 (7 Comments)

The latest quarterly results (financial Q1 FY22) from UK ISP and mobile operator Vodafone has today been published, which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +29,000 customers (vs +35k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 940,000. But their mobile base declined again to 16,994,000.

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16th July, 2021 (1 Comment)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has made a new ‘Fibre Plus‘ add-on available to customers taking out one of their various “fibre broadband” (FTTC and G.fast) packages, which from an extra £3 per month bundles in their “SuperSafe” F-Secure internet security boost, Fixed Price Plus, an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker and Smart Plug.

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16th July, 2021 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises in England (Home Counties), has launched an entertaining new advertising campaign that aims to highlight the differences between “speed-sapping” copper-mix “Fake Fibre” services and Full Fibre ones.

7th July, 2021 (9 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Staffordshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to extend the local coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services, has today announced the completion of its contract. As a result of the rollout more than 97% of local homes and businesses can now order such speeds from an ISP.

2nd July, 2021 (19 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed that they’re investigating budget broadband provider TalkTalk after the ISP announced a price hike earlier this year (here), which somewhat controversially also hit some customers who had previously signed-up under the promise of “no mid-contract price rises“.

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29th June, 2021 (13 Comments)

ISP Vodafone UK has today partnered with Cisco to launch an “enterprise grade broadband and Wi-Fi solution” for small and medium-sized businesses (10 – 250 employees), which is said to feature “advanced security features” to ensure SMEs have everything required to stay connected, secure and in control. But it’s only FTTC.

BT Home Essentials

28th June, 2021 (22 Comments)

UK ISP BT has now made their new low cost “Home Essentials” social tariff available to those on Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits, which gives eligible customers an unlimited 36Mbps (10Mbps up) “fibre broadband” (FTTC / FTTP) service – plus 700 minutes of included phone calls – for £15 a month.

21st June, 2021 (21 Comments)

Openreach (BT) are making some tweaks to the “stop sell” rules in UK exchange areas that pass the 75% coverage milestone for their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which is the point at which the migration from older copper to fibre services can be triggered. The change adds some flexibility for FTTC lines.

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17th June, 2021 (10 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) has today published a new report into two recent state aid supported broadband rollout projects in Northern Ireland, which questions whether they delivered value for money, highlights a lack of contract bidding competition for BT and warns about a reliance on the contractor to self-certify its costs.

11th June, 2021 (3 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published the latest volume (3) of their “Internet Insights” report, which offers quarterly analysis of their network traffic and usage trends. For example, it notes that UK internet usage was up over 44% pre-pandemic to April 2021, but it has fallen away a bit since then.

NOW_Logo_Broadband_and_TV_2021

9th June, 2021 (15 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and TV streaming service, NOW (NOW Broadband), has today discounted the price of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based “Super Fibre” (63Mbps) package, which comes with inclusive anytime UK phone calls, to just £22 per month for the length of its 12-month minimum contract term.

7th June, 2021 (17 Comments)

UK ISP BT Business has today announced the forthcoming 1st July 2021 launch of a new unit that will be tasked with catering for the SoHo market (i.e. micro home-based and single site businesses), which comes attached to an array of new “business-grade” broadband plans (FTTC, FTTP), “unbreakable Wi-Fi” and other services.

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4th June, 2021 (17 Comments)

UK ISP BT Consumer has today announced that they’re re-introducing 12-month contract terms as an option for new customers, although naturally you can expect to pay a few £ pounds more for these every month than their current headline deals, which sit on much longer 24-month terms.

30th May, 2021 (78 Comments)

What do you do when a Government’s network availability checker says you can get a fixed “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) service, even though you cannot? Questions like this crop up from time-to-time in our inbox, so we’ve decided to take a look at one example from Scotland in order to highlight the issues it can cause.

bt smart hub 2 router front

21st May, 2021 (21 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today refreshed some of the discounts on their FTTC, G.fast and “full fibre” FTTP based home broadband and phone packages, which aside from reducing the monthly fee has also removed the setup fee on many of their bundles for new customers.

Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

18th May, 2021 (26 Comments)

The latest first quarter 2021 results (financial Q4 FY21) from ISP and mobile giant Vodafone UK have today been published, which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +35,000 customers (vs +38k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 911,000. But their mobile base fell to 17,253,000.

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