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22nd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone have just added a bonus £75 shopping voucher, which can be redeemed on over 100 brands (from Amazon to Zalando, ASOS to Zizzi), for new customers who order one of their two bundles of “superfast” broadband (FTTC), anytime UK calls and Apple TV 4K (includes a 1 year Apple TV+ subscription).

14th September, 2020 (16 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker service, which is more intended for UK network operators and ISPs but has always been useful to help consumers check the capability of Openreach based lines, has recently added a few new options at the bottom for ‘Exchange Product Restrictions‘.

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13th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has begun inviting customers to a new “Hub Equipment” trial, which is due to start at the end of September 2020 and proposes to test a “a new piece of kit that works with your BT Home Hub” (or Smart Hub router) and “makes your broadband even more reliable.”

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11th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has reduced the price of their optional “Boost” add-on from £5 to £2 per month for new customers who take one of their “Superfast” (FTTC) or “Ultrafast” (G.fast / FTTP) based broadband packages between now and 24th September 2020 (this doesn’t extend to their ‘Essential’ package).

11th September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they expect to sign a contract with BT (Openreach) for the delivery of their much delayed LOT 1 area, which forms part of the £579m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband roll-out programme, “before the end of the calendar year.”

10th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today released their Summer 2020 update for UK broadband and mobile networks, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has grown to 14% or 4.2 million premises (up from 12% in Jan 2020) and 2% (590,000 premises) are still unable to get speeds of 10Mbps+. Geographic 4G coverage is now 67% (unchanged).

bt broadband logo official

8th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT is sending out invites for a new trial, which will see them “teaming up” with EE to offer a special discount when a customer takes both a BT Broadband and EE Mobile service. Normally both providers, despite being part of the same group, would treat their customers as being separate but that may soon change.

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5th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has once again discounted the price of their “Superfast Fibre” (average download of 59Mbps) package to just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service (£32 thereafter) – available via FTTC or FTTP. On top of that they’ve also reduced the one-off setup fee to £9.95.

26th August, 2020 (22 Comments)

It’s not often that you see a lone Openreach broadband engineer, stood atop a ladder and surrounded by water some 30 metres off the shore. But that’s exactly what John McConnell found himself doing after a tiny island in the middle of Loch Lomond (Scotland) was cut off, which needed an awkward cable to be fixed.

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25th August, 2020 (17 Comments)

We’ve just been informed that UK ISP Gigaclear has today reached a settlement in their R100 (Reaching 100%) legal dispute with the Scottish Government. The case had been preventing the LOT 1 part of the deployment contract from being award to BT and thus delaying the roll-out of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+).

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25th August, 2020 (10 Comments)

UK ISP EE has this week become the latest internet provider to adopt SOGEA technology (standalone copper broadband), which means that their “fibre broadband” (FTTC and G.fast) packages no longer come with a phone (voice) calls service attached. Just don’t expect to save much money.

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20th August, 2020 (20 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) long-running efforts to apply ReTransmission (ReTx / G.INP) technology to UK Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband ISP lines at ECI using street cabinets may have hit yet another snag, which appears to have resulted in the enhancement being removed from some lines.

18th August, 2020 (20 Comments)

The Scottish Government has this afternoon revealed the details of their new voucher scheme, which aims to help “ensure superfast broadband access for all” by provide funding of up to £5,000 to help homes and businesses not in scope of either their R100 contracts or commercial roll-outs to obtain a 30Mbps+ capable connection.

17th August, 2020 (25 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today become the latest major home broadband ISP, after BT (here), to launch a second line service – “Work and Play” – to help support the growing push to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, which is only available on their Openreach (BT) based FTTC “superfast broadband” packages.

17th August, 2020 (27 Comments)

The latest independent data has predicted that 2.07% (up from 1.8% in May 2020) of UK premises could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network (this can stop you from ordering a new service), but some areas are being hit harder than others.

11th August, 2020 (0 Comments)

Budget UK internet service provider TalkTalk has launched a new promotion that bundles one year’s worth of included access to Amazon’s Prime video streaming and delivery service (normally worth £79 per year) into their unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC, G.fast), phone and TV bundles.

7th August, 2020 (9 Comments)

New customers looking to join Sky’s sibling ISP and TV streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), may like to know that they’ve just discounted the price of their top Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based “Super Fibre” (63Mbps) broadband package with inclusive anytime UK calls from £30 to £25 per month.

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