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virgin media optical fibre is coax copper

16th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

A Censuswide survey of 3,422 home broadband users has found support for Cityfibre’s legal challenge of the current UK advertising rules, which they say “misleadingly” allows so-called hybrid fibre ISPs to promote their services as being “fibre optic” despite using slower metallic cables (e.g. copper).

bt uk isp logo

14th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

UK ISP BT has launched a new range of standard and superfast broadband packages that are specifically tailored for students, which means they feature a shorter 9 month contract term, different pricing and come with free access to the operator’s BTSport TV app.

robin mersh ceo broadband forum

14th July, 2018 (45 Comments)

In a bid to deliver high speeds and more capacity to end users, ISPs are turning to that final stretch of copper to make ultrafast broadband a reality today. Tackling the last mile of the network that takes us right to the premises will unlock the extra bandwidth that consumers now expect for streaming content and practical communications applications.

router with fibre optic cables on top

10th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has put £5.6m toward supporting the launch of their new ‘Delivering Digital Connectivity Strategy’, which aims to “significantly improve mobile, broadband and public WiFi coverage, whilst securing future proof full fibre [FTTP] and 5G networks.”

fttc uk broadband cabinets

7th July, 2018 (43 Comments)

Residents of the Coleham district in the town of Shrewsbury (Shropshire, UK) have moaned after a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet was removed by Openreach following complaints from the local Christian Science Society, which objected to the fact that it blocked the view of their sign.

kcom van and two fibre engineers

6th July, 2018 (2 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull (East Yorkshire), KCOM, has today announced the next areas (approximately 10,000 premises) to benefit from the on-going rollout of their “ultrafast” (Gigabit capable) Lightstream pure fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network.

road diversion openreach work

5th July, 2018 (21 Comments)

A dispute between Openreach (BT), the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme and the local authority’s Connecting Cumbria project appears to be stalling a plan that could otherwise see fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP services extended to a number of previously excluded villages.


30th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Streaming television and internet provider NOW TV (Sky UK) has begun offering free anytime UK calls alongside all of their existing unlimited broadband and phone line rental bundles, which represents a significant saving as normally such an add-on would cost an extra £8 per month to include.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

29th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband UK should note that the ISP has re-joined the summer price war by discounting their top two unlimited “Sky Fibre” (FTTC / VDSL2) and line rental bundles, which now start at just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service. Plus you get a £50 Prepaid Mastercard.

aquiss uk isp

29th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has complemented their existing 12 month contract terms by launching an optional 1 month term on their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC  / VDSL2) based unlimited superfast broadband packages and phone bundles, which offer average download speeds of 35Mbps and 67Mbps.

openreach fttc cabinet with engineer smiling

26th June, 2018 (9 Comments)

The state aid fuelled Connecting Cheshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to extend the local reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) ISP networks to an additional 100,000 premises by the end of 2018 (98% coverage), has announced that 95% of Cheshire East can now access “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

25th June, 2018 (15 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has slashed the monthly price of their 63Mbps ‘Faster Fibre Large‘ (FTTC / VDSL2) unlimited superfast broadband and phone line rental package to just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service, which for the first time means they can match Vodafone. But it’s only available until 12th July 2018.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

20th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Somerset County Council in England has published an update on their joint £171 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project, which reveals that around 11,300 premises in the county will remain unserved by “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks when the project completes in 2020.

united kingdom digital connectivity

20th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Minister of State for Digital, Margot James MP, yesterday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTP) future and also called on ISPs to “pass on [the] benefit” from Ofcom’s recent wholesale market reviews in order to improve the take-up of “superfast broadband.”

plusnet uk

20th June, 2018 (5 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP Plusnet has gone against the industry trend by testing a new range of broadband and phone bundles for one week, which are not only cheaper than usual but also come with free evening, weekend and mobile calls as standard. Previously providers have preferred to scrap their calling plans to focus on broadband.

10Mbps broadband uk uso usc

19th June, 2018 (32 Comments)

Ofcom has today formally invited UK ISPs to express their interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a minimum broadband download speed of 10Mbps+ (1Mbps upload).

twisted pair copper line broadband

18th June, 2018 (34 Comments)

Broadband ISP speeds of 1 Terabit per second (1000000Mbps) down a traditional copper line? It may sound impossible but that’s what Dr John Cioffi, best known as the “father” of DSL, proposed last year (here) with Terabit DSL technology. In our latest interview we ask John about TDSL’s viability.

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