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19th February, 2021 (27 Comments)

The Broadband Forum has published a new technical report (TR-419), which proposes a different way for “full fibre” (FTTP) builders to cut their deployment costs via a Fibre-to-the-extension-point (FTTep) approach. In short, it’s another way of cutting out the need to replace the last few metres of copper with fibre.

sky broadband router SR203

11th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband may be pleased to learn that the provider is now deploying a new firmware (software) update for their latest SR203 and SR204 Sky Hub wireless routers, which the provider says should finally fix two of last year’s biggest bugs with VoIP timing and DHCP networking.

4th February, 2021 (78 Comments)

The BT Group’s latest Q3 2020/21 results reveal that Openreach’s G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) network now covers a total of 6.88 million UK premises, with 4.05m coming from FTTP alone (up from 3.5m last quarter). The take-up rate for their full fibre services has also improved.

talktalk business logo 2017

20th January, 2021 (5 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk Business recently began offering a new promotion on their Openreach based “Business Full Fibre” (FTTP) broadband products for small and medium sized businesses, which on top of the existing monthly discount also gives new customers the first 3 months of service for free.

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6th January, 2021 (16 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has introduced a new discount that cuts the price of their hybrid fibre G.fast based “Fibre 150” (145Mbps average download, 25Mbps upload) broadband package to just £14 per month for the first six months of service, which then rises to £28 for the remaining part of the 18 month term (£39.95 thereafter).

Shell Energy Broadband

6th January, 2021 (0 Comments)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy is giving away three months of bill credit (worth up to £134.97) on their top “Superfast Fibre” (FTTC) and “Ultrafast Fibre” (G.fast) home broadband and phone packages, which will be available to take by new customers until 8th February 2021.

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31st December, 2020 (12 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has added a further discount to the monthly price of their “Superfast” (average download of 59Mbps) and “Ultrafast” (145Mbps) broadband packages for new customers. On top of that they’ve also re-added the Free Anytime Talk (calls) plan to these at no extra cost.

17th December, 2020 (11 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual Connection Nations infrastructure report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks now cover 18% of UK premises (up from 10% last year) and 27% are within reach of a “gigabit” (1Gbps+) service (7.9 million). Meanwhile geographic 4G cover is given as a range from 79% to 85%.

2nd December, 2020 (36 Comments)

A new study by WIK, which was commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe, has found that consumers are still being confused by the use (or abuse) of the term “fibre” in broadband ISP advertising, which can just as easily refer to slower hybrid connections (e.g. FTTC using copper and fibre lines) as it can a “full fibre” (FTTP) service.

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26th November, 2020 (10 Comments)

UK ISP Pulse8 Broadband has reduced some of their monthly prices and, unlike other providers at this time of year, these reflect changes to their standard pricing (i.e. not temporary discounts). The main change is on their FTTC based plans, although they also offer FTTP and G.fast via Openreach’s network.

25th November, 2020 (39 Comments)

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today published his 2020 Spending Review and in so doing has kicked off the new £5bn UK Gigabit Broadband Programme, which previously aimed to ensure that “every home” could access a 1Gbps capable connection by the end of 2025 but now expects a “minimum” of 85% coverage by that date.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

25th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Budget broadband provider TalkTalk will today become the latest in a long line of ISPs to temporarily reduce their monthly prices for new customers as part of the annual “Black Friday” phenomenon. On top of that they’ve also removed the postage fee for almost all of their packages, except their older ADSL based plan.

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19th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT will this morning launch their own selection of “Black Friday” discounts, which sees the provider sweeten their existing deals by throwing in a new offer of “3 months free broadband” right across their packages, including their top end 900Mbps FTTP plan. The upfront fees have also been removed (free).

talktalk business logo 2017

17th November, 2020 (13 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk Business has today announced the launch of their new “Business Full Fibre” (FTTP) and “Business Ultrafast Fibre” (G.fast) broadband products for small and medium sized businesses, which at present are both supplied via Openreach’s national network (although they’ll soon be offering FTTP from Cityfibre too).

Shell Energy Broadband

14th November, 2020 (18 Comments)

UK ISP and energy provider Shell Energy has just joined the early Black Friday club by discounting prices across their range of “superfast” (FTTC) and “ultrafast” (G.fast) based broadband and phone packages. The latest promotion is set to run for new customers until 7th December 2020.

bt beyond limits uk isp logo

9th November, 2020 (20 Comments)

UK ISP BT appears to have quietly introduced a new product page for “broadband only deals,” which remove the requirement to bundle in a home phone (voice) service (probably SOGEA). Previously, you either got a traditional copper line or a Digital Voice (VoIP) solution, but not a standalone option.

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9th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

Budget conscious UK ISP TalkTalk will today reintroduce 24 month contract terms to their home broadband packages, at least for a limited period, and start offering “3 months free” service on all of their most popular “fibre” plans (FTTC, G.fast and FTTP). The one-off postage cost for routers has also been reduced to £4.95.

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