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26th November, 2020 (1 Comment)

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 (24 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.

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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.

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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 (16 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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29th October, 2020 (25 Comments)

The BT Group has today published their Q2 2020/21 results, which saw Openreach expand their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3.5 million UK premises (up from 2.98m last quarter). The full fibre build rate has now hit 40,000 premises per week (up from c.34,000).

28th October, 2020 (27 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed ISPs with Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) and G.fast broadband lines that they will “soon” be deploying functionality that allows providers who wish to purchase this to amend Dynamic Line Management (DLM) profiles on customer lines, which sounds as if it may be more flexible than prior approaches.

sky broadband router SR203

26th October, 2020 (6 Comments)

The change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, which saw clocks go back by 1 hour, has given some customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband – specifically a few of those with a VoIP based Sky Talk service and the SR203/204 (Sky Hub) router, a reprieve from an otherwise on-going timing bug.

23rd September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that the option of faster service repairs (Service Maintenance Level 3 and 4), albeit at extra cost, will be added to their ultrafast-capable hybrid fibre G.fast and standalone SOGEA (SOGfast) broadband lines for UK ISPs from 21st October 2020.

14th September, 2020 (17 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‘.

bt broadband logo official

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).

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.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

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.

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