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Connexin Engineer Next to Van

11th May, 2024 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Connexin, which is aiming to deploy a new 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across 500,000 premises in East Yorkshire and beyond (England), has announced that they’ve become the next UK alternative network to be certified as a “B Corporation” (i.e. meeting key social and environmental standards).

Internet Danger Websites with Scam Ads and Malware

24th April, 2024 (3 Comments)

Hull-based broadband ISP and network operator KCOM, which is operates its own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in England, has warned customers to be on the lookout for a new phishing email that attempts to impersonate the company in order to commit fraud.

KCOM Engineer Vans on Lane

22nd April, 2024 (14 Comments)

Australian investment group Macquarie has reportedly placed broadband ISP and full fibre network operator KCOM, which is the dominant operator in Hull and is also expanding further out into East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in England, under strategic review. The move could potentially result in a sale or merger of the business.

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kcom_ev_van and CEO

19th April, 2024 (0 Comments)

Hull-based broadband ISP KCOM, which is building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in England, has named the first three winners of their Digital Inclusion Grants. The provider offers up to £25k to projects and organisations that are aimed at improving lives in communities across the region.

complaints ofcom report isp broadband tv phone mobile

17th April, 2024 (15 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest study of UK consumer complaints for Q4 2023, which once again names Virgin Media as the worst for attracting the most gripes about fixed broadband, landline phone and pay TV services. Meanwhile, O2, which is part of the same company, attracted the most complaints for Pay Monthly Mobile services.

Connexin FTTP Engineer up Pole

11th April, 2024 (17 Comments)

Following a “productive meeting” with KCOM yesterday, alternative UK broadband ISP Connexin has announced that they will “temporarily pause” the deployment of new telecoms poles in parts of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (England) as they “explore the viability” of the incumbents recent infrastructure sharing offer.

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kcom telegraph pole female engineer

26th March, 2024 (5 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network operator KCOM, which is the dominant operator of Hull’s broadband and phone network in East Yorkshire, has today responded to Connexin’s negative criticism (here) of their recent feasibility study on infrastructure sharing (cable duct and pole access) by offering rivals a “quicker way forward“.

Connexin Engineer Working Next to Van

19th March, 2024 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP Connexin has today responded angrily to KCOM’s move last week to send them a feasibility study on infrastructure sharing (PIA / cable duct and pole access) in the Hull area of East Yorkshire (here), which it was hoped might have reduced the level of new pole deployments for full fibre networks. But instead they’ve been left “disappointed“.

kcom engineer working on telegraph pole

18th March, 2024 (15 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has responded to a call by East Riding Council for them to conduct an “emergency review” of the situation around poles and KCOM’s infrastructure sharing in Hull. But the regulator says its powers to stop such works are limited and that no rival had raised a formal dispute about KCOM, yet.

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KCOM Outdoor Engineer Installing FTTP Box

14th March, 2024 (10 Comments)

Hull-based ISP and network operator KCOM, which is building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in England, today claims to have made progress on the thorny issue of infrastructure sharing after sending a feasibility study on PIA (cable duct and pole access) to rival Connexin.

13th March, 2024 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Connexin has said they’re investigating after their UK engineers, who were deploying poles to carry a new 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network in the East Yorkshire (England) town of Beverley, accidentally damaged a gas pipe in the Beverley Parklands area on 11th March.

Connexin FTTP Engineer up Pole

21st February, 2024 (27 Comments)

Broadband provider Connexin, which is busy deploying a new 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across parts of Hull, East Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in England, has introduced a new-ish argument into the debate over wood poles by highlighting how using them is “less carbon intensive than digging ducts.” But we suspect it won’t sway the refuseniks.

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complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

25th January, 2024 (37 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest study of UK consumer complaints for Q3 2023, which names Virgin Media as the worst for attracting the most gripes about fixed broadband, landline phone and pay TV services. Meanwhile, O2, which is part of the same company, attracted the most complaints for Pay Monthly Mobile services.

price-rise-uk-broadband-and-mobile-households

17th January, 2024 (22 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has published their latest UK inflation figures, which saw the Consumer Price Index fall to 4% (down from 10.5% this time last year) and the Retail Price Index reach 5.2% (down from 13.4%). As a result, we now know how big the annual inflation-linked price hikes will be from most of the major UK ISPs.

Housing cost

26th December, 2023 (11 Comments)

Surging inflation has meant that the past couple of years have been, to put it mildly, an uncomfortable experience for many broadband ISP and mobile users. In 2022 most consumers saw their prices rise by around 9% (here) and in 2023 that hit over 14% (here), but the predicted hikes for 2024 won’t be as bad.

Home phone UK handset in red

14th December, 2023 (71 Comments)

A meeting in the House of Commons was held yesterday that saw MPs from different parties debate the forthcoming withdrawal of BT and Openreach’s old copper-based analogue line networks (PSTN phones and WLR) by Dec 2025, which touched on a variety of issues from battery backup to problems with the reliability of digital replacements.

British sterling one pound coin currency

12th December, 2023 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their latest biannual UK consumer affordability report, which reveals that the take-up of cheaper social broadband ISP and mobile tariffs for those on state benefits has increased to 380,000 households (up from 220,000 six months ago). But that still represents just 8.3% of households on Universal Credit (4.6 million).

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