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18th September, 2019 (14 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband (Comcast) has made no secret of their desire to work with “full fibre” (FTTH) alternative network (altnet) providers (here) and, in keeping with that, they’ve today agreed a new wholesale access deal with the Brookfield Utilities UK Group (GTC / OFNL), which builds fibre optic networks to UK new build homes.

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5th September, 2019 (9 Comments)

A major outage of the Yahoo! email service is today impacting various UK internet service providers that use the same platform, such as Sky Broadband, BT and TalkTalk, among others. The problems began at around 7am this morning and appear to be on-going this afternoon.

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4th September, 2019 (21 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has today taken the official wraps off their new Sky Hub (SR203 / Sky Q Hub 2) wireless broadband router and confirmed the launch of a new Sky WiFi Guarantee, the latter of which also comes with the existing “Boost” add-on features but costs +£5 extra per month instead of the current +£2.50.

wifi hotspot zone

3rd September, 2019 (4 Comments)

Sky (Sky TV / Sky Broadband) has partnered with telent and the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to complete an upgrade of the legacy public WiFi infrastructure at a number of cricket grounds across the United Kingdom, which they say should benefit “hundreds of thousands of fans” with better coverage, capacity and network speeds.

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2nd September, 2019 (10 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband (Comcast) is reportedly in talks with Liberty Global (Virgin Media) about investing in their new Joint Venture company Liberty Fibre Limited, which looks set to compete with Openreach (BT) in rural areas by building its own open access Gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

sky broadband booster 2019

21st August, 2019 (16 Comments)

After yesterday’s Sky Broadband ISP news (here), which saw them soft launch a new range of ultrafast broadband packages, it’s worth noting that some of the provider’s Sky Q customers also appear to be receiving a new Sky Q Booster style device, which is essentially a WiFi extender for your home (set to form part of a new Sky WiFi Guarantee).

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20th August, 2019 (51 Comments)

The long awaited launch of UK ISP Sky Broadband’s (Comcast) new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and G.fast based “Ultrafast Broadband” (145Mbps and 285Mbps average speed) packages looks to be imminent and one of our readers was able to grab a screenshot of the pricing, which is not yet showing for everyone.

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17th August, 2019 (16 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 broadband customers, conducted by Which?, has revealed that 40% had been with the same ISP for 10 years and only 15% had been with their provider for less than 2 years (likely to reflect recent switchers). The reasons for this tended to vary between users of BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

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30th July, 2019 (7 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has boasted that their broadband, phone and TV bundle offers consumers the “cheapest prices and the most convenient way to watch all of the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action in one place,” which they claim could save you £463 vs Sky (Sky Broadband) on a 12 month term.

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26th July, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has confirmed earlier reports that it intends to return to the fixed line broadband market. The move could result in the provider either moving to build their own “full fibre” (FTTP) style network or partnering with another ISP (e.g. Virgin Media, Cityfibre).

Sky Mobile UK

26th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this morning announced that they will launch their own 5G based Sky Mobile plans during November 2019, which as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partner of O2 will of course be directly linked to their UK rollout plan (here) for the new ultrafast mobile network.

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23rd July, 2019 (10 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom has revealed that Plusnet attracted the most UK consumer complaints for fixed line broadband and phone in Q1 2019, while Vodafone attracted the most gripes for Mobile and TalkTalk for Pay TV services. On the flip side Sky Broadband (Sky TV) and EE generated the fewest fixed line moans.

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18th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media has agreed to a new multi-year partnership with Sky TV (Sky Broadband), which will not only extend their existing access to Sky’s TV channels but from next year it will also give them access to Sky’s Ultra HD (4K) linear and additional video-on-demand content.

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18th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has refused notorious copyright trolls – Golden Eye (GEIL) and Mircom International – access to obtain “tens of thousands” of customer records from cable broadband ISP Virgin Media (these would have been used to pursue claims of internet piracy), which occurred because their evidence was ruled inadequate.

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18th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 3,807 consumers by Which? has revealed the top consumer complaints for each of the UK markets largest TV and broadband ISPs. Overall the study found that 70% had experienced an “issue” with their provider and customers of cable operator Virgin Media were the most likely to have had problems.

communication services

10th July, 2019 (12 Comments)

Ofcom UK has today said that they’re currently probing two zero rated services from EE (‘Music and Video Passes’) and Sky Mobile (‘Sky Watch’) over possible breaches of the EU’s rules for protecting Net Neutrality (i.e. there must be no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services).

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24th June, 2019 (19 Comments)

As the first half of 2019 comes to an end we’ve taken a look back to see how average broadband download and upload speeds have changed across the top fastest national fixed line ISPs and 4G mobile operators. Overall the picture is one of gradual improvement, thanks to rising take-up of faster connections.

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    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
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    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
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  • Plusnet £22.99 (*34.98)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
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  • Origin Broadband £23.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
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