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businesses need broadband connections

17th October, 2018 (13 Comments)

A new survey of 10,053 UK employees (inc. 322 telecoms workers) from 25 sectors by Salary Finance has found that 52% of telecoms workers reported experiencing financial worries, while 59% suffer stress, 47% claimed they were more prone to panic attacks, 46% felt depressed and 52% of engineers were tackling sleeplessness.

multiplayer_gaming_latency_uk_isp

17th October, 2018 (26 Comments)

Full fibre (FTTP) builder Cityfibre has used a new survey of 1,005 “serious” online gamers (multiplayer) as ammunition to criticise older copper based broadband (ADSL) and hybrid fibre (FTTC etc.) ISPs, which they complain have plagued users with connectivity issues (“too much lag“) and slow download speeds.

house prices and broadband speed

16th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

Real estate company Strutt & Parker has published their latest Housing Futures (New Horizons) 2018 report, which in a very unsurprising development found that home broadband ISP connectivity is now seen as essential by 57% of house movers (up from 48% last year).

website hyperlink link secure

15th October, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new survey has warned that the Government’s increasing moves to force home broadband ISPs into censoring (blocking) internet websites could result in 64% of UK people changing their broadband provider for one that’s less intrusive.

people cursor

15th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new IZA discussion paper has examined the impact that the early years of ADSL broadband ISP connectivity had on social capital in the UK (i.e. relationships among people who live and work in a particular society), which among other things suggests that it reduced visits to the cinema, but meeting with friends were unaffected.

house uk pounds subsidy

13th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that since 2016 they’ve offered funding to 3,300 individual applicants under the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) and Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher (UCV) schemes, with 1,700 of those taking advantage of the offer to improve their broadband (total of £1.2m provided).

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

10th October, 2018 (17 Comments)

The latest batch of independent data has revealed the top 25 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP / FTTH) broadband ISP connectivity and their change since 2017. Locations such as Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Cornwall come top.

truespeed fttp pole

7th October, 2018 (36 Comments)

A new poll of 2,008 people in the South West, which was conducted by Censuswide on behalf of UK ISP TrueSpeed, has found that the desire for faster broadband outranks other vital local infrastructure investments such as new bus or rail links (44%), roads (42%) and more electric car charging points (22%).

sandvine internet traffic world map 2018

5th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new report report from Sandvine has revealed that video streaming accounts for 57.69% of global online data traffic, with Netflix alone being responsible for 14.97% of the total downstream volume of traffic across the entire internet. On top of that some 50%+ of all traffic is now encrypted.

uk map of england wales scotland and northern ireland

2nd October, 2018 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q2 2018 update to last year’s Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from April 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 5% (1.4 million premises).

world broadband internet speed

28th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

A recent update from OpenSignal, which uses crowd-sourced data to examine Mobile Network Operator (MNO) performance, has revealed that the United Kingdom ranks just 30th in the world for average mobile broadband download speed (19.01Mbps). By comparison South Korea came top (45.58Mbps) and India bottom (5.63Mbps).

router home broadband hardware

24th September, 2018 (20 Comments)

The latest online ISPreview.co.uk poll of 1,977 readers has found that most respondents (63.3%) got their broadband router from a UK ISP (e.g. as part of a bundle), while 36.6% opted for a third-party device instead (e.g. purchased in a shop). In either case the majority appear to be satisfied with its quality.

pound coin money new

21st September, 2018 (56 Comments)

A new survey from Which? has questioned 3,400 UK people about their triple-play bundles (TV, phone and broadband) during July 2018 and suggested that consumers may not be “getting value” from their packages. Cheaper options exist but it’s not always about the price.

money lock

19th September, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has accused EE, Vodafone and Three UK of “routinely charging customers extra” for their handsets after they have been paid off, which occurs when you bundle a handset with your mobile plan but continue to pay the same monthly fee even after your contract ends.

world network and broadband connections

11th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

The ITU and United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has today published their latest annual report. This broadly highlights the progress that is being made in on-going efforts to spread affordable broadband connectivity across the world and suggests various ways to boost the effort.

best uk broadband isp gold star

10th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Internet and phone providers Zen Internet and Plusnet have come top in a new biannual UK MSE survey of ISP customer service quality. Sadly the news isn’t so good for those at the opposite (bottom) end of the table, where TalkTalk and the Post Office could both be found.

beach holiday roaming uk broadband access

5th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has suggested via a new survey that people are likely to get “faster internet on the beach in your favourite holiday resort” than when you are trying to connect in the UK, although the survey doesn’t actually confirm that and the results are a mix of questionable interpretations.

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