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broadband internet speed uk

15th November, 2017 - 9:51 am (14 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has used data taken from over 700,000 speed tests conducted by Speedchecker Ltd (between January and March 2017) to claim that broadband ISPs could be overestimating their service speeds by up to 62%. Save for a few BIG caveats.

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15th November, 2017 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers grants worth up to £400 to help homes and business that are unable to access a broadband speed of at least 2Mbps, has so far issued over 10,000 voucher codes and consumed £3.1m of its budget. But it’s also about to end.

Vodafone UK 2016

14th November, 2017 - 12:34 pm (9 Comments)

Vodafone has published their latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 in the quarter to total 278,000 (better than the +29K added in Q2). Meanwhile 4G Mobile coverage (population) has reached 97% of the UK and they’ve cut their FTTC prices.

rural village national housing federation

13th November, 2017 - 8:35 am (5 Comments)

The National Housing Federation has warned that a combination of factors (e.g. poor broadband, few jobs, expensive housing, closed post offices and an ageing population etc.) is contributing to a rise in the movement of people out of rural areas and into cities (especially younger people).

bt uk isp logo

2nd November, 2017 - 8:20 am (13 Comments)

The BT Group has published their latest results for Q3 2017 (calendar), which saw their retail broadband base add 22K subscribers to total 9,307,000 (up from 19K in Q2 vs 29K in Q1) and this includes 5.285 million “fibre broadband” FTTC/P users (up by 179K vs 170K in Q2 and 211K in Q1).

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2nd November, 2017 - 7:29 am (0 Comments)

The latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results from Virgin Media (Liberty Global) reveal that the operator has expanded their UK cable network to cover another 147,000 premises during the quarter, while broadband subscribers have risen to total 5,080,100 (up by +51.8K in Q3 vs +30.9K in Q2 and +80.7K in Q1).

ethernet_network_cable_rj45

1st November, 2017 - 4:29 pm (2 Comments)

A new survey of 200 UK businesses, which was commissioned by Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), has found that 47% are not receiving the broadband speeds promised by their ISP, while 35% have been negatively impacted by slow speeds and 34% suffered significant periods of network downtime.

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

1st November, 2017 - 12:01 am (8 Comments)

A new survey conducted by uSwitch.com, which fielded responses from a “nationally representative” sample of 2,002 UK adults, has claimed that 29% of Mobile Phone (2G, 3G and 4G) users suffer from poor or no indoor reception at home. This rises to 50% for those living in rural areas.

gold silver and bronze broadband star winners uk best isp

31st October, 2017 - 12:44 pm (15 Comments)

Comparison site Cable has published the winners of a huge new ISP survey, which interviewed 16,753 UK broadband customers to identify the best providers via five categories (reliability, value for money, customer service, speed and switching). Virgin Media and Plusnet came top.

network_cable_connector_red

25th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (3 Comments)

A CBI survey of 727 UK businesses has found that just 20% are satisfied with the Government’s effort to improve national infrastructure (energy, transport etc.) and 74% doubt it will improve by 2022, although 59% did feel confident that digital infrastructure (broadband etc.) would improve.

switch_migrate_broadband_and_phone_provider

24th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,110 ISPreview.co.uk readers, which was conducted between 5th Sept and 19th October 2017, reveals that 31.6% of respondents lost their number while migrating to a new ISP and 49.4% said that the fear of losing their number had discouraged them from future switching.

broken broadband cable shock

21st October, 2017 - 12:01 am (20 Comments)

A survey of 1,709 UK telecoms customers in June to July 2017, which was conducted by Which?, found that 53% had experienced a “problem with their broadband” in the last year. Sadly customers of Virgin Media (61%), TalkTalk (60%), Sky Broadband (56%) and BT (54%) were “most likely” to suffer.

blocked_uk_website_parental_control

11th October, 2017 - 10:44 am (1 Comment)

The Government has today published their Internet Safety Strategy green paper, which sets out how they intend to tackle online dangers like cyber-bullying, trolling and under-age access to porn. But it also appears to soften earlier plans for a mandatory approach to network-level ISP internet censorship.

united kingdom grey green coloured

8th October, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

The latest independent data to September 2017 has estimated that “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable fixed line networks now cover 93.9% of premises in the United Kingdom (96.6% if you include all “fibre based” lines of any speed inc. sub-24Mbps), with Wales and Scotland both touching completion.

openreach ethernet leased line install

4th October, 2017 - 11:51 am (153 Comments)

New research has estimated that between 950,000 and 1.1 million premises, which were already being catered for by Virgin Media’s cable broadband network, have been overbuilt by networks (e.g. Openreach (BT)) supported through the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project.

consumer switching uk broadband and phone

2nd October, 2017 - 9:11 am (5 Comments)

The Social Market Foundation, a non-partisan think tank, has warned that broadband and telephony remain “highly concentrated consumer markets” and a lack of effective competition can translate into higher prices, poorer services, less choice and possibly lower rates of investment or innovation.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

28th September, 2017 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their latest results for the six months to 30th June 2017 (H1), which reveals that they now have 4,235 connected customer premises on their UK “full fibre” FTTP network (up from 3,962 in H2 2016) and a total of 3,556 route kilometres of operational ducted fibre (up from 3,383km).

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