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9th August, 2022 (1 Comment)

CityFibre UK has today announced that they’ve started the construction phase of their £30m project to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the Greater Manchester town of Rochdale (England), which is being supported by civil engineering firm Network PLUS.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

5th August, 2022 (18 Comments)

Low cost focused UK ISP TalkTalk has finally reached an agreement to acquire around 100,000 broadband and phone customers from rival operator Ovo Energy, which is perhaps more familiar to consumers by the brand name of SSE (i.e. OVO’s retail division acquired that base in 2020 and has retained the brand under licence).

bt ceo philip jansen 2019 uk

1st August, 2022 (34 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, has given a more detailed comment about the likely impact on their full fibre plans of broadband rival Virgin Media (VMO2) acquiring budget UK ISP TalkTalk, which he admitted would “knock off some cream of the FTTP case” but it apparently won’t “touch the fundamentals of it at all“.

TalkTalk-Wi-Fi-Hub-2-Router-BETA

25th July, 2022 (74 Comments)

Budget conscious UK ISP TalkTalk appears to have begun a new programme trial, which is giving “some” existing customers a free automatic upgrade to full fibre broadband – provided they don’t already have such a package and are covered by the new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

Freedom Fibre Engineers on Laptop

21st July, 2022 (6 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Freedom Fibre, which is being supported by UK ISP TalkTalk and is currently rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across semi-rural parts of North England, has today added 10 new towns and villages in Cheshire to their rollout plan.

TalkTalk Logo on Blue Wall

15th July, 2022 (31 Comments)

Multiple newspaper reports are this afternoon claiming that mobile and broadband giant Virgin Media (VMO2) is in early talks to merge with low-cost conscious UK ISP TalkTalk and take on its fixed line customer base of 4.2 million (VMO2 is home to 5.6 million). The proposed deal is said to value the company at around £3bn.

CityFibre Banner and Fibre Optic Cable Reel

15th July, 2022 (10 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today “dismissed” CityFibre’s attempt to challenge Ofcom’s approval of Openreach’s (BT) “Equinox” offer (here), which introduced a “major” price cut (details) at wholesale to their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products for UK ISPs. But the operator is far from giving up.

Censored web

14th July, 2022 (12 Comments)

The endless debate over the UK government’s bloated and incoherent Online Safety Bill (OSB) took another twist today after the Open Rights Group (ORG) pointed out that two of the largest broadband ISPs, Virgin Media (VMO2) and TalkTalk, were blocking access to MP Penny Mordaunt’s website as “unsuitable for children“.

ethernet optical fibre

13th July, 2022 (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group (its.), which operates 35 wholesale full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks across urban areas of the UK, has today announced a significant new partnership with high bandwidth wholesaler Virtual1 (TalkTalk) that appears set to combine their respective network reach.

consumer complaint uk red triangle warning sign

13th July, 2022 (7 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q1 2022 study of UK consumer complaints has revealed that ISP Shell Energy attracted the most moans for both fixed line broadband and landline phone services, while Virgin Mobile did the same for Pay Monthly mobile services and Virgin Media were also on the naughty step for Pay TV.

12th July, 2022 (10 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has announced that its long-running campaign, which uses the High Court to force major UK broadband ISPs into blocking websites that are suspected of facilitating copyright infringement (internet piracy), is being extended to mobile operators – starting with EE (BT).

big ben uk parliament

27th June, 2022 (5 Comments)

The UK Government has today confirmed that the country’s biggest broadband and mobile providers have agreed to a raft of “new commitments“, which are designed to help people who may be struggling with the cost-of-living. But many of the pledges sound like those we’ve seen before, during the pandemic.

25th June, 2022 (23 Comments)

We’ve today taken our biannual (H1 2022) look back to see how the UK’s average broadband download and upload speeds have changed across the fastest nationally available fixed line ISPs and mobile operators. Suffice to say, the growing availability of gigabit-capable fixed and 5G networks is having a real impact.

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24th June, 2022 (10 Comments)

Internet providers TalkTalk and Sky Broadband have both today introduced some small but additional discounts on their various FTTC and FTTP based home broadband packages, which shave a few extra pounds (£) off the usual monthly rental prices.

Parliament UK Building at Dusk in London 2021

22nd June, 2022 (52 Comments)

The UK government, which wants to be seen as at least trying to do something about the cost of living crisis, has reportedly summoned bosses from most of the major mobile and broadband providers to Downing Street next week. Seemingly in the hope of finding more ways to help those who may be struggling to pay their bills.

Freedom Fibre Van and Engineer in Cherry Picker Box

24th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

Network operator Freedom Fibre (FF) has today secured a major £84m investment boost from infrastructure investor Equitix, alongside a £16m Santander debt facility, to help fund the expansion of their new 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across semi-rural parts of North England.

sse

23rd May, 2022 (11 Comments)

Low-cost UK home broadband ISP TalkTalk is reportedly in talks that could result in the acquisition of Ovo Energy‘s internet access base, which is perhaps better known to consumers as SSE’s broadband and phone division (Ovo’s retail division doesn’t have its own packages). The deal, if agreed, could involve around 100,000 customers.

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