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7th April, 2014 (5 Comments)

The battle for broadband and TV dominance between BSkyB and BT took another twist today after it was revealed that the latter had nabbed the former Director of Sky Broadband and voice services, Delia Bushell, to take the new role of Managing Director at its TV and BTSport division.

2nd April, 2014 (4 Comments)

Customers of budget broadband provider TalkTalk recently found their access to the hugely popular image sharing website – imgur.com – to be slow or virtually unusable due to the ISPs implementation of the Internet Watch Foundation’s (IWF) voluntary child abuse block list.

26th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

BT and EE’s home broadband packages generated the highest level of customer gripes during the final quarter of 2013. The data, which comes from Ofcom’s quarterly consumer complaints report, also revealed that TalkTalk were the worst for fixed phone providers, while Orange UK came bottom for mobile and BT also failed at Pay TV.

18th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has passed a significant milestone after they reported that Internet data traffic on their network in the United Kingdom had recently peaked at over 1Tbps (Terabits per second) and “regularly reaches 990Gbs a day” (note: they mean 990Gbps and not total daily use).

17th March, 2014 (6 Comments)

Customers of TalkTalk have today become the unwitting recipients of the ISPs latest ‘Pricing Notification’ update, which has revealed a raft of price rises for line rental services (e.g. an increase from £15.40 to £15.95), call charges and broadband packages.

6th March, 2014 (4 Comments)

A new TalkTrack report from marketing research firm Keller Fay has revealed that an estimated 3 million negative opinions are exchanged about one or other of five major broadband ISPs providers each day, with BT and TalkTalk suffering the most from Negative Word of Mouth (NWOM). But the news is better for the rest.

6th March, 2014 (0 Comments)

Budget communications provider TalkTalk has reduced the price(s) of their triple-play Essentials TV and Plus TV (YouView) broadband bundles to £5 and £10 per month respectively for the first 6 months of service (£7.50 and £15.50 thereafter). A £50 Love2Shop voucher has also been included.

28th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The endless spat over competition in the United Kingdom’s wholesale broadband ISP market took another turn today after BT used a new report from Plum Consulting to support their calls for Ofcom to “level the playing field” by ending its “pricing distortion” policy, which they claim allows rival ISPs to offer cheaper services.

26th February, 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget broadband and calls provider TalkTalk reports that its recent move to become “the first and only ISP” to make all of their fixed phone line privacy calling features (e.g. Last Caller Barring and Anonymous Caller Reject) completely free has boosted the number of customers using the service almost four-fold.

17th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The results from the joint annual PC Advisor magazine and Broadband Genie Home Broadband Survey 2014 have been announced, which saw PlusNet pick-up the award for ‘Best Broadband Provider’. Sky Broadband, Gigaclear and Virgin Media also picked up some awards.

4th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Budget communications provider TalkTalk has seen its strongest quarterly growth in broadband subscribers yet, fuelled by additions from their new deal with the Post Office, after the operator added +110,000 customers during Q4 2013 (calendar) to reach a total of 4,186,000 (up from just +5k added in Q3 2013).

21st January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Gambling Commission, which was set-up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain, has been told by two of the country’s largest broadband ISPs that it will need to seek a court order before they can impede access to unlicensed gambling websites.

16th January, 2014 (9 Comments)

Budget broadband provider TalkTalk today claims to have become “the first and only ISP” to make all of its fixed phone line privacy calling features, such as Last Caller Barring and Anonymous Caller Reject, completely free.

8th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has kicked off 2014 by upholding a variety of complaints against “misleading” adverts for broadband and other services supplied by Sky Broadband (BSkyB), AOL Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and separately also YouView’s (IPTV) platform that some of the big ISPs use.

3rd January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The latest consumer Internet speed testing data for December 2013 reveals that Virgin Media has maintained its position as the fastest broadband ISP with a download speed of 35.387Mbps (Megabits per second). By contrast the overall national average download speed for all the largest providers was 18.376Mbps and uploads hit 3.320Mbps.

30th December, 2013 (2 Comments)

Several major broadband ISPs, including BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), have both reported record breaking levels of Internet traffic over Christmas Day compared with the same time last year. For example, BT’s consumer data traffic peaked at 10pm with a transfer rate of 1,086,822 Megabits per second.

19th December, 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened two similar but semi-separate disputes that concern BT’s provision of fully unbundled (MPF LLU) phone and broadband lines to TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, which the national telecoms operator is required to offer on “fair and reasonable terms“.

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