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21st January, 2020 (2 Comments)

Libert Global is progressing their plans to launch a new “full fibre” broadband network – Liberty Networks – that will be independent of their existing Virgin Media brand in the United Kingdom. The cable giant has just put in a related application for Code Powers with Ofcom, which usually happens before a roll-out begins.

15th January, 2020 (9 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has announced the appointment of Severina Pascu to become its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), which will become effective from 1st February 2020 and help to lead the ISP through an “exciting new growth chapter.”

9th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

The national communications regulator, Ofcom, has today partnered with the UK Regulators Network (UKRN) to publish a series of new scorecards that are intended to help customers compare several key areas from the largest broadband ISPs, mobile and phone providers. But what of smaller providers? Forget about it.

9th January, 2020 (14 Comments)

Cable and fibre optic ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just completed another build of their 516Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband and TV network in County Durham, which has just gone live for 4,500 homes in the Sunderland town of Houghton-le-Spring, including the surrounding areas of Shiney Row and Penshaw.

8th January, 2020 (20 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today launched their first combined Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which proposes major changes to help boost investment in “full fibre” broadband and high capacity Ethernet (leased line) services for both the residential and business connectivity markets.

7th January, 2020 (49 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has this morning announced that all customers still stuck on one of their slower superfast broadband packages (e.g. 50Mbps) – equating to over 1 million subscribers – are to be upgraded to “ultrafast” download speeds of 108Mbps (10Mbps upload) for FREE.

6th January, 2020 (25 Comments)

The latest independent model has estimated that the H2 coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom has risen to 96.45% (up from 96.1% in H1), while “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 11.01% of premises (up from 8.13%) and 59.30% can get 100Mbps+ (up from 57.5%).

6th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Trouble finding a new home broadband ISP? You’re not alone. Consumers in the UK face a bewildering choice of different providers and networks, which is only going to get worse as a growing number of new entrants enter the market. Our annual editors pick aims to highlight some of the top options for quality or affordability.

30th December, 2019 (15 Comments)

It’s that time of the year again when we take a look back to see how video streaming speeds by different broadband ISPs have changed for UK users of Netflix’s popular internet movie and TV service, which this year adds the impact from Vodafone’s fixed line service and oddly splits TalkTalk’s “fibre” and “DSL” connections.

28th December, 2019 (10 Comments)

We’re finishing 2019 by taking a look back over the year to see how average broadband ISP download and upload speeds have changed across the top national fixed line and mobile operators. Overall the picture remains one of gradual improvement but the rollout of 5G and “full fibre” (FTTP) will soon change that dynamic.

27th December, 2019 (20 Comments)

One of the most common requests we receive comes from UK readers who would like help in identifying the street furniture (cabinets and poles etc.) that has been installed outside of their homes, not least whether or not it relates to broadband connectivity. Hopefully this guide will help to answer such questions.

20th December, 2019 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their Connection Nations 2019 UK digital infrastructure report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks now cover 10% of premises (up from 6% last year) and “ultrafast” (300Mbps+) lines reach 53% (up from 49%). Sadly geographic 4G cover from all operators is unchanged at 66%.

18th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cable and fibre optic ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has continued their stream of piecemeal roll-out announcements today by revealing that 2,600 premises in New Edlington (Doncaster, Yorkshire) have now been reached by their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network.

17th December, 2019 (8 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to make switching between broadband ISPs on physically separate UK networks easier (e.g. BT to Hyperoptic) and they also intend to ban mobile operators from selling “locked” handsets (i.e. Smartphones that cannot be used on other networks unless they are unlocked).

16th December, 2019 (18 Comments)

Some 8,500 premises in the large urban village of Cudworth (South Yorkshire) have become the latest to go live on Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband and TV network, which at present can deliver average download speeds of 516Mbps and this will be upgraded to support 1Gbps in the near future.

3rd December, 2019 (6 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that their on-going “Project Lightning” expansion has just completed deployment of a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 6,500 extra premises in Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), which will give locals access to broadband speeds of 516Mbps.

3rd December, 2019 (18 Comments)

As expected cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today opened a brand new 120,000 square feet HQ building in the large town of Reading (Green Park), which will play host to nearly 1,500 staff; the first ones are moving into the site this week.

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