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virgin media uk street cabinet camouflage

17th November, 2018 (31 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has teamed up with a development of new build houses in the Tees Valley area (Wynyard Park) and a graphic design firm (Shutter Media), which has enabled them to create a series of disguises that will be wrapped around 16 of their ultrafast broadband supplying street cabinets.

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16th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

Billing mistakes can be costly. The national UK telecoms regulator has today fined mobile operator EE and cable broadband ISP Virgin Media a combined total of £13.3m for overcharging customers (those on discounted deals) who wished to leave their contracts early. Overall nearly 500,000 customers were affected.

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14th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to approve the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband and 5G mobile. But they also called on the EU to get tough on “fake fibre” marketing by ISPs.

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10th November, 2018 (13 Comments)

A new survey by consumer magazine Which? has named the best and worst rated 12 home broadband ISPs for customer satisfaction, which saw Zen Internet (86%) come top and Sky Broadband (47%) fall to the bottom. But the survey also warned that many people are paying over the odds by choosing to remain loyal.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

8th November, 2018 (5 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q2 2018 UK complaints report finds that consumer moans are falling, while Sky Broadband attracted the least gripes for fixed line broadband (TalkTalk attracted the most) and it was the same story for landline phone services. Pay TV and Mobile providers are also included.

virgin media cable network street works

8th November, 2018 (15 Comments)

The latest financial update (calendar Q3 2018) from cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has seen them add a further 109,000 UK premises to their ultrafast broadband and TV network coverage, while their internet access subscriber base hit 5,202,900 (up by 36.4k in Q3 vs 30k in Q2 and 31.2k in Q1).

virgin media superhub 3 router

6th November, 2018 (35 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has learnt that cable ISP Virgin Media have recently started inviting selected customers to take part in a secret new “broadband trial” (VMBW2) for Smart Wi-Fi technology, which aims to boost the overall network performance and improve connectivity to WiFi enabled devices.

consumer satisfaction broadband rating

30th October, 2018 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 7,026 broadband customers, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which? in July 2018, has examined 12 of the biggest UK home broadband ISPs and found that customers of Virgin Media were the most likely to experience problems with their service. Meanwhile subscribers to Zen Internet had the least moans.

gigaclear narrow trenching uk fttp broadband

24th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to Section 130 of the New Road & Street Works Act 1991, which seeks to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching“. This could encourage greater use of the technique by broadband network builders and better safeguards across Scotland’s 33 road authorities.

illegal uk internet downloading

22nd October, 2018 (23 Comments)

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today confirmed that they intend to pursue tentative plans to setup a new “administrative site blocking” process (as opposed to requiring a High Court injunction), which would require broadband ISPs to block customers from accessing websites that facilitate internet piracy.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network in parts of London (particularly the western side) are tonight suffering from a major network outage due to an unspecified power fault, which began after 4pm today and is currently still on-going.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to be running a new time limited promotion that doubles the service speeds on certain VIVID home broadband bundles “at no additional cost“, which sees a number of 50Mbps and 100Mbps packages being increased to 100Mbps and 200Mbps respectively.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

2nd October, 2018 (10 Comments)

Some customers of UK cable broadband, TV and phone operator Virgin Media have been left confused and frustrated by support staff after they were given conflicting information about the fate of ‘Line Rental Saver’, which offers a discount in return for annually pre-paying your line rental charge.

dominic littlewood fake fibre cityfibre

25th September, 2018 (26 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Cityfibre has recruited TV celebrity Dominic Littlewood – famous for The One Show, Fake Britain and Cowboy Builders (among others) – to help support their on-going campaign against “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in adverts by slower hybrid fibre broadband ISPs.

virgin media test and dun valley ftth build uk

24th September, 2018 (20 Comments)

Some 640 premises in Chilbolton and Goodworth Clatford can now access Virgin Media’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network. These are among the first to benefit from a new community driven scheme that is extending the service to cover 12 villages in the Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire.

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24th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s mobile service may be pleased to learn that the UK cable ISP claims to be boosting their maximum 4G mobile data speeds by 40% from 50Mbps to 70Mbp “at no extra cost“. On top of that they’ve also launched ‘Spending Caps’ to give users more control.

virgin media black logo

19th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media Business UK has begun offering their “Voom Fibre” 350Mbps unlimited ultrafast business broadband service “free” for the first six months of service, but there’s a catch. You also have to take a selected Apple or Samsung handset alongside one of their pricey mobile plans.

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