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23rd March, 2019 (27 Comments)

National UK cable ISP Virgin Media has confirmed that their soon-to-be 500Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network is about to be rolled out to cover 6,000 premises in Musselburgh, which is the largest coastal settlement within the East Lothian (Scotland) area and home to about 21,000 people.

fibre optic red and blue broadband cables 2018

13th March, 2019 (26 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today published a new report that examines what progress has been made across the UK and Europe on the transition from older copper broadband networks to new “full fibre” (FTTH / FTTP) infrastructure. Suffice to say that some big barriers remain in the UK.

virgin media intelligent wifi broadband

12th March, 2019 (32 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today launched a series of new WiFi updates and products, which are all aimed at boosting the speed of your wireless network around the home via a combination of free firmware updates for their Hub 3.0 (SuperHub v3) broadband router, a new app and optional signal boosters.

sky broadband banned wifi incredibles 2 advert

6th March, 2019 (2 Comments)

Complaints made by UK ISPs BT and Virgin Media have today resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a TV advert for Sky Broadband, which was found to have been “misleading” in its claims that their tech team could easily boost WiFi throughout your home with a simple action.

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28th February, 2019 (16 Comments)

The boss of European cable operator Liberty Global, Mike Fries, has revealed to investors that they intend to launch “two gigabit cities” in the UK this year via Virgin Media, which as the name suggests could result in related homes gaining access to speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) using the latest network upgrades.

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28th February, 2019 (75 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2018 (calendar Q4), which saw their network extend to cover another 144,000 premises and their broadband base grow to total 5,224,600 (up by 21.7K in the quarter vs 36.4K in Q3). But they’re also boosting top speeds from 350Mbps to 500Mbps!

broadband uk isp speed discussion

28th February, 2019 (11 Comments)

An important change is due to be introduced tomorrow as part of Ofcom’s new Voluntary Codes of Practice on Broadband Speed (VCoP), which will require the largest UK ISPs to give you more information about your estimated line performance and make it easier to exit a contract penalty free (if faults cannot be fixed).

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

27th February, 2019 (12 Comments)

A complaint by UK cable ISP Virgin Media has resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a couple of BT adverts after they misleadingly claimed their Smart Hub broadband router could deliver the “UK’s most powerful Wi-Fi vs. major broadband providers.” It’s not the first time that’s happened.

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20th February, 2019 (11 Comments)

A new survey of 8,000 people living across eight European countries, which was commissioned by cable ISP Liberty Global (Virgin Media), has examined the value of home connectivity to consumers and found that broadband (inc. WiFi) scores higher than sex, holidays, favourite TV channel(s) and chocolate.

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19th February, 2019 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISPs Virgin Media and MS3 have been fined £25,000 and £2,000 respectively by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, after both companies missed the deadline for responding to a formal information request as part of the on-going Business Connectivity Market Review 2019 (BCMR) consultation.

House Under Construction

18th February, 2019 (3 Comments)

The latest independent analysis of broadband coverage in the UK has indicated that some 11.5% of new build homes constructed in 2018 (c.124,000 premises) still lack access to superfast internet speeds of 30Mbps+. Similarly only 64.2% of those built were able to access a “full fibre” (FTTH) ISP network.

kcom van with ladder on top

11th February, 2019 (15 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has reportedly been linked by “multiple sources” to a potential acquisition of KCOM, which is the incumbent ISP for the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area in England.

cityfibre street works fibre optic urban

11th February, 2019 (17 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton, has called for more co-ordination between “full fibre” broadband ISPs in the city because “residents … are at the end of their tether” due to repetitive roadworks being used to build the same type of optical fibre network several times over.

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8th February, 2019 (9 Comments)

The annual uSwitch.com Awards 2019 event took place last night, which saw various wins for broadband ISPs Vodafone, Virgin Media, Plusnet and TalkTalk. Meanwhile Sky (Sky Broadband) scooped several categories for their Mobile service and sibling NOW TV scooped the best TV provider gong.

virgin media 8gbps fttp broadband test

6th February, 2019 (64 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has this morning announced the trial of a new 8Gbps+ (8000Mbps+) home broadband service via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network, which is a small scale test that will run for six months and take place with 50 homes in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.

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30th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

Ofcom’s newest Q3 2018 UK consumer complaints report has revealed that, for the first time, ISP Vodafone attracted the most gripes for fixed line broadband and landline phone services, while Sky Broadband won praise for seeing the fewest moans. Pay TV and Mobile providers are also covered.

electric car charging uk virgin media

28th January, 2019 (51 Comments)

The parent company to cable ISP Virgin Media, Liberty Global, is planning to test a new concept in the United Kingdom that would harness their existing cable ducts and broadband street cabinets in order to help deploy charging points on residential streets for electric cars (EVs).

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