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sky broadband booster 2019

21st August, 2019 (8 Comments)

After yesterday’s Sky Broadband ISP news (here), which saw them soft launch a new range of ultrafast broadband packages, it’s worth noting that some of the provider’s Sky Q customers also appear to be receiving a new Sky Q Booster style device, which is essentially a WiFi extender for your home wireless network.

airband collington

13th August, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Airband has issued a short update on their state aid supported Fastershire contract. The provider is rolling out a new hybrid wireless and fibre optic 100Mbps+ broadband network to cover 10 rural communities (dispersed clusters) in Herefordshire (England), which has just gone live in Tedstone Wafre.

quickline_ceo_steve_jagger

12th August, 2019 (5 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Quickline, which is part of Bigblu, has today announced that they’ve secured an investment of £12 million to help rollout a new unlimited “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) capable network to 30,000 premises across the north of the United Kingdom (or at least part of it).

5g-fwa-broadband-image

8th August, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new wireless ISP called Fidelity Broadband is planning to build and operate the United Kingdom’s first 1Gbps capable 5G based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service, which will harness transmitters in existing street lighting in order to potentially connect over 1 million premises “on-demand“.

llanddewi rhydderch broadband

6th August, 2019 (2 Comments)

Homes in the rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch may soon be connected to a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP network from Broadway Partners, which initially promised to deploy a “Gigabit” speed wireless network but ended up connecting locals at 30Mbps.

pembrokeshire uk rural county council image

5th August, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro) council in South West Wales has revealed the outline of a new plan that aims to help spread the availability of ultrafast “full fibre” broadband connectivity across rural parts of the county, which among other things includes a £2m investment to boost existing voucher schemes and a LFFN bid.

voneus_antenna

5th August, 2019 (3 Comments)

Rural fixed wireless broadband ISP Voneus, which currently only covers around 4,500 UK premises with their 30-50Mbps capable network, has managed to secure a large investment from Macquarie Capital that could help their network to target 900,000 homes. Going forward they also intend to rollout full fibre (FTTP) services.

united kingdom black coloured high res

31st July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Nominet has published the results of new poll, which queried 2,080 UK adults about their home internet connectivity (i.e. attitudes to broadband ISP, WiFi and mobile reliability). Overall 60% of respondents would opt for reliability over speed and 79% said they had experienced broadband reliability problems in the last year.

ee 4g mast in a rural uk field

25th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

As expected Ofcom has today unveiled a new new sharing framework that will be applied for four of the United Kingdom’s radio spectrum frequency bands (airwaves), which should make it possible for smaller mobile and fixed wireless broadband ISP networks to be created in order to deliver local coverage or industrial use.

world broadband internet speed

23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report has revealed that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.06% (+21.2 million) during Q1 2019 to total 1.047 billion, while older pure copper line ISP connections continued to decline in the face of a rising onslaught from faster fibre optic based connections.

slow as a snail uk network connection

20th July, 2019 (41 Comments)

A few years ago Sky Broadband became the first ISP to stop accepting orders from UK customers on lines – often rural ones – where speeds were stuck below 2Mbps (here). Sadly more providers appear to have joined this club of shunning those on slower lines, which for some may exasperate the feeling of digital exclusion.

london underground tube trains

19th July, 2019 (7 Comments)

After several trials Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that they will make 4G mobile (mobile broadband) services available across the whole of their London Underground (tube trains) network by the “mid-2020s“, starting with the eastern half of the Jubilee line from March 2020 (tunnels and stations).

vodafone mast and engineer

17th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

Vodafone has announced that their new 5G network, which promises average mobile broadband speeds of 150-200Mbps and peaks up to 1Gbps, has now started rolling out into Birkenhead, Bolton, Gatwick, Lancaster, Newbury, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton after initially only going live in a few major cities.

bitstreme_logo

10th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

UK ISP BitStreme (BitBahn.io) has today announced that they’ve launched their new 1Gbps capable hybrid fibre optic and Microwave wireless broadband network to cover three locations around Bedfordshire, which will very soon be followed by additional areas in Essex and Kent.

quickline 5grit trial

9th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

Wireless UK ISP Quickline has announced that their part of the £2.1m Government funded 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT) pilot is due to start testing its new network later this month, which will initially aim to bring superfast broadband to holidaymakers across caravan parks in Ingoldmells (Lincolnshire), including Butlins.

united kingdom map and broadband cable mobile

8th July, 2019 (22 Comments)

The Government’s Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP, has wrongfully claimed that its Building Digital UK programme has now helped to push fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network coverage to 97% of UK premises (the expectation is that this could reach around 98% by the end of 2020).

united kingdom broadband connectivity

5th July, 2019 (13 Comments)

The Building Digital UK scheme, which since 2013 has helped to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 5,123,530 extra premises (up by +46.9K since Q4 2018), has just published its latest take-up data to the end of March 2019. Coverage continues to grow, albeit slowly as contracts near their end.

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