ISPreview UK Top Broadband ISP Internet Service Provider Information Site Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:04:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Virgin Media UK Tests New Camouflage for Broadband Cabinets Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:01:24 +0000 virgin media uk street cabinet camouflageCable 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. The tactic of disguising […]]]> 17 Digital Minister Supports Campaign Against Fake Fibre Adverts Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:01:11 +0000 margot_james_mp_and_matt_hancock_mpThe UK Government’s Digital Minister, Margot James, appears to have indirectly lent support to Cityfibre’s efforts to stop slower “hybrid fibre” (FTTC, HFC DOCSIS etc.) broadband ISPs from using the same marketing terms as significantly faster “full fibre” (FTTP) providers, which the MP agreed was “misleading advertising.“ The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has declined to […]]]> 3 Maldon Council Resolve Standoff Over £45K Funding for Broadband Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:26:05 +0000 openreach fttc two engineersAn attempt by the Maldon District Council’s Finance Committee to block £45,000 of funding for the local roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+), which is being conducted alongside Essex County Council UK, has been stopped after members of the district council voted against the committee’s decision. The investment had previously been committed to support the Phase […]]]> 0 BT in Early Black Friday Sale for FTTC, FTTP Broadband and TV Sports Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:17:22 +0000 bt uk isp logoIt’s that time of the year again, when UK ISPs get in on the Black Friday action by offering all sorts of discounts to new customers. Kicking off the event a bit early today is BT, which has cut their unlimited 50Mbps (average) “Superfast Fibre” (FTTC/P) and phone package to just £29.99 per month, but […]]]> 24 Ofcom UK Fine EE £6.3m and Virgin Media £7m for Overcharging UPDATE Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:20:10 +0000 pound coin money newBilling 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. Some readers may recall that Ofcom has been […]]]> 6 Essex Council Warn of Challenges to Gigaclear’s Broadband Rollout Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:38:26 +0000 gigaclear fibre optic bridgeThe Essex County Council has confirmed that it will meet next week in order to discuss some of the “challenging” work conditions that UK ISP Gigaclear are said to be facing in the county, where they hold several state aid supported contracts for the roll-out of a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Over the past […]]]> 1 Poor Broadband and Mobile Discourages Moves to UK Countryside Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:01:19 +0000 mobile mast rural broadband ukA new Opinium survey of 2,008 UK adults (79% from urban areas) has found that 9 million Brits (17%) won’t move to the countryside for fear of being cut off by poor broadband. Meanwhile 25% of existing rural residents say they struggle to make any mobile calls at home and 38% complained of slow or […]]]> 11 Ofcom Satisfied with Openreach Split from BT, But Fibre Needs Work Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:56:25 +0000 sharon white openreach fibre optic broadband fttp spliceThe UK telecoms regulator has today issued an update on Openreach’s legal separation from BT. Overall they were “broadly satisfied with progress,” although Ofcom still wants to see more progress being made on improving “full fibre” (FTTP) and general broadband ISP connectivity. At the end of last month Ofcom formally released BT from their 2005 […]]]> 3