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28th Feb, 2011 12:17 PM
Wales has today advertised its procurement notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), which is seen as a crucial step towards meeting the country's superfast broadband ambitions. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) wants all homes to have access to internet (ISP) download speeds of 30Mbps by 2020.

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28th Feb, 2011 11:54 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Vodafone's mobile internet (Mobile Broadband), voice and text message customers in the UK have been left without a service after criminals broke into their Basingstoke exchange and stole key IT equipment last night.

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28th Feb, 2011 08:38 AM
An Ofcom investigation has found that a UK broadband ISP, TalkTalk (Tiscali), has incorrectly billed 62,000 of their customers. As the result the internet provider has today agreed to pay £2.5m back in compensation to the affected users.

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28th Feb, 2011 08:25 AM
The UK's communications regulator, Ofcom, is expected to reveal its latest broadband ISP speed testing data on Wednesday this week. Sadly those expecting big improvements could be disappointed. The gap between real-world and advertised performance continues to grow.

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28th Feb, 2011 07:52 AM
A new WiMAX based wireless ISP, Click4Internet, has brought its superfast 30Mbps broadband internet access service to parts of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. In addition the service is now also being used to cover ferry trips between the island and mainland UK.

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28th Feb, 2011 00:57 AM
Today marks the start of the Europe-wide Get Online Week 2011 event, which seeks to encourage those who have not tried the internet to give it a go.

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26th Feb, 2011 06:50 AM
The latest fourth quarter 2010 financial results for UK broadband ISP O2 ( Be Broadband ) have shown a sharp decline in fixed line growth, although they still managed to add 7800 new customers to reach a total of 671,600.

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25th Feb, 2011 12:53 PM
The advertising of "up to" broadband ISP speeds in the UK could soon be banned after the Communications Consumer Panel (CCP) watchdog joined calls for it to be replaced by a measure of "typical speed" performance.

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25th Feb, 2011 11:56 AM
Businesses in the UK town of Burton-on-Trent (Burton) are up in arms after BT refused new broadband ISP connections because the areas local telephone exchange had run out of capacity.

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25th Feb, 2011 07:50 AM
TalkTalk Business has warned UK SME's that using a domestic grade broadband internet connection for a corporate environment could ultimately cost them GBP357m in lost labour due to slow and unreliable performance.

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25th Feb, 2011 07:06 AM
The UK government, music industry (rights holders) and broadband ISPs have this week met to discuss the development of new legal alternatives to illegal internet copyright infringement. Apparently real progress has finally been made, or so they claim.

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24th Feb, 2011 12:14 PM
The South East of England has today been struck by a major broadband outage and performance loss following an unspecified fault with the national BT UK platform.

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24th Feb, 2011 11:31 AM
ISP Eclipse Internet UK has today entered the cheaper bundles market by adding a new range of phone line rental and calling packages, which can be taken alongside their existing broadband internet access options.

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24th Feb, 2011 08:40 AM
ISP Eclipse Internet has released a visual map of UK telephone exchanges where BT's new superfast fibre optic broadband services will be made available from, both now and in the future.

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24th Feb, 2011 06:41 AM
ISP Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) has seen yet another decline in their home broadband customer base from 795,000 in Q3-2010 to 770,000 in Q4-2010. However they anticipate a return to growth by 2011.

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23rd Feb, 2011 14:27 PM
UK ISP Zen Internet and O2 ( Be Broadband ) have come top in the Which? magazine Recommended Broadband Provider award for a 7th consecutive year.

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23rd Feb, 2011 06:18 AM
The UK i3 Group's Asia division, i3 Asia Pacific, has been booted out of Australia after Brisbane City Council scrapped their plans for a city-wide fibre optic FTTH broadband network over negotiation difficulties.

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22nd Feb, 2011 11:56 AM
Some of Virgin Media UK's customers, specifically those on its 30Mbps or faster broadband ISP services, have complained that the operator's new SuperHub router has caused their internet speeds to plummet. Thankfully a fix is on the way.

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22nd Feb, 2011 07:28 AM
Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has announced that nine additional locations can now receive its faster broadband upload speeds: Aldershot, Cambridge, Dalston, Epsom, Lewisham, Linlithgow, Newport East, Oldham and Southampton.

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21st Feb, 2011 13:32 PM
UK ISP BT has announced that 88 Per Cent of Northern Ireland should be able to access its new superfast 40Mbps FTTC broadband services by March 2012 thanks to a major new investment.

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