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30th Jul, 2011 06:25 AM
Consumer internet and phone provider PlusNet has announced the launch of its new freecall 0800 24/7 telephone support number in the United Kingdom (UK) next week, which will be supported by a comical new TV advertising campaign.

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29th Jul, 2011 06:46 AM
UK ISP Virgin Media has revealed that its Spotify based broadband music streaming service will be a lot cheaper than Spotify's own independent 'Premium' package, although the trade-off is that Rights Holders will require the cable operator to get tough on internet piracy.

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29th Jul, 2011 06:11 AM
Media and Internet giant BSkyB ( Sky Broadband ) has reported sharp growth in its latest quarterly report, which saw the operator add an additional +174,000 broadband ISP subscribers to reach a new total of 3,335,000.

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28th Jul, 2011 11:11 AM
Mobile operator O2 ( Be Broadband , Telefonica ) has reported a significant -16,300 strong quarterly decline in its fixed line Home Broadband ISP subscriber figures for the United Kingdom (UK).

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28th Jul, 2011 09:23 AM
Internet providers in the United Kingdom (UK) can now be forced to block piracy websites at a Rights Holders request after the High Court of Justice in London ruled against a major ISP, BT Retail, this morning.

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28th Jul, 2011 08:34 AM
The TalkTalk Group has released its latest set of quarterly financial results to the end of June 2011 and revealed another decline in its broadband ISP subscriber base, which has reduced from 4,199,000 in Q1-2011 to 4,173,000 (-26,000) now.

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28th Jul, 2011 07:47 AM
The popular UK internet provider, IDNet, has announced the expansion of its telephone technical support hours to cover at any time of the day or night (24/7).

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28th Jul, 2011 07:16 AM
Orange UK, a mobile and fixed line provider, has reported yet another quarterly decline in its Home Broadband subscriber base as it lost -10,000 customers to make a new total of 716,000. However their rate of decline has slowed significantly.

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28th Jul, 2011 06:29 AM
British Telecom ( BT ) is now home to a growing total of 5,832,000 retail broadband ISP subscribers in the United Kingdom (UK). Its superfast 40Mbps broadband service ( FTTC ) can now reach 5 Million premises and over 200,000 BT customers have taken the related BT-Infinity product.

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27th Jul, 2011 12:48 PM
BTWholesale, a UK telecoms operator, has announced plans to expand the reach of its 'up to' 20Mbps capable ADSL2+ broadband internet access technology from 80% to 90% of homes and businesses in the country.

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27th Jul, 2011 11:44 AM
Virgin Media, a UK based cable telecoms and media giant, has reported a surprise quarterly decline in its superfast broadband ISP subscriber base of -18100. As a result their total broadband customers now stand at a reduced 4,314,500.

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27th Jul, 2011 10:01 AM
A UK internet provider, TalkTalk, has revealed that it carried out 100,000 telephone engineer visits between October 2010 and June 2011 in order to fix faults with customers' broadband speeds.

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27th Jul, 2011 09:21 AM
Internet video streaming services, such as Google's YouTube, now account for a staggering 39% of all data bandwidth consumption on mobile operator networks around the world. Meanwhile Skype continues as the undisputed VoIP market leader with 82% of all mobile VoIP bandwidth.

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27th Jul, 2011 05:13 AM
Entanet, a UK internet provider, has celebrated its recent 4 star rating for ipv6 readiness by the RIPE regional internet registry and warned that 56% of UK ISPs still have no IPv6 compatibility at all.

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26th Jul, 2011 23:01 PM
Ofcom, the United Kingdom's telecoms regulator, has revealed in a new study that broadband ISPs in the UK deliver a national average internet download speed of 6.8Mbps. Sadly most continue to advertise service speeds that are well over more than half of what they can actually deliver.

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26th Jul, 2011 14:27 PM
The North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) and North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) have quietly reveal plans to jointly bid for UK and EU government funding that could result in 100% of the area being given access to superfast broadband speeds of 30Mbps.

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26th Jul, 2011 12:45 PM
Schools and council buildings in Doncaster (United Kingdom) should soon be able to access superfast broadband ISP services, thanks in no small part to the signing of a new network expansion deal with the Digital Region project.

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26th Jul, 2011 11:53 AM
The UK Communications Consumer Panel (CCP) has called upon Ofcom to consider using some of the money from its future 4G mobile broadband radio spectrum auction to boost outdoor coverage from 95% to 98% at a cost of around GBP250m.

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26th Jul, 2011 10:29 AM
Akamai, a global internet content delivery giant, has released its latest quarterly 'State of the Internet Q1-2011' report and discovered that the average global broadband connection speed is now 2.1Mbps. By contrast the UK has an average speed of 4.6Mbps.

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26th Jul, 2011 08:20 AM
Retail supermarket chain Tesco has announced an ambition to bring free wireless (wifi) internet access to all of its 2700 stores in the United Kingdom (UK).

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