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Automatic fault compensation system outlined by Ofcom - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:07:58 +0000
Compensation for broadband and telephone line faults is possible now but we have to chase hard to receive and Ofcom is proposing a system that will define compensation levels and make payments automatic.
£100 reward offer on Sky ADSL2+ ended 8:30am Thursday 23rd March - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:23 +0000
Sky has brought back its high value rewards on ADSL2+ but only for a couple of days, with the £100 reward ending on 23rd March 2017.
Virgin Media making 100 Mbps service its entry level product - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:04:49 +0000
In a move clearly designed to counter the roll-out of G.fast services by Openreach and its retail partners Virgin Media is rejigging its broadband line up.
Ofcom fines Plusnet £880,000 for overcharging customers who had left - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:46:44 +0000
A mistake from PlusNet over billing customers after they had left the provider, has seen the operator refund all those it can, donate some to charity and pay an Ofcom fine.
House of Lords report on Growing up with the Internet - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:01:41 +0000
The Internet is a great resource, but the questions are whether it should be regulated heavily, or allowed to continue its rapid evolution.
Openreach appears to be taking lower noise margin to trail out across nation - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:55:37 +0000
Extra speed for little or no work is always welcome and it appears that a trial on lower target noise margins for VDSL2 users is set to go national on 20th March.
BT East Sussex BDUK project declares phase I of project over - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:35:41 +0000
Another project area declared its first phase finished and targets met so we take a look at what they seem to have actually delivered.
6,000 businesses set to gain option for ultrafast broadband in Southend-on-Sea - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:18:13 +0000
Metro network operator is moving onto the next stage in its plans for domination in Southend as the network will make its fibre service available via local provider Onecom.
KCOM gains its 40,000 Lightstream customer - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:35:58 +0000
Hull is increasing its pure fibre footprint and people are buying, hence the celebration as the 40,000th customer milestone is hit.
Rewards between £150 and £225 available on BT broadband products - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:33:44 +0000
BT Consumer has significantly ramped up the reward levels for new customers, meaning you can exploit them and enjoy low cost broadband for a year.
Connecting Devon and Somerset confounds critics by hitting target - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:57:52 +0000
The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has been one of the more contentious ones, and with BT not getting any of the phase II work, the level of completion for the first phase I is easier to account for.
Go West for CityFibre as it heads towards Finnieston in Glasgow - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:47:39 +0000
More businesses in Glasgow will gain the added option of a full fibre connection at prices well below the previous full leased line pricing, and a range of dark fibre options too.
Gillingham sees first live G.fast connection go live - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:29:55 +0000
The debate over whether G.fast is just Openreach wringing a few more years life out of its existing local loop is a fun one, but the question is whether the public care so long as they get better broadband?
Gainshare of £3.7m to benefit around 3,000 premises in Worcestershire - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:22:30 +0000
Worcestershire is progressing with its BDUK gap funded superfast broadband roll-out and we are hoping that the extra money from gainshare will largely be spent on full fibre.
With the Battle of Openreach over it is time to enjoy the peace dividend - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:05:46 +0000
After unfortunately manner trees were felled so directors and others could read reports Ofcom and BT have reached a final agreement, meaning Openreach will become its own distinct company but still report to the BT Group CEO via its own board.
2017 Spring Budget includes £200m for local pure fibre projects - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:01:41 +0000
The 2017 Budget is hoping to kick start local pure fibre projects with funding that may add several hundred thousand premises to the UK FTTP footprint.
Speed and latency problems for Virgin Media users to some destinations - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:59:02 +0000
Virgin Media has for a number of days being showing unusual BQM activity and exceptionally slow speed test results and the root cause is a mystery currently.
March 2017 update on UK superfast and ultrafast broadband coverage levels - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:40:29 +0000
Another month closer to the end of 2017 and the coverage levels of superfast broadband continue to creep up, but are they rising fast enough?
New offers on TalkTalk TV Plus packages - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:39:20 +0000
TalkTalk has removed the setup fee on its TV Plus packages which means you can get a full Freeview PVR with additional IPTV channels with a large outlay when you signup.
Save £8.99 per month on Sky Fibre services - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 10:46:41 +0000
After a few months with no real price offers on its VDSL2 services Sky has reduced the price of its services by £8.99 per month for the contract term.
Gainshare to push superfast broadband further in Surrey - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:14:53 +0000
Surrey County is already one of the best county council areas for access to superfast broadband but it is set to get better.
Openreach joins twitter as OpenreachGB - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:16:22 +0000
Openreach has finally joined the twitter revolution.
UK Broadband Speed Test Results for February 2017 - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:29:54 +0000
Another month of results and Fibre to the Premises providers unsurprisingly sit at the top of the table.
DCMS publishes long awaited Digital Strategy - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:25:46 +0000
Strategy papers from Government departments may not lay out all the fine detail but they are a good way of learning the main priorities and as such the Digital Strategy now released by DCMS is a must read for people in any remotely Digital/Modern industry.
How to avoid being a tech support scam victim - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:10:30 +0000
Scams and confidence tricksters online are just an age old tradition updated to the modern world, but a reminder is sometimes needed to try and remind people how to avoid being scammed.
Ofcom plans to slash BT Consumer line rental - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:54:03 +0000
For those who don't take a broadband bundle but buy a voice service only or broadband and phone from separate suppliers the cost of line rental may be going down.
£75 PrePaid MasterCard offer on Sky ADSL2+ for new customers - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:03:08 +0000
While millions are crying out for faster speeds, Sky along with others are still heavily marketing the ADSL2+ services, offering a low cost solution for people who have not caught the speed bug.