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  • Sky Broadband
    rate of new customer additions we are aware of capacity issues in a small number of exchanges We are working on adding new capacity to those exchanges as quickly as we can We apologise to all customers who have been impacted by this issue Sky broadband customers who were enticed to Sky because of their promise We ll never slow your unlimited broadband down even at peak times have in some cases found that their broadband speeds have plummeted during peak hours due to the capacity issues many of these customers will be feeling they have been mis sold and let down at the speeds they are connecting at Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Sky Broadband Sky broadband speed problems Sky popularity causing slower Sky broadband Author Mark 11 16 pm Comments 0 November 1 2012 BSkyB become 3rd largest broadband provider in the UK BSkyB has become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the last quarter and passing TalkTalk During the last quarter BSkyB added 102 000 new broadband customers for the 3 months ending September 2012 which is a rise of 618 000 over the past 12 months BSkyB total broadband customers base now stands at 4 1 million which is still a bit behind BT Retail who have 6 44 million broadband customers Although TalkTalk have yet to post their most recent quarter results it is unlikely that they will retake BSkyB because at the TalkTalk half yearly results they stood at 4 047 million broadband customers but for the previous 7 quarters they have reported broadband customer losses and we are unconvinced that this is likely to have changed for this latest quarter Another positive for BSkyB is that although they are still a good way behind BT retail for broadband subscribers they did actually add 21 000 more broadband customers this last quarter than BT managed Although BSkyB to most will be most known for their Sky TV services this part of their business is a much slower growing part of their business with them only adding 20 000 new customers in the last quarter and just 95 000 over the past year What BSkyB are focusing on now that they have over 10 million TV customers is to cross sell product to them which is proving successful with one third of their customer base having triple play services Jeremy Darroch Chief Exec for BSkyB said We have made a strong start to the year delivering another good quarterly performance and continuing to position the business for the long term Our investment in high quality content and innovative services has delivered excellent levels of loyalty and generated good growth in customers and products At the same time we continue to drive improvements in efficiency reliability and customer service throughout our operations This approach continues to generate strong financial results with good growth in revenues and earnings Looking forward whilst we continue to see a challenging consumer environment in the UK and Ireland we are well positioned to execute our plans for the year Filed under News Tags BSkyB become 3rd largest broadband provider in the UK Sky Broadband Sky Broadband thirds largest Author Mark 12 44 pm Comments 0 July 27 2012 Sky broadband customers pass 4 million Sky Broadband have hit 4 million Sky broadband customers for the first time which has helped to drive profits up and puts BSkyB in a position to do a 500m share buyback The twelve months results for month ending 30th June 2012 show positive movement for the communications provider On a like for like basis revenue was up 4 5 to 6 791 billion there is also an operating profit of 1 223 billion which is 14 up and there is a chance this could rise to 18 making it the highest level for six years Skys total customer base stands at 10 6 million which is 312 000 up on the previous year across all it s products A thing Sky will be pleased to see is there is a growing trend for customers to take triple play services with this being up now at 32 previously 27 with 3 2 million customers Jeremy Darroch Chief Executive of Sky said In what remains a tough economic environment customers are choosing Sky over other providers We ve continued to add new households and existing customers are remaining loyal and taking more products from us More than 9 million homes are now choosing to watch their TV through Sky we re helping more customers to save money in home communications and innovative services like Sky Go are adding even more value to their subscription Filed under News Tags BSkyB Sky 4 million broadband custoemrs Sky Broadband Sky financial results Author Mark 2 10 pm Comments 0 January 31 2012 Sky fibre broadband to launch in April Sky are to offer customers a 40Mb fibre broadband package this year to give customers an ever greater choice of deals form them The Sky Fibre broadband package will be available form April 2012 and will cost 20 per month and will offer download speeds up to 40Mb with Unlimited usage and no limits although there is a 50 activation fee to cover a BT Openreach engineer to enable the fibre broadband in a premises The Sky Fibre broadband will run on BT s wholesale fibre network which will initially launch with around 30 coverage to UK homes with this increasing in line with BT rolling out their fibre network across the UK BT aim to cover 66 of the UK with fibre broadband by 2015 as part of a 2 5bn investment in their network Sky are also soon be offering a free WiFi service for Sky Broadband Unlimited customers which will offer more than 10 000 hotspots across the UK for free powered by The Cloud in places such as Cafe Nero Pizza Express and Wagamama Stephen van Rooyen from Sky said I m delighted that

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  • TalkTalk
    The difference is the Government wasn t implementing a price rise it was implementing a tax It wouldn t have stopped providers increasing prices to maintain their business The new charges are set to come in on the 1st October 2010 with line rental charges being upped from 11 49 per month to 12 04 per month day time calls will also be increased from 5 8p to 6 4p per minute These rises follow a similar prise rise for line rental and call charges that BT recently introduced Filed under Home Broadband Tags TalkTalk TalkTalk broadband TalkTalk increase line rental and call charges Author Mark 10 38 am Comments 1 June 10 2010 TalkTalk free connection offer on Broadband Phone bundles New customers signing up to TalkTalk for either it s Essentials or Pro broadband or home phone services can now get free connection with it The free connection offer is worth a saving of 29 99 and is available to online customers if they join up before the end of July The Essentials package from TalkTalk offers up to 24Mb broadband download speeds with 40Gb monthly data transfer it also comes with a free wireless G router and free technical customer support when you ring from you TalkTalk line The phone part of the Essentials package offer unlimited calls to UK landlines at evenings and weekend The Essentials package costs 6 99 plus a line rental of 11 49 which comes to a total of 18 48 per month on an 18 month minimum contract The TalkTalk Pro also offer up to 24Mb broadband but with unlimited download fair use policy applies and a free wireless N router and free technical customer support when you ring from you TalkTalk line The Pro phone part offers unlimited calls to UK landlines anytime and calls to mobiles for 7p per min flat rate call connection TalkTalk Pro costs 14 99 plus line rental at 11 49 so a total of 26 48 per month on an 18 month contract On top of this TalkTalk also offer a 30 day no quibble trial for customers before they have to commit to the 18 month contract Filed under Broadband Bundles Home Broadband Tags Talk Talk free connection offer TalkTalk TalkTalk broadband Author Mark 1 54 pm Comments 0 August 3 2009 TalkTalk to start trial of 40Mb fibre broadband TalkTalk broadband are set to start trials of 40Mb fibre broadband in Muswell Hill London and in Whitchurch Cardiff that will start this month and run until January 2010 With BT Openreach starting it s installation of a next generation fibre network it allows other broadband providers to start offering the services made available on the BT network Those customers who will be on the fibre broadband trial via Fibre To The Cabinet FTTC will receive a new router and modem that will be able to handle the faster download speeds and also be given the Essential phone and Broadband package from TalkTalk

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  • BT Openreach
    same as BT Retail also pay and it has only been TalkTalk who have raised a complaint This was not the only beef that TalkTalk had with BT they also questioned about the money the government are giving to BT under the BDUK scheme and saying that they are helping them create a monopoly A BT Spokesman said We are confident there is no case to answer It would be better if the industry s and Ofcom s focus was on investing in the future of the country rather than on spurious actions designed to hold up fibre in the UK Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BT fibre broadband BT Openreach BT Wholesale Ofcom to investigate BT wholesale fibre broadband pricing Author Mark 8 22 am Comments 0 March 8 2012 Ofcom reduce BT Openreach charges to rival providers Ofcom have announced new lower prices that BT Openreach can charge to rival communications providers for access to their network The proposed new prices were suggested by Ofcom in February this year and have since been sent to the European Commission for approval as is now required The European Commission made no changes to the price caps recommended by Ofcom which are now due to come into effect on 1st April 2012 The reason BT have their prices regulated by Ofcom is because of BT s market power being so great in the UK The new prices imposed are as follows Fully Unbundled line where a rival communications provider has installed their own equipment and take control of the BT line previously cost 91 50 per year and this has been reduced to 87 41 per year Part unbundled line where a rival provider only supplies the broadband was 14 70 and has been reduced to 11 92 per year Wholesale line rental where a rival communications provider can offer telephone services by renting the lines from BT Openreach previously cost 103 68 per year has been reduced to 98 81 per year The new prices will come into effect on 1st April 2012 However despite Ofcom having had their new prices approved it is thought that BT could make an appeal against the price reductions with BT claiming that they need to make a decent return on their investment to be able to continue investing in their infrastructure in the future Filed under News Tags BT Openreach BT Wholesale price reductions Ofcom Wholesale telephone and broadband price reductions Author Mark 12 14 pm Comments 0 December 12 2011 178 more exchanges announced for BT fibre broadband upgrade BT Openreach have announced a further 178 exchanges that to be upgraded to its fibre broadband technology The extra exchanges that have been listed will cover around 1 8 million homes and businesses with most of them being connected with FTTC Fibre To The Cabinet with most of them hopefully being connected during 2012 Currently there are around 6 million premises in the UK that have access to fibre broadband via BT s BT Infinity network and once all the exchanges on the current list and these new exchanges have all been enabled it will see BT having hit 80 of their target coverage of two thirds coverage across the UK by 2014 BT have already brought forward the date by a year for when they hope to achieve their two thirds coverage by and along with this they also announced not long ago read here that they will be doubling their main 40Mb fibre broadband product to 80Mb next year too BT s headline full fibre product limited availability will also be increased from 110Mb to a whopping 300Mb in early 2012 too this is a huge difference that the current average broadband speed test result of 6 8Mb that the UK currently has Unfortunately most of the UK will be connected by FTTC the current 40Mb one and not the full FTTH Fibre To The Home that will see the up to 300Mb speeds Although BT are investing 2 5bn in their fibre network to cover two thirds of the UK they do believe that with extra investment and funding that around 90 of the UK could be covered with fibre broadband This requires some of the money from the BDUK Broadband Delivery UK scheme to help BT roll out fibre that bit further The full list of the 178 exchanges that BT have announced can be viewed at www btplc com Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BT add further 178 exchanges to fibre broadband roll out BT Openreach BT Openreach fibre broadband deployment Fibre broadband Author Mark 3 50 pm Comments 0 March 31 2011 Ofcom looking at cutting wholesale broadband and phone prices The price of home phone and broadband services could be set to come down after Ofcom the telephones regulator look to reduce the wholesale prices charged by BT Openreach Openreach are the wholesale division of BT and are responsible for charging other providers access to the BT network and the wholesale price charged to some broadband providers could be reduced by up to 10 per year which will benefit broadband providers such as Sky and TalkTalk Two of the ways in which rival broadband providers can get access to BTs network are both set to have the prices reduced the first is through Local Loop Unbundling this is where rival providers are able to install their own equipment into the local BT telephone exchange and take control of a customers line these prices are set to drop by between 1 2 and 4 2 every year if Ofcom gets its way In instances where the telephone line is shared the price is set to be reduced by 11 6 14 6 each year with the current price charged being 89 10 per year With around 7 6 million unbundled lines in the UK this will mean that there is a lot of people who will benefit from these reductions The other way rival providers

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  • Fibre optic wholesale prices
    launch a consultation into the price s of BT s wholesale fibre optic pricing which is to be done before the end of May Redburn Partners who are an equities partner told the Financial Times that We think Ofcom s margin squeeze test could reduce BT wholesale fibre prices by at least 2 per month initially with ongoing monitoring potentially leading to further cuts BT are naturally not going to be pleased with Ofcom doing their investigation especially if it does result in Ofcom agreeing with TalkTalk s complaints and making BT Openreach reduce the wholesale prices if charges competitors for access to its fibre network Filed under News Tags BT Openreach Fibre optic wholesale prices Ofcom Author Mark 8 17 am Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012

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  • Ofcom
    to be for BT s copper network and not their new superfast fibre optic broadband network that is currently undergoing a nationwide deployment Line rental charges are what bump up many monthly costs with broadband and phone packages For example currently people can take out Plus net broadband and phone half price off for 2 99 per month for 12 months but on top of this there is then a 14 50 monhtly line rental charge Filed under News Tags BT Openreach lower broadband prices Ofcom Ofcom looking to get broadband prices even lower wholesale broadband Author Mark 12 36 pm Comments 0 March 8 2012 Ofcom reduce BT Openreach charges to rival providers Ofcom have announced new lower prices that BT Openreach can charge to rival communications providers for access to their network The proposed new prices were suggested by Ofcom in February this year and have since been sent to the European Commission for approval as is now required The European Commission made no changes to the price caps recommended by Ofcom which are now due to come into effect on 1st April 2012 The reason BT have their prices regulated by Ofcom is because of BT s market power being so great in the UK The new prices imposed are as follows Fully Unbundled line where a rival communications provider has installed their own equipment and take control of the BT line previously cost 91 50 per year and this has been reduced to 87 41 per year Part unbundled line where a rival provider only supplies the broadband was 14 70 and has been reduced to 11 92 per year Wholesale line rental where a rival communications provider can offer telephone services by renting the lines from BT Openreach previously cost 103 68 per year has been reduced to 98 81 per year The new prices will come into effect on 1st April 2012 However despite Ofcom having had their new prices approved it is thought that BT could make an appeal against the price reductions with BT claiming that they need to make a decent return on their investment to be able to continue investing in their infrastructure in the future Filed under News Tags BT Openreach BT Wholesale price reductions Ofcom Wholesale telephone and broadband price reductions Author Mark 12 14 pm Comments 0 May 20 2011 Ofcom asked to increase mobile internet coverage of 4G network MPs from different parties yesterday called on Ofcom to make the requirement of the 800MHz mobile broadband spectrum to be available to 98 of the UK up from the 95 figure that is currently being attached to it ahead of it being auctioned off next year in a plea to help a further 2 million rural people who live out of range of high speed broadband connections The current target of 95 coverage that is being attached to it would leave around 6 million people without the 4G mobile broadband access which works well over long distances and works well for those living in rural and more remote areas to get a reliable internet connection MPs claim that Ofcom is putting money before coverage by saying that Ofcom are worried about losing money from the auction as the mobile broadband providers may not pay as much for the 800MHz spectrum if they are required to extend the coverage from 95 to 98 of the country Ofcom will finish their consultation stage of the auction at the end of this month and once this is done the terms that will be attached to the new 800MHz spectrum will be decided Ofcom are unlikely at this late stage to increase to required coverage from 95 of the population The estimate cost to increase from 95 coverage to 98 coverage is around 215 million with this figure potentially lowering the final sale price of the spectrum In future however if the government need to go to the winners of the auction and request that coverage is extended then they will be having to pay for this as apposed to it being done by the companies own costs now Filed under News Tags 800MHz spectrum Mobile Broadband Mobile broadband spectrum Ofcom Ofcom asked to increase mobile broadband coverage of 4G network Author Mark 9 35 am Comments 0 March 31 2011 Ofcom looking at cutting wholesale broadband and phone prices The price of home phone and broadband services could be set to come down after Ofcom the telephones regulator look to reduce the wholesale prices charged by BT Openreach Openreach are the wholesale division of BT and are responsible for charging other providers access to the BT network and the wholesale price charged to some broadband providers could be reduced by up to 10 per year which will benefit broadband providers such as Sky and TalkTalk Two of the ways in which rival broadband providers can get access to BTs network are both set to have the prices reduced the first is through Local Loop Unbundling this is where rival providers are able to install their own equipment into the local BT telephone exchange and take control of a customers line these prices are set to drop by between 1 2 and 4 2 every year if Ofcom gets its way In instances where the telephone line is shared the price is set to be reduced by 11 6 14 6 each year with the current price charged being 89 10 per year With around 7 6 million unbundled lines in the UK this will mean that there is a lot of people who will benefit from these reductions The other way rival providers access BTs network is through Wholesale Line Rental WLR which is where the rival providers are simply renting the line from BT There are around 6 1 million WLR line in the UK and Ofcom are looking to see yearly reductions in price of between 3 1 6 1 with the price for this currently set at

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  • Freedom2surf Broadband - www.freedom2surf.net
    Broadband Provider URL Telephone http www freedom2surf net 0870 242 3758 Broadband Deal Broadband Speed Cost per month Bandwidth Length Months Offer Cascade Start 8MB 13 99 0 5GB 6 Free setup or free migration Cascade Lite 8MB 14 99 5GB 6 Free setup or free migration Cascade Home 8MB 19 99 20GB 3 Free setup or free migration Cascade Plus 8MB 23 99 50GB 3 Free setup or free

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  • Compare broadband providers
    Speed Test What is my IP Address Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband Providers 3 Mobile Broadband O2 Mobile Broadband Orange Mobile Broadband T Mobile Broadband Virgin Mobile Broadband Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay as you Go Mobile Broadband Pay Monthly Mobile Broadband MiFi Fibre Broadband Business Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband Providers Compare broadband

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  • Recommended broadband providers
    Broadband O2 Mobile Broadband Orange Mobile Broadband T Mobile Broadband Virgin Mobile Broadband Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay as you Go Mobile Broadband Pay Monthly Mobile Broadband MiFi Fibre Broadband Business Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband Providers Recommended broadband providers Here are the broadband providers that match the criteria of your search Speed

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