The cable TV, phone and broadband provider, Virgin Media have become the first ISP in the UK to start blocking sites known to encourage illegal file sharing, in this case the first site to be blocked it the Pirate Bay. In a post on the Pirate Bay blog, they say that UK internet […]Read more "Virgin Media Blocks The Pirate Bay"
If you are one of the lucky UK broadband users who are able to get the cool 100 Mbps broadband service from Virgin Media, then you are going to be extra pleased when the speed increases to a massive 120 Mbps. Sounds great so far! However, at the same time, the cable provider […]Read more "Virgin Introduce Broadband Throttling"
When we think of the so called digital divide it is easy to think of third world countries being on the wrong side of the line, but sometimes the digital divide is much closer to home. Here in the UK there is a digital divide forming as there are places where BT are testing […]Read more "Where Do You Fit Into The Digital Divide?"
Sometimes when you are out and about trying to catch a Wi-Fi connection do you check out the local network names, well maybe you should because there are some gems out there! The thing is that many people don’t even change the name and so we get BT, Virgin and Sky, but with a bit […]Read more "The Coolest Wi-Fi Network Names"
It seems that the old battle is about to start once more, with Sky under the media, police and governments microscopes, what better time would there be to introduce a new service? Could this be why Virgin Media are thinking about introducing a free Wi-Fi service in London? After all, it was only a couple […]Read more "Virgin Media Offers Free Wireless"
The cable phone, TV and broadband provider Virgin Media has issued a warning to around 1500 customers that their computers have been infected with a malicious virus. It turns out that these customers have been victims of the SpyEye Trojan, this can be particularly menacing as it attempts to steal the data used to login […]Read more "Virgin warns customers about virus"
The UK’s main internet service providers (ISP) including BT, O2, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone, have signed an agreement, which amounts to a new code of practice compiled by the Broadband Stakeholders Group. The idea is to ensure that the UK broadband network is in good order, but this may mean that there […]Read more "ISP’s in speed slowing deal"
The cable TV, phone and broadband provider Virgin Media will be trailing a new traffic management system that will slow down the upload speeds for P2P use. If this system proves successful, then the ISP will be implementing right across the board with immediate effect. The throttling will take place between 17:00 and 00:00 in […]Read more "Virgin Media to trail P2P throttling"
Virgin Media Business will be providing over two thousand schools with network capabilities under the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) network. This agreement will see primary schools in the area receiving a 10 Mbps broadband connection, while the secondary schools will be surfing the net at speeds of around 100 Mbps, but at around a […]Read more "Virgin Media signs deal with London Grid for Learning"
In the same way that BT offer wireless broadband around the UK through BT Openzone and BT Fon, it looks as if the cable broadband provider Virgin Media are interested in doing the same with their network. The demand is there, the iPhone, iPad and other Smartphone devices has created a demand for Wi-Fi hotspots, […]Read more "Virgin Looking to offer Public Wi-Fi"
It seems that there is battle in the offing between the UK’s top internet services providers, with cable phone, broadband and TV provider Virgin Media striking out at the other IPS’s over what they call the “Broadband Con” this where broadband providers mislead consumers with their adverts and marketing schemes. There is a campaign for […]Read more "Virgin Media attacks other ISP’s"
In a study carried out to see the state of the UK broadband network, it has found that Farningham in Kent with an average connection speed of 1.3 Mbps is the slowest broadband service in the UK! However, that cannot be right, these figures are for those who took place in the study and I […]Read more "Just where is the slowest broadband connection!"
The online phone service Skype are pulling out all of the stops for the first Internet Week Europe, which started off yesterday and will be running all week long with events in and around London. However, Skype have gone one better with their service offering it not just to those able to be in the […]Read more "Skype offer free wi-fi for internet week"
The cable TV, phone and broadband provider, Virgin Media are currently offering new customers the chance to sign up for six months half price on the company’s dual and triple play bundles, these will include the Virgin Media phone, broadband and the TV service or bundles of these services. New customer can get the choice […]Read more "Virgin Media offers half price broadband"
BT have been questioning why broadband rival is charging so much for its brand of superfast fibre broadband, given that we are currently in a financial crisis and consumers are having to cut back on their expenses. BT claim that while the rolling out fibre broadband can only be good for the UK, as a […]Read more "BT Slams Virgin Media’s Fibre Broadband"
Broadband connection speeds have once again fallen behind its global competitors to be ranked at joint 18th this is one place down on the 2009 figure and three down on the 2008 figure. According to the data retrieved by the Cisco backed survey of seventy two countries, the average UK broadband connection is 6.4 Mbps, […]Read more "UK Broadband speeds fall"
For first time the cable phone, broadband and TV provider Virgin Media will be introducing peer to peer traffic throttling throughout the cable network. This is not likely to happen overnight; rather more like a phased introduction, the company insist that by this time next the entire network will be affected. This will probably not […]Read more "P2P traffic throttling introduce by Virgin Media"