BT Doubles Superfast Broadband Infinity 1 Usage Cap from 20GB to 40GB

New customers who take BT’s entry-level FTTC superfast broadband bundle (BTInfinity 1 + Weekend Calls) for £10 per month should note that the ISP has increased its monthly usage allowance from 20GB to 40GB, albeit only for a limited time. On top of that they also intend to re-add a £50 Sainsbury’s gift card to …

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Phone charger explodes, burning student

EE say they are investigating as a matter of urgency after Katy Emslie woke up at 1am on Friday to “smoky soot in the air” and a “firework noise.” Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BLAZE Wireless Plan 100Mbps Broadband Service for Arun Valley

Hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband ISP BLAZE Wireless has announced that their network, which launched last year with coverage around parts of Chichester in West Sussex (here), now looks set to be expanded to reach slowspots in the Arun Valley area. Apparently the provider, which received “significant demand” in the region, has already finished …

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EE Home Broadband Growth Slows as UK 4G Coverage Hits 90 Percent

Mobile giant EE has reported their latest Q2 2015 results today, which revealed that the operators 4G network coverage had reached the 90% (population) milestone. Elsewhere their fixed line home broadband subscriber growth slowed to total 919,000 (up by +35K in Q2 vs +50K in Q1 and +44K in Q4 2014). The operator, which is …

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ICYMI: Stop, don’t pee!

A round-up of interesting technology-related links you may have missed over the past weekend. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

New Broadband ISP Switching Rules Unlikely to Fuel UK ISP Exodus

The latest survey of 748 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 85.2% of respondents have at some point switched their Internet or phone provider, although just 15.2% anticipate that Ofcom’s simplified new broadband and phone switching process will make them more likely to migrate to another ISP in the future. The telecoms regulator introduced its new …

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Significant Telecoms and Internet Outage on Shetland Causes Chaos

The Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has called for an “urgent investigation” after residents on the remote Scottish Shetland Islands were left without vital emergency services cover for around five hours on Saturday due to a major telecoms outage with BT’s infrastructure. Several thousand local phone, mobile and broadband connections were also disrupted. According to BT, …

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