Posted on Jul 02 2013 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Do you think the NAO will find the BDUK offers value for money?
Recently, news emerged that the National Audit Office will be investigating and publishing a report in July on whether the BDUK offers value for money.
The £530 million project was set up by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in a bid to roll out ‘superfast broadband’ to 90 per cent of the UK premises with speeds of up to 24Mbps and for the remaining to receive at least 2Mbps. Its primary objective is for the UK to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.Read More »
Posted on Feb 13 2013 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Do you have plans to promote and sell cloud services and supporting connectivity in 2013?
In our recent guest blog article written by one of our partners, Outsourcery, we discussed the potential reasons why your customers may be holding back from adopting cloud computing and how to overcome these.
We would like to know if you have plans to promote and sell cloud services and the supporting connectivity in 2013 and why you have decided to enter this market. Are you seeing a high level of demand from your customers? Or have you chosen not to sell cloud because you don’t think your customers are ready for it yet? Whatever, your experiences are please let us know by participating in our new poll or by leaving us a comment below.
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Posted on Jun 07 2011 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: ISPA Awards 2011 Villain of the year – who would you vote for?
Recently, the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) officially announced the finalists for its 2011 Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. Both categories recognise those who have either done the most or least to help the Internet Industry. This year, ISPA’s finalists are:
Internet Hero Finalists
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- Rory Stewart MP – For his trailblazing efforts to bring broadband to his rural constituency of Penrith and the Borders
- Twitter – For its role in helping people communicate during the Arab spring
- Judge Colin Birss QC – For his considered and damning judgement on the ACS Law that it was “chaotic and lamentable”
- The Australian Internet Industry Association – For taking the lead and launching a voluntary industry code on infected machines in Australia
- Prof. Ian Hargreaves – For authoring a review that makes recommendations on how IP can be made fitter for the digital age
Posted on May 04 2011 by Gemma Dickinson | Comments Off on Poll: What are the biggest problems you have faced with the existing MAC process?
Yesterday news emerged that Ofcom is close to revealing the outcome of its Strategic Review into Consumer Switching. This review has investigated the current process of migrating between ISPs using MACs (Migration Authorisation Codes). Ofcom closed its first consultation on this issue back in November and is now expected to open a further consultation in conjunction with its initial proposals.
Therefore we would like to know about your experiences of using the MAC process. What have been the biggest problems you and your customers have faced with the current system and how have these affected your business? Let us know your feedback by taking part in our poll or by leaving us a comment below.Read More »
Posted on Apr 13 2011 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | 1 Comment
Customers are becoming increasingly reliant on fast, resilient broadband connections. Now that the availability of new fibre based broadband is increasing, we would like to know if Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is something you are interested in. We have therefore added a new poll to gain your feedback. Please also feel free to leave us a comment below.Read More »
Posted on Sep 09 2010 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | 2 Comments
It has recently been reported that ISPs are misleading their consumers on the real speeds of their broadband services. We would like to know what you think should be done about the advertising of broadband speeds. Therefore we have added a new poll to find out your thoughts. Remember you can also leave us a comment below.Read More »
Posted on Aug 10 2010 by Gemma Dickinson | Comments Off on Poll: What would you use the new annex M service for?
We recently launched our new Annex M service which provides users with an increased upload speed by trading some of their download speed. So far we have seen a high level of interest and we would like to know what you plan to use the new service for. Therefore we have added a new poll asking for your feedback.Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2010 by Gemma Dickinson | Comments Off on Poll: What do you think about the ASA review of ‘unlimited’ broadband?
Our latest article features a guest blog from co-founder of Thinkbroadband.com, Sebastien Lahtinen, regarding the subject of ‘unlimited’ broadband. Mr Lahtinen argues that the concept of ‘unlimited’ broadband is no longer viable and welcomes the proposed ASA review into ISP’s use of the terminology in their advertising of broadband packages. We agree with Mr Lahtinen but are also keen to find out what you think. Therefore we have added a new poll via which you can share your views. Remember you can also leave us a comment below.Read More »
Posted on Jun 07 2010 by Gemma Dickinson | 1 Comment
It has recently been reported that BT workers may go on strike over a pay dispute as reported on the Communication Workers Union website (http://www.cwu.org/bt-pay-campaign-2010.html). We would like to know your thoughts on this matter and have added a new poll to find out.
UPDATED: 12pm 11th June 2010
Whilst we presumed this topic would be of significant interest to many of our readers, we didn’t expect the immense response it received. In the first three days of the poll going live we received a total of 123 votes, 94% of which stated that they support the strike and believe 2% to be a disgraceful offer. Only 6% of voters thought the 2% offer was reasonable. Most interestingly of all, when analysing the origination of the voters we noticed a significant proportion were using BT based IP addresses, leading us to speculate that many of our respondents may well be disgruntled BT employees. This wholeheartedly supports the findings of the CWU’s own polls and research and leads us to believe that we may be seeing strike action in the near future.Read More »
Posted on May 10 2010 by Gemma Dickinson | Comments Off on Poll: BT’s fibre-based broadband will cover 66% of UK users and offer speeds up to 40-100Mbps. Is this good news to you?
BT is expected to expand its fibre-based broadband coverage to 66% of UK users, providing speeds of 40-100Mbps.We would like to know if these new services are of interest to you and we have added a new poll in order to find out.Read More »