Amber Infrastructure has sold its stake in UK ISP Airband

Investment company, Amber Infrastructure has sold its stake in Airband after the small UK ISP had been reported to be seeking new funding in June this year. Airband Community Internet was partially acquired in November 2020 by Aberdeen Standard Investments which was a majority stake holder in the company. Just a year later, in 2021 a £100m debt package was supplied to the company, being sourced from HSBC, Lloyds, Nord […]

Rural UK ISP, Airband Community Internet is reported to be seeking new funding

Airband, a UK ISP focused on rural areas using a mix of fixed wireless (FWA) and a full fibre network (FTTP) is reported to be seeking a new funding source. The company has been going since 2009 and has a current target to feed 600,000 homes by 2025. According to a report from Sky News this week, Airband has reportedly brought in AlixPartners and Houlihan Lokey to help restructure the […]

TalkTalk UK launch new Android TV set top box

This week, UK ISP TalkTalk has announced a new set top box designed to be used with its FTTP offering. Customers will pay for the TV service and receive the TV Hub box in order to access live TV, catchup services as well as internet streaming services too. TalkTalk will be offering the TV Hub alongside its full fibre FTTP internet packages and will cost from £5 per month on […]

Google to start offering 5Gbps and 8Gbps speeds with Google Fiber in 2023

Google is planning on rolling out much faster internet speeds in the US, via its Google Fiber offering. After years of inactivity, Google is taking an interest in improving broadband in areas that need it and part of that rapid rollout is a major increase in speeds. For a while, the best speeds on offer from Google Fiber was 1Gbps, then it was increased to 2Gbps in 2020. However, going […]

UK network builder, Netomnia announces it now has presence in all four UK countries

UK based network builder, Netomnia has announced it now has presence in all four UK countries. Netomnia is supported by fibre ISP YouFibre and together, their super-fast XGS-PON network is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The company is claiming it is now the “first alt-net with presence in all four countries in the United Kingdom.” HELLO #LONDONDERRY 👋 We've begun our rollout in the city of Londonderry, […]

Sky announces Sky Stream, a new satellite-less set top box

Sky has this week announced its all new broadband based set top box called Sky Stream. The new box looks similar to an Apple TV and uses broadband only to get content to show to the user. This moves away from the current system which uses digital satellites but Sky is looking to move away from using satellites and to use broadband instead. The first product Sky launched that used […]

UK ISP, Airband unveil brand new logo and fresh website design

Today, UK ISP Airband has unveiled a brand new logo and a fresh new website design. The new logo keeps the same three circle design, but uses a new font and removes the dot from the i. The entire website has been given a huge makeover, with cartoon animals to depict every aspect of the process from ordering broadband to getting free Netflix. Airband is based in Worcestershire and has […]

Gigaclear ISP left a village in Essex with no broadband for two weeks

In the last few days, UK ISP Gigaclear has restored service to some customers in a village in Essex, after they were left two weeks without service. A small number of customers have complained from the village of White Colne, Essex after Gigaclear has left them without broadband from 19th August up until 3rd September. ISP focused blog has reached out to Gigaclear for some clarity as to why […]

Giganet acquires broadband start-up Cuckoo

Today, UK broadband start-up Cuckoo has been acquired by Giganet. Cuckoo Broadband is a very new competitor in the ISP space, having only been launched back in 2020. The company was launched in the summer of 2020 by Alex Fitzgerald, Tommy Toner and Dan McClure. Cuckoo takes a unique approach to offering broadband, with the ‘Cuckoo Compass’ which gives 1% of every customer bill direct to the charity, which then […]

Cuckoo launches ‘Eggspress WiFi’ service to get new customers online faster

Cuckoo – you might not have heard of them, but its a small UK ISP founded by Alexander Fitzgerald. This week it has launched a new product, which it claims is a world first called “24-Hour Eggspress Wi-Fi”. The premise is simple, you order a new service from Cuckoo and they’ll aim to get you online, up and running in less than 24 hours. The standard wait time for switching […]