Archive for category: ISP’s


Powernet and the 2 Day Power Cut

5 July, 2012 (14:49) | Business, ISP's, Powernet | By: Tony Tugulu

We recently experienced a power cut here at Powernet Towers. It was no ordinary power cut, oh no this one lasted two days. ‘How can this happen?’ I hear you ask. After all Powernet are based in the sprawling metropolis that is Milton Keynes, not out in the sticks, hundreds of miles away from the [...]

BT’s Olympic Commitment

29 February, 2012 (15:46) | BT, Business, ISP's | By: Tony Tugulu

Any ISP looking for some easy PR coverage knows that nothing beats predicting a surge in bandwidth during major national and sporting events (Euro and World Cups, Wimbledon, Royal Weddings etc). Forecasting a strain on the national broadband infrastructure, should Andy Murray reach the Wimbledon final is almost guaranteed to create a news story somewhere [...]

The Non-techy guide to IPv6

29 February, 2012 (14:22) | Business, ISP's, WAN | By: John Heritage

Did you know there’s a problem on the horizon? It concerns IP, not Intellectual Property, but Internet Protocol! The current IP addressing system that allows all computers and networked IT kit to communicate with each other is being updated with a bigger and better addressing system. Unfortunately the road from old to bigger and better [...]

2011 – A Quick Review

21 December, 2011 (10:24) | Broadband, ISP's, Powernet | By: John Heritage

Standby for a whistle stop tour of the news stories that affected the ISP and Telco industry in 2011. 2011 was the year that copper theft hit the headlines. Almost every month there were outages due to the unlawful removal of copper line or comms’ equipment from telephone exchanges and data centres. Can we expect [...]

Tips for speeding up a slow Broadband Connection

22 November, 2011 (17:14) | Broadband, ISP's, Notspots, Residential | By: Tim Cooper

Slow Broadband? Are you sure you have everything setup right? Recently I visited a relative whose broadband had been notoriously slow and intermittent for a while. I was there for an hour or so and had bought a couple of things in advance for the job. When I left their broadband was not only more [...]

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