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21st September, 2016 - 12:29 pm (3 Comments)

The European Commission has today proposed a revised Fair Use Policy (FUP) for their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which replaces the one that was withdrawn almost as soon as it was announced.

jeremy_corbyn_mp

15th September, 2016 - 5:39 pm (62 Comments)

Politicians and their “facts” often give us a headache and today it’s the turn of the Labour Party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who claims that the United Kingdom has some of the “slowest and most expensive broadband” among the 35 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

wireless_wifi_and_lan_computer_network

15th September, 2016 - 1:47 pm (0 Comments)

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today ruled that operators of free (no password required) public WiFi hotspots cannot be held liable for copyright infringements (Internet piracy) committed by users on their networks, but there’s a password-attached catch.

europe_dotted_map

14th September, 2016 - 12:26 pm (17 Comments)

The European Commission has officially unveiled its future Connectivity proposals, which among other things include a new target for “all European households” to get a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

banned from the internet cross

14th September, 2016 - 11:48 am (2 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association, which represents ISPs from across the UK and EU, has warned that the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market proposals include “regressive” measures that could make ISPs more responsible for the activity of their users.

european_union_internet_policy_uk

12th September, 2016 - 1:56 pm (2 Comments)

The European Union’s plan to end mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which will also apply to the UK until we leave in a few years’ time, has been thrown into confusion after a key part of the policy was withdrawn.

fibre optic broadband cables

8th September, 2016 - 7:27 am (10 Comments)

A leaked document has revealed that the European Commission could be about to relax its regulation of the telecoms market (this would also affect the United Kingdom) in order to encourage the roll-out of faster broadband into rural areas, which might allow the use of state aid for closed networks.

o2 uk

5th September, 2016 - 2:22 pm (0 Comments)

The Chairman and CEO of Telefonica SA, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, seems to have all but confirmed that their UK mobile operator sibling, O2, could be floated on the market via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) by the end of 2016, which follows the collapse of their proposed £10.25bn merger with Three UK.

avb_broadband_rollout_placard

5th September, 2016 - 12:21 am (34 Comments)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has opened an investigation into the Aylesbury Vale Broadband project over its use of State Aid to roll-out an ultra-fast FTTH broadband network in rural Buckinghamshire, which is despite the presence of a competing wireless network.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

31st August, 2016 - 10:12 am (0 Comments)

A key group representing telecoms regulators from across the EU (e.g. Ofcom in the United Kingdom) has published their final Net Neutrality Guidelines, which are designed to govern how broadband ISPs and mobile operators will be expected to maintain open Internet access.

jeremy_corbyn_mp

30th August, 2016 - 12:13 pm (14 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s economy may be hovering just above recession but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Labour Party’s embattled leader, Jeremy Corbyn. He has today outlined a new “Digital Democracy Manifesto” that reveals more about his plans to upgrade national broadband and mobile connectivity.

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13th August, 2016 - 7:25 am (3 Comments)

After a nail biting few weeks of uncertainty the UK Government’s Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has finally pledged to protect and in some cases underwrite broadband infrastructure projects that are in the process of receiving or bidding for additional state aid funding from the EU.

jeremy_corbyn_mp

4th August, 2016 - 2:33 pm (12 Comments)

The embattled leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, has promised to spend £500 billion on national infrastructure and use part of it to roll-out “high speed broadband” so that the United Kingdom can “stop languishing behind Bulgaria and Romania,” but only if he wins the leadership contest.

europe digital agenda

30th July, 2016 - 8:12 am (7 Comments)

The United Kingdom is already building a legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) for 10Mbps broadband speeds and a new leak of future EU telecoms proposals appears to confirm that the European Commission are planning to do something similar.

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