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spying on uk ISP internet traffic

21st December, 2016 - 11:04 am (14 Comments)

The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the UK’s controversial Internet snooping Investigatory Powers Act 2016 by ruling that EU law does not allow “general and indiscriminate retention of traffic data and location data,” except for “targeted” use against “serious crime“.

ViaSat 1 satelite spacecraft earth orbit

20th December, 2016 - 9:21 am (11 Comments)

Aviation and technology company Boeing has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the first two ViaSat-3 class satellites, which will be able to handle 1 Terabit per second of data and make it possible to offer 100Mbps packages to home users in the Americas, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

eu_digital_agenda_broadband_network_cost

12th December, 2016 - 3:28 pm (11 Comments)

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today unveiled plans for a new €500m (£420m at today’s rate) Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), which over the next 10 years will help the EU to reach their “Gigabit Society” objectives (e.g. 100Mbps+ for all by 2025).

europe_countries

8th December, 2016 - 2:06 pm (0 Comments)

The European Commission has today clarified the safeguards (“fair use policy“) that will exist alongside their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowance used will come from your domestic plan).

ee uk logo

1st December, 2016 - 3:17 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has introduced the ‘Travel Data Pass‘ to replace their old ‘Euro Data Pass‘ for Pay Monthly customers, which makes it cheaper to use Mobile Broadband while roaming around an additional 11 countries (including several outside of the EU, such as Australia, UAE, USA, Canada and Thailand).

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

28th November, 2016 - 1:49 pm (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has criticised the Government’s sudden decision to include mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites into the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017, which they say has “the potential to significantly harm the digital economy.”

united kingdom money map

23rd November, 2016 - 1:47 pm (4 Comments)

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, has today given his first Autumn Statement 2016 and revealed a bit of extra detail about the plan to encourage investment worth £1bn+ towards the roll-out of ultrafast pure fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) and 5G Mobile. Business rates will also be cut.

european_broadband_awards_2016

16th November, 2016 - 2:20 pm (0 Comments)

A unique distributed Internet Exchange (IX) for remote and rural networks in Scotland and the United Kingdom, RemIX, has won the “Future-proof and quality of service” category of the European Commission’s (EC) annual 2016 European Broadband Awards event, which was held on Monday.

ee

7th November, 2016 - 10:59 am (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, claims to have found “reasonable grounds for believing” that some of EE’s customers may have received inaccurate bills that “over-[charged] them for calls they made to its customer service number, 150, whilst roaming in the EU.”

european_union_including_united_kingdom_map

10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

european union flag

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 (1 Comment)

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+.

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