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danger uk internet security problem

9th February, 2016 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

The Intelligence and Security Committee has described parts of the Government’s new Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which aims to expand the United Kingdom’s existing Internet spying laws to include every citizen, as being “inconsistent and largely incomprehensible.”

wifi wireless internet access

8th February, 2016 - 10:24 am (0 Comments)

Residents, businesses and visitors to the most popular parts of central Leicester (e.g. the Clock Tower, Jubilee Square and outside the Richard III centre), which is a city in the East Midlands of England, will be pleased to learn that BT are planning to roll-out a free WiFi zone in the area.

pounds_sterling_notes_and_coins_uk

8th February, 2016 - 8:18 am (4 Comments)

The EEF, which is a trade association that champions manufacturing and engineering in the United Kingdom, has claimed that over a quarter of small firms and half of medium-sized firms are paying “inflated” costs of more than £5,000 a year for broadband Internet connectivity.

new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

5th February, 2016 - 12:32 pm (20 Comments)

The Government has today unveiled a new agreement with BT (Openreach) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) that aims to deliver “fibre based” (FTTC/P/H) superfast or ultrafast broadband connectivity into new build properties across the United Kingdom, either for free or co-funded.

fibre_optic_broadband_bt_cables

4th February, 2016 - 10:00 am (27 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISPs Gigaclear and Hyperoptic have offered a unique insight into the current challenges with rolling out new ultrafast broadband infrastructure across the United Kingdom, not least in regards to the difficulties of going up against a state aid supported BT and the question of whether or not to separate Openreach.

farming uk rural areas

3rd February, 2016 - 12:19 pm (22 Comments)

The Government has today published a new report on the “successful” outcome of their recent Market Test Pilots, which were setup in 2014 to help trial alternative network solutions (fibre optic, satellite, wireless etc.) for bringing superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to remote rural areas.

wireless_radio_spectrum_mast

2nd February, 2016 - 3:27 pm (1 Comment)

The European Commission has today moved to follow by Ofcom’s example and ensure that more radio spectrum will be made available for Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G and possibly 5G) services in the 700MHz band (694-790MHz) by 30th June 2020 “at the latest” (in all EU countries).

notspot INCA superfast broadband

1st February, 2016 - 2:01 pm (16 Comments)

The UK Government’s Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey MP, will on Wednesday hold a “not-spot summit“, which will bring broadband ISPs, mobile operators, politicians, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Countryside Alliance (CA) together in order to debate how best to close the remaining gaps in fast broadband coverage.

internet snooping uk

1st February, 2016 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The cross-party Science and Technology Select Committee (House of Commons) has today warned that the Government’s controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) could cost significantly more than claimed and needs to be clearer about what it expects ISPs to actually do.

quickline_wireless_antenna

29th January, 2016 - 1:40 pm (18 Comments)

In an interesting development the Government appears to have extended its £60m 2Mbps for all rural broadband (USC) subsidy scheme to include fixed wireless ISP Quickline in Lincolnshire (England), which is big change from the initial focus on Satellite based solutions.

new home construction

28th January, 2016 - 3:13 pm (21 Comments)

It’s a familiar story, you buy a newly built house only to find that it could take months before BTOpenreach get around to connecting you to even a basic broadband or phone service and then when it does go live the service could be slow. Meanwhile the property developer blames BT and vice versa.

warwicknet_corbygate_business_park

28th January, 2016 - 9:07 am (5 Comments)

Last year’s effort between the Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet to identify and roll-out a superfast FTTC / FTTP broadband service to business parks and industrial estates in Northamptonshire (England) has won rare praise from the central UK Government.

gbp uk internet money pile

28th January, 2016 - 8:20 am (9 Comments)

The UK Government has today signed a new City Deal, which will pump up to £250 million into Aberdeen (Scotland). Most of the investment will go towards propping up the city’s gas and oil industry, as well as expanding its harbour, although some will be used to further boost digital connectivity.

broadband funded by uk government

26th January, 2016 - 10:05 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has launched a consultation to help it decide upon a new procurement approach for future state aid supported broadband deployment projects under the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is unable to sign new contracts until an agreement can be reached.

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