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village networks isp wireless broadband mast

18th January, 2017 - 12:13 am (2 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign has this week hailed the arrival of a 24Mbps+ Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network in the rural South Oxfordshire village of Stonor, which has been deployed by Village Networks and is also being extended into Pishill (as far as is technically possible).

road rural countryside

17th January, 2017 - 9:19 am (1 Comment)

A new report from Rural England CIC, which claims to offer independent research, networking and information exchange for the country’s many rural areas, has warned that a lack of good broadband is holding back rural consumers in some areas.

cityfibre public sector network fibre optic

17th January, 2017 - 7:48 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that Stirling will shortly become their 4th “Gigabit City” project in Scotland, thanks to a £1.7m deal to support the roll-out of a new FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) that will later be extended to local businesses.

world internet connectivity

16th January, 2017 - 4:20 pm (0 Comments)

A recent ‘Connecting Capabilities’ report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, which pits the UK, USA and Australia against 11 countries in Asia, has revealed that the UK sits mid-table (ranked 7th) for Digital Infrastructure and is being pulled down by weak telecoms investment. But it’s not all bad.


13th January, 2017 - 3:11 pm (3 Comments)

The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has today published the UK Government’s new Local Government Finance Bill that fleshes out their plans for a 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband infrastructure, which is said to be worth £60m.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

11th January, 2017 - 3:10 pm (5 Comments)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has today joined ISPs, civil rights groups and others to warn that the UK’s new Digital Economy Bill 2017 lacks “data sharing safeguards” and may damage the vital “right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression.”

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (16 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

City of london square mile united kingdom

9th January, 2017 - 4:31 pm (0 Comments)

The City of London Corporation (CoLC) has today announced that the current free WiFi service (provided by The Cloud), which covers much of the “Square Mile” heart of the area, will over the coming months be replaced and upgraded in order to support “gigabit speeds” and other high bandwidth services.

uk church in burghill

8th January, 2017 - 6:07 pm (8 Comments)

A new report claims that the Government is considering the installation of broadband Satellite dishes on church spires, which could be used to help expand faster broadband connectivity into the most remote rural communities around the United Kingdom.

computer user

6th January, 2017 - 8:53 am (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has come under fire after it was revealed that 28 primary schools in Wales, most of which exist in rural areas, suffer from such poor connectivity that they struggle to access the required online learning resources. One School described it as a “a form of rural deprivation“.

Montserrat volcano island

5th January, 2017 - 8:32 am (7 Comments)

The British Overseas Territory of Montserrat, which is a small Caribbean island that was largely devastated after the Soufrière Hills volcano began erupting from mid-1995, has won £4.94m from UK Department for International Development in order to roll-out “superfast broadband” on the island.


29th December, 2016 - 11:36 am (31 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new ‘Call for Evidence’, which seeks to gather feedback on the “best use of public funding” to encourage further and faster UK deployment of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) style ultrafast / Gigabit-capable broadband networks in partnership with local areas.


22nd December, 2016 - 12:02 am (36 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which has been deploying “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 95% of UK premises by 2017/18 and then 97% by 2020, has confirmed that £442m is being returned by BT (Openreach) for reinvestment to help cover another 600,000 premises.

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“.

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