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wireless microwave link uk

15th May, 2015 - 9:32 am (1 Comment)

The Lincolnshire County Council has rejected an alternative superfast broadband network proposal from a little known ISP called ionNET, which would have used its point-to-point and ‘up to’ 30Mbps capable wireless broadband network to reach rural parts that the local BT and Broadband Delivery UK programme might overlook.


7th May, 2015 - 10:08 am (6 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign, which represents the residents of eight rural villages in southern Oxfordshire where BT have refused to upgrade (Howe Hill, Britwell Hill, Cookley Green, Greenfield, Park Corner, Pishill with Stonor, Russells Water and Swyncombe), looks set to adopt a fixed wireless broadband network to fix the problems.


1st May, 2015 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

The City of York in England has become the first in the world to achieve a new “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation (not hard to do because it’s only just been created in the UK), which means that their free public wireless Internet hotspots employ strict filtering (censorship) to block “inappropriate material” (porn and child abuse).

bt fibre notice of intent for rural west sussex UK

1st May, 2015 - 8:44 am (37 Comments)

Ordinarily the news that BT is bringing fibre optic broadband (FTTC/P) cables to your area would be welcome. But it’s not always so and sometimes the use of public money to help upgrade the smallest of UK rural areas, especially when a “superfast” (24Mbps+) capable provider is already serving local customers, can raise concerns.

danger uk internet security problem

29th April, 2015 - 9:37 am (1 Comment)

An unknown number of broadband routers that make use of the 802.11a/b/g WiFi controllers from Realtek, such as some older models of D-Link and TRENDnet kit, appear to be exposed to a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on related hardware.

telephone support rage and complaints

21st April, 2015 - 10:30 am (10 Comments)

A recently published White Paper by the 4G fixed wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which offers speeds of up to 50Mbps across parts of central London, has rather shakily predicted that fixed landlines will be “non-existent” in the office and will be “virtually extinct” in the home come 2025.

wireless internet

17th April, 2015 - 1:37 pm (0 Comments)

The town of Caldicot in Monmouthshire (South Wales, UK), which is home to around 10,000 people, has reportedly bid to secure £1,800 of funding from the Severnside Programme Board. The money will, it’s hoped, be used to deploy a free public WiFi wireless Internet service across the town centre.


7th April, 2015 - 9:08 am (14 Comments)

EE has beaten Vodafone to the punch by becoming the first primary Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom to launch a practically seamless WiFi calling service, which means that customers who can’t get a good cell signal can still make calls.. so long as there’s a usable WiFi network nearby.


7th April, 2015 - 2:31 am (5 Comments)

Sigh, it happened again, I was in the middle of streaming a movie over the home WiFi network while simultaneously making toast in the kitchen, and suddenly it stopped. Moments later a little icon pops up to torment me with the news, “Internet Connection Lost!“, it exclaims while clearly oblivious to my snorting sounds of frustration. Where did it go? Who took my Internet? And if its lost, how can I find it again?


2nd April, 2015 - 6:59 am (0 Comments)

Internet and communications provider Urban Wimax has rebranded to Luminet following their recent acquisition of Vital Group and a fresh investment of £2.15 million into new technology infrastructure, which is supported by Santander’s Breakthrough programme.


31st March, 2015 - 9:58 am (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP Pure Broadband has today announced that they will be the first ISP to use CityFibre’s dark fibre optic backbone connectivity network to power their wireless mast sites throughout the city of Hull in East Yorkshire (England), which marks a significant upgrade to Pure’s existing network that has been in use since 2008.

bt wifi uk

27th March, 2015 - 11:20 am (0 Comments)

The Nottingham City Council and BT have today signed a new contract that will see the telecoms operator deploy free public WiFi wireless Internet hotspots across much of the city centre, which should benefit 310,000 residents as well as local businesses and visitors etc.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

26th March, 2015 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

The plan to deploy a new network of free public WiFi hotspots across Newcastle and Gateshead in north east England, which last year took a hit after the project’s original partner (Spain’s GOWEX) collapsed due to falsified accounts (here), looks set to continue after the local authorities signed a deal with BT instead.

business broadband connection voucher uk

25th March, 2015 - 10:31 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help small and medium sized businesses around multiple cities across the United Kingdom to install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service, has so far helped 14,000 SMEs gain access to better connectivity.

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