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23rd April, 2014 - 1:11 am (4 Comments)

Public WiFi hotspots have become increasingly common over the past few years and now even the government’s £150m Super-Connected Cities Programme (SCCP) is seeking to boost their coverage. But is such investment becoming a waste of money and might we be about to witness the end of public wifi as we know it.


14th April, 2014 - 7:51 am (0 Comments)

A new 3-year deal has been signed between Shepway District Council in Kent (England) and Maidstone-based Custodian Data Centre that will make Internet data speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second) available to businesses in the district’s main employment sites.


10th April, 2014 - 12:22 pm (0 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media Business has signed a new 3-year and £350k deal that will help local ISP LN Communications to deploy super-fast broadband into 8 sites across Yorkshire (England) by the end of April 2015; including Castle Howard, Darlington, Barlby, Darley, Kettleworth, Bradley, Northallerton and Stokesley.


8th April, 2014 - 1:55 pm (5 Comments)

Powys-based ISP eXwavia, which has until fairly recently been busy deploying fixed wireless broadband networks into various communities around rural Wales, appears to be facing a degree of financial uncertainty after it was confirmed that taxpayers money from the Welsh Government was being used to help support the provider.


28th March, 2014 - 4:18 pm (2 Comments)

The WiSpire network has once again worked alongside the Diocese of Norwich and local ISP FreeClix to expand the reach of its wireless broadband network even further into rural Norfolk (England, UK). The latest civil parish village to benefit is that of North Tuddenham.


24th March, 2014 - 8:43 am (1 Comment)

Basingstoke-based ISP HiWiFi has confirmed that their 16Mbps capable fixed wireless broadband network is now available to over 300 people in the English civil parish village of Hannington in the county of Hampshire.


20th March, 2014 - 8:18 am (1 Comment)

The Aberdeen Council in Scotland has put out a new tender that offers grant funding of up to £300k for wireless infrastructure and a further £300k for network connectivity, available under the Accelerate Aberdeen Super Connected Cities programme, in order to roll-out a WiFi service in public buildings across the City.


19th March, 2014 - 11:36 am (0 Comments)

The Cloud, a public wireless Internet hotspot operator owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), has noted how similar technology to that already used in wifi networks could soon help everything from Smartphones to possibly even electric Cars get recharged while surfing the Internet and without needing to be plugged in.


12th March, 2014 - 1:06 pm (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP ThinkingWISP can now reach 90% of Norfolk in England after it was able to install two new masts in Outwell (near Wisbech) and at Gayton (near King’s Lynn). The new infrastructure also gives them some coverage in the counties of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.


8th March, 2014 - 8:00 am (4 Comments)

BT’s up to 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology now comes in a new flavour – GEA-FTTC Street Access. The service appears to be targeted at mobile operators that want to improve local wifi and 4G coverage by utilising council street furniture (e.g. payphones) but can’t get or don’t need a full fibre optic line for the capacity.


7th March, 2014 - 8:43 am (5 Comments)

The boss of Europol‘s cybercrime division, Troels Oerting, has warned that they are seeing an “increase in the misuse” of free public wireless Internet networks (WiFi hotspots). In particular hackers have been known to target them as a means of stealing personal and financial information.


24th February, 2014 - 9:08 am (0 Comments)

A joint £1,000 project undertaken by Northallerton Retail & Business Forum, Northallerton Town Council and Hambleton District Council has resulted in the installation of a new free wifi hotspot being deployed to cover Northallerton High Street.


20th February, 2014 - 11:52 am (2 Comments)

The Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVCHA) has teamed up with CommunityUK to launch a new digital inclusion scheme that will help over 200 residents in Castle Vale (Birmingham, England) to get online via a free wireless Internet connection.


20th February, 2014 - 11:00 am (1 Comment)

Virgin Media has announced that a further ten London underground tube stations (total of 131) have just been added to their public wireless internet (wifi) hotspot service.

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