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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).

bt whole home wifi repeater disc

17th January, 2017 - 11:44 am (27 Comments)

BT has launched a “first of its kind in the UK” Whole Home Wi-Fi solution for broadband users, which claims to deliver “complete” WiFi network coverage in every room of your home and to “eliminate dead spots” by using three 165mm circular (disc) shaped WiFi repeaters. Sadly it costs £299.99.

Priddy village somerset uk

12th January, 2017 - 11:36 am (13 Comments)

Residents of Priddy on the Mendip Heights in rural Somerset (England), where around 671 people currently receive fixed line broadband speeds of anything between 1-5Mbps, might soon benefit from superfast speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps via a new network from UK ISP Voneus.

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.

wessex internet cherry picker truck

9th January, 2017 - 1:20 pm (1 Comment)

Alternative network ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which has deployed a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has upgraded to a new 10Gbps link and attracted 1,500 customers.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

9th January, 2017 - 11:10 am (30 Comments)

The state aid supported Cotswolds Broadband CIC project, which is supposed to be deploying a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has been “terminated” following a supplier dispute.

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.

wireless mobile mast

6th January, 2017 - 1:17 pm (1 Comment)

Telecoms operator JT has announced a new partnership with Digital Jersey that will help to support the construction of Jersey’s first Long-Range (LoRa) Wide Area Network, which will enable devices to access the internet without using the more traditional / wireless means of 4G or WiFi.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

16th December, 2016 - 12:59 pm (6 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today proposed a series of options for how a new legally-binding 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) could be rolled out across the United Kingdom by 2020, but it’s expensive and the final decision is down to the Government.


12th December, 2016 - 7:54 am (3 Comments)

The Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland has signed a deal with Aerohive Networks that will result in a huge upgrade of 4,000 new WiFi access points to public sector sites across the county, with a specific focus on covering 170 schools and 50 other sites (public libraries and buildings etc.).

zen internet uk isp

8th December, 2016 - 1:28 pm (1 Comment)

Zen Internet has signed a new partnership deal with alternative network provider Metronet UK, which will enable them to supply “wireless leased line” based Internet connectivity services to their customers and partners.

raydale road yorkshire

5th December, 2016 - 1:42 pm (0 Comments)

Some 20 homes in the sparse community of Raydale, which sits inside of the remote Yorkshire Dales National Park (England), have been connected to a new community wireless (WiFi) broadband network that can deliver connection speeds of up to 40-60Mbps.

wireless internet radio spectrum frequency

1st December, 2016 - 12:24 pm (3 Comments)

Researchers from Japan have managed to boost the speed of WiFi data transmissions to 34Gbps (Gigabits per second) by harnessing the 500GHz band of radio spectrum, which falls within the TeraHertz range (300GHz+). Even faster speeds are coming, but distance may be a problem.


28th November, 2016 - 9:04 am (2 Comments)

Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has analysed 31 million WiFi hotspots from around the world and found that 22% have no security (i.e. no password or encryption), while a further 2.7% only adopt the weakest form of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption that is easily hacked.

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