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10th May 2012 (2 Comments)

The European Parliament (EC) has today voted unanimously (578 in favour, 10 opposing and 10 abstentions) to adopt new rules that, effective from 1st July 2012 (all EU Member States), will make it significantly cheaper to surf the internet from your Mobile Broadband connection while roaming abroad within the EU. The price of mobile voice calls and text (SMS) messages will also fall.

world map

10th May 2012 (0 Comments)

Website monitoring service Pingdom has used data from StatCounter to reveal that mobile web traffic (internet) worldwide, such as that which comes from Mobile Broadband and Smartphone connections, has almost tripled over the past two years. The UK was also found to have the highest share of mobile traffic, as part of total web traffic, in Europe at 10.71%.

broadband farming uk

10th May 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has today opened up their £20 million Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF), which is designed to help lift thousands of farms and rural businesses into the modern internet age, for a second round of bids.

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10th May 2012 (36 Comments)

National UK telecoms giant BT has released its latest results to 31st March (Q1-2012), which saw their retail broadband ISP subscriber base add +136,000 customers (down from +146k in Q4-2011) to hit a total of 6,280,000. Elsewhere its FTTC superfast broadband service has now passed 10 million homes and businesses (almost 40% of the country), well ahead of their original Q4-2012 target.

bt openreach uk engineer

10th May 2012 (25 Comments)

Earlier this week we reported on how BT had launched a new trial that could pave the way for consumers to install their own superfast broadband (FTTC) services, without the need for an engineer visit (here). Sadly there are still some significant technical challenges to overcome, which BT has today been kind enough to discuss with ISPreview.co.uk.

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