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rutland water uk england

16th May 2012 (9 Comments)

BT has pledged to make superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP speeds of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) available to over 90% of Rutland’s (England, UK) 17,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2013. The plan was announced today during a contract signing event between BT and Rutland County Council (RCC), which was held at the historic Oakham Castle.

wireless internet

16th May 2012 (1 Comment)

A group of Japanese scientists working out of the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) have managed to push wireless (wifi) data rates of between 2-3Gbps (Gigabits per second) over the unregulated T-rays band of the electromagnetic radio spectrum (300-3000GHz).

office for national statistics UK

16th May 2012 (0 Comments)

The governments Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest Internet Access Quarterly Update (Q1-2012), which found that a total of 42.16 million UK adults have gone online (83.7% of the population, up from 83.5% in Q4-2011 and 82.9% in Q3-2011). As a result the number of adults who have never used the internet declined to 8.12 million (16.1%).

orange uk

16th May 2012 (1 Comment)

Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) recently reported its latest financial results to 31st March 2012 (Q1), which revealed that their total base of fixed line Home Broadband subscribers has remained static (no growth or decline), for a third consecutive quarter, at 713,000.

internet piracy flag

16th May 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that Ofcom is expected to publish its final Initial Obligations Code of Practice proposal for tackling internet copyright infringement (piracy) by customers of broadband providers in June 2012, which is a much delayed requirement of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEAct).

uk advertising standards authority

16th May 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint by one of TalkTalk’s UK customers against a broadband speed checking facility on the ISPs website, which was found to deliver a “misleading” estimates of expected performance because it didn’t go far enough to make clear that the speed consumers received was “likely to be lower than the estimated” range.

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