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spying on uk ISP internet traffic

23rd April, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Open Rights Group, Privacy International and Big Brother Watch have today attacked some of the United Kingdom’s best known ISPs for betraying their customers by engaging “in a conspiracy of silence with the Home Office” over controversial proposals to expand the country’s existing internet snooping law (Communications Data Bill).

akamai global broadband speed

23rd April, 2013 (6 Comments)

Akamai has today published its latest State of the Internet Q4 2012 report, which found that the average global download speed had clawed its way to 2.9Mbps (up from 2.8Mbps in Q3-2012). By comparison the UK reached a speed of 6.5Mbps (up from 6.3Mbps in Q3) to be ranked 18th fastest in the world (down from 17th).

computer keyboard and mouse user

23rd April, 2013 (1 Comment)

Ofcom’s latest annual Adults Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013 reveals that internet use is continuing to rise but sadly 15% of the UK population still do not have the internet at home and 85% of those claimed this was due to a “lack of interest” (23% said cost and 19% pointed to the lack of a computer or related kit).

ee uk logo

23rd April, 2013 (1 Comment)

The latest Q1-2013 financial results from EE (Orange UK and T-Mobile) have revealed that their fixed line Home Broadband subscriber base increased by just +1,000 in the quarter to total 694,000, while their 4G (LTE) based mobile subscribers grew from zero to 318,000 in the first five months since its launch.

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