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16th October, 2013 (1 Comment)

Global content delivery network Akamai has published its latest State of the Internet Q2 – 2013 report, which found that the worlds average Internet download speed reached 3.3Mbps (up 5.5% from 3.1Mbps in Q1). Happily the UK has topped 8.4Mbps (up 11% from 7.9Mbps) and is now ranked as the 10th fastest globally (up from 12th).

16th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The £35.44m e-Sussex project, which hopes to make BT’s superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to 96% of local premises by mid-2016 (note: a total of 99% will be covered by the new FTTC network but some will only receive up to 24Mbps), has named the first nine telephone exchange locations to benefit.

16th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told EE to correct the mobile coverage checker on their website after a T-Mobile consumer complained that the 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage for their postcode was reported by the service as “EXCELLENT“, even though they could not receive any indoor signal and only had a poor service outside.

16th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

BT has successfully caused one of Sky’s direct mailing adverts to be banned because it promoted the operators On Demand TV service alongside their “free broadband” product, which is capped via a 2GB usage allowance and thus “would significantly limit the amount of Catch Up content that could be downloaded“.

16th October, 2013 (1 Comment)

The £264m Digital Scotland project, which aims to ensure that 85% of Scottish homes and businesses can access BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by the end of 2015 and around 95% by the end of 2017, has revealed the first 8 areas to benefit and most appear to be in the Highlands and Islands region.

16th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

A new survey conducted by uSwitch.com has concluded that Ofcom should force broadband ISPs to introduce annual statements, which would give consumers a better overview of their spending and include useful details like the end date of their current contract (31% don’t know when their contract ends).

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