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13th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Consumers who own an Asus RT-AC68U, RT-AC56U, RT-AC66U, RT-N66U or RT-N16 wireless broadband router would be well advised to keep an eye out for a new firmware update that adjusts the devices default security settings, which is designed to stop attached USB Storage drives from becoming accessible to the Internet.

13th January, 2014 (16 Comments)

BT has today announced the appointment of Joe Garner (aged 44), the former head of HSBC’s UK bank, to be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Openreach division when current boss, Liv Garfield, steps down to become CEO of water company Severn Trent.

13th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Commuters who travel on any of the 713 Lothian Buses and 27 Trams in Edinburgh (Scotland) look set to benefit from a free wireless Internet access (wifi) service as part of the UK Government’s £150m “super-connected cities” initiative (Urban Broadband Fund).

13th January, 2014 (19 Comments)

The Government has proposed a new £10 million scheme, which would be based off its existing Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, to help deploy superfast broadband services across 90% of South Yorkshire in England (most likely with BT’s help). The region suffered a £155m failure last year when the alternative Digital Region network collapsed.

11th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published a new report that highlights the potential economic and infrastructure benefits to the broadband market of adopting any one of three alternative wayleave regimes, which might make it easier, faster and cheaper for ISPs and mobile operators to install new telecoms infrastructure.

10th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Cybermoor Networks scheme, a partially community built fibre optic broadband network for the Alston Moor area in rural Cumbria (England), has confirmed that it’s now planning to extend its reach to include more homes outside of central Alston.

10th January, 2014 (29 Comments)

Brash Solutions, an IT services company, has heavily criticised BT’s wholesale division (they probably also mean BTOpenreach) for rolling out superfast broadband (FTTC) services to residential parts of Berkhamsted in West Hertfordshire (England) while ignoring the “majority of the High Street and business offices“.

10th January, 2014 (3 Comments)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its latest annual report of fixed and wireless broadband development across its 34 member countries, which saw the United Kingdom jump from 9th to 8th place for fixed line broadband penetration and our annual fibre optic (FTTH/B) growth jump to 172%.

9th January, 2014 (5 Comments)

Telecoms and networking kit manufacturer ZyXEL has predicted a “steep rise” in demand for superfast broadband FTTC (VDSL) based Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5 / G.vector) services and hardware across Europe during 2014 as network operators, such as BT, move out of the pilot phase and seek to improve Internet speeds.

9th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

Customers that make use of Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere App on iOS devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad etc.), specifically when connected to their home broadband network, have been unable to use the service properly for the past few days due to an unspecified fault.

9th January, 2014 (8 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Cymru project, which aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016, has revealed a new list of communities that are scheduled to be enabled with BT’s new network by the end of March 2015.

9th January, 2014 (7 Comments)

The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee has today published a damning new report that heavily criticises the USA, United Kingdom and other EU member states for their activities towards fostering mass Internet surveillance, which MEPs said often appeared to involve “illegal actions” that should be prohibited.

9th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operators Vodafone and EE have signed a new 10-year deal with Eurotunnel that will make their 2G and 3G based voice and Mobile Broadband services available to commuters travelling 100 metres below sea level on trains along the Channel Tunnel (North Tunnel) route that connects the UK to France (4G will follow later).

8th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

Entertainment giant Sony has this week officially announced the launch of their new cloud-based PlayStation Now (PS Now) service, which works in a similar way to OnLive by using Gaikai video streaming tech to allow gamers to remotely play console games via their existing broadband ISP connection (without having to download anything).

8th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has kicked off 2014 by upholding a variety of complaints against “misleading” adverts for broadband and other services supplied by Sky Broadband (BSkyB), AOL Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and separately also YouView’s (IPTV) platform that some of the big ISPs use.

7th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has apologised after a “typographical error” meant that anybody who submitted a web form response to its consultation on proposals that would require BTOpenreach to meet better “minimum performance standards” (here) will not have been heard.

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7th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP customers that own some models of Cisco, Netgear, Linksys or certain other routers could be vulnerable to a new backdoor exploit that allows a hacker to remotely input their own admin password and possibly gain full access to your network.

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