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3rd Mar 2014 (1 Comment)

The latest Internet speed testing data for February 2014 has found that the average home broadband download speed for the largest six ISPs in the United Kingdom has stayed almost static at 17.097Mbps over the past month, while the average upload rate was similarly stable at 3.055Mbps.

3rd Mar 2014 (6 Comments)

The British Labour Party looks set to take a 3rd swipe at reviving their failed Internet Snooping laws, which over the past 6 years have twice been rejected due to issues of unpopularity, cost, technical viability and general confusion.

3rd Mar 2014 (9 Comments)

Scientists writing for the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Digital-Scotland Working Group) have warned that the Scottish Government’s Step Change programme, which apparently now aims to make BT’s “superfast broadband” network available to “around” 95% of local premises by the end of 2017-18, will actually only achieve less than 80%.

3rd Mar 2014 (14 Comments)

Customers that spent £4.99 a month to purchase the Entertainment Pass for Sky’s broadband-based NOW TV service, which is supposed to include access to 10 of their top pay-tv channels (e.g. Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Discovery etc.), have been left disappointed because many of the shows are blocked due to “Rights Restrictions“.

3rd Mar 2014 (2 Comments)

How about a “fun” fact of the day? Did you know that when BT and Virgin Media build a new Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband street cabinet then they often need to use special concrete in order to ensure that the service is given adequate electrical protection? Not just any concrete will do.

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