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cityfibre fibre optic development uk

11th August, 2014 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre, which now has close to £50m of investment ready for use in various cities and towns across the United Kingdom, have reached a new agreement with Easynet (formerly MDNX) that will allow them to “significantly” upgrade the operators Public Service Network (PSN) in the metropolitan borough of Kirkless.

kc hull isp engineers

11th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and its surrounding areas in East Yorkshire, KC (KCOM), has announced that they’re “laying claim” to the title of “village with the fastest broadband speeds in Britain” after pegging Brantingham for the achievement thanks to its average download speed of 78Mbps. Gigaclear and B4RN may have a thing or two to say about that.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

11th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has failed to match the full level of £22.75 million in funding offered by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Superfast Extension Programme, but it’s not a big deal because they still expect meet the national target and bring superfast broadband to 95% of the area by 2017.

cat_wifi_hacking

11th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

Forget WarDriving because now domestic cats (“War Kittehs“) and dogs (“Denial of Service Dog“) can be hackers too. Security expert Gene Bransfield from Tenacity Solutions told the DEFCON 22 conference in Las Vegas this weekend that he’d adapted a special cat collar to help uncover open or unsecure home wifi networks in his local area.

lancashire uk map

11th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

The £130 million Superfast Lancashire project, which aims to make BT’s “superfast broadband” FTTC/P (24Mbps+) network available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2015 (a total of around 655,000 homes and businesses), has announced the next 10 areas to benefit from the programme.

security of broadband isp routers

11th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

A team working for Check Point Software Technologies have warned that the TR-069 (CWMP) remote management protocol, which is commonly enabled in broadband routers supplied by ISPs and helps the provider to keep your device updated with the latest firmware or to perform various other tasks (e.g. diagnostics), is vulnerable to a variety of potential exploits.

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