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internet uk spying and monitoring

1st March, 2016 (9 Comments)

After receiving strong criticism from three major reports, the Government has today appeared to rush out a revised draft of their controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which hopes to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a much bigger slice of your online activity.

satellite internet transmission dish

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has launched its new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy‘ (PDF) consultation, which among other things aims to enable growth in broadband communications provided via Satellite to hard to reach locations on land (rural areas), ships and aircraft.

wireless mobile mast

1st March, 2016 (10 Comments)

Vigilant Global and New Line Networks (NLN) have proposed to build two new 1,000ft (304 metres) tall and 3 metre wide towers in the South Thanet area of Kent (England) in order to make large financial trades fractionally faster, but they could also be used to improve local broadband connectivity.

wessex_internet_2016

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions) has confirmed that their hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, which operates in North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset (England), is now an approved supplier for the £60m “2Mbps for all” rural broadband subsidy (USC).

wireless radio spectrum mast

1st March, 2016 (7 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) provider Airband has officially submitted planning applications for a staggering 120 new “transmitter” (transceiver) stations, which will be used to spread superfast broadband across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

document_signing_broadband_uk

1st March, 2016 (5 Comments)

One of the biggest consumer frustrations with signing up to any new broadband, phone or other service is the mass of small print and complicated contract terms that sit in the way, which most of us probably skip or at least skim through. But now the Government want to tackle this.

road_works_broadband_uk_street

1st March, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council in Essex (England) has become the latest to call on local property developers to consider the need for faster “direct fibre” broadband connectivity when seeking planning permission for new builds, although it’s not an enforced requirement.

fair_isle_scotland

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Residents of the tiny Fair Isle community, which sits around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands (Northern Scotland), look set to benefit from faster Internet connectivity after Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) awarded a grant of £247,000 to the area.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

1st March, 2016 (10 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has finally gone on record to confirm that their £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was set-up to improve mobile phone network coverage in areas where there is currently none, has failed.

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