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wifi wireless internet access

15th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Social networking giant Twitter has teamed up with Wifi metropolis to offer 4 hours for free public WiFi hotspot access at St Pancras International Railway Station in London (normally only the first 10 minutes are free).

broadband internet speed speedometer

15th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

An interesting study from researches at King’s College London, which examined 1.9 billion UK sessions of BBC iPlayer video streaming by 32 million monthly users between May 2013 and January 2014, has suggested that people in the UK who suffer from slow broadband speeds will also spend less time online.

wifi hotspot free internet

15th June, 2016 (8 Comments)

Getting online between 22nd June and 22nd July 2016 could briefly become easier in the United Kingdom after FON confirmed that it had teamed up with BT to provide free public WiFi hotspot access, which is in honour of the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) first World WiFi Day. But there’s a catch.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

15th June, 2016 (4 Comments)

Earlier this month reports claimed (here) that cable operator Virgin Media were on the verge of announcing a major expansion of their 300Mbps broadband and TV network into parts of North Swindon (Wiltshire), where a state aid supported wireless network is deploying, and it’s now been confirmed that 7,000 premises will benefit.

london_fibre_optic_cable_break

15th June, 2016 (4 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in and around central London have been left without a functional broadband and phone service, which began yesterday afternoon after third-party contractors working on a construction project accidentally cut through a number of core fibre optic cables (pictured).

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

15th June, 2016 (5 Comments)

Last month it was revealed that BT intended to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 2 million premises around the United Kingdom by 2020, with about half being businesses. Today Openreach has confirmed the first 9 areas that will benefit.

hyperoptic east village fibre optic installation

15th June, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that UK ISP Hyperoptic did not break ad rules by describing their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network as “true fibre” and “full fibre optic broadband“, despite the last bit of connectivity into homes being done over Cat5e copper cable.

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