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censorship uk internet

15th Dec 2016 (10 Comments)

A recent debate in the House of Lords on the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill has raised significant concern that the Government may be trying to censor social media websites (Twitter etc.), unless they adopt Age Verification. Otherwise ISPs might be forced to block them.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

15th Dec 2016 (2 Comments)

Second time lucky. Customers of Sky (Sky Broadband) may have mixed feelings when they read today’s news, which confirms that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed to gobble Sky by paying £11.7bn to acquire a 61% stake in the company (Fox already owns 39%).

cumbria fibre optic install grasmere

15th Dec 2016 (7 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England, which recently worked with Openreach (BT) to expand “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 90% of the county (59,500 extra premises), has given the green light to a £7.8m extension that will bring the availability to 97.4% by 2019.

yahoo

15th Dec 2016 (14 Comments)

A staggering 1 billion accounts belonging to Internet giant Yahoo! have been breached by a second major hack, albeit one that occurred in August 2013. Today BT Retail and other broadband ISPs that have used the firm for their email (e.g. Sky Broadband) are warning customers to change their passwords.

Plymouth Science Park

15th Dec 2016 (0 Comments)

Over 120 businesses on the 25 acre Plymouth Science Park campus in Devon (England) look set to benefit when the existing fibre optic based ParkNet infrastructure is upgraded to support “UltraFast” broadband speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps.

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