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30th June, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Shadow Minister for Media, Helen Goodman MP (Labour), has today warned that both the UK government and Ofcom are “running out of time” to find a solution for the “4G” (LTE) Mobile Broadband interference problem, which could leave up to 2 million UK households without a full ability to watch Freeview based Digital TV (DTV) services.

bing ban this filth uk

29th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

As the UK government consults on whether or not to force broadband ISPs into imposing default censorship of adult websites (here), it’s worth remembering just how ineffective such measures can be. One of the biggest problems is with internet search engines, such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing, which often maintain cached copies of related images and sometimes even videos.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

27th June, 2012 (15 Comments)

The UK governments Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, appears to have confirmed to this week’s annual reception of the All-Party Parliamentary Media Group (APPMG) that he has now approved a further 2 local authorities that failed to get their Local Broadband Plans (LBP) done before the original deadline in April.

scotland uk regions map

25th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today allocated £120 million to help the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) roll-out superfast broadband (40-80Mbps) services to 85-90% of homes and businesses by 2015, with an aim of reaching 100% with “world-class digital connectivity” in 2020.

uk internet statistics

25th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

The results from 1107 respondents to our latest monthly survey has revealed that the majority (72.8%) of UK readers are opposed to government plans that would expand existing internet snooping laws and log a much bigger slice of your online activity (e.g. Skype access etc.); regardless of whether or not you ever committed a crime.

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22nd June, 2012 (4 Comments)

The CEO of Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic UK, Oliver Johnson, has claimed that political leaders, such as Ex-PM Tony Blair, who “are not brave” or knowledgeable enough to invest in a better broadband infrastructure, could be costing the world economy an estimated £0.89 Trillion (annually) in lost tax revenue.

norfolk suffolk east anglia uk map

19th June, 2012 (9 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) has optimistically predicted that its local plan, which aims to make superfast broadband ISP speeds of 100Mbps available to everyone in the region by 2020 (shared EU target), could result in a £5bn boost to the local economy.

european union map flag

19th June, 2012 (15 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has released its annual 2012 Digital Agenda Scoreboard, which assesses the progress towards Europe’s broadband delivery targets. It found that just 5.5% of UK lines have adopted a superfast broadband ISP service that can deliver download speeds of 30Mbps+ (EU average 8.5%).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

18th June, 2012 (28 Comments)

The boss of urban fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Pressman-Tobak, has warned that last week’s comments by BT’s Strategy Director (here), Sean Williams, whom suggested that there was “no business case to support” a full UK roll-out of true fibre broadband (e.g. FTTP) services, could be “very dangerous“.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

16th June, 2012 (31 Comments)

The UK governments somewhat embattled Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Jeremy Hunt MP, has surprisingly agreed to visit and “support” the B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project in northern Lancashire UK.

chi onwurah mp uk

15th June, 2012 (17 Comments)

The local MP for Newcastle Central and Labour’s shadow minister for innovation and digital infrastructure, Chi Onwurah, has criticised the European Commission (EC) for having a “bias in favour of fibre” and switching its EU state aid rules (here) to focus more on “ultra-fast” (100Mbps+) fibre optic FTTH style broadband networks.

internet snooping uk

14th June, 2012 (8 Comments)

The government has today published a first draft of the Home Office’s revived Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand the United Kingdom’s existing internet snooping laws (data retention) and force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity (e.g. Skype access); irrespective of whether or not you’ve committed a crime.

bt superfast broadband fttc street cabinet uk install

13th June, 2012 (27 Comments)

BT has told the Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the UK governments superfast broadband strategy that its new fibre optic based network (FTTC , FTTP) will need more freedom from Ofcom’s changing regulation and price controls if it is to make a bigger “long-term investment” in related services.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

13th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has given state aid approval for the UK government to release between £7m-£10m in order to rollout an “ultra-fast” fibre optic based 80-100Mbps+ (Megabits per second) capable broadband ISP network in Birmingham by 2015 and turn it into one of ten large “super-connected cities“.

world internet

11th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO) has called for a controversial change to the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) that could make it easier for broadband ISPs to discriminate against internet content providers (e.g. Skype, Google, Netflix etc.), unless they pay for privileged access that is.

wifi wireless internet access

11th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Belfast City Council (BCC) will later today announce a new plan to blanket most of Belfast city (i.e. the capital of Northern Ireland, UK) in a free wireless internet access service for use by all residents and visitors.

european union flag

9th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Council of the European Union (CEU), which is where government representatives from EU Member States’ (e.g. UK) sit down to make new laws, has unanimously moved to promote a Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online that would require ISPs around the world to block websites “containing child pornography“.

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