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3 December, 2009 - 9:35 AM
Major Internet giants, including Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook, have issued an open letter that strongly rejects Clause 17 of the UK government's new Digital Economy Bill, which would give the Secretary of State (i.e. Peter Mandelson) sweeping powers to amend Copyright law without hardly any debate.

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3 December, 2009 - 9:10 AM
Broadband ISP Fast.co.uk has today announced the surprise acquisition of former rival Firenet, a small but established broadband, dialup and hosting provider with a contact centre based in Ireland. Firenet had recently fallen off the map somewhat with a few customers complaining about service and support problems.

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3 December, 2009 - 8:26 AM
Prominent Privacy Campaigner, Alexander Hanff (NoDPI), has claimed that the recently announced trial of Detica's new CView Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology (here) by broadband ISP Virgin Media UK could be illegal. CView is designed to measure copyright infringement on a network by monitoring customers’ data traffic and ISPs could soon find themselves being forced to adopt it.

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3 December, 2009 - 7:15 AM
The local Haringey Council for Muswell Hill (North London) has ordered BT to move 20 of its new street-side cabinets, which are being used to trial the operators 'up to' 40Mbps next generation FTTC fibre optic broadband services in the area. BT has also been ordered to repaint them from Green to Black so that they fit better with the areas aesthetics.

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2 December, 2009 - 2:16 PM
The highly controversial UK Digital Economy Bill is due to be debated at around 3:40pm today. Readers can follow the debate live by viewing this video on the parliament website - VIEW IT HERE .

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2 December, 2009 - 11:44 AM
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called on the UK government to consider using some of the money it saves from enforcing greater use of online eGoverment services (i.e. online tax returns) to aid in "providing fast, affordable broadband to every door – including rural areas."

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2 December, 2009 - 7:06 AM
The mobile division of Virgin Media , which is based off T-Mobile UK's network , has increased the performance of its Mobile Broadband service up to a maximum of 7.2Mbps. That's impressive considering that T-Mobile's website only pledges to deliver "up to our maximum of 4.5Mbps", though in the real world most mobile operators have enough problems hitting 1-2Mbps.

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1 December, 2009 - 11:00 PM
Comparison site Broadband.co.uk has released its latest anecdotal monthly broadband speed testing results for November 2009. It shows that the average UK broadband download speed for the largest ten ISPs has remained largely unchanged since October and currently stands at 4.367Mbps.

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