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30th Oct, 2010 08:08 AM
The UK governments Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, has ominously proposed that broadband ISPs could introduce a new Mediation Service that would allow them the freedom to censor third party content on the internet, without court intervention, in response to little more than a public complaint.

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30th Oct, 2010 07:13 AM
BT has been struck by yet another major broadband outage on its UK network, which is affecting areas in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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30th Oct, 2010 00:33 AM
CRFS, which develops and supplies real-time spectral monitoring and management systems, has warned the UK communications regulator ( Ofcom ) that its plans to auction licences in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz radio (wireless) spectrum bands for use by Mobile Broadband services should be delayed.

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29th Oct, 2010 12:30 PM
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), which advises the UK government on matters relating to "super-fast" internet access, has concluded that both wireless ( Wi-Fi , WiMAX , Mobile Broadband ) and Satellite ISP based technologies could offer effective solutions for delivering Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband into rural and the hardest to reach locations.

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29th Oct, 2010 07:21 AM
Budget conscious internet and phone provider, TalkTalk UK ( AOL UK , Tiscali , Opal ) has, somehow without us spotting it, launched its own range of mobile phone and Mobile Broadband packages.

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29th Oct, 2010 06:31 AM
BT Openzone, a popular UK Wi-Fi Hotspot provider, has joined with the London Underground to run a 6 month trial of wireless internet services at Charing Cross Tube Station from 1st November 2010.

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29th Oct, 2010 00:02 AM
Mobile operator Three (3) has revealed that almost 2,500 Terabytes (2,500,000GB) of internet data flowed over its Mobile Broadband network in June 2010. Facebook was also named as the most popular service, along with popular social networking games from Zynga.com and its top title, Farmville.

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28th Oct, 2010 09:32 AM
A large number of broadband ISP connections in UK Birmingham and the surrounding Midlands area have gone offline in what has since turned into a major outage for BT in the region.

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28th Oct, 2010 08:09 AM
BT has attacked the "high price" of Virgin Media UK's new 100Mbps cable broadband service, which launched yesterday (here) and will be available to 50%+ of the country by mid 2012. BT claims that the service, which costs from £35 per month when taken as part of a bundle, is more than twice the price of their own fibre optic based broadband product and won't help families at a time when "budgets are tight".

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28th Oct, 2010 07:34 AM
Google and has, after some delay, uploaded their new Connected Kingdom report and revealed that the UK Internet economy is worth £100 billion a year (7.2% of GDP), is growing at 10% a year and directly employs 250,000 people.

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28th Oct, 2010 06:23 AM
Ofcom has told the UK government that it should make 2G (mobile phone voice communications) radio spectrum available for use by Mobile Broadband services as soon as possible.

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28th Oct, 2010 01:11 AM
Business ISP Star UK has welcomed yesterday's launch of a new 100Mbps consumer broadband service by Virgin Media . However it warns that the move could also widen the Digital Divide between urban and rural areas.

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28th Oct, 2010 00:30 AM
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will rule next month on whether or not to charge either Phorm and or BT over the broadband ISPs secret 2006/2007 trials of privacy invading technology.

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28th Oct, 2010 00:12 AM
Mobile operator Three (3) has come out top in 8 out of 15 categories for an independent YouGov DongleTracker survey of 4,053 Mobile Broadband customers (2,160 used Smartphone's), beating rivals including Orange , T-Mobile , O2 and Vodafone UK. In particular 3 were the best for fastest connection speeds, as well as being number one in reliability, ease of use and value for money.

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27th Oct, 2010 12:23 PM
The i3 Group's Fibrecity project in the city of Dundee (Scotland), which aims to deliver "super-fast" 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home ( FTTH ) based fibre optic broadband ISP services to 68,000 homes, appears to have stalled due to a sudden restructuring by i3 that has placed 150 jobs at risk.

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27th Oct, 2010 11:13 AM
Nokia Siemens has proved that existing copper phone wire infrastructure is far from dead and demonstrated a DSL technology that can deliver "super-fast" broadband download speeds of up to a staggering 825Mbps (Megabits per second) over 400 metres!

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27th Oct, 2010 09:30 AM
The FTTH Council Europe has revealed that related internet superfast fibre optic broadband connections within Europe have increased by 22% over the past 6 months.

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27th Oct, 2010 08:12 AM
Many consumers in the UK could be unable to benefit from the new generation of "super-fast" broadband ISP services because of a bottleneck with old computer hardware and routers, with slow Wi-Fi (wireless) networks being a particular pain.

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27th Oct, 2010 07:25 AM
Opera's latest monthly State of the Mobile Web Report claims to have saved mobile internet users around the world £17.37bn ($27.4bn) per year on their data bills with its Opera Mini browser. The browser compresses up to 90% of website data, which saves on your handsets Mobile Broadband usage.

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27th Oct, 2010 06:55 AM
Communications provider Virgin Media has today reported its latest Q3-2010 results and revealed their new superfast 100Mbps broadband internet package. In total the operators ISP division managed to attract 4,242,900 broadband subscribers, which represents quarterly growth of +35,100 (net additions); up from +28,100 in Q2.

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