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26th Mar, 2011 05:15 AM
The UK Transport for London (TFL) authority and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, have announced plans to bring fast wireless Wi-Fi broadband internet access to 120 underground train and tube stations in the capitol city of England.

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25th Mar, 2011 23:02 PM
UK ISP BT has been accused of abusing its commercial muscle to undercut another small rural broadband improvement project for Ewhurst and the Surrey Hills by installing its own inferior solution and thus killing off the rival campaigns grant.

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25th Mar, 2011 07:59 AM
The music industry claims that broadband ISPs in the UK will, within the next two or three months, finally announce the launch of new legal music download and service bundle combinations.

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25th Mar, 2011 07:25 AM
Business ISP Metronet UK has revealed that it plans to build a new £3 Million radio based wireless broadband network in Greater Manchester.

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25th Mar, 2011 06:48 AM
A UK subscription-free broadband ISP based video-on-demand and catch-up TV ( IPTV ) service, YouView (Project Canvas), has been joined by one of firms that recently tried to have it killed off - BSkyB.

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25th Mar, 2011 00:54 AM
This year's UK Budget 2011 announcement caused office workers to race online, triggering a surge in business broadband internet traffic of over 18 Percent above normal levels.

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24th Mar, 2011 23:17 PM
UK ISP Demon Internet has abandoned its free Fax to Email service from DFax after broadband customers began suffering problems with intermittent availability. No replacement will be offered.

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24th Mar, 2011 13:43 PM
The Communications Workers Union has called upon the UK government to use any proceeds extracted from its auction of 4G Mobile Broadband spectrum to help deploy faster next generation broadband around the country.

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24th Mar, 2011 12:26 PM
Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has called on the UK advertising watchdog to pull Virgin Media's 'Stop the Broadband Con' campaign, which the ISP claims has been setup with the intention to "dishonestly deceive consumers".

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24th Mar, 2011 07:57 AM
The UK Open Rights Group has posted a video summary from day one of the Digital Economy Act's (DEA) Judicial Review process.

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24th Mar, 2011 06:55 AM
The latest Point Topic statistics have revealed that the world is now home to a total of 523,066,022 broadband ISP subscribers, with 56 million being added over the past year for a steady annual growth rate of 12%.

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24th Mar, 2011 06:17 AM
The UK government has announced the launch of 21 predominantly urban locations around the country that will become Enterprise Zones and thus benefit from superfast broadband internet access, tax breaks and simplified planning rules.

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23rd Mar, 2011 12:46 PM
The Wi-Fi Alliance has succeeded in developing a new and completely automated system that could, in the near future, automatically force mobile devices into picking nearby public Wi-Fi Hotspots over 3G/4G Mobile Broadband connections.

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23rd Mar, 2011 11:52 AM
BT has succeeded in forcing several law firms and their intermediaries to delete private customer details that had been collected through questionable Norwich Pharmacal Order's (NPO) following accusations of P2P internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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23rd Mar, 2011 08:03 AM
Mozilla has released its latest Firefox 4.0 website browsing software, which is a heavily simplified and much faster browser than previous releases. In addition it will also work on older operating systems, unlike IE9.

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23rd Mar, 2011 07:48 AM
Rights Holders and UK ISPs are reportedly working on a new Voluntary Code of Practice that could see 100 or more websites, those that have been deemed to "facilitate" internet copyright infringement, being blocked. This would include several popular cyberlocker (file storage) websites and P2P / Newsgroup indexes, such as The Pirate Day.

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22nd Mar, 2011 12:19 PM
The controversial Broadband Enabling Technology (BET), which can deliver fixed line DSL broadband ISP speeds of up to 2Mbps into rural UK homes that would normally reside too far away to receive a connection, has been launched by The Kenton Group.

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22nd Mar, 2011 11:50 AM
A new Eurostat study has revealed that 43% of the UK's older population (those aged 55-74) make frequent use of the Internet, which is considerably above the EU average of just 28% but a few points behind many of the Scandinavian countries.

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22nd Mar, 2011 08:13 AM
The UK national telecoms operator, BT, has announced a series of dramatic telephone line rental and phone call price hikes, which will hit the pockets of consumers hard at a time of worsening financial conditions.

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22nd Mar, 2011 07:13 AM
The UK government has been forced to admit that its controversial anti-Piracy Digital Economy Act (DEA), which seeks to tackle internet copyright infringement by imposing tough new restrictions upon broadband ISPs, will have to be delayed until the spring of next year and possibly even longer.

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