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31st Aug, 2011 11:16 AM
The CTO of Timico, Trefor Davies, claims that businesses in the UK are beginning to replace their old ADSL broadband connections with superior Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) products that can offer stable internet upload and download speeds of up to 10Mbps.

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31st Aug, 2011 07:27 AM
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports that 77% of UK households (19 million) have an internet connection, which is up from 73% in 2010. However 8.73 million adults have never used the Internet. Mobile and Wi-Fi Hotspot services have also become much more important.

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31st Aug, 2011 05:58 AM
The Shetland Islands (Scotland, UK) are well on their way to deploying a new superfast broadband service after Shetland Telecom announced that it had started Phase 2 of its ambitious project to lay a new fibre optic cable across the island.

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30th Aug, 2011 12:26 PM
Community network operator NextGenUs has warned that many county councils' across the UK are misusing the government's recent funding allocation, which was designed to help 90% of people access a superfast broadband ISP service by 2015, to boost their own public networks and services.

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30th Aug, 2011 11:23 AM
PlusNet, a popular broadband ISP in the UK, has revealed that British people spend an average of roughly ten hours a day being connected to the internet and many now require wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity almost everywhere they go.

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30th Aug, 2011 07:11 AM
T-Mobile has reduced the price of its Pay Per Day Mobile Broadband packages from £19.99 to £9.9 (doesn't include the extra £10 top-up).

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30th Aug, 2011 05:56 AM
Mobile operator Three (3) has announced that it is giving away free Mobile Broadband (3G) access and modems to 11 isolated rural communities in the UK.

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27th Aug, 2011 06:41 AM
Internet search giant Google has confirmed plans to launch its flop of a broadband ISP based TV service, Google TV, in the UK during early 2012. It faces stiff competition in a market that doesn't seem to want IPTV.

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27th Aug, 2011 06:11 AM
Consumers in the UK will be frustrated to learn that BT has announced a series of shock new price rises that will come into effect during early December 2011.

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26th Aug, 2011 12:06 PM
Scientists have discovered a new way of mapping the more complex light that travels down a fibre optic cable, which could eventually lead to faster broadband ISP speeds.

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26th Aug, 2011 11:28 AM
BT has announced the correct and final shortlist of three rural telephone exchanges for its FOX trial, one of which will soon be converted to offer only the very latest fibre optic broadband ISP services in the UK.

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26th Aug, 2011 08:27 AM
Herefordshire County Council in the United Kingdom (UK) has started recruiting a force of volunteers to help spread the message about faster broadband internet access to isolated rural towns and villages.

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26th Aug, 2011 07:01 AM
BT has launched a new Copper Incentive Scheme in the UK that offers a financial reward to communications providers (broadband ISPs and telephone operators) who successfully bring customers back to their services.

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25th Aug, 2011 12:57 PM
UK ISP Broadband Wherever has listed the top 3 myths of satellite broadband technology and attempted to convince consumers that it is a viable choice for internet access.

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25th Aug, 2011 11:56 AM
Plans by the UK government that could result in ISPs and mobile operators being forced to block individuals from social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook etc.) have been heavily criticised today as part of a new open letter from ten civil society groups.

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25th Aug, 2011 07:32 AM
Broadband ISP PlusNet UK are offering new customers the chance to get both one months free broadband service alongside two free Tickets to the 2011 Four Nations Rugby Tournament.

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24th Aug, 2011 11:29 AM
The often outspoken boss of UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has called upon the government to help facilitate a new "IPv6 Ready" standard for broadband routers.

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24th Aug, 2011 09:25 AM
Plans to launch a new subscription-free and broadband ISP based video-on-demand and catch-up TV service, YouView, in the UK next year could fail after a new study from Digital TV Research predicted only minimal growth in the IPTV market.

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24th Aug, 2011 08:26 AM
The UK government has stepped up efforts aimed at forcing broadband providers into introducing tough new network filtering methods that would block adult internet content from the view of children.

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24th Aug, 2011 07:37 AM
The Roads Authorities and Utilities Committee (Scotland) has threatened both telecoms firms BT and Virgin Media with a fine of £50,000 each unless they improve their road repair work to a more satisfactory level.

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