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26th Sep, 2011 06:45 AM
The ITU has released its latest flagship annual report into global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) uptake, which found that the price of broadband had fallen by 52% between 2008 and 2010, meanwhile the UK ranked just 4th in the world for fixed line internet access speeds.

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24th Sep, 2011 06:14 AM
ISP BT Retail, a national telecoms operator for the UK, has launched a new deal that offers 4 months of free broadband with unlimited evening and weekend calls (£13 per month thereafter).

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23rd Sep, 2011 11:59 AM
A new website has launched in Europe, RespectMyNet, which allows consumers to report whether or not their broadband ISP or mobile operator is imposing service limits that break Net Neutrality (the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal).

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23rd Sep, 2011 06:20 AM
A new study from Acision and YouGov has found that 54% of UK Mobile Broadband customers suffered slow speeds (down from 67% in 2010) and 42% experienced connection problems (down from 45% in 2010.

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23rd Sep, 2011 01:04 AM
The controversial YouView project, which will be used by several UK based broadband ISPs in a new deployment of internet TV (IPTV) services, has confirmed that it's still "on track to launch in early 2012".

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23rd Sep, 2011 00:31 AM
UK Broadband, which is owned by the Hong Kong-based PCCW, has confirmed that it will step in with Capita to help save Swindon Borough Council's troubled FREE wireless (Wi-Fi) internet service.

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22nd Sep, 2011 13:01 PM
Mobile operator O2 has reintroduced "truly unlimited downloads" to two of its top Home Broadband ISP packages in the UK.

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22nd Sep, 2011 11:47 AM
A global study of broadband internet download speeds across 224 countries has revealed that the UK sits just above the average with a rate of 599KBps (4.69Mbps if you prefer). By contrast South Korea is the fastest on 2,202KBps (17.62Mbps) and the Congo is the slowest at a measly 13KBps.

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22nd Sep, 2011 09:12 AM
UK ISP TalkTalk has come top in Ofcom's latest table of the most complained about fixed line phone and broadband providers, with Three (3) coming up worst for mobile operators. By contrast both Virgin Media and O2 won praise for receiving the least complaints.

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22nd Sep, 2011 08:12 AM
BT has confirmed that it will not deploy Seamless Rate Adaptation (SRA) technology to improve the performance of its ADSL2+ based broadband ISP services in the UK, although it is using an alternative method called Quantisation. Techno babble time.

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22nd Sep, 2011 08:00 AM
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the commercial launch of a new technology, VDSL2 Vectoring, which could be used in the UK and other countries to push FTTC based superfast broadband ISP service speeds up to and beyond 100Mbps.

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22nd Sep, 2011 07:01 AM
The UK government has finally corrected their target speed for superfast broadband services, which until recently had been stated as 20Mbps on their Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office glossary. However the benchmark was actually raised to 25Mbps in May 2011 and this has now been reflected in a snap update.

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21st Sep, 2011 23:20 PM
BT has today launched the UK version of OnLive's cloud-based internet video game streaming service, which allows the ISPs broadband customers to remotely play the latest PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 games without needing to own them.

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21st Sep, 2011 11:37 AM
Hull ISP KC (Karoo) has announced that the first of 330 homes in Woodmansey (Yorkshire, UK) have been connected up to their new six month trial of 100Mbps FTTH fibre optic broadband internet access services.

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21st Sep, 2011 08:12 AM
Opponents to closed-door plans by the UK government and Rights Holders that could see broadband ISPs being nudged to block piracy facilitating websites have finally been given a chance to have their say.

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21st Sep, 2011 06:58 AM
Broadband Wherever, a UK Satellite ISP, has called on homebuyers not to sacrificed their dream home because of poor fixed-line broadband coverage because space-based solutions can now offer an alternative.

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21st Sep, 2011 06:17 AM
A UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert for BT's new superfast broadband ISP service because it appeared to claim that the product was already widely available when in fact it wasn't.

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20th Sep, 2011 23:22 PM
Several broadband ISPs have successfully made it into this year's annual 2011 Sunday Times Tech Track 100 table of the fastest growing British firms and several have also dropped out.

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20th Sep, 2011 11:29 AM
A new list of the UK's top 50 slowest streets for broadband ISP internet download speed has revealed that residents living on Mount Pleasant (Suffolk) street received the worst service at a rate of just 0.128Mbps (Megabits per second).

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20th Sep, 2011 08:55 AM
PlusNet, a budget friendly broadband ISP, has today re-launched its Talk Anytime International 300 upgrade, which offers 300 minutes per month of inclusive international calls to the top 20 international destinations.

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