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31st Jan, 2012 13:54 PM
Scotland has today released its national Infrastructure Action Plan, which sets out how the country will bring superfast broadband speeds of 40-80Mbps to 85-90% of premises by 2015.

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31st Jan, 2012 11:37 AM
The TFL Group, a wireless networking provider, has accused telecoms giant BT of providing "astronomical quotations" for the installation of sub-par broadband ISP services to local businesses in rural parts of south and western Wales (UK).

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31st Jan, 2012 08:37 AM
Return Path, Google, AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft and many ISPs have joined together to launch a new technical specification (DMARC) that should help to combat the rising tide of fake / malicious and unauthenticated phishing email (spam).

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31st Jan, 2012 07:21 AM
Sky has today announced the launch of their first superfast unlimited broadband package and an extension of their existing unbundled network coverage to reach 88% of the UK by June 2013 (currently 82%). The operator, which topped 3.65 Million internet subscribers in Q4-2011, has also taken the wraps off a new Internet TV (IPTV) service and its free public Wi-Fi product.

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31st Jan, 2012 06:19 AM
Akamai's latest quarterly State of the Internet Q3 2011 report has revealed that the average global broadband internet (ISP) download speed has risen by 4.5% in the quarter to 2.7Mbps (Megabits/sec). By comparison the UK average speed increased from 5Mbps to 5.1Mbps over the same period, which caused our world ranking to fall from 25th to 27th place.

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30th Jan, 2012 13:41 PM
The UK county of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have moved to allay government fears over the status of their superfast broadband deployment plans by putting out a new tender that's worth up to £100m.

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30th Jan, 2012 10:12 AM
Sky (BSkyB) has today made its Video-on-Demand (VoD) service, Sky Anytime+, available to all broadband ISPs in the UK and added new content from both the ITV and BBC TV channels.

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30th Jan, 2012 08:21 AM
Business ISP Fluidata has warned that office internet capacity could suffer during the 2012 Olympic Games as workers login to view live video (IPTV) streams of their favourite events.

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30th Jan, 2012 05:56 AM
The Mystery Dining Company has revealed in its latest survey of UK Hotel Guests that 8 in 10 people rate the availability of wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) as an important factor when choosing where to stay and 76% would prefer it to be FREE (included).

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30th Jan, 2012 00:01 AM
The city of Portsmouth (3.554 Megabits per second) has today come top in a new study of the UK's top 30 fastest Mobile Broadband (3G) cities, which have been ranked by their average internet download speed. Sadly London came near the bottom.

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28th Jan, 2012 06:25 AM
UK ISP BT Retail are offering a free £50 Dabs.com Voucher to use with any new broadband package orders.

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27th Jan, 2012 11:44 AM
UK telecoms operator BT has been forced to send out replacements for its superfast broadband FTTC (VDSL2) modems (Huawei EchoLife HG612) after an overheating fault was discovered that could result in a "total loss of service".

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27th Jan, 2012 09:18 AM
The UK county of Lancashire has officially selected BT to help it rollout superfast broadband (30Mbps+) ISP services to 97% of the region by 2014.

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27th Jan, 2012 08:35 AM
Europe has closed its internet privacy infringement case against the UK, which related to ISP abuse of Phorm's targeted advertising system, after the country amended its national legislation (RIPA) so as to prevent interception of users' electronic communications without their "explicit consent".

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27th Jan, 2012 06:59 AM
The UK government has named 3 local authorities that are unlikely to get their superfast broadband deployment plans approved by the deadline and could thus be at risk of having their funding pulled. At the same time a further GBP100m of EU money has been put into the national project.

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27th Jan, 2012 06:08 AM
BT has announced that it is seeking 1,000 high rise apartment buildings in UK cities to join their existing pilot of superfast 300Mbps fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP technology.

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26th Jan, 2012 12:49 PM
The UK Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) has heavily criticised three of the country's five main Mobile Network Operators (MNO) for making it difficult, or even impossible, to use VoIP services like Skype or Google Voice.

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26th Jan, 2012 12:20 PM
Welsh ISP Exwavia and Fibrespeed has managed to bring faster wireless broadband internet access speeds of 4Mbps (Megabits per second) to the areas of Cefn Coch and Adfa in Powys (North Wales UK).

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26th Jan, 2012 11:59 AM
The European Union (EU) and 22 of its Member States, which still includes the United Kingdom (UK), has today officially signed the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Japan. Some fear that the treaty could turn internet providers into a police force for Rights Holders.

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26th Jan, 2012 06:43 AM
Telecoms giants BT and Cable & Wireless (C&W) have been fined several thousand pounds after pleading guilty to multiple roadwork related offences in London city UK.

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