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Drones swarming our cities will become as accepted as smartphones - expert

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Bart Remes, a researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, admitted not everyone was comfortable with the thought of drones flying around their city. “You saw the same thing with smartphones – in...

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BDUK chief exec: Extend business broadband vouchers to 50 cities

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

It was announced last week that the project, which was due to close in March 2015, would run for another year. “It was a very exciting moment when the chancellor announced the extension of the scheme,” said Chris Townsend,...

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Next-generation wi-fi hotspots will connect 'without you knowing about it'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Operators are becoming more confident in the technology that provides NGHs, paving the way for them to become the future of wi-fi, according to a report by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), published last week. NGHs allow...

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Slow broadband in rural Britain creating an 'us and them' society

Monday, December 8th 2014

Jonathan Owen, CEO of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), said the level of unhappiness over the lack of high quality broadband in rural areas was creating a rural-urban divide reminiscent of a decade ago. The...

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IPv6 IP addresses will make it easier for security services to track you

Monday, December 8th 2014

James Blessing, chair of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), said the new version of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses would make it less laborious for service providers to work out exactly what user relates to...

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Government extends business broadband voucher scheme but ‘more needs to be done’

Monday, December 8th 2014

According to the government's 2014 National Infrastructure Plan the project, which was due to close next spring, will receive a £40 million cash boost so it can run for another year. Commenting on the announcement, Federation...

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Broadband speeds to new-build Glasgow estate 'pathetic' say residents

Friday, December 5th 2014

Despite sitting just 10 miles from the city centre, the 150 properties on the Woodilee Village estate can only receive maximum download speeds of 2Mbps and upload speeds of around 300-400Kbps. The estate contains working...

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Consumers shun High Street businesses that don't offer free wi-fi

Friday, December 5th 2014

Ton Brand, a senior marketing director at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), said that this is often the case even if consumers have a mobile data subscription. The WBA, whose members include BT, Microsoft and Huawei, aims...

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Digital exclusion a 'major' disadvantage to farmers and other rural businesses

Friday, December 5th 2014

The Country Landowners Association (CLA) repeated its call for minimum fixed broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps, and a drive to help the final 5% of rural areas get online, in evidence to a Commons select committee inquiry into...

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Europe falling behind US and Asia on free public wi-fi

Thursday, December 4th 2014

Ton Brand, a senior marketing director at the WBA told Cable.co.uk that the sheer number of competing operators in so many different countries in Europe meant that the rollout of wi-fi takes longer than in the US or parts of...

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