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Vodafone: Innovation will eliminate not-spots

Monday, November 17th 2014

Dr Rob Matthews, senior community manager at the operator, said different solutions for connectivity suit different areas. Dr Matthews's comments come as Vodafone last week unveiled Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire as the...

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European energy strategy will get us 'in trouble'

Friday, November 14th 2014

Stefan Grosjean, CEO of Smappee, warned that people need to become more aware of their energy consumption now, before we are all “in trouble”. He said that other countries could soon be forced to follow his native Belgium...

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Ethical smartphone 'perfect fit' for the Phone Co-op

Friday, November 14th 2014

The Fairphone is made by a Dutch social enterprise of the same name and was launched last month by the Phone Co-op, which has an exclusive deal to market the phone in the UK. A spokesperson for the co-operative told...

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Invasion of privacy will drive exodus to the dark web

Friday, November 14th 2014

Professor Mike Jackson, cyber security expert at Birmingham City University, said people need to be aware of the implications of giving up their privacy, and a balance should be struck between security and privacy. His...

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Head of government BDUK project predicts 30% superfast broadband adoption despite 95% availability

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Speaking to Cable.co.uk about how many people will actually subscribe to fibre broadband, BDUK’s chief executive Chris Townsend (pictured) said: “If we carry on at the rate of increase I expect take up to be beyond the 30%...

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Estimated energy bills hark back 'to the dark ages'

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Richard Morgan, business development manager of Smappee, said energy costs are the only household expenditure that are not itemised, and that the use of estimated bills are going “back to the dark ages”. Smappee clamps...

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Autism charity praises government digital skills investment

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Autism West Midlands (AWM) picked up two gold awards at the Digital Impact Awards last month for Connect, a social media platform for people with autism and their families. The service was launched in April and is funded by...

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Regulation alone will not deliver net neutrality

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Futurist Tom Cheesewright said one answer could be charging more to consumers who want to access bandwidth-heavy services like video streaming, but it should not be to have different pricing for suppliers of that content. Net...

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Ultrafast broadband sceptics wrong, says CityFibre boss

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

CityFibre’s Mark Collins said the sceptical view that “no-one needs gigabit” still exists but the reality is that consumers don’t always know how much bandwidth they are using. “The more capable our connection is,...

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'Shoddy' government lacks ambition in digital policy

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

George Bevis, who co-ordinates Labour Digital, a network of 300 digital professionals supporting the Labour Party, said not enough is being done by the current government to make Britain a leading digital nation. Labour...

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