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UK has the world's fastest mobile broadband - report

Monday, April 20th 2015

Akamai’s State of the Internet report found the average connection speed in the UK is 16Mbps. This is the fastest of the 50 countries / regions around the world that qualified for inclusion in the mobile section of the...

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Superfast broadband 'as important as road or rail' to Staffordshire village

Friday, April 17th 2015

Gnosall, a village and civil parish with a population of approximately 4,700 people, has been reached by the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband programme. The connection of the village, which is roughly half-way between...

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Digital Scotland hosts superfast broadband drop-in session

Friday, April 17th 2015

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team attended the event to welcome broadband to the area. On the day, representatives from the Digital Scotland team were on hand to get people up to speed with the technology and...

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Police punish 40% fewer drivers for using mobile phones at the wheel

Friday, April 17th 2015

Year-on-year fines and charges have also fallen, with the number of drivers receiving penalty points dropping by 24%% when compared to 2014. The figures, requested by the BBC and obtained under a Freedom of Information...

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‘Busier than ever’ mums rely on smartphones to research purchases

Friday, April 17th 2015

A survey by data insight consultancy FanFinders found that when it came to researching a brand or product, 68% of mums preferred to use their smartphone. This compared to 20% who would use a tablet, while 10% said they would...

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Netflix introduces audio description for blind subscribers

Thursday, April 16th 2015

The accessibility service, which provides audio commentary describing what is happening on screen, enables TV viewers who are blind or have a visual impairment to engage with broadcasted content. The company added the service...

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Facebook CEO will bring affordable broadband to Europe, eventually

Thursday, April 16th 2015

But the social network’s co-founder suggested it could be some time off, as there were other parts of the world it needed to prioritise. Mr Zuckerberg was taking part in a question and answer session hosted on Facebook on...

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UK adults will spend 2.5 hours a day on mobile devices in 2015

Thursday, April 16th 2015

The estimated time of 2 hours 26 minutes with mobile devices is up 27 minutes from 2014 and marks an almost fivefold increase from 2011, when it was just 31 minutes. The figure, part of eMarketer’s estimates of media...

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Superfast rollout 'changing the face of broadband' in Scotland

Thursday, April 16th 2015

One of the new street cabinets in Bearsden was unveiled by members of local Roman re-enactment society The Antonine Guard. More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the town now have access to broadband speeds of 24Mbps or...

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Digital minister's own constituents bemoan lack of superfast broadband

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Locals in Fernham, Oxfordshire, have been campaigning for months to get upgraded to superfast broadband, after struggling with speeds as low as 0.26Mbps, as well as landline problems including crossed lines and...

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