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Government not solely responsible for unspent broadband millions

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Only 3,000 small businesses out of a predicted 200,000 have received vouchers, intended to cover the cost of broadband installations, since the launch of the scheme in 2013. Nicholas Sheppard from Brighton-based Optanet, a...

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Internet should be 'for everybody' says rural broadband boss

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Hugo Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of Cotswolds Broadband, also discussed how being tenacious and working towards this goal has helped the company grow. Talking to Cable.co.uk, he said: “It’s tenacity. My history with...

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One in five may still be without 100Mb broadband in 2020

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive of market intelligence firm Point Topic believes the government and Ofcom should facilitate equal access to fibre broadband services. He predicts that by 2020 75% of the UK will have access to...

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ISPA: Government has 'failed' to foster debate on privacy

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) said amendments to laws on the storage of people’s data had been made without “meaningful scrutiny” and urged the government to listen to public and industry views on...

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Long road ahead for Samsung's wi-fi ambitions

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Yesterday the firm announced the development of wi-fi technology that would allow data to be transmitted at speeds of up to 4.6Gbps – five times faster than the maximum 866Mbps possible with current existing consumer...

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Broadband a human right – 'if you can afford it'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

In a poll of leaders from global telecoms, media and technology, nearly three quarters said that access to broadband is now a human right. But 20% instead agreed with the answer "yes, if you can afford it". The results were...

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Net neutrality not in UK 'public conscience'

Monday, October 13th 2014

Mark Dawson, head of production at the Broadband World Forum, an annual telecoms, media and technology event in Amsterdam, said the issue – a hot topic in America – has not yet hit “mainstream public conscience” in the...

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Security experts issue warning to smartphone users

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Graham Cluley (pictured), an independent security analyst, said he was concerned about the outcome of a survey of black cab drivers, showing around half of phones left in cabs were not locked. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, Mr...

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Slow broadband 'slowing down' pupils, says headmaster

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Treffos School, on the Isle of Anglesey, has 140 pupils and its broadband speed dropped from 4Mbps to 2Mbps a year ago. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, headmaster Dr Stuart Humphreys (pictured) said: “The broadband is so bad I...

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Passengers reject in-flight mobile use

Friday, October 3rd 2014

This week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) authorised airlines to permit calls and the sending and receiving of texts and data. Previously passengers could only use their device before and after take-off and only in...

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