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Rural broadband: fibre-to-the-premises is inefficient, says economist

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

London School of Economics professor Gabriel Ahlfeldt criticised the current trend for broadband providers to offer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps direct to rural properties, a process known as fibre-to-the-premises...

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Superfast broadband will see a bigger return on investment than HS2, says economist

Thursday, September 11th 2014

Almost £43bn has been allocated to the high-speed railway project, whereas just £1.7bn has been set aside for connecting 95% of the nation to fibre broadband. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, urban economics expert Professor...

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74 UK websites "failed to protect children" from porn, report claims

Thursday, September 11th 2014

The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) found that explicit sexual content produced by two on demand services - Extreme Movie Pass and UK Sirens - could easily be viewed by children across 74 different websites. In...

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Average home could contain 500 smart devices by 2022, says Gartner

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

As consumers warm up to concepts like the internet of things and connected household appliances over the next decade, the number of smart devices in the average family home will skyrocket. This is according to Gartner, which...

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Basingstoke new-build residents excluded from BT broadband plans

Friday, September 5th 2014

Average broadband speeds across the 401 properties in the Everest Park development range from 1-3Mbps, far behind the UK average of 17.8Mb. Local resident Oliver Colenso told Cable.co.uk, “Our broadband is slower than it...

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Housing developers divided on need for broadband in new homes

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Despite the government’s target for superfast broadband to be available to 95% of properties by 2017, there is no statutory requirement for developers to install broadband infrastructure in new-builds and only one of the four...

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Schools waste £50m on a year on phone bills

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

The study, carried out by independent telecoms broker Equinox, suggests that in the last five years, eight out of ten schools haven’t considered if they could save money by switching to a different tariff. Speaking to...

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New funding models are needed for rural broadband rollout, says community ISP

Monday, September 1st 2014

Daniel Heery, project manager at Cybermoor told Cable.co.uk, “We’ve experimented with different technologies and found that there is enough technology to solve broadband issues but the big problem is getting the financing to...

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Canalys data shows sales of wearable bands soared 684% in H1

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

The wearable band market – comprising both smart devices and more basic gadgets – experienced enormous growth in the first six months of 2014, according to a new report. Canalys, which published the data last week...

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GP surgeries still using premium 084 numbers years after ban

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

The Fair Telecoms Campaign has listed 350 surgeries in England that provide 084 contact numbers on National Health Service website NHS Choice instead of a geographic rate number. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, campaign leader David...

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