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Square Mile hampered by slow broadband, warns CLC

Monday, July 28th 2014

A lack of fast, affordable broadband could hold back several parts of London from competing on a global scale, according to Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation...

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Cheshire villagers left behind as celebrity neighbours get superfast broadband

Monday, July 28th 2014

Residents of the exclusive Wychwood Park development, reportedly home to TV presenter Jeremy Kyle and darts champion Phil Taylor, already receive speeds of 4-5Mbps. However, those in St Clements Row...

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When will the UK's broadband postcode lottery end?

Friday, July 18th 2014

It seems like barely a day goes by without members of one of the UK's many rural communities complaining that their area is being overlooked by the government's broadband...

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BT launches new business mobile service

Thursday, July 17th 2014

BT One Phone allows calls to an individual’s office landline, extension and mobile to all go to one phone. Graham Sutherland (pictured), CEO of BT Business, said, “With an increasingly mobile...

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New legislation 'discriminates' against farmers with slow broadband, MP warns

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

“If they want farmers online they should help them get a decent, fit for purpose connection,” Chris Conder, a dairy farmer and founder member of community ISP Broadband for the Rural North told...

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Yeovil homeowners demand action over slow broadband in new homes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

The Wyndham Park estate is only four years old but residents of its 400 homes have broadband speeds of around 1Mbps, which is comparable with typical broadband speeds in 2004. Neighbouring homes...

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GCHQ and NSA named internet villains of 2014

Monday, July 14th 2014

GCHQ and the NSA have been branded internet villains of the year at the 2014 Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) Awards. At the 16th edition of the annual event, the two intelligence...

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New research puts price on personal data tracked by smartphones

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Researchers in Italy have released the results of a study into the prices advertisers are willing to pay for the various types of personal data that mobile devices track. Assisted by colleagues who...

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Alcatel-Lucent claims record broadband speed via copper lines

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

French telecoms equipment company Alcatel-Lucent claims to have set a new broadband speed record for data transmission using traditional copper infrastructure. Bell Labs, the firm's research...

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Ultra-HD TV channel launch moves a step closer

Monday, July 7th 2014

A new broadcasting specification for ultra-HD TV services has been approved by the DVB Steering Board, bringing the launch of 4K channels in the UK a step closer to reality. Pictures with a...

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