| |by telnet05 09:05AM Wednesday Jun 06 2012
Wednesday marks World IPv6 Launch Day, when many major websites such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft turn on IPv6 on their homepages. On 6th June 2011, we saw a 24-hour trial of IPv6 on the main website addresses of these sites to test for any problems, but this year IPv6 will stay enabled for good.
by telnet05 09:49AM Thursday May 31 2012
Harrogate Borough Council has rejected a report on the BDUK North Yorkshire pilot scheme, which was meant to be one of the showcase projects that would help other local authorities see how different broadband options would work.
by telnet05 01:14PM Wednesday Apr 04 2012
Some local authorities are perhaps taking the requirements to be able to show that there is demand for better broadband services in their area a little too seriously. Suffolk County Council set itself a target of 10,000 registrations for its faster broadband scheme, and has exceeded this with 11,300 sign ups. It is extending the deadline now until April 14th.
by telnet05 01:12PM Wednesday Apr 04 2012
Lancashire's broadband infrastructure is set to receive a £62.5m boost after BT revealed that it is working with Lancashire County Council on improving fibre services.
Not content with having FTTC available to 80% of premises in the South Yorkshire, it appears that Digital Region is to adopt the VDSL2 profile that allows for up to 80 Mbps connection speeds. littlebigone.com's website under its package pages informs potential customers that an 80 Mbps option will appear later in April.
by telnet05 09:22AM Thursday Mar 15 2012
Virgin Media will be fitting 120 London tube stations with Wi-Fi, but once the Olympic summer is over the service will no longer be free and the firm will begin charging by the minute.
by telnet05 04:01PM Thursday Nov 24 2011
A landmark ruling (PDF) at the European Court of Justice has ruled that a decision by the Belgian courts to force the implementation of a filtering system at the Belgian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Scarlet was incompatible with the Directive on electronic commerce. The ruling in the Belgian courts of SABAM (Belgian society of authors, composers and publishers) vs Scarlet, dating back to 2007, saw Scarlet forced to filter copyright infringing material or to face fines.
by telnet05 03:59PM Thursday Nov 24 2011
How does six months free fibre broadband sound? Well if you live in Bournemouth and specifically postcodes BH10 and BH11 and are in the first 250 households to apply then you may get a place on a six month free trial via Fibreband.
Following closely on the heels of the price announcement for the full fibre product from BT Retail, Zen has announced its Fibre Enterprise package aimed at businesses and home workers.
Residents on the Isle of Dogs benefited when fibre to the cabinet came to the Poplar exchange area some time ago, but people in blocks of flats tended to miss out on the benefits. As part of a trial aimed at residents of high-rise developments Openreach is canvasing interest to install fibre to flats in the West India Quay, Canary Riverside and Port East areas.
by telnet05 12:26PM Wednesday Nov 16 2011
by telnet05 12:25PM Wednesday Nov 16 2011
While American network operators proudly roll out their high-speed 4G mobile networks across the United States, there are many other nations where 4G has yet to arrive. The UK is one such example; while elsewhere in Europe, such as Germany and Scandinavia, operators already sell 4G services to customers, Britain has yet to even award spectrum licenses to carriers.
Sunderland will be the first city to have blank superfast broadband connectivity Sunderland City Council has announced. BT is to deploy it's superfast broadband including fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) products across the city, reaching 90% of homes and businesses.
by telnet05 11:31AM Thursday Nov 03 2011
Virgin Media is still on target to meet its coverage target of the Virgin 100 Mbps service being available to the complete cable network by the middle of 2012, representing roughly half of UK households.
by telnet05 11:28AM Thursday Nov 03 2011
While we have known about the spending of £2.5 billion by Openreach (part of BT Group) to bring super-fast broadband to two thirds of the UK for some time and its original end date of 2015, we are now being told that the project is likely to finish earlier in 2014.
If you were looking for a broadband provider and are in an area where Virgin Media offers its fibre/coax hybrid network and into music, then Virgin Media has a six month sweetener for you. This is in the form of a free six month subscription to Spotify Premium, though you must take out a subscription to the 30 Mbps or faster products on 12 month contract. Existing customers are not totally forgotten, you need to upgrade or commit to a new 12 month contract on a qualifying product to benefit.
by telnet05 03:37PM Thursday Oct 27 2011
Virgin Media claims half a million people now subscribe to its high speed 30 Mbit/s cable service, with 178,000 on the 50 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s plans. The company clawed back 6,300 broadband punters in the third quarter of 2011.