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Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access

Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access

By 30 November 2011

Sky Broadband customers look set to enjoy Wi-Fi hotspot access when out in town thanks to the company’s purchase of The Cloud. The move was confirmed by the Network Implementation Director for Sky Network Services, Trevor Legg, when he spoke to Pocket-lint... >>

BBC details crowd-sourced 3G mobile coverage for UK

BBC details crowd-sourced 3G mobile coverage for UK

By 24 August 2011

The BBC's 3G coverage report has just been published, with findings that reveal that 3G cover is still not up to the standards many operators would have us believe. Taking part in the crowd-sourced survey were 46,000 volunteers, who downloaded an app... >>

Copyright law makes format shifting legal

Copyright law makes format shifting legal

By 3 August 2011

The Government has announced that it is to make changes to copyright law, legalising the practice of transferring video and audio files from one format, say a CD, over to another - in this age most likely being a digital file. The current law states that... >>

Superfast broadband UK-wide by 2015

Superfast broadband UK-wide by 2015

By 6 December 2010

The UK broadband saga continues, as news has recently come in that the government will be pledging an extra £50 million, on top of the £830m already set aside for the plan titled "Britain's Superfast Broadband Future" - a mission to get UK-wide superfast... >>

BT gets reprieve, but still has to share broadband network

BT gets reprieve, but still has to share broadband network

By 4 June 2010

British Telecom has seen a 4-year reprieve to the physical unbundling of its broadband infrastructure in Ofcom's latest decision regarding the future of super-fast broadband. Possibly seen as a compromise, the telecoms giant will have more control over... >>

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

By 20 May 2010

The 50p broadband tax that Labour wanted to introduce has been scrapped by the new coalition government. Instead the money to fund the superfast network, which isn't really superfast at all, will be raised by skimming money off of the top of the licence... >>

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

By 8 April 2010

If you haven't been languishing in a cave or living in some remote corner of the globe without TV or internet access, then you have probably come across something called the Digital Economy Bill. This bill was recently passed and it has within it certain... >>

Leeds to get 100Mbps broadband in 2010

Leeds to get 100Mbps broadband in 2010

By 24 February 2010

Leeds telecoms company Aql has announced that the city will be the first in the country to get super-fast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps. Businesses in the Calls area, many of which are media and marketing agencies, will be the first to benefit from... >>

Tories promise 100Mbps broadband by 2017

Tories promise 100Mbps broadband by 2017

By 1 February 2010

George Osborne, the Conservative party's Shadow chancellor, has promised the British public that if elected, his government would deliver 100Mbps broadband speeds to the "majority" of homes by 2017. Calling the scheme, "nationwide super-fast broadband",... >>

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

By 9 December 2009

Following the news we brought you in September that this would be the case, it seems it definitely is. The 50p-per-month "broadband tax", previously confirmed by Stephen Timms, the treasury minister in charge of implementing the Digital Britain plans,... >>