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BT gets reprieve, but still has to share broadband network

BT gets reprieve, but still has to share broadband network

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,... >>

A fifth of UK adults "digitally excluded"

A fifth of UK adults "digitally excluded"

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21% of all adults in the UK don't use the internet at home, or anywhere else, reports the BBC on the back of new research commissioned to look at Britain's "digital divide" in conjunction with the government's new "Digital Britain" plans. That equates... >>

£6 broadband tax confirmed

£6 broadband tax confirmed

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The plans drawn up under the government's "Digital Britain" scheme to tax all UK phone lines are to go ahead. Stephen Timms, the treasury minister in charge of implementing the Digital Britain plans, has confirmed - despite opposition from the Conservatives... >>

Digital Britain PCs stolen

Digital Britain PCs stolen

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Computers in the offices of the team behind the Digital Britain report have been taken by thieves. The Soho office was broken into overnight and all computers stolen. The irony, of course, is that the one section of the report is tasked with getting computers... >>

"Digital Britain" chief named as Stephen Timms

"Digital Britain" chief named as Stephen Timms

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The man who will be in charge of the government's Digital Britain plans has been named as Stephen Timms, the current treasury minister. Following the departure of communications minister Lord Carter, author of the recent Digital Britain report, Timms... >>