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The world's 3 billion people use broadband, says study

January 30th, 2015 by admin
According to research conducted by 'We Are Social', their recent study reveals that 3.01 billion people of the world are now active users of the internet. Based on this trend of broadband adoption, the figure is expected to touch 50% by he middle or later part of 2016. The firm reported that 3.649 billion people have a mobile device and that 2.078 billion people have social media accounts. As broadband connectivity started becoming more available across the developing world, the study found that... Read More»

Northern Rail uses BDUK grant to deploy free 20Mb WiFi on trains

January 29th, 2015 by admin
Northern Rail passengers commuting in West Yorkshire can now use free WiFi (20Mb) services on-board. Thanks to a grant of £750,000 from the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, Northern Rail has deployed one of the first services of this kind for rail passengers, as a part of a joint initiative with Leeds City Council, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and of course BDUK. BDUK's contribution was drawn from its Urban Broadband Fund, that aims to... Read More»

Norfolk assigns BT to extend fibre broadband cover to 90%

January 28th, 2015 by admin
The Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) project has signed up BT on a second contract that will extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services under its Phase 2, to reach 90% of the county's properties, worth £17.9 million. In the first phase, 80% of local premises would be reached by end of 2015, which is a BDUK contract worth £41 million. The new deal signed, has £6 million coming from the government's BDUK programme, is match funded by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, with the Dorse... Read More»

Eight Peterborough villages to get 1Gbps FTTP broadband by Gigaclear

January 27th, 2015 by admin
Gigaclear, one of UK's dedicated fibre-optic service providers, had earlier said, in June last year, about the possible deployment of 1Gbps capable FTTP based broadband network to the rural villages of Peterborough, namely, Ufford, Tallington, Southorpe, Pilsgate, Helpston, Barnack, Bainton and Ashton. Now Gigaclear has begun construction of the fibre-optic network to provide superfast connectivity to some 1,500 premises here. This build can also leverage the backhaul capacity from the Peterboro... Read More»

Sky puts on Broadband Shield filter for all by default

January 25th, 2015 by admin
Sky Broadband has confirmed that their service is rolling out Sky Broadband Shield service, to block out adult content online, to its entire customer base by default. Unless Sky's broadband customers opt out and make an active choice to switch off the filter, it will be on. Already, new customers had been given this option for the past year. Other major ISPs had started this service to existing customers, even during the end of last year. Sky Broadband customers will have to log-in to their acco... Read More»

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