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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Norfolk assigns BT to extend fibre broadband cover to 90%

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 […]

Eight Peterborough villages to get 1Gbps FTTP broadband by Gigaclear

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 […]

Sky puts on Broadband Shield filter for all by default

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 […]

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