Month: December 2017

Airband Deploys First Wireless Rural Broadband Mast in Shropshire UK

The Connecting Shropshire project has confirmed that fixed wireless broadband ISP Airband have deployed their first live transmitter site in the UK county, which forms part of a £11.2 million contract that will extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to 14,000+ extra local premises by 2020. The contract, which was first signed in July 2017 (here) and …

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CEO of UK Full Fibre ISP Hyperoptic Gets CBE in New Year Honours

Congratulations to the CEO of urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Tobak, who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the digital economy. Back in 2005 she also co-founded Be Unlimited, which was one of the first unbundled ISPs to offer ADSL2+. Be Unlimited might …

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Aylesbury Vale Council Hands FTTH Broadband Network to UK ISP Gigaclear

The Aylesbury Vale District Council has handed control of the Aylesbury Vale Broadband ISP (assets / network) to Gigaclear for an undisclosed sum, which will continue the operator’s rollout of “full fibre” (FTTH/P) ultrafast broadband services to rural villages in Buckinghamshire. The project, which was initially supported by around £700,000 in the form of a …

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Planning Africa’s smart cities

African cities are getting “smart” by embracing technology and improving efficiency. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP Uno Discounts FTTC Fibre Pro Superfast Broadband Packages

Internet provider uno (uno Comms Ltd) has reduced the monthly price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTC “Fibre Pro” unmetered broadband packages and removed the activation or migration fees for any orders made before the end of January 2018. New customers would normally be charged a one-off fee of £54 for FTTC (VDSL2) activation or …

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2017

In memoriamImage by IDG / Thinkstock Our everyday lives rest upon the inventions and innovations of the scientists and engineers who came before us. Whether they developed programming languages, carbon nanotubes, data classification systems, video games, or the Internet itself, these 12 men and women are among the tech luminaries we lost in 2017. Their …

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