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BT Gets in on the Black Friday Bandwagon with Unlimited Broadband Sale

In case you hadn’t realised it, the Black Friday Sales phenomenon has over the past few years been imported from the USA and is now hitting UK shores. Naturally ISPs are getting in on the action and so BT has put their Totally Unlimited Broadband (ADSL2+ and FTTC / BTInfinity) packages on a special discount. …

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ITS Technology Group Gobbles Welsh Wireless Broadband ISP Xwavia

The IT services provider and fibre optic builder, ITS Technology, has gobbled yet another Internet provider and this time it’s Wales focused fixed wireless broadband ISP Xwavia, which serves a number of remote rural communities (e.g. Conwy) with superfast Internet speeds. The acquisition, which was made for an undisclosed sum, will see ITS “own and …

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ISP Fuel Broadband Offers 12 Months FREE Unlimited Internet with Phone

Budget ISP Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver) has announced the launch of a new promotion that offers one full year’s worth of free unlimited broadband (up to 16Mbps) to customers who also bundle in their phone line rental for £15 per month. The special offer, which should go live via their website today and will …

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Spectrum Internet Builds Community FTTP Broadband in Shirenewton

Residents of a well sized rural village in Monmouthshire (Wales) called Shirenewton could soon be able to benefit from a superfast fibre optic connection via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, which is being rolled out by Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet. The village, which interestingly is also listed for inclusion under the wider Superfast Cymru project with BT …

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Lycamobile UK’s False Unlimited 4G Mobile Data Ad Banned for a Third Time

Mobile operator Lycamobile UK appears to have become a serial offender after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned, for a third time no less, a “misleading” promotion on their website that claimed to offer “UNLIMITED DATA NOW WITH 4G” when in fact the data usage was effectively capped to just 5GB (GigaBytes). A nearly identical …

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Degree apprenticeships launched

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a new scheme. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Smartphone eye team in funds appeal

The team behind a portable eye examination kit that uses smartphones is crowdfunding to raise funds for its new innovation. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

HP revenues fails to impress markets

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard’s fourth quarter earnings failed to impress investors ahead of its big business split next year. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Vodafone gave too much data to police

Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Commons Intelligence and Security Committee Blames ISPs for Murder

It’s probably fair to say that most politicians can be a bit naïve when it comes to matters that require an understanding of ISPs and Internet communications. Sadly this also appears to be true of today’s report from the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee that effectively accused ISPs of failing to help stop the murder …

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Facebook hosted Rigby murder chat

Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology