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Gigaclear Begin FTTP Broadband Rollout for Rural Northamptonshire Villages

Towards the end of last year Gigaclear announced a new plan to roll-out their 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network to several thousand homes and businesses in a number of rural Northamptonshire villages (East Midlands of England) by the end of 2017. The good news is that this installation work has now started. The ISP reports …

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Peers try to revive ‘snooping law’

UK net firms have criticised attempts to revive a “snoopers’ charter” by adding it into draft legislation currently before the House of Lords. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Pinterest to give ad firms user info

Pinterest is planning to tell advertisers more about what its users are posting in a bid to help target ads. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Country blocked on club Facebook page

Notts County blocks Hungary from its Facebook page after it was deluged with comments concerning the signing of a new player. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Reveal H1 2015 Fibre Broadband Upgrades

It’s been awhile since we ran any coverage on the £56.6m Fastershire project (still the best name ever), which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 90% of premises in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire by the end of 2016 (148,000 premises). But the good news is that we now have the roll-out …

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KC’s Fibre Optic Broadband Reaches 40,000 Hull and East Yorkshire Premises

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, KC (KCOM), has announced that the roll-out of their new superfast “Lightstream” fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in the region has now reached 40,000 premises passed, with 12,000 having already subscribed (30% uptake). The announcement means that KC are already well on the way …

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VIDEO: AI technology ‘will take your job’

Robert Shiller, regarded as one of the most influential economists in the world, has said society is “in a panic” about artificial intelligence. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Gigaclear Start Rollout of 1Gbps FTTP Broadband for 8 Peterborough UK Villages

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has begun construction of a new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband network for approximately 1,500 premises in the rural Peterborough (England) villages of Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Pilsgate, Southorpe, Tallington and Ufford. The ISP first talked about the possibility of such a deployment, which could leverage backhaul …

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US plans ‘regulated’ Bitcoin exchange

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: How criminals clone your card

The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones spoke to James Lyne, head of research at cyber-security firm Sophos, to find out how criminals go about cloning your card. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Twitter battles Instagram links

The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Emergency patch fixes Flash flaw

Adobe has released an emergency patch for a flaw in its Flash software that was being widely exploited by thieves. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Lords Sneak UK Internet Snooping Law into Bill – Minus Safeguards

Opponents of the Government’s plan to revive the twice failed Internet Snooping law, which would force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity and also make it more accessible to security services, are crying foul after dirty politics resulted in 18 pages of new law being snuck into the Counter-Terrorism and …

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Confirmed – Three UK Enters Exclusive Talks to Buy O2 for £10.25bn

The Spanish owner of mobile network operator O2 UK, Telefonica, has confirmed that they’ve entered into an “exclusivity agreement” with Hutchison Whampoa (the parent of rival mobile operator Three UK) to buy the provider for £10.25bn in cash. Unless the talks fail, which at this stage seems unlikely, then Three UK will ultimately end up …

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India Uber resumes services in Delhi

The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

Asia’s richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain’s second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn). Read more here:: BBC News – Technology