West Yorkshire and BT Complete BDUK Phase 1 Fibre Broadband Rollout

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The Superfast West Yorkshire project in England has today announced that 97% of local premises can now access a “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service from BT, which means that the first deployment contract has completed ahead of its original end of September 2015 goal. According to the PR spin, almost 65,000 additional local homes and…

Vodafone Connect Expands Home Broadband to Rest of the UK

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As promised Vodafone has today announced that their recently launched fixed line home broadband and phone packages, which were initially only available to existing customers living in certain parts of the country, have now been expanded to most of the United Kingdom (22 million premises). The original June 2015 launch article contains a full summary…

Clinton to hand over email server

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Hillary Clinton has agreed to hand over to the FBI the private email server that she used as secretary of state. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

On Target – BDUK Bring Superfast Broadband to 3 Million Extra UK Premises

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The Government’s £1.7bn (public funding) Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is predominantly working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017/18, has confirmed that 3 million homes and businesses can now benefit from its effort. The project was originally setup in 2010…

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Confirm GBP5.3m Broadband Boost

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The Connecting Cambridgeshire project in England has today become the latest Broadband Delivery UK scheme to confirm that BT will return £5.3 million through clawback to be reinvested in improved coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity. At present the existing scheme aims to make superfast broadband (FTTC/P) connectivity available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire…

Nine charged over insider trade hack

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US authorities have charged nine members of an alleged international hacking and insider trading ring, the BBC understands. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

New 53Tbps UK to USA Transatlantic Fibre Optic Cable Nearly Complete

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The United Kingdom is on the verge of benefitting from a major Internet capacity boost in our connectivity with the USA and Canada. After 12 long years of waiting, the first new transatlantic subsea fibre optic cable network – Hibernia Express – is finally making landfall on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. At a…

Digital Scotland Confirm GBP17.8m Clawback Boost for Rural Broadband

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The £410m Digital Scotland project has become the latest to confirm a £17.8 million clawback (gain share) linked reinvestment boost, which will be used to help extend the reach of high-speed broadband services into poorly served areas. At present the state aid supported project is predominantly working with BT and aims to roll-out its new…

Is it RIP to LOL?

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We look at the history of LOL, as a Facebook study suggests people are choosing to use haha and emojis for online laughter instead. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology