Cornwall UK Moot Third EU Funded GBP16m Superfast Broadband Rollout

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The Cornwall Council in South West England has unveiled tentative plans for a third “Superfast 2” contract (total value of up to £16.25m) to further expand the local availability of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services to some of the approximately 39,400 premises that have yet to achieve such speeds. The original £132m Superfast Cornwall project, which…

VIDEO: Wozniak: Apple were right over FBI case

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that Apple made the right decision by refusing to hand over information to the FBI which would have helped them unlock an iPhone. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Microsoft Windows hurt by PC sales slump

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Microsoft’s quarterly profit has missed analysts’ estimates as a continued slump in personal computer sales hurts the company’s core Windows business. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sky Broadband UK Outage Hits the South Midlands and South Downs

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Customers of Sky Broadband and Talk services in the South Midlands and South Downs areas of England currently appear to be suffering Internet and phone connectivity problems due to a major outage. The largest of the two outages is affecting the South Midlands, specifically customers around Toothill, Wooton Bassett, Swindon, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Corsham, Cirencester, South…

University sorry for search tampering

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US university UC Davis apologises for hiring a PR firm to try to bury online references to an incident in which students were pepper-sprayed. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Openreach Offer UK ISPs an FTTC Simultaneous Provide Discount

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Internet providers that wish to sell Openreach’s (BT) FTTC “fibre broadband” product alongside a newly order copper line (WLR or unbundled MPF), which is better known as a Simultaneous (SIM) Provide, will soon be able to benefit from a £49 +vat discount. Apparently the discount, which will only be available via eligible FTTC / VDSL…

US bank hackers get long jail term

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Computer hackers who created malware that stole about $100m (£70m) have been given long jail sentences in the US. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

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If you believed the vendors, you’d think Wi-Fi was simple: Turn on your computer or other device, hop on the Internet and you’re set to go. But as we all know, life isn’t quite that easy. Your home or office network can have dead spots where devices can’t seem to connect, or where the connections…

Remote Balquhidder Community Preps Own 1Gbps FTTH Broadband

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The remote rural community of Balquhidder in the Stirling council area of Scotland has setup its own Community Interest Company (CIC) and is poised to start the roll-out of an ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which could benefit up to 170 local properties. The idea for the new community network only came together…

UK ISP Sky Broadband Suffers Slow Growth to 5.94 Million Subscribers

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Sky has published their latest results to the end of Q1 2016 (calendar), which reveals that the total number of Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland increased by just +46,000 in the quarter to total approx. 5.94 million (down sharply from the +144K added in Q4 2015 and +133k in Q3). One reason…

Dorset UK Moots GBP4m Ultrafast Broadband Upgrade for Businesses

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The Dorset County Council (DCC) in England has started an open procurement exercise to eventually find a supplier and infrastructure to help them build an “ultrafast broadband” network to reach businesses in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. The existing £37m Superfast Dorset project has already made FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to…

‘More action taken’ on child abuse images

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Nearly 70,000 examples of online content showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Spies’ ‘staggering’ data requests

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Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised security service MI5 to collect vast amounts of telecommunications data, according to documents obtained by Privacy International. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology