New bid to revive ‘snoopers’ charter’

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A cross-party group of peers is to launch a fresh attempt to revive a “snoopers’ charter” in the draft counter-terrorism bill currently in Parliament. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

List of BT Exchanges Set for a Spring 21CN WBC Broadband Upgrade

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Interestingly BT appears to have informed UK ISPs that they plan to upgrade a large swathe of predominantly smaller telephone exchanges, many of which are in rural areas, from their older and slower 20th Century Network (20CN) based broadband and phone platform to the latest 21CN and Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) service between April and…

Mobile firms to cut voice dead zones

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Mobile operators commit to providing better voice and text coverage to remote areas of the UK, following pressure from the government. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BMW fixes lock security flaw

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BMW has patches a security flaw that left more than 2 million cars, including Rolls Royce and Mini models, open to hackers Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ofcom Tweak Commits Mobile Operators to 90% UK Landmass Coverage

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As expected Ofcom has started to put the recent coverage agreement between Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and the Government into practice by introducing a new licence variation(s) that commits Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone to provide voice coverage across 90% of the United Kingdom’s landmass by the end of 2017. The new agreement, which…

ISPr Survey – Broadband Helping Two Thirds of People to Remote Work

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More and more people across the United Kingdom appear to be taking part in remote working (online). According to our latest monthly survey of 1,095 readers, some 67.6% of respondents said they now remote work from home or while commuting to their day job (32.3% said they don’t remote work at all) and access to…

‘Handroid’ helps injured marine

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A paralysed former Royal Marine lifts an object with his hand for the first time in seven years thanks to technology developed in Plymouth. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Faster Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled

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A new version of the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer, offering more memory and processing power than before, is put on sale. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Homes Cut-off as Thief Steals 200m of Copper Broadband Cable in Cardiff

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Have you seen the man pictured? The South Wales Police are appealing for information after some 200 metres worth of copper telecoms cable was stolen from near St Fagans Road on the western side of Cardiff (Wales). The incident has unfortunately left an unspecified number of local homes and businesses without a working broadband or…

BT Openreach to Stop Replacing Faulty FTTC Modems from Jan 2017

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BTOpenreach has informed Internet Service Providers (ISP) that they intend to remove their Basic Install product for Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based “fibre broadband” lines on 1st January 2016 and, a year after that, they’ll also stop support (replacement) for consumers who suffer faulty VDSL modems. The plan caused somewhat of a snafu when it was first…

UK ISP Fuel Broadband Offers 1 Year FREE Unlimited Broadband

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Budget ISP Fuel Broadband will later today reintroduce their standard unlimited broadband (up to 16Mbps) bundle, which will be offered free for the first 12 months of service (normally £4 per month) when taken with their Phone Line Rental from £15 per month. The package will also come with Google’s Chromecast TV streamer and other…

MSM Name the Best ISPs in their Broadband Supers Awards 2015

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MoneySuperMarket.com has today announced the winners of their Broadband Supers 2015 Awards, which much like last week’s uSwitch event saw almost all of the big broadband ISPs walk away with at least one award from a selection of several categories. Generally PlusNet appeared to do the best after it picked up three awards for Best…