BT Infinity FTTC Broadband Users Suffer Week of Slow Website Problems

Customers of the BTInfinity (FTTC) “Fibre Broadband” service, including some ADSL2+ subscribers, appear to have spent the past week or two suffering from a variety of problems with websites and emails being slow or failing to load, with some reports dating back to the very start of this month. The issue has also impacted connectivity …

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Star Wars character names revealed

The names of characters played by John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are revealed in a set of trading cards. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sky and Virgin Media Top Ofcom’s Phone and Broadband Satisfaction Study

The United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published their annual study of consumer satisfaction with fixed line broadband, phone, pay TV and mobile providers, which is based on feedback received from around 6,000 consumers who were interviewed as part of the research. Overall it’s good news for Sky Broadband and Virgin Media, but less …

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BT Asks – Would You Like FREE Chocolate With That Broadband?

As promotions go this one is certainly odder than most, which makes it worthy of a mention and that’s probably why they did it. In short, new customers who subscribe online to BT’s broadband, phone and or TV bundles, between now and 18th December, will also receive a free Cadbury’s Selection Stocking (chocolates). Precise details …

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Vodafone Boosts UK 4G Mobile Coverage via Small Cells on Billboards

Mobile operator Vodafone has expanded its promotional poster campaign with advertising firm JCDecaux by reaching a new agreement that will also allow them to install a new network of small cell 4G (LTE) base stations at the company’s various billboard sites. A similar deployment has already been conducted by JCDecaux in Amsterdam (here) and now …

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Great Asby to Get FTTP Broadband as Community Network Preps Closure

After a decade of campaigning it’s finally been confirmed that residents of Great Asby, which is a beautiful little rural village in Cumbria (North West England), will soon be able to get online with broadband speeds of up to 330Mbps after it was confirmed that BT’s FTTP network would soon be deployed. Sadly that also …

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EE UK Bids Farewell to Free 2-for-1 Pizzas and Cinema Tickets, Nooo..

The shocking news has broken. Remember when customers of EE’s service use to benefit from free 2-for-1 Pizzas (or dough balls) and Cinema tickets? Actually they still do, but it’s all coming to an end from 25th February 2015. Natch. At least something else is coming to replace it. Since time was time EE, including …

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Games ‘deserve respect’ as culture

Developers call for video games to get the same legal status as TV and film to boost funding for UK industry. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

The government’s electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first mobile phone app. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Canada police ‘can search phones’

Canadian police can search the contents of a mobile phone after arrest, the Supreme Court of Canada rules Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook plans drunk photo filter

Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Uber suspends operations in Delhi

Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Xiaomi phone sales stopped in India

A patent dispute leads Indian authorities to tell Chinese phone maker Xiaomi to suspend sales of its handsets in the country Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Vodafone UK Brings 4G Mobile Broadband Roaming to 40 Countries

Vodafone has today confirmed that customers of their Red 4G (LTE) based mobile broadband, calls and text tariffs in the United Kingdom will now also be able to make use of the same connectivity in 40 destinations worldwide. The latest destinations to be added include Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, …

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Net is ‘less free and more unequal’

Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Microsoft to accept Bitcoin payments

Software giant Microsoft starts accepting payments made with bitcoins for Xbox games and Windows phone apps. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology