Norfolk UK Signs BT Deal to Expand Fibre Broadband Coverage to 90%

The Better Broadband for Norfolk project in England, which currently aims to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) service available to 80% of local premises by the end of 2015, has today signed a second (Phase 2) contract worth £17.9m that will extend the services reach to 90% of the county’s homes and businesses. The original …

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Microsoft quarterly profits fall

Microsoft reports falling profits but sales were helped by strong Xbox sales over the holiday season. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Device triggers White House alert

A flying device known as a “quad copter” triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Too much useless CCTV, says watchdog

Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and the public does not have a true understanding of them, the surveillance camera commissioner warns. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: How was Malaysia Airlines ‘hacked’?

The website for Malaysia Airlines was rendered inaccessible thanks to a cyber-attack. But how did it happen? BBC technology reporter Dave Lee explains. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

TalkTalk filters now on by default

The internet service provider follows Sky in announcing that its service will be filtered unless customers specifically opt out. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Moot Free FTTP Broadband Trials for New UK Housing Developments

BTOpenreach are currently reviewing their approach to the provision of Superfast Broadband (24Mbps+) at major housing developments and, as part of this strategy, the operator is evaluating a series of “free trials” for their 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology across the United Kingdom. Apparently Openreach will make these trials available to developers who register sites …

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China blocks virtual network use

China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Worcestershire UK Cheers BDUK and BT Fibre Broadband Uptake Surge

The £20m Superfast Worcestershire scheme in England, which is using state aid to help BT deploy “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by June 2016, appears to have seen take-up of related services skyrocket since its seemingly dismal showing of 3.2% in September 2014. Readers might recall that Worcestershire’s project came …

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VIDEO: Tackling the rise of cyber-stalking

Advances in technology have led to an increase in cyber-stalking, but what is the best way of tackling the problem and deterring the stalkers? Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Malaysia Airlines site ‘compromised’

A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but company says bookings and user data are not compromised. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology