Indi Music Worldwide Fights For Net Neutrality. UK release of Rock The Net CD designed to bring attention to the cause.
We’ve been covering Net Neutrality for over two years now.
We think it’s essential that the Internet is free and open. It’s vital that the speed of arrival of each data-packet that travels over the Internet is not dependant on if the ISP makes the decision to slow down its arrival.
Continue reading Rock The Net CD: UK Release 25 August
Ofcom are altering the very grandly named, “Universal Service Condition 1,” to let BT provide discounted connections to people on their Ebbsfleet Fibre optic trial, which plans to provide network connections of up to 100Mbps.
Continue reading Ofcom Gives BT OK For Ebbsfleet Fibre Trial Line Rental Discounts
H2O Networks, of Merseyside UK, have got an interesting idea for providing high speed Internet access to homes and businesses – by running fibre optic cables through the sewer.
This apparently initially grubby idea isn’t new – we first wrote about the concept back in December 2001, when a company called CityNet was talking about the idea (we notice that their Website has disappeared in the intervening time).
It’s good to see that it’s actually happening in the UK.
Continue reading H2O Networks: Fibre Though The Sewer
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has agreed a global standard for storing next-of-kin information in the dialling directories of mobile phones.
The idea being that if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, emergency workers will know who to get in touch with by looking through the contacts on your mobile phone.
Continue reading 01: ITU Gives Standard For Mobile Phone Emergency Numbers
TheyWorkForYou, the Web site that takes what is said in the UK Parliament and makes it accessible to the citizens of the Web, has added a new feature, synchronising the video broadcast with the MP’s speech.
Jolly good it is too.
Continue reading TheyWorkForYou: Now with Video!
Oh dear, the day before Ashley Highfield takes up the position of CEO of Project Kangaroo, the Internet-delivered TV joint venture between UK companies BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, we learn that the OFT has referred the whole shebang for further inquiry.
Continue reading Kangaroo Caught By OFT Inquiry
With the 2012 date of switch off of UK analogue TV drawing ever closer, British MPs have been hearing about the current levels of adoption of Digital TV.
The UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee heard that many TVs that were still being bought, were not Digital ready, with those purchases, totaling millions of pounds, arguably being wasted. Continue reading Digital Tick TV Scheme “A Mystery”: MPs
The UK House of Lords, is to launch it’s own YouTube channel.
Previously seen by some as a stuffy, rather stiff institution, it seems like the House of Lords , or The Lords as it’s normally abbreviated to, is trying to update it’s image and become more accessible to the people. All good stuff that should be supported.
Continue reading House Of Lords YouTube Channel Launches
Londoners lap up broadband almost twice as fast as folks in in Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a survey by BBC News.
The speed tests were carried out by Thinkbroadband.com who whipped out the white coats, chewed pencil ends and rifled through papers as they spent two months analysing broadband speeds in no less than 6,000 locations.
Continue reading Broadband Rural Customers Lag Behind City Slickers
It’s been announced that, for the first time, rural broadband installations across the UK have overtaken those in Urban areas, according to Ofcom.
The whole of the UK breaks down to 59 per cent of households in rural areas now have broadband compared to 57 per cent of urban areas.
Continue reading UK Rural Broadband Overtakes Urban