LINX reports peak data traffic record of over 6Tbps
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Network & Internet

LINX reports peak data traffic record of over 6Tbps

Internet usage continues to surge in wake of last year's mass shift to remote working
12 Apr 2021
How to measure your network bandwidth
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How to measure your network bandwidth

It’s actually more about measuring your throughput
26 Mar 2021
What is SSID?
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What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
26 Mar 2021
What is bandwidth?
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What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
25 Mar 2021
EU needs to invest €300bn in 5G to remain competitive, research group warns
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Infrastructure

EU needs to invest €300bn in 5G to remain competitive, research group warns

The EU currently invests only €16.4 billion (£14bn) per year in mobile networks
25 Mar 2021
Best Wi-Fi routers 2021
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Network & Internet

Best Wi-Fi routers 2021

Poor Wi-Fi coverage or slow speeds? Here are the best routers and access points to give your connection a boost
24 Mar 2021
Businesses in these areas will be the first to benefit from gov's gigabit broadband scheme
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Businesses in these areas will be the first to benefit from gov's gigabit broadband scheme

More than a million hard-to-reach premises in Cornwall, Essex and Tees Valley among those to benefit from the first phase of the programme
19 Mar 2021
Broadband providers welcome Ofcom's new full-fibre rollout rules
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Broadband providers welcome Ofcom's new full-fibre rollout rules

Openreach announced plans to 'ramp up' FTTP rollout to 3 million premises per year
18 Mar 2021
Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint

The regulator will review the existing framework, which had fallen under EU legislation prior to Brexit
15 Mar 2021
Government secures £1 billion backing for rural 4G project
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mobile networks

Government secures £1 billion backing for rural 4G project

Work to make the Shared Rural Network a reality will finally commence following years of discussion
15 Mar 2021
BT strike threatens major disruption to remote workers
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Network & Internet

BT strike threatens major disruption to remote workers

The Communication Workers Union, which represents 45,000 BT Group employees, could lead a walkout in the coming months
15 Mar 2021
What is a default gateway?
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Network & Internet

What is a default gateway?

A look at one of the most critical components of a well-functioning network
12 Mar 2021
National Grid plots £450 million overhaul of Britain’s fibre network
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Network & Internet

National Grid plots £450 million overhaul of Britain’s fibre network

The programme will see a network operations centre to handle maintenance, address faults and bolster security
2 Mar 2021
FCC proposes emergency broadband subsidies
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FCC proposes emergency broadband subsidies

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program would expand existing subsidies for pandemic-stricken households
23 Feb 2021
Virgin Media creates 400 jobs ahead of network expansion
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Careers & training

Virgin Media creates 400 jobs ahead of network expansion

The new roles range from network engineering and data analysis to finance and marketing
11 Feb 2021
President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief
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Policy & legislation

President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief

Communications lawyer is a long-time advocate for equitable broadband
22 Jan 2021
BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'
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Policy & legislation

BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'

The telecoms giant is accused of failing to compensate customers who were overcharged for landlines between 2009 and 2017
18 Jan 2021
Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim
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Network & Internet

Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim

This is the second report within a month to conclude even 85% full-fibre coverage is unachievable
8 Jan 2021
Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband
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Network & Internet

Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband

New research shows the number of small firms wholly reliant on being online has doubled during the pandemic
7 Jan 2021
UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren
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UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren

BT, EE, Three and Vodafone will work with the government on data allowances
6 Jan 2021
Openreach to hire 5,000 new engineers to support full fibre rollout
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Network & Internet

Openreach to hire 5,000 new engineers to support full fibre rollout

Its entire 27,000-strong commercial fleet will be replaced with electric vehicles by 2030
18 Dec 2020
UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband
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UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband

A survey found that the UK has an average monthly broadband cost of £25.97
16 Dec 2020
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020