Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims
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Policy & legislation

Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims

This comes after an investigation carried out by the Australian competition and consumer watchdog
2 Jun 2021
BT begins trial of 'revolutionary' hollow core fibre cables
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Network & Internet

BT begins trial of 'revolutionary' hollow core fibre cables

Air-filled cables currently being tested in Ipswich could reduce signal delay by up to 50%
1 Jun 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
28 May 2021
Reliance Jio deploys 16,000km India-centric subsea cable systems
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Network & Internet

Reliance Jio deploys 16,000km India-centric subsea cable systems

The two systems will stretch from India to Italy in the west and to Singapore in the east
18 May 2021
BT to create 7,000 jobs as FTTP rollout accelerates
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broadband

BT to create 7,000 jobs as FTTP rollout accelerates

The company has increased its FTTP target from 20 million to 25 million premises by December 2026
13 May 2021
Broadband industry sues New York over $15 price cap
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broadband

Broadband industry sues New York over $15 price cap

Companies argue FCC regulations forbid this type of state-level regulation
4 May 2021
Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy
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Policy & legislation

Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy

A House of Lords committee says a hybrid strategy is needed due to our increasing reliance on digital technology
21 Apr 2021
AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide
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digital divide

AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide

Telecoms giant is working with the Emergency Broadband Benefit program
14 Apr 2021
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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broadband

How to measure your network bandwidth

It’s actually more about measuring your throughput
26 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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broadband

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

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
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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broadband

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