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UK Government gets serious about digital with renamed department

The UK's Department for Media, Culture and Sport will now be known as the department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, retaining the same DCMS acronym.

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04/07/2017  |  Full story...

EU outlines strict net neutrality rules

The prospect of a two-speed internet, where some people pay for faster access to web services, looks less likely after the EU published strict new net neutrality rules.

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01/09/2016  |  Full story...

EU outlines strict net neutrality rules

The prospect of a two-speed internet, where some people pay for faster access to web services, looks less likely after the EU published strict new net neutrality rules.

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01/08/2016  |  Full story...

Digital divide: 7.5m Brits left behind in the digital revolution

The digital divide is a reality, with the UK split into not two, but three levels of engagement with the digital world: "dawdlers, devotees and day-to-day doers", according to new research.

20/07/2016  |  Full story...

Broadband ads "misleading" say MPs

British MPs have claimed that broadband ads are misleading, with just 10% actually getting the advertised speeds.

18/04/2016  |  Full story...

Global internet speeds up 23% in just one year

The world wide web is getting faster, with global average internet connection speeds up to 5.6 Mbps, marking a 23% increase year-over-year, according to new data.

29/03/2016  |  Full story...

UN: Most of world’s population ‘still offline’

Internet user growth is slowing and over half of the world's 7 billion people are offline, the United Nations (UN) has warned in a report released this week.

24/09/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook takes internet.org to Indonesia despite criticism

Facebook's free internet initiative Internet.org has been officially launched in Indonesia, despite coming under criticism for threatening ‘net neutrality’ in India earlier this month.

24/04/2015  |  Full story...

Just 1 in 10 Brits could 'live without broadband'

Only one in ten UK broadband users say they could live without access to the internet, according to 2,000 respondents surveyed by broadband, TV and mobile comparison site Cable.co.uk.

20/04/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook ‘laser drones’ to boost rural web access

Facebook has tested a solar-powered drone that carries internet signal in the skies above the UK, beaming down laser-guided signals to remote locations which do not have internet access.

31/03/2015  |  Full story...

Poor internet connections ‘cost UK economy £11bn a year’

Despite a growing reliance amongst businesses on the internet, recent research has discovered that slow internet connections are costing the UK economy £11bn a year in lost productivity, as millions are left unable to work during periods of IT downtime.

24/03/2015  |  Full story...

Google plans to make TV ads ‘as relevant as web ads’

In a move that could change commercial breaks forever, Google is testing a TV ad tracking program, using its high speed internet and TV service ‘Google Fiber’.

23/03/2015  |  Full story...

UK budget: Internet of Things, 100MB broadband, banking API

UK Chancellor George Osborne has used his final Budget before the general election to announce more investment in the country’s technology industry, including in the Internet of Things and bringing ultra-fast broadband to the whole country.

19/03/2015  |  Full story...

Tesco sells broadband and Blinkbox to Talk Talk

Talk Talk has bought Tesco’s broadband and its Blinkbox online movie streaming service as the telco joins the race for providing ‘quad play’ (mobile phone, broadband, pay TV and fixed-line telephone) to its customers.

09/01/2015  |  Full story...

Sites protest net neutrality threat with internet ‘Go Slow Day'

A number of leading websites, including Mozilla, Reddit, KickStarter, FourSquare, Vimeo, and Meetup will become slow to use this Wednesday (10th September) in protest over the US governments net neutrality proposal that could see the formation of a two-tiered internet- giving priority to higher paying customers.

09/09/2014  |  Full story...

Facebook trails ‘free’ internet access in Zambia… but only for select sites

Facebook is testing is free internet access scheme in Zambia, giving mobile and web users access to a select number of sites.

01/08/2014  |  Full story...

Most UK web users 'opt in to see porn'

The vast majority of new broadband customers in the UK are opting out of porn filters when prompted to install them by service providers, according to new research from Ofcom.

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24/07/2014  |  Full story...

Govt spies named ‘villain of the year’ at web awards

The UK spy agency GCHQ has been named as the biggest “internet villain” at the annual Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) awards.

15/07/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube shames ISPs for poor streaming perfomance

Google is following Netflix’ strategy by introducing a new pop-up bar on YouTube that warns users if their videos fail to stream smoothly- reminding them that they should blame their ISPs rather than the video sharing site.

08/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google ‘adds $1bn satellites’ to global wi-fi scheme Project Loon

Google is investing a further $1bn into its ‘Project Loon’ wi-fi project with a fleet of satellites supporting its existing balloons, according to a news report.

03/06/2014  |  Full story...

Plans for two-speed internet get go ahead in US

Regulators have given the go ahead for new rules would let content firms charge more for faster delivery of traffic to their users, in move that critics say could end ‘net neutrality’.

16/05/2014  |  Full story...

Netflix accounts for third of all US internet traffic- as piracy drops

Netflix increased its share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America in the first half of 2014, accounting for 34% of data flowing to consumers during peak times, up from 32% in the latter half of 2013.

15/05/2014  |  Full story...

High speed internet "culture shock" for Mogadishu

Residents on the Somalian capital Mogadishu have been experiencing a form of “culture shock” since fibre optic services launched over the last week, an Internet provider has told the BBC.

14/04/2014  |  Full story...

Facebook to “beam internet” to developing world with Wi-Fi drones

Facebook plans to “beam internet to people from the sky” via a fleet of drones satellites and lasers, in a new project that will rival Google’s Wi-Fi balloon scheme ‘Project Loon’.

Watch this video explaining how the service will work below:

31/03/2014  |  Full story...

Global mobile broadband penetration: 2014

This chart shows the mobile broadband penetration for each region's population across the globe. North America has the highest percentage of its population using mobile broadband with 72%. Oceania has the second highest percentage with 66%, exceeding Western Europe by 11%. On average, 21% of the worldwide population is using mobile broadband. South Asia proved to have the lowest reach with only 4$ of it's population using mobile broadband.

Global mobile broadband penetration: 2014. This chart shows the mobile broadband penetration for each region's population across the globe. North America has the highest percentage of its population using mobile broadband with 72%. Oceania has the second highest percentage with 66%, exceeding Western Europe by 11%. On average, 21% of the worldwide population is using mobile broadband. South Asia proved to have the lowest reach with only 4$ of it's population using mobile broadband.

13/03/2014  |  Full story...

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