What is SSID?
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broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
26 Jul 2021
5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout
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5G

5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout

Three and CCS Insight are calling on the government to reconsider its reliance on fibre technology
26 Jul 2021
Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech
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Network & Internet

Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech

Isolated trials by Openreach and Nokia more than double existing maximum data transfer rates
16 Jul 2021
New Zealand's internet capacity set to double with biggest ever submarine cable
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Network & Internet

New Zealand's internet capacity set to double with biggest ever submarine cable

The cable will connect to Australia and the US carrying data at 72 terabits/sec
2 Jul 2021
BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots
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broadband

BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots

The news comes a year after the London-based satellite operator was involved in a post-Brexit navigation system blunder
28 Jun 2021
Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs
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broadband

Virgin Media O2 doubles broadband speeds for SMBs

The changes will be made at no extra cost to customers to help them "bounce back from the pandemic”
21 Jun 2021
Ohio lawmakers look to outlaw municipal broadband
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Network & Internet

Ohio lawmakers look to outlaw municipal broadband

If passed, Ohio would be the first state in a decade to enact such a law
17 Jun 2021
A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband
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broadband

A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband

This lack of awareness could hinder UK target of reaching 85% full-fibre coverage by 2025, advisory group warns
16 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK
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broadband

Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK

Citizens Advice is urging the government to ensure low-cost broadband is available to those on low incomes
4 Jun 2021
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
What is bandwidth?
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broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
13 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
Researchers build multi-node quantum network
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Network & Internet

Researchers build multi-node quantum network

The network paves the way for quantum internet that uses quantum physics for communications.
19 Apr 2021
New York caps low-income broadband at $15 per month
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broadband

New York caps low-income broadband at $15 per month

High-speed broadband will carry a $20-per-month cap
19 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
Biden plans to connect every American to broadband
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digital divide

Biden plans to connect every American to broadband

Infrastructure plan includes $100 billion to expand access to high-speed internet
1 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