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New government fund launched to encourage business investment in satellite tech
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Policy & legislation

New government fund launched to encourage business investment in satellite tech

£15 million will be made available to firms through a competition, as research suggests investment could yield a 1,080% ROI
18 Oct 2022
Italian single-network proposal possible, as EU assesses network burden
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Network & Internet

Italian single-network proposal possible, as EU assesses network burden

Italy's efforts to boost network innovation come after the country called upon the streaming giants to help fund critical infrastructure
5 Sep 2022
7 million homes to be connected to fibre in new joint venture network
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Network & Internet

7 million homes to be connected to fibre in new joint venture network

Liberty Global, Telefónica Infra, and InfraVia will build and operate the network, which aims for a 2026 finish date
29 Jul 2022
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
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
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
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
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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broadband

SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
Dish chooses VMware Telco Cloud platform to deploy 5G in US
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Infrastructure

Dish chooses VMware Telco Cloud platform to deploy 5G in US

Dish will deploy 5G services across the US by June 2023
31 Jul 2020
The Keep Americans Connected Pledge has officially expired
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broadband

The Keep Americans Connected Pledge has officially expired

Pai encourages lawmakers to consider The Broadband Connectivity and Digital Equity Framework
2 Jul 2020
Vermont's new plan would mean broadband access for all
Network & Internet

Vermont's new plan would mean broadband access for all

Even the most rural areas of The Green Mountain State would have high-speed internet acces
20 May 2020
'Decent' broadband speeds lacking in UK properties
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Network & Internet

'Decent' broadband speeds lacking in UK properties

Ofcom's Connected Nations report finds broadband is still lacking across 4% of the UK
15 Dec 2017
TalkTalk branded worst broadband provider by Which?
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Network & Internet

TalkTalk branded worst broadband provider by Which?

Sky and BT both also fared badly in the company's twice-yearly survey
25 Sep 2017
Openreach launches 'full-fibre' consultation
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Business strategy

Openreach launches 'full-fibre' consultation

The firm is seeking input from industry to help assess consumer demand
18 Jul 2017
Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment
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Analysis

Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment

But vendors believe broadband funding should go further
9 Mar 2017
BT admits it must improve as Openreach spin-off looms
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broadband

BT admits it must improve as Openreach spin-off looms

BT should improve its customer service, says chairman Michael Rake
5 Dec 2016
Hackers try to turn Deutsche Telekom routers into Mirai bots
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hacking

Hackers try to turn Deutsche Telekom routers into Mirai bots

Up to 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers affected by hack on the German communications company
29 Nov 2016
UK consumers are unhappy with broadband
broadband

UK consumers are unhappy with broadband

Survey finds many unhappy with broadband in the UK
22 Nov 2016
Ofcom vows to speed up Wi-Fi connections for everyone
Network & Internet

Ofcom vows to speed up Wi-Fi connections for everyone

Regulator will make more airwaves available for Wi-Fi channels so the current frequencies aren't saturated
16 May 2016
Around half of rural areas have sub-par broadband speeds
Network & Internet

Around half of rural areas have sub-par broadband speeds

OFCOM research shows that 48 per cent of rural areas receive less than 10Mbps
1 Dec 2015
CityFibre waives business connection fees
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Network & Internet

CityFibre waives business connection fees

The company will give away free connections in its six project cities for the next three weeks
21 Oct 2015