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UPDATE Gigaclear and West Oxfordshire in New 1Gbps Broadband Rollout Deal

Earlier this year Gigaclear “regretfully decided to withdraw” from the West Oxfordshire Superfast Broadband project, which followed a dispute with …

Net Neutrality

The week the UK embraced its full-fibre future

<b>by Greg Mesch, CEO – CityFibre</b><p><b>Just 12 months ago, the prospect of Britain finally casting off its copper shackles anytime soon felt unlikely, even</b> …

Calix: Telcos Need to Adopt Tactical Strategies for Strategic Broadband Goals

Calix is holding its first ever Media and Analyst event this week in San Francisco and CEO Carl Russo, in his opening remarks, offered some advice to …

San Francisco

Verizon supports controversial rule that could help Google Fiber expand

Verizon asks FCC to speed up fiber deployment, but cable lobby is against it.<p>Verizon is supporting a controversial rule that would help network …

Net Neutrality

Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the …

Net Neutrality

Lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman explains why the UK will find it harder to build Google-sized companies after Brexit

The digital single market , which is still in development, is designed to enable businesses in EU member states to sell their products and services to the 500 million digital consumers that live across Europe with relative ease.<p>Speaking to Business Insider last month on the topic of decacorns, …

Startups

'Unpredictable' broadband a thing of the past for Gloucestershire school

Friday, June 17th 2016 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones<p>A Gloucestershire school has put “unpredictable internet access” behind it following the installation …

Google Is Bringing Free Gigabit Fiber to Public Housing Across the US

Last summer, Google said it would help connect some 275,000 low-income homes to the internet as part of the White House's ConnectHome initiative. Now …

BBC World Service - Global Business, Chattanooga - the High Speed City

Chattanooga has been re-inventing itself for decades. In the late 1960s Walter Cronkite referred to the city as "the dirtiest in America." Since then heavy industry has declined and, to take its place, civic leaders have been on a mission to bring high-tech innovation and enterprise to Chattanooga. …

Gigabit Internet with no data caps may be coming to rural America

FCC has $2 billion for rural broadband, including "Gigabit performance tier."<p>The Federal Communications Commission is making another $2.15 billion …

Telecoms

Low UK broadband targets lack ambition using slow and costly network upgrades

The Queen’s speech included measures for universal access to high-speed broadband, but the bar has been set pretty low, despite promised rural coverage<p>There is a good chance you have never heard of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A city of only 170,000 inhabitants, its main claim to fame is a song called …

Net Neutrality

BT rivals call Ofcom over independence for Openreach

Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone have joined forces to pile pressure on BT, with a call for its network division Openreach to face radical reform and unprecedented independent oversight to deliver improvements to Britain’s broadband infrastructure.<p>The trio, together with groups representing dozens of …

Where are the Amazons and Ubers of Public Services?

In June 1977, before entering university, I had an unlikely epiphany. My economics teacher Mr B, an ex army major, showed a film on socioeconomics which fired my imagination so much that, when I arrived at college a few months later, I changed my course from business studies to economic and social …

Innovation

DIY Rural Farmer Turns 4G Mobile into 45Mbps+ Home Broadband

A Wiltshire farmer has setup Agri-Broadband to help remote rural farmers turn weak 4G (Mobile Broadband) signals into superfast home broadband …

BT and Talk Talk referred to CMA over pricing battle

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has referred two appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over restrictions to the charges BT is …

Netflix is on F***ing Fire

The traditional TV Industry should be in panic mode. Maybe it’s not a big deal that Netflix has an estimated 69 million subscribers worldwide and …

IPv6 celebrates its 20th birthday by reaching 10 percent deployment

All I want for my birthday is a new IP header.<p>Twenty years ago this month, RFC 1883 was published: Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification. …

Cornwall wins right to drop BT

High Court ruling says county council can terminate 10-year contract after just two years<p>Cornwall County Council has won the right to terminate an …

Leaked Comcast memo reportedly admits data caps aren't about improving network performance

Public relations would also prefer that you stop calling it a data cap<p>Comcast is unleashing its PR machine to try to manage the controversy around its home broadband data caps. After recently expanding its "trial" 300GB monthly data cap in several cities around the Southeastern US, it looks like …

Plucking the low-hanging broadband policy fruit | diffraction analysis

Ever since moving to Asia last year I have been looking around for what was happening broadband policy wise and gradually realized how much work …

Telecoms

Undersea Internet Cables Are Surprisingly Vulnerable

So, the Russians are at it again, snooping around the undersea communications cables that connect the continents. These fiber optic cables carry 99 …

EU parliament set to vote on net neutrality rules

<b>The European parliament will take a key vote on Tuesday on rules affecting how internet traffic is managed.</b><p>MEPs are considering a new set of rules for telecoms companies inside the EU.<p>The plan could have major implications for net neutrality, where traffic is not slowed down or priced differently …

Net Neutrality

Budget broadband deal emails hidden from London schools

<b>Choosing a broadband supplier is an important decision for any school. But schools across London are being prevented from receiving emails from a company that wants to compete for their broadband contract.</b><p>London Grid for Learning - the council organisation which negotiates broadband contracts for …

Broadband

This Map of the US Internet Was Never Public Until Now

It's all thanks to the hard work of researchers.<p>The internet isn't just cyberspace. It's also cables and pipes and trenches full of wires out here in the real world. All of this infrastructure crisscrosses across the entire continental US, but you've never been able to get a good look at it until …

Verizon tries to avoid building more fiber by redefining the word “pass”

New York City struggles to get Verizon to complete required fiber build.<p>With New York City officials accusing Verizon of not finishing required fiber …

City that was once sued by Comcast now offers 10Gbps Internet service

Chattanooga upgrades from 1Gbps to 10Gbps, charges $300 a month.<p>The municipal broadband provider in Chattanooga, Tennessee is now offering 10Gbps …

Consumer take-up of Gigaclear fibre broadband exceeds BDUK rates

Networking Editor<p>Follow:<p>Ultrafast broadband supplier Gigaclear has now passed 10,000 premises in 36 villages and hamlets around the UK with its …

FTTP roll-out almost justifiable in economic terms, say analysts

Networking Editor<p>Follow:<p>There are now more fibre broadband subscribers worldwide than copper, and the economics of starting to deploy full …

Networking