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Half of the world will be online by 2017

Our connected world is becoming ever more connected, according to the latest State of Broadband report. The report's 2014 edition estimates that more than half of the global population will have internet access within three years' time. The report also says that mobile broadband via smartphones and tablets is now the fastest growing technology in…

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Stuart O'ConnorHalf of the world will be online by 2017
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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom
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Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper phone lines

The imminent death of the copper cable appears to have been greatly exaggerated. To paraphrase a certain character from Monty Python and The Holy Grail: "It's not dead yet."   The BBC reports that researchers at Bell Labs claim to have set a new broadband speed record of 10Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines. In…

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Stuart O'ConnorBell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper phone lines

When will the internet kill Sky?

For two decades now Sky have been one of the biggest forces in British broadcasting – not only do they control most of the largest satellite TV channels but they have another trump card: they own the platform too. Being…

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James O'MalleyWhen will the internet kill Sky?

BT to offer 300Mbps Infinity fibre broadband and HomeHub 5 with Wi-Fi ac and multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports this year

UPDATE: BT's pricing for the 300Mbps service has been revealed. At just £50 a month, with no traffic management or download cap, that's not bad at all. 20Mbps upload speeds will also be included. Existing customers on FTTP packages will…

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Gerald LynchBT to offer 300Mbps Infinity fibre broadband and HomeHub 5 with Wi-Fi ac and multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports this year