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Next steps on Net Neutrality – making sure you get champagne service if that’s what you’re paying for

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When it comes to the issue of “net neutrality” I want to ensure that Internet users can always choose full Internet access – that is, access to a robust, best-efforts Internet with all the applications you wish. But I don’t like to intervene in competitive markets unless I am sure...
Next steps on Net Neutrality – making sure you get champagne service if that’s what you’re paying for

Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps

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Broadband use in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are growing incredibly quickly, but developed nations are still the heaviest broadband users. This research out from Telegeography today shouldn’t come as any big surprise but the fact that Norway has access to more bandwidth than the entire African continent...
Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps

Copper still has a lot to offer broadband users, Deutsche Telekom exec says

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Thanks to the higher speeds possible using a technology called vectoring, copper networks are still a viable option to cable and fiber, Deutsche Telekom says....
Copper still has a lot to offer broadband users, Deutsche Telekom exec says
Netflix Rolls Out Its Own CDN: Open Connect

BskyB officially rolls out its on-demand Anytime+ service to all broadband users

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We reported back in January that BSkyB (Sky) was reeling in BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to Sky Anytime+, its video-on-demand (VoD) service. At the same time, however, it also announced that this VoD offering would also be extended beyond those without Sky Broadband, opening it up to 5m more...
BskyB officially rolls out its on-demand Anytime+ service to all broadband users
ISPs itching to bring data-cap racket to home broadband services

Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas

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Time Warner Cable, which has been the earliest and one of the most aggresive proponent of usage-based broadband tiered pricing is offering a $5 price break for its light Internet users in more Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas, reports Multichannel News. The Essentials tier entitles customers that use less...
Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

ITU: There Are Now Over 1 Billion Users Of Social Media Worldwide, Most On Mobile

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What does it mean when Facebook says it has 901 million monthly active users on its network? According to figures out from the International Telecommunication Union, it effectively signifies that Facebook is the world’s largest social network by a very long shot. The ITU says in a new report that...
ITU: There Are Now Over 1 Billion Users Of Social Media Worldwide, Most On Mobile

China Telecom expands into South Korea, boosting both countries' telecom industries

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China Telecom has expanded its international presence into a new market after the state-owned telecom giant launched an office in South Korea, yesterday. The mobile and fixed-line operator’s new premises are based in capital city Seoul, and the unveiling now takes its Asia-wide presence to 10 markets, excluding its domestic...
China Telecom expands into South Korea, boosting both countries' telecom industries

Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

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Once again, people are pushing for ISPs to apply filters. Such technical 'solutions' approach the problem from the wrong angleThe sight of David Cameron weighing into the "internet porn filters" debate – in a move nicely timed to distract the Conservative press from the uncomfortable news of Tory councillors losing...
Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

The need for double-digit speed: Average UK broadband speed hits 12Mbps

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Ofcom, the UK regulatory body for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, has announced that the average British broadband speeds have hit double-digits for the first time ever. According to Ofcom, the average residential UK broadband speeds reached 12.0Mbps in November 2012. This represents a rise of around 34% on the...
The need for double-digit speed: Average UK broadband speed hits 12Mbps

Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

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National average up An Ofcom report has found that average broadband speeds in the UK have risen by 22 per cent since the end of 2010. The average speed nationally was measured at 6.2Mbit/s in November/December 2010, but rose to 7.6Mbit/s in just 12 months. In addition, 58 per...
Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

Super Wi-Fi goes to college with new government effort

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Google, Microsoft and more than 500 colleges and universities created a new partnership with the team behind the Gig.U project, with plans to bring broadband to rural America using Super Wi-Fi.The Air.U partnership hopes to use the abandoned television airwaves to deliver Wi-Fi like networks to rural colleges. While these...
Super Wi-Fi goes to college with new government effort

Why you will need a 300 Mbps broadband connection

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The growing popularity of connected TVs and efforts to build interactive programs will drive the next wave of broadband demand. That future and the continued growth of devices in the home are all reasons that Verizon has launched a 300 Mbps broadband tier and will continue pushing the speeds...
Why you will need a 300 Mbps broadband connection

Friday Poll: Is AT&T data throttling reasonable?

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AT&T stirs the smartphone service pot as data throttling kicks in for heavy mobile broadband users. What's your take on the practice? [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Is AT&T data throttling reasonable?

TalkTalk sees revenues fall but YouView draws in subscribers

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• Revenues drop to £828m• Customer attrition slows• September/October sees rise in TV customersRevenues decreased 2% at TalkTalk after eight consecutive quarterly falls in customer numbers at the internet service provider, which was pushed out of the number three slot earlier this month by BSkyB.Chief executive Dido Harding repeated her...
TalkTalk sees revenues fall but YouView draws in subscribers

7 must read stories from around the web

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Being back from my break, I spent a lot of time this morning catching up on various blogs, newspapers and other editorial sources. Here are seven stories that stood out and are worth reading, especially if you are on a lunch break. Facebook’s China Problem: Everyone is hyperventilating about Facebook’s...
7 must read stories from around the web

BT cuts costs to increase profits

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Telecoms group BT reports a sharp rise in profits, thanks largely to a jump in the number of broadband users....
BT cuts costs to increase profits

After hanging up on Sony, Ericsson’s Vestberg focused on networking

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You don’t make the decision to wind down a 130-year-old business without a little bit of angst, said Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, reflecting on his company’s decision to end a joint partnership with Sony last year. But at a certain point, logic has to trump emotion. “The whole handset...
After hanging up on Sony, Ericsson’s Vestberg focused on networking
UK ISPs will have to notify broadband users of piracy violations under draft Ofcom code

Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Hotspot Provider Fon Partners With Deutsche Telekom To "Blanket" Germany With 2.5M+ Hotspots By 2016

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Fon, the crowdsourced wi-fi hotspot provider that uses technology allowing people to securely share their home broadband connections, has announced a partnership with German telco Deutsche Telekom to build what it’s calling the country’s largest wi-fi hotspot network. The joint network will launch in the summer, under the not exactly...
Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Hotspot Provider Fon Partners With Deutsche Telekom To "Blanket" Germany With 2.5M+ Hotspots By 2016
As ISPs throttle, Europe hopes competition will "discipline operators"

Connected devices to outnumber humans six to one by 2020

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By 2020, connected devices will outnumber connected people by six to one, and mobile broadband will be driving internet usage as fixed connections dwindle, according to a new report. Worldwide, the number of mobile broadband users already outnumbers fixed broadband users by a ratio of two to one, and...
Connected devices to outnumber humans six to one by 2020

UK broadband users now enjoy average speeds of 9Mbps at home due to ISP network upgrades, says Ofcom

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Back in February we reported that UK broadband users were enjoying 22% faster Internet than the previous year, with the average speed as of November 2011 hitting 7.6Mbps compared to only 6.2Mbps in 2010. Now, however, Ofcom, the UK regulatory body for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, reports that this figure has...
UK broadband users now enjoy average speeds of 9Mbps at home due to ISP network upgrades, says Ofcom

China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

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The research chief of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday (link via Google Translate) that there is still a significant gap between China’s broadband coverage and that of developed nations, and that the lag is increasing. At a panel about the future of digital technology, MIIT research...
China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

EE says upgraded 4G mobile broadband users pay 10% more

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First UK network to launch 4G reports 'solid early momentum' in moving existing customers to more expensive serviceEE, the first mobile network to launch a 4G superfast mobile internet service in the UK, has revealed existing customers who upgrade to the new service pay on average 10% more per month.With...
EE says upgraded 4G mobile broadband users pay 10% more
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