UK in danger of two-tier economy over rural superfast broadband connectivity

UK in danger of two-tier economy over rural superfast broadband connectivity

The lack of universal superfast broadband, particularly in rural areas, is creating a two-tier economy which only serves to marginalise those communities, businesses and individuals struggling to get fast and reliable connectivity to the Internet.  The UK needs to prioritise and move much faster towards deploying universal superfast broadband for all if we intend to reap the […]

The Midsomer Broadband Murders were only the start of the slaughter

In the 18th and 19th Centuries Birmingham, particularly Digbeth and the Jewelry Quarter, was at the heart of the UK’s communications infrastructure, from canals through to railways to the ports of Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton as well as to London. The failure of BT and Virgin to give them similar global connectivity today is bad enough, to prevent others from doing so is …..

UK Broadband Strategy

UK Broadband Strategy

The UK government is committed to delivering the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015. To do this, Government: has allocated £530 million during the current Spending Review period to stimulate commercial investment to roll out high-speed broadband in rural communities will invest £100 million to create up to ten ‘super-connected cities’ across the […]

Communications Act 2003

Communications Act 2003

The Communications Act 2003 provides the UK’s framework for electronic communications (fixed and mobile), and devolves powers upon communications regulator Ofcom. Prosecutors have used Section 127 of the Act recently to deal with the sending of offensive and threatening messages over via social media websites. However, this section only applies to prosecutions for messages sent over […]