Tag Archives: World Wide Web

Reducing cost of high speed internet roll-out – new EU consultation

Reducing cost of high speed internet roll-out – new EU consultation

DG Connect, the European Commission’s newly-branded directorate in charge of the Digital Agenda flagship policy has announced a new consultation aimed at helping to reduce the costs of investment in and the final retail price of, broadband. The public consultation runs until 20th July 2012. High-speed Internet underpins all sectors of the economy and will be the […]

Defamation Act 1996

Defamation Act 1996

The use of online chat rooms, forums and groups is a risky activity and fertile ground for litigation based on defamation laws. Unlike other materials published online, website owners don’t have full control over discussion threads. The Defamation Act 1996 sets out the current defamation regime, although the Act is under review. The Act amends the laws of […]

IT Contract: Connectivity Contracts

Organisations connect to the Internet using an ISP (Internet service provider). The robustness and speed of connectivity can both vary geographically depending upon the availability of broadband. Generally-speaking towns and cities have been quick to build a communications infrastructure but rural areas are now benefiting from broadband investment, especially from the UK and EU. Use […]