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  • Firewalls
    firewall is an important piece of software to have on any computer that connects to the internet A Firewall is a security interface that is designed to keep an entrance to a network safe and secure and to stop any unwanted traffic that may be trying to access the network or computer The main reason to hav ea firewall is to help stop any hackers trying to gain access to

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/firewall.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Free Firewall software
    Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Internet Security Guide Free Firewall software download As has been covered in the Firewall section it is very important to protect an computer using the internet with a firewall Like Anti virus software there is plenty of choice when it comes to firewall software but there is also the option there for those whop are reluctant to pay or want something free to actually get a free firewall Free firewall software is available and is very good One of the best free firewall software is ZoneAlarm provided free from ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not for profit charitable entity use excluding governmental entities and educational institutions The free firewall from ZoneAlarm systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts and automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet What this means is that as your computer is made invisible it is harder for a potential hacker to find your computer and if they did then they would then have access blocked Another free firewall to look at is Outpost Firewall by Agnitum It must be noted that the free firewalls on offer will and

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  • Email Spam protection, stop, cure, advice and information
    a way to gather information about an email address that is in use so if you do reply to it then you will be showing them that they are infact spamming a genuine in use email address which is what they want If you read some spam then do not buy sign up use whatever it is that they are promoting The reason people spam is for money and they need people to respond or buy things from using the email spam they have sent out If you do buy or click on the link that they contain in the spam email then you are going to help fund their spamming Hit spammers in the pocket by not funding their spam this is one of the best ways to stop spammers if they are not earning then there is no point them spamming You may receive chain letter emails form time to time from people you know that ask you to forward the email onto other people Do not do this as it has been know for spammers to start off these or use them once they have been sent to hundreds of people It is quite easy for an email like this to have hundreds of email addresses listed including yours that won t take a spammer long to extract all the email addresses they want and use them to spam you Also spammers don t just spam you themselves they can also sell on your email address to other spammers So if you think on that by ignoring any of the actions above you may not consider to be that bad but if you bear in mind then that the spammer who has your email address could well sell it on to lots of other spammers so just

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/spam-protection.php (2016-02-10)
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  • BT in monopoly position over rural broadband contracts
    were being awarded back in 2013 at this point 26 contracts for BDUK schemes had been awarded to BT since then the other 18 contracts that have been put out to tender have also gone in the direction of BT too Initially there were nine suppliers who were looking to bid for the BDUK funds but most of these dropped out and left the only real remaining one as Fujitsu however they themselves had pretty much given up too which left BT to clear up all the contracts Another issue is the secrecy surrounding the contracts BT stipulated that there was non discloser agreements in place so councils could not talk to each other to see if they were receiving a good deal or not this then makes it likely that more tax payers money will have gone to BT than perhaps needed to if there had been more openness surrounding existing contracts in place The other issue raised by PAC was that the broadband maps lacked detail which made it hard for other organisations to see where exactly BT would be rolling their fibre network out to and this hindered other schemes coming in to potentially fill in the gaps or offer faster speeds They have said that the government needs to work with local organisations to make these broadband maps able to be searched down to post codes to help make it clearer where exactly will and won t be covered Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BDUK Broadband Delivery UK BT Broadband BT monopoly Author Mark 10 14 am Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2014/04/02/bt-in-monopoly-position-over-rural-broadband-contracts/ (2016-02-10)
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  • BDUK
    that will have their new green street side boxes set live today according to the Telegraph newspaper Much of the money that has been invested to reach parts of these areas is from the government and local councils as part of the Broadband Delivery UK BDUK project with BT covering the extra funds It is these areas that BT themselves wouldn t roll out their fibre optic broadband too with just their own investment as they said it didn t make financial sense for them to do so It is now estimated that more than 200 000 premises are connected to a fibre optic enabled cabinet as part of the BDUK scheme Initially the UK government had planned to have 90 of the UK with connections to fibre optic broadband by the end of 2015 however this target isn t going to be met and the revised target is to reach 95 by the end of 2017 Filed under Fibre broadband Tags BDUK Fibre optic broadband Super Switch On Day Author Mark 12 29 pm Comments 0 November 19 2013 Government claim fibre broadband spending will return 20 for every 1 spent The government have defended their 1 2 billion investment of tax payers money to help with the roll out of next generation fibre optic broadband claiming it will return 20 to the UK economy by 2024 for every 1 it is investing even though many claim that it is once again helping BT become a monopoly broadband provider since they are the only company to win any of the public funds and are the only company left in the bidding process for the remaining funds However the government say that for every 1 that they are investing in the broadband deployment the UK economy will benefit by 20 by 2024 The Broadband Delivery UK BDUK scheme was set up to help distribute the government funds to the various areas where fibre optic broadband roll out was needed but would not be covered by BT Broadband or Virgin Media with their own funding because they were not deemed to be financially beneficial to the companies to do so Originally the government put 530m in the pot with local authorities who bid for funding expecting to match this amount for each of their own individual schemes a further 250m is to be put into the pot after 2015 These findings were made in a government commissioned UK Broadband Impact Study Impact Report and other benefits that were detailed were that households could save 45m per year by 2024 with more people being able to remote work from home and that by 2014 that it would help with the creation of 11 000 jobs and a net increase in jobs of 20 000 by 2024 Some will wonder if BT really needed the extra funding in light of their recent high spending on rights for both Premiership football which has cost them 738 million for 38 live games per season for 3 seasons and their 3 years of exclusive UK rights to the Champions League football from 2015 which is to cost them 900m Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BDUK BT fibre broadband Government claim fibre broadband spending will return 20 for every 1 spent Government investment in next generation broadband Author Mark 11 01 am Comments 0 June 25 2013 BT wins 18m Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire fibre broadband project BT have won the contract to deliver fibre optic based broadband to Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in a project that is worth 18 06 million The news that BT has won the contract is not really of any surprise since they are the only company left bidding for the projects that are receiving funding from the Broadband Delivery UK BDUK projects which is government funding to help get fibre based broadband to more rural areas where BT themselves won t deploy to on their own because it not being financially viable to do so The Connected Counties project will see fibre broadband being made available to more than 90 of premises in both Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire and should be completed in 3 years by the end of March 2016 This will mean that an extra 52 500 homes and businesses in the counties will benefit with 38 500 in Buckinghamshire and 14 000 in Hertfordshire This is on top of the 153 000 in Buckinghamshire and 400 000 in Hertfordshire that already have access to BT s fibre projects through their own commercial roll out On top of this the remaining 10 or so who won t be receiving the fibre broadband should receive a minimum of 2Mb broadband speeds as part of the governments pledge that that should be the minimum everyone should have access to in the country The 18 06 million is being funded in the following way BT 8 6 million Hertfordshire County Council 1 61 million Buckinghamshire County Council 3 7 million this includes funding from the two Local Enterprise Partnerships the Governments BDUK giving 4 15 million Broadband speed tests run by Ofcom earlier this year show that currently the average broadband speed in Hertforshire is 16Mb with 9 5 of premises there receiving less than 2Mb speeds Buckinghamshire has an average broadband speed of 12 4Mb and 11 6 of premises receiving less than 2Mb Filed under Fibre broadband Tags BDUK Buckinghamshire fibre broadband Fibre broadband Hertfordshire fibre broadband Author Mark 9 14 am Comments 0 April 30 2013 Cheshire to get 96 coverage with fibre broadband 96 of Cheshire premises are set to be covered with high speed fibre broadband after BT won the contract from The Connecting Cheshire Partnership that will help fund the addition rural infrastructure needed with money from the government funded BDUK Broadband Delivery UK The Connecting Cheshire Partnership is a project between the four Cheshire councils Cheshire East Council Cheshire West and Chester Council Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council The partnership was set up to secure funding

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/bduk/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband Delivery UK
    that will still need connecting The potential technologies that will be looked at may include 4G fibre direct to premises improved fibre to the cabinet and extending it further down the network and also satellite Maria Miller Secretary for State and Culture Media and Sport said If we want to ensure that that all communities can benefit then we need to think imaginatively about alternative technology and the pilots enabled by the 10m fund will be instrumental in helping us overcome the challenges of reaching the final 5 of premises Currently the UK has a target of 95 coverage of premises with superfast broadband by the end of 2017 much of this has been done by BT Virgin Media with their own fibre optic networks however for the areas that BT Virgin didn t deem financially viable to roll out their networks to there has been a 1 1bn fund from the government to help extend the superfast broadband network to cover 95 of the UK On the whole it is BT who has won the contracts for the government funds along with local councils having to match some funding too Chris Townsend has become the new Broadband Chief Executive he was one of the people beind the London 2012 Olympic Games and will take on being in charge of the Broadband Delivery UK programme which also includes the extra 10 million for the remaining 5 Mr Townsend said Ensuring that broadband can reach businesses and consumers across the country is one of the most important policies in Government Faster connections will improve the way people live work and spend their leisure time I look forward to starting my new role as chief executive of BDUK and building on the good work being done to get superfast broadband to people all over the UK Filed under Fibre broadband News Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Tags BDUK Broadband coverage for final 5 Broadband Delivery UK Chris Townsend DCMS Department of Culture Media and Sport Final 5 broadband 10 million funds for broadband 10 million to reach final 5 with superfast broadband Author Mark 1 23 pm Comments 0 December 13 2012 First BDUK funded fibre cabinet installed The first place to have their broadband upgraded to fibre through the BDUK funding is the village of Ainderby Steeple in North Yorkshire The unveiling of this new cabinet is the first to be done through funding from the Broadband Delivery UK BDUK pot of money that was set aside form the government to help roll out fibre optic broadband to areas where it was not commercially viable for BT to roll out to on their own BT won the contract for the funds for North Yorkshire in July earlier this year having beaten Fujitsu to secure it The pot of money set aside by the BDUK is 530m The North Yorkshire contract was worth 17 8m from the BDUK 10m invested by BT and 8 6m coming from the European Regional Development Fund More

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  • BT Broadband
    pay what they considered to be over the odds in the latest live rounds rights This won t be the end of free European football on TV though as part of the 299 million per year deal was that BT are to show at least one match of each British football team competing in the European competitions for free each season although this does leave the majority still needing a subscription of some description to watch the others Currently BT allow BT Broadband customers receive and watch BT Sport channels for free but have stated that most Champions League games will incur an extra charge Already BT has spent 738 million on the rights to screen 38 live Premier League games per season for 3 years as they go head to head with Sky BT are using the incentive of live sports on their own channels to bring new customers to use their broadband services and as BT have much deeper pockets than others who have tried to take on Sky in the past they are proving so far that they are able to match the financial muscle of Sky and even now start to beat them making Sky much less exclusive as the only place to get live sports For those who don t have BT Broadband services they are still able to receive the BT Sport channels by paying a subscription for them however BT s main target aim will be for customers to make out multi play services such as Broadband Telephone and TV packages with them as they aim to recoup their huge investment both in fibre optic broadband and also in the launch of the Sports channels Filed under News Tags BT Broadband BT fibre broadband BT Sport and Football Champions League Champions League Football BT Sport Author Mark 3 36 pm Comments 0 October 29 2013 Join BT Broadband and receive free 100 Sainsburys gift card New customers and upgrading customers who sign up for BT Broadband www bt com broadband online can for 1 week take advantage of an online exclusive offer of up to free 100 Sainsburys gift card To claim the free Sainsburys discount card users must sign up for BT Broadband online those who take out standard Broadband will be entitled to a free 50 Sainsburys gift card and those who take out a BT Infinity package will be able to get hold of a free 100 Sainsburys gift card The deal is very time limited and last for just 1 week and ends on the 4th November 2013 There are a range of packages available from BT the cheapest is the Broadband only package which costs 10 per month plus 15 45 monthly line rental this gives the user up to 16Mb broadband speeds and 10Gb usage plus inclusive weekend calls The cheapest Fibre Optic broadband deal is the BT Infinity 1 deal which will give new customers the 100 Sainsburys gift card along with up to 38Mb broadband speeds and 40Gb usage for just 15 per month plus monthly line rental at 15 45 or it works out at 11 75 if you pay a years line rental upfront Existing BT Broadband customers who are upgrading from a standard BT Broadband package to a BT Infinity package will be entitled to receive a free 50 gift card from Sainsburys The Sainsburys gift card should be sent to you within 45 days of your broadband installation The BT Broadband offer is available online only sign up by the 4th November 2013 at www bt com broadband Filed under Home Broadband News Tags BT Broadband BT Broadband offer Join BT Broadband Sainsburys Gift Card Author Mark 4 34 pm Comments 0 August 1 2013 BT Sport goes live tonight and is free for BT Broadband customers BT s head to head battle with BSkyB starts properly tonight as the new BT Sport channel goes live tonight for the first time at 6pm BT www bt com have put much time and money into their BT Sport channels first off they secured the rights to 38 Premier League football games per season for 3 seasons of which they will get first choice for around half of their games next up they then decided that BT Broadband customers would get free access to the BT Sport channels this resulted with Sky then offering free Sky Broadband to their customers who have Sky TV contracts BT has much deeper pockets than other sports channels who have tried to compete with BSkyB for sports coverage in the past such as Setanta and ESPN BT s dive into the Sport sector is initially probably less to do with wanting to take over the paid TV market that Sky have most coverage of but to instead help reduce the churn of BT Broadband customers from leaving them for rivals and to entice other broadband customers to join them Triple play services such as Telephone Broadband TV are what both BT Sky want from their customers to sign up for so they can take more money from them for having more services but they have to offer deals and enticing offers to make these worthwhile for customers BT Sport have not only splashed the cash on getting the live football games but also in building a good team to represent the channels they got Jake Humphrey from the BBC F1 team to be the main host and they have signed Robin Van Persie Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Bale as some of the faces to help advertise the channel Sky have recently launched a new advert with David Beckham to advertise their Sports channels which shows him at home and on the move in studios and a cafe and being able to watch Sky Sports on the go wherever he is Filed under Home Broadband News Offers Tags BT Broadband BT Broadband free BT Sport BT Sport Free BT Sport Author Mark 11 56 am Comments 0 July

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  • BT monopoly
    contracts The report by PAC initially raised concerns over the way the contracts were being awarded back in 2013 at this point 26 contracts for BDUK schemes had been awarded to BT since then the other 18 contracts that have been put out to tender have also gone in the direction of BT too Initially there were nine suppliers who were looking to bid for the BDUK funds but most of these dropped out and left the only real remaining one as Fujitsu however they themselves had pretty much given up too which left BT to clear up all the contracts Another issue is the secrecy surrounding the contracts BT stipulated that there was non discloser agreements in place so councils could not talk to each other to see if they were receiving a good deal or not this then makes it likely that more tax payers money will have gone to BT than perhaps needed to if there had been more openness surrounding existing contracts in place The other issue raised by PAC was that the broadband maps lacked detail which made it hard for other organisations to see where exactly BT would be rolling their fibre network out to and this hindered other schemes coming in to potentially fill in the gaps or offer faster speeds They have said that the government needs to work with local organisations to make these broadband maps able to be searched down to post codes to help make it clearer where exactly will and won t be covered Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BDUK Broadband Delivery UK BT Broadband BT monopoly Author Mark 10 14 am Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV

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