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  • Digital TV
    Extras Digital TV Digital TV Digital TV is going to take over from analogue TV that is currently is use By 2010 all UK televisions will have to be digital as the analogue service is going to be turned off so digital TV is going to be the only way to go The switch and change is not going to be everyone at the same time but by regions and areas at a time Digital TV provides better pictures and better sound but the reason that the chance is taking place is because digital TV signals can be compressed so more information can be transferred down the same line that can be via analogue signals With broadband TV now starting to slowly increase in popularity now means that digital TV can be sent through users broadband connections to watch either on a computer or a television Sky By Broadband is an example now where Sky Digital users can watch certain Sky channels via their broadband connection on their computer A number of broadband providers also offer broadband telephone and digital TV all together So if you are looking at receiving digital TV then it is worth looking at if you

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/digital-tv.php (2016-02-10)
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  • UK broadband speeds increase with latest speed test results
    increase with latest speed test results 2nd June 2009 The average UK broadband speed has increased again based on broadband speed test results compiled in May The monthly broadband speed test results that the broadband comparison website broadband co uk compile have been released for the month of May 2009 The average broadband speed achieved by the 10 most popular UK broadband providers was 4 248Mb this is an increase in average speed of 0 111Mb from April 2009 when the average speed from the results was 4 137Mb The average upload speed also reported a tiny increase to 0 431Mb As to be expected Virgin Media lead the way with the fastest average broadband speed of 5 874Mb on their fibre broadband network although some of their users are on standard ADSL if they are not in an area covered by the fibre network and closely followed by Be O2 O2 own Be with an average broadband speed of 5 778Mb with their ADSL2 network Slowest of the pack were AOL who managed an average broadband speed of just 2 276Mb The results also showed that through the night the fastest speeds were achieved this is because of less

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/020609-338 (2016-02-10)
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  • 7 million in the UK download illegally
    Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News 7 million in the UK download illegally 7 million in the UK download illegally 2nd June 2009 Around 7 million broadband users in the UK download files illegally with content worth around 12 billion per year In the UK there are around 7 million illegal downloaders according to a report from SABIP Strategic Advisory Board For Intellectual Property Policy Part of the blame is being laid at the high speed broadband available such as Virgin Media s fibre broadband which is capable of speeds up to 50Mb A 50Mb broadband connection can let users download 200 MP3 files in 5 minutes a DVD in 3 minutes and the complete digitised works of Charles Dickens in less than 10 minutes The value of these illegal downloads is not small either for one of the file sharing networks it is thought that about 12 billion worth of content is shared for free each year which is about 32 million per day It is not just music and films that are affected by this e books software TV programmes and games are also included With some broadband users receiving

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/020609-337 (2016-02-10)
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  • Funds handed out for 10Gb broadband research
    Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News Funds handed out for 10Gb broadband research Funds handed out for 10Gb broadband research 18th May 2009 1 million has been handed out to various projects that are aimed at looking at ways to offer broadband internet access speeds of between 1Gb and 10Gb The Technology Strategy Board TSB has allocated 1 million for various feasibility projects costing between 30 000 and 100 000 that will look at technology that could deliver internet access speeds between 1Gb and 10Gb To get a guide as to how fast this speed is 10Gb is 10 240Mb and BT are currently starting the roll out of their fibre broadband at 40Mb check your own current broadband speed with our broadband speed test This research once done will then be collaborated with others in Europe for a larger EU funded research initiative that would potentially look at a Europe wide roll out of the technology Obviously this is just a feasibility study at the moment and it would require a huge amount more money to actually be able to offer this sort of internet speed to homes and businesses and as such we are going

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/180509-336 (2016-02-10)
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  • £250 million digital switchover surplus to be spent on broadband
    24th April 2009 The 250 million that was under spent on the digital switchover by the BBC is set to be made available for investment into broadband The 250 million that was under spent by the BBC s digital switchover fund is to be passed onto the broadband industry to help with making everyone in Britain have broadband access by 2012 it emerged in Alistair Darlings Budget on Wednesday The

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/240409-325 (2016-02-10)
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  • 1 in 4 claim to have received broadband usage warning
    Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News 1 in 4 claim to have received broadband usage warning 1 in 4 claim to have received broadband usage warning 14th April 2009 Results of a survey from ISPreview have found that 25 of their users have received broadband usage warnings A survey from ISP Review has found that 25 of respondents had been given a warning about their broadband usage it also found that around 45 said that if they received a warning from their broadband provider then they would switch providers A total of 557 users took part in their survey Whether it was a survey that provided results that represent the general UK broadband community or not is unknown as many people to their site could be tech savvy users who use the internet allot and don t represent a general view of the average user or not However 1 in 4 had received warnings about internet usage it would be interesting to see from those who had received warnings how many were on Unlimited broadband deals that are covered with fair use policy that offer broadband providers a bit of a get out clause

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/140409-319 (2016-02-10)
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  • 160Mb broadband in Japan
    Japan 7th April 2009 Japan cable broadband operator shows the worlds broadband operators the speeds to match The largest cable broadband operator in Japan called J Com has launched broadband for consumers with download speeds of 160Mb and upload speeds of 10Mb It has achieved this by using a channel bonding technology called DOCSIS 3 0 s which is similar to what Virgin Media use over here in the UK

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/070409-318 (2016-02-10)
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  • Average world wide broadband speed is 1.5Mb
    Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News Average world wide broadband speed is 1 5Mb Average world wide broadband speed is 1 5Mb 1st April 2009 The average broadband speed that is received around the world is 1 5Mb with around 20 of broadband users receiving speeds of 5Mb and above A survey into broadband speeds around the world has found that the average broadband speed that people receive is 1 5Mb The survey was done by research company Akamai who also found that around 20 of broadband users around the world have access to broadband speeds of 5Mb and above The UK however currently only has around 8 of broadband users who have access to speeds of 5Mb and above although with Virgin fibre broadband and BT now investing heavily in a fibre optic broadband network we can hopefully expect to see our results increase with the current target being South Korea who have a huge 69 who have access to 5Mb and above The average broadband speed received in the UK is around 3 5Mb which is way short of South

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/010409-316 (2016-02-10)
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