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  • £6 yearly “Broadband Tax” to help fund next generation fibre broadband
    for the broadband providers to pay for this themselves There is currently around 30 of the country that will benefit from this investment that live in rural areas that would be missed out from receiving fibre broadband initially This is going to be a yearly charge and it is expected that by 2017 all areas will have next generation fibre broadband installed and available to them The report also confirmed the government want a minimum 2Mb broadband across the country for everyone by 2012 which is what we have been under the impression would have been announced This is to be funded in a number of different ways which includes using the 200 million surplus left over from the Digital Switch Over Help Scheme The full 245 page Digital Britain final report can be read at www culture gov uk Filed under Home Broadband Satellite broadband Tags Broadband Tax Digital Britain Fibre broadband Author Mark 12 32 pm Comments 1 1 Comment They say it s to give broadband to areas that have no access but is that really true Tax is tax no matter how you look at it Personally I think it s just another way of trying to leach money from people so they can line their own pockets Sure it might only be 6 per year on an individual scale it isn t that much as already mentioned in the above statement made Comment by kenny September 23 2009 4 21 pm RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2009/06/17/6-yearly-broadband-tax-to-help-fund-next-generation-fibre-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband Tax
    Comments 0 October 19 2009 Broadband Tax to be scrapped if Conservatives get their way The Shadow Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that if the Torries get in then they would scrap plans for the 50p per month broadband tax that is set to be charged to all land line telephones The 6 per year tax is to help fund next generation fibre broadband in the UK but many believe that the 175 million it would raise per year is no way near enough If Labour do manage to rush through with their plans for the broadband tax that were detailed in the Digital Britain Report before the next general election that the Conservative Party are favourite to win then it would make it more difficult for the Tories to have this proposal stopped Filed under Fibre broadband Home Broadband Tags Broadband Tax Digital Britain Torries would scrap broadband tax Author Ruth 9 27 am Comments 0 September 25 2009 6 Broadband Tax could be law soon The 6 broadband tax is set to be put through and made law before the next general election which will infuriate many who think that it would not get passed under a Conservative government the favourites to win the next general election Stephen Timms who is the Treasury minister said that the 6 per year tax on phone lines should be made law in the next few months as it could be put forward in the Digital Economy Bill that is due to be put before the House in November or it could be part of the Finance Bill that would be presented after the budget The 50p per month charge on all telephone lines is expected to raise around 175 million per year and is to be used to help pay for next generation super fast fibre broadband even thought there are serious doubts that the money raised will come anywhere close to help fund it Filed under News Tags Broadband Tax Digital Britain Fibre broadband Next Generation Broadband Author Mark 9 43 am Comments 0 August 17 2009 Broadband Tax idea could get dropped The broadband tax that has been proposed in the Digital Britain report by Lord Carter to be introduced to every fixed phone line in the UK may not get introduced The 50p per month 6 per year levy is set to be put onto every fixed telephone line in the UK to help fund the roll out of next generation broadband fibre broadband services in the UK the fees were set to raise around 150m a year The reason there is doubt as to if the levy will actually come to fruition is because the current communications minister who replaced Lord Carter Stephen Timms has said If the question is is the levy definitely going to be legislated for this side of the election I can t say for sure With the general election being next year and because the Conservatives who are against the levy

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/broadband-tax/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Digital Britain
    ADSL2 technology will mean that those who are currently receiving broadband but not at the 2Mb minimum target could well have this rectified with the installation of ADSL2 BT have also started trialling Broadband Enabling Technology BET that is designed to deliver broadband to broadband not spot areas Read BT to pilot technology that will deliver broadband to not spot areas which again is likely to help in the aim of the governments Digital Britain report Filed under Home Broadband Tags 24Mb broadband 2Mb broadband ADSL2 BT Broadband Digital Britain Author Mark 12 38 pm Comments 0 September 17 2009 BT to pilot technology that will deliver to broadband not spot areas BT are going to pilot Broadband Enabling Technology BET that is designed to help deliver broadband to broadband not spot areas The technology is designed to make broadband available by a fixed line up to 12km 7 5 miles away from the local telephone exchange and that are currently out of reach receiving broadband at the moment Stable 1Mb broadband speeds speed test have been achieved with lines that are between 7km and 12km and when the copper wire is bonded with another it means that the speed can increase to 2Mb 2Mb broadband is the minimum target aim for the whole country that the government announced in it s Digital Britain report earlier this year to be done by 2112 Basically how the BET works is by using a dedicated copper line that is not shared meaning that the broadband signal can reach much further distances as the line is not being shared with others There are an estimated 160 000 not spot homes in the UK that are too far from their telephone exchange to be able to receive broadband it is estimated that up to to 140 000 of these could benefit and be able to make use of the technology Initially there are 10 locations in that are having the Broadband Enabling Technology installed these are Twyford Berkshire Badsey Worcestershire Llanfyllin Powys Leyland Lancashire Ponteland Northumberland Wigton Cumbria Horsham West Sussex Wymondham Norfolk Inverness Culloden Scotland Dingwall Scotland The pilot of BET is due to commence on 30th September and BT will be contacting customers who live in each area to invite them to sign up for it Customers will need to pay for their broadband service with the broadband provider of their choice Filed under Home Broadband Tags BET Broadband Enabling Technology broadband not spot broadband notspots Can t get broadband Digital Britain notspot Too far away for broadband Author Mark 10 24 am Comments 1 September 1 2009 Mobile network bosses called for meeting with Lord Mandelson Lord Mandelson has asked for a meeting of the bosses of the five UK mobile networks O2 T Mobile Vodafone Three Orange in a meeting where he will try to bang some heads together to get the governments plan of accessible broadband for everyone in the UK by 2012 as described in the Digital Britain

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/digital-britain/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Video of the Avanti broadband Satellite construction
    satellite for Europe The Avanti satellite will be able to provide satellite broadband to around 350 000 homes in the UK at the minimum 2Mb broadband speed The satellite will use the Ka band of radio frequency which is able to send a more focused beam to Earth The Digital Britain Report is due out today where more details about the delivery of broadband in the UK will be talked about Filed under Satellite broadband Tags Avanti Communications Digital Britain HYLAS Satellite broadband Author Mark 10 56 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 Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2009/06/16/video-of-the-avanti-broadband-satellite-construction/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Virgin Media to offer free WiFi across London
    free to BT broadband customers It is also only able to bring broadband speeds up to 8Mb depending on how close t0 one of the hotspots the user is It is likely that the network will cost Virgin Media a few million pounds and it is considered by the company as a punt Mr Berkett also said there is a gap that is increasingly occurring between consumers need for data outside the home and what they can get on 3G By offering free public wifi this will help to bridge the gap as more and more people access the internet on the move mainly via smartphone devices Filed under Wireless Internet Tags Free WiFi London Wifi Virgin Media to offer free WiFi across London Author Mark 10 54 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 Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2011/08/03/virgin-media-to-offer-free-wifi-across-london/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Free WiFi
    their customers free access to the WiFi hotspots when they take out a broadband package in much the same way that BT currently does with their customers BT has around 2 million UK free hotspots available to BT Broadband customers via it s BT FON and BT Openzone networks and recent reports also suggest that Virgin Media were looking to roll out their own free WiFi network The Cloud has deals in place with companies such as McDonalds Little Chef and Marriott hotels and claim to connect 3 million laptops and smartphones each month to its network and deliver over 100 million network minutes every month with an average download speed of over 3 5Mb An announcement is expected on Thursday about the deal when BSkyB announce it s latest earnings Filed under Wireless Internet Tags Free Sky broadband WiFi Free WiFi Free WiFiHotspots Sky Broadband Sky to buy The Cloud Sky WiFi Hotspots The Cloud Author Mark 3 38 pm Comments 1 September 14 2009 Freerunner offering free WiFi for those in remote areas Free WiFi could be coming to a place near you if your community is selected as one of the places to receive a free to use WiFi hotspot by Freerunner The targeted areas are deprived or remote areas of the country and community members have until 25th September 2009 to apply for one of the 50 free WiFi connections that are going to be made available Freerunner have also teamed up with the online charity fundraising site JustGiving com to help provide 500 charity locations across the UK with free WiFi Owen Geddes the CEO of Freerunner said People need Internet access to be able to function equally in today s society and that most basic right is not being given to them Freerunner can

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/free-wifi/ (2016-02-10)
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  • London Wifi
    users up to 5 99 for a 90 minutes browsing and is only free to BT broadband customers It is also only able to bring broadband speeds up to 8Mb depending on how close t0 one of the hotspots the user is It is likely that the network will cost Virgin Media a few million pounds and it is considered by the company as a punt Mr Berkett also said there is a gap that is increasingly occurring between consumers need for data outside the home and what they can get on 3G By offering free public wifi this will help to bridge the gap as more and more people access the internet on the move mainly via smartphone devices Filed under Wireless Internet Tags Free WiFi London Wifi Virgin Media to offer free WiFi across London Author Mark 10 54 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 Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/london-wifi/ (2016-02-10)
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  • National Express offer free wireless internet
    to a few Mb per second The Stansted to London route is not the first route that National Express have installed the Moovbox on to with other services in Bournemouth Southampton and Gloucester having it installed already Dave Palmer from Icomera said With this Wi Fi deployment National Express has once again demonstrated their commitment to meeting the expectations of today s business and leisure travellers With millions of new Wi Fi enabled smartphones and tablet PCs being purchased every month the demand for reliable internet connectivity on the move is growing exponentially We are delighted to be supporting innovative customers like National Express in getting customers onboard and online This is great to see from companies such as National Express embracing technology and how important it is to allow customers even greater access to the internet on more parts of their journey With more and more smartphones and internet ready devices being sold we will hopefully see more and more companies embrace free wireless internet for customers Filed under Wireless Internet Tags National Express National Express free wi fi National Express offer free wireless internet Author Mark 9 54 am Comments 1 1 Comment Sounds good Not that I use National Express much but am planning on a trip to Bristol so will be stuck on the coach for 2 5 hrs each way so would be nice to get access to the internet Comment by Boogoonee November 4 2011 5 49 pm 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 Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2011/06/14/national-express-offer-free-wireless-internet/ (2016-02-10)
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