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December 7, 2014 by

​ITU approves DSL high-speed broadband standard

The International Telecommunications Union has approved the broadband technology standard, allowing it to become broadly commercially available in a bid to help service providers deliver speeds over DSL of up to 1Gbps in mixed-technology broadband delivery scenarios.

March 24, 2013 by

NBN: Fibre to the world

In this feature, ZDNet explores how fibre deployments across the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States are being achieved, at what cost, whether they have been successful, and how they compare to Australia's NBN.

December 12, 2012 by

How grassroots broadband can succeed where telcos fear to tread

Slow broadband in rural areas is often a fact of life for local inhabitants that has to be endured until one of the big telecoms operators decides it's economically viable to extend their network. It's not easy, but not-for-profit grassroots community projects can provide an economically viable alternative.

January 20, 2012 by

Hunt threatens to take back broadband cash

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the government would remove up to £530m in funding if local councils fail to deliver superfast broadband by the government's deadlines.Hunt told an all party parliamentary committee on local government that he would act decisively over the plans to improve broadband infrastructure in the UK if there was any attempt to stall the process with paperwork.

December 14, 2011 by

Ofcom: UK tepid on super-fast broadband

An Ofcom report has found that take up of super-fast broadband in the UK is very low despite now being available in many parts of the country.The communications watchdog released the information on Wednesday as part of its sixth annual International Communications Market Report.

December 13, 2011 by

Conroy speech 'lacking evidence': Turnbull

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's speech attacking the Coalition Party's broadband policy in the National Press Club yesterday was rude, vulgar and lacking in evidence, according to Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

September 5, 2011 by

KC brings 100Mbps fibre trial to East Yorkshire

Internet service provider KC is launching a six-month trial of super-fast fibre-to-the-home broadband in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire.The service will give residents up to 100Mbps broadband via fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or fibre-to-the-kerb (FTTK) connections, KC said on Friday.

May 19, 2011 by

Be Broadband founders plan Hyperoptic return

The team that founded Be Broadband seven years ago is preparing to launch another ISP in London and other cities, offering businesses and large residential buildings symmetrical fibre-to-the-premises broadband.Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak, along with various other people involved in running Be — sold to O2 in 2006 to give the mobile operator a fixed-line UK business — will set Hyperoptic live around September, although they already have pilot customers in various stages of negotiations.


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