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UK wants more from Internet Service Providers

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 11, 2015 4:34:31 PM

With the world becoming increasingly connected it is no surprise that both individuals and businesses are wanting more from their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In order to keep up with their competitors SMEs are required to update their connectivity solutions on a regular basis, however this is not always possible due to lack of available infrastructure or high-speed Internet services.

Recently, the telecommunications regulatory body Ofcom announced that 1 in 3 broadband connections are now superfast, however this still means that two-thirds of broadband connections across the UK are below the industry standard. Just last week Fluidata reported that London has the slowest average broadband speeds in the UK and that it is considerably behind its European counterparts. Therefore, the fact that Ofcom reported that average UK broadband speeds have increased from 18.7Mb/s in May 2014 to 22.8Mb/s today is not something to be overly excited about, especially as the European average is 36.4Mb/s.

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Topic ISPs Broadband News SLA Internet connectivity OFCOM

When will Gigabit Internet be available in the UK?

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 4, 2015 2:52:00 PM

For many, the prospect of gigabit Internet speeds in the UK is unrealistic as in certain rural areas even regular broadband connections are not available. However, this has not stopped some of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the world pushing forward with gigabit Internet technology. In fact, in certain areas it is now possible to purchase connectivity products that promise speeds of up to 1Gb; however do these products actually deliver?

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Topic IFNL ISPs Broadband gigabit broadband News

Will Political Tensions push Internet Surveillance plans?

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 16, 2015 11:33:13 AM

The events that unfolded in Paris last week shocked the world, and even though the dust is yet to settle on this tragic incident there are already those asking what could have been done to prevent it. When it comes to terrorism there has been an ongoing claim by intelligence experts that the Internet needs to be more closely monitored in order to prevent such attacks from happening in the first place, with many believing that what happened in Paris should act as a catalyst.

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Topic ISPs News Privacy Security snoopers charter

Ofcom Cracking Down on Broadband Providers

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 7, 2015 1:12:31 PM

We are only in the first full week of 2015 however there are already a number of reports concerning the telecommunications regulator Ofcom. During 2014 Fluidata published a number of articles discussing Ofcom’s investigations, particularly those into the controversial broadband supplier British Telecoms (BT). However, it seems as though the regulatory body is planning on becoming even stricter this year, meaning that telecommunications companies may soon face harsher regulations.

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Topic BT ISPs Broadband News OFCOM

Fluidata’s Round-Up of 2014

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 24, 2014 8:46:47 AM

As many of you already know, 2014 has been an exceptional year for Fluidata as we were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014 for our Service Exchange Platform (SEP) solution. This innovative solution has managed to alleviate the issue of rural broadband for millions of households and small businesses across the UK, thus reducing the digital divide and enabling digital literacy for a wider proportion of the population.

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Topic fluidata ISPs Queens Award News Service Exchange Platform

What is preventing Internet Speeds from improving?

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 4, 2014 9:56:47 AM

Fluidata has spent years developing solutions that enable high speed Internet connections to both businesses and those that have previously had slow connection speeds due to rural broadband issues. Our Service Exchange Platform (SEP) was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014 due to its ability to deliver high speed Internet connections to businesses and those who offer numerous clients or sites connectivity.

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Topic ISPs Internet speeds News Rural Broadband Internet connections