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Broadband Speeds in London Boroughs

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 5, 2015 10:45:33 AM

Just a few weeks ago Fluidata reported on news that telecommunications provider Virgin Media is planning on installing billions of pounds worth of infrastructure across the UK. Unfortunately for those that suffer from rural broadband issues, Virgin are planning on installing most of this new technology in urban areas such as London, which many feel is unfair.

However, the truth is that even in London there is a digital divide, as highlighted by recent research conducted by Startups.co.uk. The company published the average broadband speeds for each London borough as well as the amount of new businesses that have started and closed in each area over the past few years. Surprisingly, some of the most affluent constituencies in London suffer from slow broadband speeds, such as Kensington and Chelsea where the average speed is just 22Mb/s.

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Topic Burst Business ADSL London digital divide News Rural Broadband Internet speed Pulse Business FTTC Virgin Media VOX Business ADSL

UK Lords call for the Internet to be considered a Utility

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 25, 2015 11:34:04 AM

These days you wouldn’t be too impressed to move into a new property only to find that the appropriate infrastructure for Internet access has not been installed; however this happens more often than most people think. Regular use of the Internet has become commonplace in most people’s day-to-day lives, so much so that not being able to get online can massively hinder both individuals and businesses.

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Topic ADVANCE Copper and Fibre Failover Burst Business ADSL Business EFM Business EFM Ethernet First Mile Ethernet Leased Line Firewall Hybrid Cloud MPLS and VPLS Private Cloud PureFluid DSL Bonding Business Hosting Business Wireless Technology Core Dedicated Network digital divide MPLS – VPLS News Private Wide Area Network Rural Broadband Service Exchange Platform utilities Virtual Private Network House of Lords internet Public Cloud Pulse Business FTTC VOX Business ADSL XSPAMINATE

Are Wi-Fi Hotspots the answer to Rural Broadband Issues?

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 7, 2014 3:02:50 PM

As broadband technology advances, those on the lower end of the digital divide are becoming increasingly frustrated with the fact that they can’t get online. One of the biggest complaints is that even with all this technology there is still numerous areas across the UK that suffer from rural broadband issues with no resolution in sight. In fact, a recent report has shown that those that live in rural areas are more concerned over broadband connections than those that live in urban ones.

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Topic News Rural Broadband Service Exchange Platform hotspots Wi-Fi

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

Dial up finally unplugged

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 6, 2013 11:09:41 AM

Earlier this week BT brought the curtain down on dial up internet; marking the end of the connectivity technology that many of us enjoyed our nascent furrows on the internet with.

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Topic BDUK BT 4G narrow band News Rural Broadband dial up internet Technology

Introducing our new magazine, PULSE

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 27, 2012 12:12:39 PM

With much fanfare we are pleased to announce the launch of our company magazine, PULSE. We have been busy over the past few months putting together some interesting and informative features on connectivity in the UK and the impact on business. This edition includes a special report on Rural Broadband and connecting the final third, a practical guide to IPv6, preparing the internet for the Olympics and, of course, Superfast Broadband.

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Topic Magazine News Rural Broadband Superfast Broadband IPv6 PULSE

A Year in Review 2011

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 28, 2011 9:00:00 AM

2011’s been an exciting year for Fluidata with the launch of new services such as 3G backup, the new dawn of IPv6 and the announcement of our initiative to help solve the UK’s rural broadband problems. In the wider technical community it’s also been eventful time.

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Topic 3G backup iPhones Amazon blackberry Microsoft 360 News Rural Broadband IPv6 Pentagon

Increase adoption of rural networks

Posted by Dan Pope on Aug 16, 2011 9:00:13 AM

Bringing connectivity to rural homes and businesses has received quite a lot of press recently as the government gears up for a significant investment into new last mile networks. This should help to stimulate local communities and make low density populations more accessible.

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Topic fluidata ISP News Rural Broadband

Better value connectivity in rural Britain

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 21, 2011 8:54:31 AM

In January 2011 Ofcom proposed charge controls for those rural areas in Britain which are not served by wholesale competition. This is to ensure better value connectivity for areas such as Northumberland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the South West of England, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Cumbria and parts of Scotland.

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Topic ISP BT Wholesale News Rural Broadband OFCOM