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Internet Censorship around the World

Posted by Dan Pope on Aug 8, 2014 11:42:22 AM

When it comes to Internet censorship there are generally two contrasting opinions: some believe that it is necessary in order to protect nations and stop individuals posting harmful material online, while others believe that the Internet should be open and that there should be little or no restrictions.

Governments in particular often have the first opinion when it comes to Internet censorship, especially those that are concerned that by publishing information online individuals may damage their reputation. This is why numerous governments around the world have implemented online censorship laws, and here Fluidata looks at some of the most controversial:

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Topic censorship China data News UK internet Russia

Fluidata receive a Queens Award for Enterprise

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 22, 2014 8:30:58 AM

We are celebrating being named as winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success. We received our award for Innovation. This was in recognition of developing the Fluidata Service Exchange Platform. The platform operates by connecting ISPs to networks nationally.

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Topic Data delivery network fluidata ISP Queens Award News Service Exchange Platform UK innovation

Moving onto IPv6

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 11, 2014 11:26:38 AM

Time is almost upon us for the addressing system of the Internet to almost be completely used up. I believe I have been saying this for the last 5 years, but it looks like in the next 12-24 months people are going to be brought to a halt. Thankfully most ISP’s have got more than enough IP ranges to cover us for the foreseeable future, as well as ready to start with the new system in the guise of IPv6.

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Topic IOT News The Internet of Things UK IPv4 IPv6 north korea

Education's rural divide

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 14, 2014 12:37:45 PM

Families in rural areas believe that slow broadband is damaging their children’s educational performance.

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Topic BT NFU Mutual Broadband connectivity education INCA News rural divide Superfast UK

Broadband investment – in the city or rural areas?

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 5, 2011 10:12:16 AM

The UK are currently ranked 25th in the world in terms of broadband speed, according to reports, with the average speed at 6.8 Mb/s. George Osborne has recently announced that cities will be rolling out higher broadband coverage with an estimate £5bn spend to improve the infrastructure. This investment will see superfast speeds of between 80-100 Mb/s. However critics have argued that the money would be better spent on boosting speeds in rural areas – an investment that would help reach the government’s target of having everyone in the UK receiving at least 2 Mb/s, and the best broadband in Europe by 2015.

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Topic george osborne government News rural networks UK

New network operations centre

Posted by Dan Pope on May 9, 2010 3:23:41 PM

This week has seen the launch of our new network operations centre (NOC) in Hemel Hempstead. Located in our Centro datacentre this new team will be taking over all 24/7 support duties, seeing Fluidata move away from the existing out of hours on-call setup to a permanently manned helpdesk.

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Topic Network Operations Centre 24/7 Centro News UK Hemel Hempstead NOC

UK Broadband slower than Romania

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 14, 2010 10:08:03 AM

UK has dropped one place to 26th in global broadband race with an average download speed of 3.5Mbps according to the Akamai's ‘The State of the Internet (Q3-2009)’ report with Sweden in 5th place from European countries and South Korea sitting pretty as the fastest broadband in the world with an average speed of 14.8Mbps.

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Topic Akamai BT BT 21CN LLU News UK Virgin