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Hi-tech business, low-tech broadband

In the UK, it’s not just rural areas like Wiltshire that suffer from poor broadband connectivity (news passim). London’s much heralded Old Street technology start-ups (in the area known as Silicon Roundabout or Tech City. Ed.) are struggling to expand … Continue reading

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goTenna, the personal antenna which takes over in network outages

A New York-based start-up has produced a portable antenna which can take over communications networks in the event of mobile services outages. The device, which is connected to by Bluetooth Low Energy to a smartphone, enables encrypted messages to be exchanged over distances from 1 to 80 kilometres. Continue reading

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Wiltshire: rural broadband roll out denounced as a scam

Our friends at the Western Daily Press yesterday published a less than favourable account of the inadequacy of the roll-out of so-called “super fast” rural broadband, as managed by British Telecom. In a deal between Wiltshire and South Gloucester Councils, … Continue reading

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China suffers major internet outage

At the start of the week, China suffered a major internet outage for several hours, Le Monde Informatique reported yesterday. Experts are wondering about the cause; was it hacking (to use the verb ‘to hack’ in its Daily Mail sense. … Continue reading

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¡Hasta la vista Andy & Llanos!

Tomorrow Bristol Wireless bids farewell to long-serving volunteer Andy Sabel and his partner Llanos, who are migrating south – and not just for the winter. Llanos has got a new job in Gibraltar with a prominent British betting company and … Continue reading

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Large expansion of wifi on Bristol’s buses

Some time ago, FirstBus, Bristol’s major bus operator, introduced free wifi on its services nos. 8 and 9 (news passim). Today the Bristol Post reports that there’s to be a large scale expansion of free wifi for Bristol’s bus passengers, … Continue reading

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Bradley Stoke to get “high-speed” broadband

Wedged between the M4, M5 and M32 on the northern fringe of the Bristol built-up area, Bradley Stoke has never enjoyed an exactly wonderful reputation locally or even nationally. Started in 1987, the development got caught up in the fall-out … Continue reading

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North Somerset to provide free commuter coaches with free wifi

Today’s Bristol Post reports North Somerset commuters travelling to Bristol during November and December will be able to travel to work for free under a scheme set up by North Somerset Council and coach operator The Kings Ferry Ltd. The … Continue reading

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Graphene could deliver internet one hundred times faster

The use of graphene in telecommunications could dramatically accelerate internet speeds by up to a hundred times, according to new research by scientists in Bath University’s Department of Physics. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from the … Continue reading

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eBay to offer free wifi this summer on French beaches

French computing news site Le Monde Informatique reports that online tat merchants eBay will be organising a tour of French beaches from 22nd July to 17th August 2013, during which holidaymakers will be able to benefit from free wifi, as … Continue reading

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