Which? has found that broadband companies are not doing enough to advertise their social tariff broadband plans. It said vulnerable customers are missing out on savings of up to £250 per year.
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The UK government has said it's investing £164 million to upgrade 5,000 public buildings with gigabit broadband. It will mean nearby premises get faster speeds too as they'll be easier to reach.
Microsoft has updated its guidance for securing Domain Controllers (DCs). Previously, the company told customers not to allow internet access on DCs in any scenario. This is not the case anymore.
Sky has launched a new programme called Sky Up which will help under 25's and over 65's get connected to the internet. It wants these groups confident enough to benefit from the net.
Amazon has procured 83 rocket launches to put its Project Kuiper internet-beaming satellites into orbit. It'll work with Arianespace, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance over five years.
The UK government is introducing its Online Safety Bill before parliament today for its first reading. MPs will be able to debate on the wide-ranging legislation that could bring age checks for porn.
SpaceX has switched on Starlink in Ukraine and is sending receivers to the country to help ensure people can stay connected if broadband and mobile infrastructure are destroyed by the conflict.
Google will be investing $1 billion in Bharti Airtel to help get more Indians online. The plan will help both companies get more customers as barriers to owning a phone are made lower.
Elon Musk has offered Starlink's services to Tonga following a devastating tsunami that knocked the country offline. He said he wants confirmation from officials before sending equipment.
According to their objective, they are seeking to deploy a “European DNS resolver service infrastructure” that serves “public, corporate and residential internet end-users in the EU”.
Since 2017, those not so savvy who still wanted the experience of Pi-hole, could turn to Adhole.org. That is, until now. Adhole.org is shutting down, citing issues with maintenance and stability.
OneWeb is working with Excelerate to give first responders in the UK and around the world access to its internet satellites. This will ensure they can stay connected to the net wherever they are.
Vodafone has helped 125,000 people in digital poverty get online so far. The firm has an aim of helping one million people get connected by the end of 2022 and its progress so far is encouraging.
The Starlink satellite-based internet service could be coming out of beta next month, Elon Musk says. The service could offer hope for those in rural America struggling with options.
SpaceX's Starlink user terminals are apparently really susceptible to pigeons', among other animals', unwanted attention. These would frequently be facing outages and disruptions due to the birds.
Nokia has been working with partners in Kenya to bring internet connectivity to rural and underserved communities in the African country. The government wants all schools online by 2030.
Ookla's latest speed test report shows that Starlink has made major strides in the performance offered during the Q1-Q2 period in the U.S. If things continue like this, it may beat broadband speeds.
Right now, thanks to half the internet relying on a single service for its content delivery and DNS, many large corperation websites and services like Steam and TikTok are inaccessible
OneWeb and BT have announced a new agreement that'll see the firms explore how they can work together to deliver internet connectivity to businesses and communities in hard to reach areas of the UK.
The GigaTAG group has outlined how the government can make gigabit broadband available to those on lower incomes. Measures include connection and device subsidies and digital skills training.
Facebook has completed the first phase of its Indiana fiber network. It will make data transfer between its data centers quicker and it will also help people in rural Indiana get faster internet.
Vodafone has launched a new scheme called communities.connected. It aims to let organisations offer their vulnerable customers lower cost internet access, dongle devices, and MiFi devices.
The Safer Internet Day campaign is marking its 18th birthday today. It provides resources for children, parents and carers, teachers and educators and more to make the internet a safer place.
Ofcom has outlined new plans which will make switching broadband providers seamless. It's consulting on the plans right now and hopes to be enforcing the new rules by December 2022.
The Internet Security Research Group has begun a project to rewrite httpd components in Rust to address memory safety issues that currently affect httpd. A new TLS module will be made first.
Alphabet's Loon company will be winding up in the coming months after the firm failed to become commercially viable. Alphabet will share what it learned from Loon and continue to use some of the tech.
U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a bill that will require the removal of Huawei and ZTE equipment from mobile networks in the country. The bill also includes funding for low-income families.
Cross-site leaks allow unrelated web applications to share information between each other. Google has now launched a repository to collaborate with researchers and developers to tackle this problem.
Sky Broadband has announced two new FTTP broadband packages that offer download speeds of up to 145Mbps and upload speed of up to 27Mbps. Both offers are available on an 18-month contract.
Starlink, the satellite-based internet service developed by SpaceX, is opening up its beta program to more customers, promising speeds up to 150Mbps. However, it costs nearly $600 upfront.
Since June, Twitter experimented with users, prompting them to read an article before tweeting it out. It announced that this test has succeeded in getting more people to read before they tweet.
After a testing period that lasted nearly two years, Project Natick proves that underwater datacenters are more reliable, easier to deploy, and possibly cheaper than their land-based counterparts.
A team of engineers at the University College London have developed new technologies based on the existing fiber optics network of cables to achieve a record breaking speed of 178Tbps.
A new subsea cable called Grace Hopper has been announced by Google Cloud. The submarine cable is set to link up the US, UK and Spain and is scheduled to launch operations in 2022.
Loon has announced that it has begun providing internet service for customers of Telkom Kenya. This will help those especially who are in rural areas away from cities where it's hard to get connected.
Facebook has commissioned three reports that found it'll generate $200 billion USD economic growth combined from three regions around the world. Its efforts are directed at getting people online.
The search engine is again reachable from India. While the cause for inaccessibility is unclear, many have reasoned that it was due to DNS lookup errors or potential censorship by the government.
France has introduced a new law which will see platforms take down terrorist and child abuse content in just one hour. If firms fail to comply, they could be fined up to 4% of global revenue.
Facebook launched today a new tool called Discover that allows you to browse any website using a daily allowance of free data from participating mobile operators. It's available first in Peru.
Telecoms companies Verizon and Comcast have announced that they are increasing their previously announced commitments made to customers due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak of keeping them connected.