Category: Broadband

  • WiFi 6 Is Internet Of Things Ready! – What Is It, Do You Need It?

    WiFi 6 Is Internet Of Things Ready! – What Is It, Do You Need It?

    Wifi 6, heard of it? Most likely not. Wifi 6 is the new name for the next revolution in WiFi. Originally the WiFi standards name was in the format 802.1 etc. The WiFi Alliance, the body in charge of naming these things have realised that people would prefer things a little simpler. Instead of calling […]

  • Google Wifi – First Impressions

    Google Wifi – First Impressions

    Google Wifi now available for use in the U.K., what is there to know about it and how do you get it to work? The new Wifi device from Google aims to put all your internet eggs in one basket. Many can relate to throttled internet, especially if you have a housemate that seems hellbent […]

  • The Implications of 5G

    The Implications of 5G

    With the news that the solar industry is being hit hard by the recent U.K. budget (800% TAX increase for businesses if using solar power, businesses include state run schools but not the privately run schools) it may be time to look into how the government expects to lead the charge in the tech industry by […]

  • Netflix Launches It’s Own Internet Speed Checker – FAST.com

    Netflix Launches It’s Own Internet Speed Checker – FAST.com

    It’s quite possible that Netflix may finally be fed up with the volume of calls regarding its online streaming service not performing correctly on certain smart devices – or that’s what we’d suspect based on the new website it’s set up to track broadband data speeds and present them in relation to the Netflix minimum requirements. […]

  • Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Gone For Good

    Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Gone For Good

    Wi-Fi Sense, a neat little feature hidden away in Windows 10 has been a contentious issue. The feature allows your friends and acquaintances to connect to your Wi-Fi network and vice versa just through being connected via contacts and or social networking. For the most part this is kind of a cool way of being […]

  • LiFi – The Light side of the Wi-Fi

    LiFi – The Light side of the Wi-Fi

    Since the dawn of local networking, engineers have been constantly trying to improve speeds, connection types and the security of those connections. Things have moved forward quite a lot since the days of having 6 CRT monitors laying around your living room as you try to connect up all your friends pcs’ for a LAN […]

  • Godly internet speeds coming our way… one day!

    Godly internet speeds coming our way… one day!

    Researchers on the West Coast of America have overcome their bottlenecked internet by devising a new way of networking using ultrahigh-speed fibre optical cables. This high-speed network mesh will cover the areas uni’ campuses and other scientific labs. The project itself is named as the ‘Pacific Research Platform’ and is funded by the National Science […]

  • Google Project Loon Almost Ready

    Google Project Loon Almost Ready

    We’ve talked quite a bit about Google’s balloon powered internet project, known as Project Loon, recently. The initiative is attempting to put balloons up in the sky on an orbit around the Earth which will hopefully be able top broadcast internet to the people below. New batteries, balloons and other wireless tech have all been […]

  • Justice Department to block Comcast / Time Warner Merger

    Justice Department to block Comcast / Time Warner Merger

    A year after Comcast announced they were planning to merge with rival American internet giant Time Warner Cable in a £30 billion contract things may not be looking so good. It has emerged that the deal does not have the authority or indeed the approval of many American regulators and authorities. Info has been leaked anonymously […]

  • Facebook’s Internet Drone Detailed

    Facebook’s Internet Drone Detailed

    Facebook’s cool delta wing drone is on the way, it’s designed to bring internet to various parts of the world via lasers. The drone is part of internet.org, an initiative from Facebook to bring the flying internet and other related technologies to the third world and beyond. The Aquila drones themselves are of a delta […]

  • FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, What Does This Mean For The UK

    FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, What Does This Mean For The UK

    So it’s likely you’ve seen in the news lately the discussion over “Net Neutrality”, many of you will have no idea what this means and those that do may not know how it affects us in the UK. The FCC or Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency in the USA and their role is […]

  • Virgin Readying £3b Broadband Investment

    Virgin Readying £3b Broadband Investment

    Super fast broadband hasn’t taken off as fast as we’d have liked in the UK. Indeed it’s mostly limited to large urban areas and through rather expensive packages, both of which have hampered the numbers of people getting on board with the high speed offerings from ISPs. However, Virgin, one of the biggest providers of […]