Hate your broadband ISP? Simply tell your city to build one – that’ll get the telcos’ attention

Some top tips from economics experts

The answer to getting affordable broadband access to all citizens may lie in more municipal networks funded by local government, according to the OECD.…

BT inks deal with HP Enterprise – beams cloud to biz customers

Mmmm, how many acronyms does this involve? Answer: BT IP VPN HPE

In brief Blighty telecoms giant BT has struck a cloudy deal with HP Enterprise for an undisclosed sum.…

UK.gov pooh-poohs Virgin Media’s whinge to Brussels over beefy broadband pot

‘No issues with state aid compliance’, huffs DCMS

Virgin Media has whined about the UK government’s broadband rollout scheme, claiming that the £680m taxpayer-funded pot of cash doesn’t represent “value for money”.…

Is it a Loon or is it a drone? Google seeks experimental radio license in US

[REDACTED] wants millimetre-wave experimental license because [REDACTED]

Google’s asked the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to let it play with millimetre-wave technology America-wide for two years.…

Broadband’s frequency hunters denied Freeview patch – for now

Of COM8 and CBeebies: multiplex snare

Freeview is safe. For now. Mobile operators with broadband services were denied the 470-694MHz frequency used by the terrestrial TV service.…

Nominet to hike price of UK web domains by 50%

Costs risen considerably, says CEO. Members not persuaded

UK registry operator Nominet is planning to increase the cost of .uk domains by 50 per cent starting 1 March 2016, raising questions over its historic nonprofit status.…

Eclipse staggers to feet, gets smacked by second DDoS

Internet service provider tells us: ‘Internet based services’ hit

Internet provider Eclipse has been hit by a DDoS attack, the second wave of an attack which began on Monday.…

A font farewell to Fontdeck as website service closes

It’s that, or ‘stagnate as competition improves’

Fontdeck, a service which provided fonts to websites, is to close. Fonts can no longer be purchased, and existing fonts will no longer be served after 1 December 2016.…

WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso JavaScript beat

Nice little open source reboot for a quarter of the web’s sites

Blog web hosting service provider WordPress.com is embracing JavaScript and open-sourcing its code base, in what the platform’s chief reckons is a big, risky and controversial bet.…