Another £50 million for rural broadband in UK – a drop in the ocean?

Fifty million pounds is a very large amount of money, and it was great to read last week’s DCMS announcement that it would be made available to support the roll-out of broadband across Wiltshire, Norfolk, Devon and Somerset. As my mother is the webmaster for the North Devon working gundogs website, I have a feeling …

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UK Government starts Communications Act review

As previously anticipated, the UK started this week a wholesale review of the legislation in the communications sector. Minister Jeremy Hunt published an open letter seeking replies by 30 June. The letter addresses 3 themes: Growth, innovation and deregulation; A communications infrastructure that provides the foundations for growth; and Creating the right environment for the content …

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UK Government asks Ofcom to assess practicality of blocking copyright infringing web-sites

Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Culture Secretary (who also has responsibility for telecoms) today asked Ofcom to review sections of the Digital Economy Act to assess whether it considers that the reserve powers enabling the courts to block access to copyright infringing web-sites could work in practice. This is apparently in response to comments posted on the new …

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