Posts Tagged ‘United Kingdom’

When It Comes to Telecommuting, Companies Save, But the U.S. Lags

Broadband's Impact June 28th, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011- The Telework Research Network released its report on the state of telecommuting Monday, showing that individuals who work from home are more productive than those who report to an office everyday, but that the United States has a lower percentage of workers who telecommute than its international counterparts.

In the United States, many consider telecommuting a perk rather than a standard business practice, as it is in most of the rest of the world. In Canada nearly four percent of the population teleworks or workshifts regularly. In the United Kingdom, it is even higher at a little over five percent of the population.

EU to Investigate Network Neutrality Violations

Europe, FCC, International, Net Neutrality April 25th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 25, 2011 – European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, Nellie Kroes, announced last week that her office, in conjunction with European Union member states, will investigate claims of throttling and service degradation by internet service providers.

Is ‘Three Strikes’ the Right Tool? Top French, British and Americans Discuss at Nov. 9 Breakfast

Broadband Calendar, Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Europe, Press Releases November 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service invites the public to its FREE November event in its Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series, “Approaches by Internet Service Providers Around the World to Copyright Infringement.”

Our November 2010 panel continues the discussion about file-sharing and other forms of copyright infringement, but broadens it to the global stage, with a particular focus on the approaches of broadband providers outside the United States. What tactics have been deployed by ISPs in France and elsewhere? Will America follow suit?

Virgin Media Plays the Numbers Game in U.K. Broadband Market

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International November 1st, 2010

LONDON, November 1, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s first widely available 100 megabits per second fiber-to-the-home broadband service will be launched in December by the country’s dominant cable television operator Virgin Media, leading to a war of words with arch rival BT, the country’s former incumbent telecommunications carrier.

U.K. Government Raids BBC Money to Finance Rural Super-Fast Broadband

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, Fiber, International October 25th, 2010

LONDON, October 25, 2010 – The U.K. government has decided to tap into the BBC’s income to help pay the estimated $1.35 billion cost of deploying super fast broadband to some rural parts of the country over the next seven years.

U.K. Urges ISPs to Divulge Traffic-Shaping Policies

Broadband's Impact, Europe, International, Net Neutrality October 7th, 2010

LONDON, October 7, 2010 – The U.K. regulator Ofcom has shied away from enforcing network neutrality, but has urged service providers to be more transparent about their traffic shaping policies. There is also pressure for mobile service providers to stop discriminating against specific applications in order to enforce use of their own.

BBC’s Project Canvas Faces Sharp Criticism

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 10th, 2010

LONDON, September 10, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s BBC-led internet television initiative known as Project Canvas is facing complaints and challenges from vested interests threatened by open access to premium video content and others.

U.K. Regulator Ofcom Moves to Allay Broadband Dissatisfaction

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International August 10th, 2010

LONDON, August 10, 2010 – U.K. regulator Ofcom has stepped up its efforts to close the gap between headline speeds advertised by the country’s internet service providers and real performance delivered.
A new survey from ISPreview, an independent online source of broadband service information, revealed that dissatisfaction among U.K. subscribers is rising despite improvements in performance.

With Broadband Growth, Do Country Leaders Have Their Heads in the Clouds?

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International July 26th, 2010

LONDON, July 26, 2010 – With the world moving toward cloud computing where services and data are delivered over broadband networks, many experts are concerned that countries are setting minimum bandwidth limits too low for future participation in the global economy.

United States Ranked 23rd in Broadband Development

Broadband's Impact, International July 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – According to a study released last week by Strategy Analytics, the United States ranks 23rd in its development of broadband infrastructure. It places one spot beneath the United Kingdom, which recently pushed back its goal of universal access to 2015 citing funding concerns, with smaller countries such as Lithuania and Singapore ranking several spots above it.

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