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Hope for ISDN Based Always On Connection?

Hope for ISDN Based Always On Connection?

Kwong Li brought this BT announcement to my attention yesterday. “Mr Danon finished by saying: “We recognise that the benefits of the new communications revolution are too great to leave people behind, but that there are technological limits to providing affordable broadband for all. So today we are also announcing a new alternative high speed […]

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More Hope For UK Rural Broadband

An interesting piece on the BBC SciTech site provides hope for those of us in the rural UK of seeing Broadband in the future. Trials for the world’s first commercial high-speed internet service delivered over thin air have begun in the south Wales valleys. British Telecom is testing a new radio wave-based delivery system which […]

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Blueyonder

Submission by Gary Telewest are now offering Blueyonder Broadband Internet at £13 something, a month for your first three months. After that you can continue to pay £29 per month of have it removed, Telewest even refund your installation fee. Is this a real “No-Ties” Trial. Blueyonder

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Britains Digital Divide

Britains Digital Divide

“Britain’s digital divide is in danger of growing so wide it can not be bridged. Research into the social effects of technology has found that some sectors of society are in danger of being entirely cut off from the benefits of technologies that keep people in touch while they travel.”… The report also reveals that […]

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Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Router

Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Router

Just found this on the LinkSys site, its a folow up to a previous HomePlug item – “The Linksys Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Router provides the perfect solution for connecting high-speed broadband Internet to both your home powerline and Ethernet network. Containing one WAN port, one 10/100 Ethernet port, and one powerline port, it’s specifically designed […]

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BT To Slash Broadband Costs

BT To Slash Broadband Costs

British Telecom plans to unveil big cuts in the cost of broadband internet services within the next few days, a company spokesman said… The BT spokesman declined to give further details of the price cuts ahead of the formal announcement, which is being tipped by analysts to take place on Tuesday. But a report in the […]

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UK Newsgroup Created

UK Newsgroup Created

After a lot of messing about over the last couple of years, there is now finally a UK newsgroup dedicated to Home Automation.  There are already a lot of posts in it and the subscriptions to our mailing list here have risen steadily over the last few days so I think we more people are […]

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UK Broadband Plans Slow To Bear Fruit

UK Broadband Plans Slow To Bear Fruit

From the BBC – “Government ambitions for broadband were high. As well as setting itself a target of universal internet access, it promised to make the UK the best place in the western world for broadband services by 2005.  A year on, and with less than one per cent of homes with a high-speed connection, a […]

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Power Line Based Home Automation

Envision a scenario where ALL devices in the home can be plugged into your power lines, are able to communicate at 100Megabit/sec and are aware of each other…. Wouldn’t that be something? Well, they have got the networking part working. The trick is to make it reliable and fast as the noise on power lines […]

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Smart Homes On Trial

Smart Homes On Trial

This one spotted by Steve Crick – “In the future, you may never have to worry about forgetting to switch off the lights or locking the front door when you leave home. You could soon be able to do all this and more from the comfort of your car or via your mobile phone, thanks to […]

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