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What are the political parties proposing for comms issues

As the General Election campaign moves into the final weeks, what are the major parties proposing in respect of communications issues? All the major parties have made promises on broadband, mobile coverage and broadcasting: Broadband The Conservatives remain committed to implementing a ‘high speed’ broadband USO by 2020 and have pledged further fibre investment, while […]

Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel nominated as European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society

Mariya Gabriel MEP has been nominated as the new European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society following an interview conducted by European commission President Jean Claude Juncker. To confirm her appointment as Commissioner, Ms Gabriel faces a hearing by the European Parliament committees that handle digital issues. Key tasks facing the new Commissioner will […]

Online giants face EU crackdown on extreme content

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are facing European laws forcing them to remove hate speech and sexually explicit videos or face steep fines. EU ministers approved proposals from the European Commission, which seek to tackle the rise in objectionable videos on social media platforms. The proposals, which still need to be agreed with the European Parliament, […]

Ransomware Spiked Even Before WannaCry

Ransomware, a threat that has been in the news in recent weeks, grew aggressively during the first quarter of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Small Break for Hobbyist Drone Operators: D.C. Circuit Tosses Aircraft Registration Rule

FAA Violated Clear Language of the Law The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last week, in Taylor v. Huerta, determined that the FAA’s registration rule cannot apply to small unmanned aircraft (aka, sUAVs, or drones) operated for recreational purposes. Show More Summary

Data Center Bytes: vXchnge, CoreSite, Anexio, Virtus

Back in the USA again, and once the jeg lag eases I'll be back at full throttle.  In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of some news from the data center and IaaS space this week:... [visit site to read more]

Vendor Action Increases in the SMB Segment

SMBs, like enterprises, always need more bandwidth and sophisticated services.

Summary of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM

With the election of President Donald Trump and the appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman, muscular network neutrality rules soon will evaporate as the Commission reverts to a general promotion of openness and best practices. [1] Despite...Show More Summary

Industry Spotlight: Xtera CSO Robert Richardson Looks Ahead

The world of submarine cables is currently very dynamic, and vendors supporting the various cable projects around the world are seeing new opportunities and taking on new technical challenges.  In February of this year, H.I.G. Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications out of Chapter 11, and re-launched the company as Xtera.  With us today […]

FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rules

On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency’s 2015 Title II Order which subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to regulation as telecommunications services pursuant to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Show More Summary

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