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Fluidata receive a Queens Award for Enterprise

We are celebrating being named as winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success. We received our award for Innovation. This was in recognition of developing the Fluidata Service Exchange Platform. The platform operates by connecting ISPs to networks nationally.

About the Service Exchange Platform The platform has been used to create a network, reaching...

22 · APR ·20140

How The Wolf of Wall Street helped to change internet laws

The Wolf of Wall Street is the riotous new film by Martin Scorsese. It features Leonardo Di Caprio as Jordan Belfort; a real life stock broker who during the 1990’s made almost a million dollars week while at the helm Stratton Oakmont; a brokerage house that engaged in fraudulent and illegal practices.

Anyone who has seen the film, or read Belfort’s...

31 · JAN ·20140

Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the third year running

Last night was the Top 100 Tech Track Awards presentation event sponsored by the Sunday Times, Hiscox and Barclays. This is our third year running that Fluidata has made it into the list and this year we even had a feature in the iPad version of the Sunday Times.

With growth exceeding 40% year on year for the past 5 years...

28 · NOV ·20130

One step forward…

Last year we got involved in a project to bring high-speed broadband to a rural community in Hampshire as part of a number of trials to evaluate what technology could be used to serve a number of residents in a remote pocket of the country. Interestingly the villages of Little London and Smannell were a...

15 · JAN ·20130

The challenges of hardware procurement for an ISP

The Internet connectivity market is an increasingly competitive place, in order to stay ahead of the pack Fluidata have always endeavoured to provide the best level of quality and service to our clients.

The provision of fully in-house tech-supported hardware is a key foundation in our ability to successfully support all the lines we deliver. Sourcing that hardware though can...

7 · NOV ·20120

Leaked Report shows music industry’s global anti-piracy crisis

There has been much discussion in the media of late surrounding the enforced ISP blockade of torrent and file sharing websites such as Pirate Bay. Following this, Torrent Freak have recently published what they claim to be a leaked crisis report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) suggesting the music industry is arming itself for a full...

9 · AUG ·20120

Moderation is the key

The House of Commons debated the Defamation Bill yesterday; discussing wide sweeping reforms of the libel laws that could see internet service providers (ISPs) given greater protection from being sued in return for helping to identify so-called ‘internet trolls’. Claimants will have to show they have suffered serious harm to their reputations, or are likely to do so, before they can...

13 · JUN ·20120

Connectivity struggles with more than just speeds

Ok, so I live out in the country and I’m in the privileged position of getting almost 3Mb/s on my ADSL line at home. But is speed the only problem that rural communities (and councils) face? I’m not convinced, yes it takes me an age (relatively) to download updates and programs but I can equally go for a walk (or the...

6 · JAN ·20120

Increase adoption of rural networks

Bringing connectivity to rural homes and businesses has received quite a lot of press recently as the government gears up for a significant investment into new last mile networks. This should help to stimulate local communities and make low density populations more accessible. Part of the issue however, with this kind of government investment, is trying to give consumers a choice...

16 · AUG ·20110

The background to Net Neutrality

Network Neutrality - the principle that internet users can access any web content/application they choose without restrictions or limitations imposed by the ISP’s or government, has been a hotly  debated topic over the last 18 months. There are two opposing views on network neutrality. Those against ‘deregulators’ have traditionally been incumbent telecom companies - keen to charge website operators and application...

19 · JUL ·20110