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Internet Censorship around the World

When it comes to Internet censorship there are generally two contrasting opinions: some believe that it is necessary in order to protect nations and stop individuals posting harmful material online, while others believe that the Internet should be open and that there should be little or no restrictions.

Governments in particular often have the first opinion when it...

8 · AUG ·20140

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

Moving onto IPv6

Time is almost upon us for the addressing system of the Internet to almost be completely used up. I believe I have been saying this for the last 5 years, but it looks like in the next 12-24 months people are going to be brought to a halt. Thankfully most ISP’s have got more than enough IP ranges to cover...

11 · APR ·20140

Education’s rural divide

Families in rural areas believe that slow broadband is damaging their children’s educational performance.

A recent report by NFU Mutual claims that one in three families in rural areas believe their connectivity to be beneath the standard required to access important, online educational resources.

If such statistics are accurate then this is yet another example of how rural communities are falling further...

14 · MAR ·20141

Broadband investment – in the city or rural areas?

The UK are currently ranked 25th in the world in terms of broadband speed, according to reports, with the average speed at 6.8 Mb/s. George Osborne has recently announced that cities will be rolling out higher broadband coverage with an estimate £5bn spend to improve the infrastructure. This investment will see superfast speeds of between 80-100 Mb/s. However critics have...

5 · DEC ·20110

New network operations centre

This week has seen the launch of our new network operations centre (NOC) in Hemel Hempstead. Located in our Centro datacentre this new team will be taking over all 24/7 support duties, seeing Fluidata move away from the existing out of hours on-call setup to a permanently manned helpdesk. This change has been driven in part by the surge in collocation...

9 · MAY ·20100

UK Broadband slower than Romania

UK has dropped one place to 26th in global broadband race with an average download speed of 3.5Mbps according to the Akamai's ‘The State of the Internet (Q3-2009)’ report with Sweden in 5th place from European countries and South Korea sitting pretty as the fastest broadband in the world with an average speed of 14.8Mbps. Why such highly unflattering results then...

14 · FEB ·20100