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Global internet speeds dropped by 6.31% during Covid-19

Exactly how the seismic uptake in data consumption impacted connection speeds during lockdown has been a hot topic throughout the pandemic.

A number of providers have released a raft of data showing the disruption to their networks (or lack thereof), but it’s been hard to parse a global picture from the smattering of reports released so far.

For those seeking a conclusive and comprehensive account of how the world’s networks were impacted by the surge in content streaming, video streaming and online gaming by home-bound populations, they can look no further than Cable.co.uk’s pretty exhaustive analysis, released this week.


Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches action plan in a bid to prevent ‘digital dystopia’

World wide web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned of a “digital dystopia” as he launches a global action plan aimed at tackling misuse of the web. The British computer scientist will unveil a string of standards in Berlin on Monday, over fears of ever-increasing online threats, such as election interference, harassment, invasion of privacy and the spread of disinformation. Sir Tim’s World Wide Web Foundation has put together a Contract for the Web, calling on governments, companies and the public to ensure the web is a safe, free and open platform for all.


OneWeb’s first commercial satellite internet service comes to the Arctic

OneWeb, a startup that aims to deliver broadband globally via a fleet of micro-satellites, has launched the first commercial service of its space-based internet service.

The London-based startup, which closed a $1.25 billion funding round in March, will begin delivering ‘fiber-like’ connectivity to 48 percent of the Arctic in 2020 and plans to supply full coverage to every part of the Arctic Circle by early 2021.


Elon Musk offers sneak peak of SpaceX’s internet satellites

The entrepreneur is planning to offer internet to areas of the world with poor coverage SpaceX satellites designed to beam internet coverage from space to under-served areas of the world have been revealed by Elon Musk ahead of their anticipated launch later this week. The entrepreneur showed off 60 “flat-packed” satellites loaded on a Falcon… Read More


Bitcoin isn’t Blockchain
Any company that chooses to ignore the digital experiences that blockchain can unlock for their business and their consumers resign themselves to providing the same digital experiences that any one of their competitors can offer When one considers the genius of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin White Paper (2009) it is important to realise that whilst this paper was,... Read More


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