Tag: connection

Which VPN should you trust?

VPNs have become crucial tools in order to stay safe while browsing the internet. They make it that much easier to work and browse anonymously. However, with so many options out there, including free solutions, should every VPN be trusted? A Virtual Private Network encodes your internet traffic …

Another Shared Rural Network mast goes up.

The Peak District is, without doubt, a beautiful place. However, getting a phone signal in such a scenic and protected area is pretty tricky. However, with to government pushing for mobile networks to work together more, 4G mobile coverage in rural Longnor is now available via Vodafone. As …

EE goes 5G for Glastonbury

Heading to the Glastonbury Festival on June 26th? Well, EE are going to be the technology partner for the sixth year and will be installing the latest 5G network at Worthy Farm in a landmark trial – creating the UK’s first 5G-connected Festival. A predicted 70 terabytes of …

Vodafone donates another £1,000 to local charity

Each month Vodafone dish out cash to a worthy local charity. The Community Connection Awards are a way to give back to the local communities in and around the towns, cities and villages where Vodafone stores operate. Often in partnership with local newspapers, they invite clubs, causes and …

Vodafone to launch 5G in 19 cities this year

With actual, real, 5G smartphones announced now, there’ll be customers soon wanting to take advantage of this new super-speedy capability. Vodafone have announced that trial sites in Liverpool, Cardiff and Bristol have just been enabled, and 12 further cities – on top of the 7 already announced – …

And the Vodafone Community Connection Award goes to…

Vodafone is dishing out cash to worthy causes via their “Community Connection Awards”. It’s designed to support and highlight worthy causes in the communities surrounding the Vodafone stores across the land. The network has invited clubs, causes and groups to apply to win an award. All they need …

Feature – Internet slow? WiFi and data speeds explained

If you’ve got a standard ADSL connection then, even if you’re sitting next to the telephone exchange, you’re not going to get much more than 20 Mbps on ADSL2+. You’ll be connected via some copper wire hanging off telegraph poles or in trunking under footpaths. Here in the …

Realtime internet monitoring rumoured to be on the way

I’ve used the internet for quite a number of years now. In fact, I remember BBS (Bulletin Board Systems) before that and the noisy, clunky, temperamental modems that got us connected. Fast-forward a few years and I remember working on an IT contract in Lancashire which involved installing …

Three dishes out free broadband wireless routers to Hebron residents

No, I’d never heard of Hebron before writing this either. It’s in Northumberland and there’s less than a couple of hundred houses in the entire parish. However, despite BT digging stuff up and putting a nice green street cabinet for “Superfast Broadband”, residents are still stuck in the …

So, you’re going abroad and want to stay in touch huh?

It’s the season to be jolly, but not everyone gets to be at home with their family. If you’re in a different country, whether it be because of work, holiday or you just don’t like your family very much, you’ll probably be huddled around a WiFi access point …

I just want a signal!!! – Opinion

Most of the major networks have now announced their 4G pricing models.  They vary a little but, with one notable exception, there is a premium for the new technology as well as limits. Data is the new king.  No longer do we want more and more texts bundled …