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August 13, 2015  3:00 PM

Ofcom learns secret of time travel, uses it for really boring consultation

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, BT, FTTP, Ofcom

Ofcom CEO Sharon White has discovered the secret of time travel, or so it would appear from a consultation document released on 13 August by the telecoms regulator.

The revelation that Ofcom has access to technology that baffles modern-day science was tucked away in a dense and lengthy...

May 31, 2013  10:59 AM

Badger, badger, badger, badger… Broadband! Broadband!

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Badger, Broadband, BT, Easingwold, Yorkshire


September 11, 2012  4:39 PM

Boris’ fantastic 4G faux pas

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
4G, BT, London, Vodafone

Boris Johnson made a surprise appearance at a press conference in London's Science Museum this morning. The press conference was for


November 8, 2011  12:23 PM

No half-baked solution to weak WiFi signal

WAshford Profile: WAshford
BT, Wifi

Proving that solving a common technology problem like weak-WiFi reception need not be a Heath Robinson affair, in fact the complete opposite is former BT chief technology officer Peter Cochrane.

On a boat on the Norfolk Broads, Cochrane was unable to find a strong enough WiFi signal,...


October 28, 2011  11:22 AM

BT survey reveals 20% of UK adults have never sent an email

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
BT, Email

A BT survey of 2103 people has shown that 20% of adults are yet to send an email. Unfortunately the survey doesn't continue on to reveal how many of the electronic mail virgins actually knew how to or what an email was. 


The survey was carried out over the...


March 7, 2011  3:24 PM

Revealed: the truth about broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre, Infinity, ISP, telecoms

The Telegraph website has revealed a true scoop on the state of UK broadband. Either that, or it has made a tantalisingly insightful typo.

In a story stating that


February 28, 2011  5:18 PM

MPs tune in to BT’s music

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
BT, parliament, telecommunications, telecoms

Downtime was delighted to learn via The Guardian that BT, the UK's biggest telecoms provider, sponsors the parliamentary choir to the tune of £60,000.

No doubt it helps if MPs sing from...


February 8, 2011  3:41 PM

It’s for you, Dad

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
BT, JP, Landline, Mobile phones, Rangaswami

BT's former chief scientist JP Rangaswami has three teenage children, he told delegates at the annual Intellect Regent conference last week. So one night he gets home, opens the front door and hears the home phone ringing. It continues to ring.

"Why doesn't someone answer that phone," he...


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