Tag Archives: Scotland

BT extends ADSL2 across Scotland

broadband-news BT has announced another phase of faster broadband roll out is to begin across Scotland, but this isn’t part of the fibre program which is currently underway. In fact it’s a.. more
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Scots not happy with broadband funding allocation

broadband-2 The Scottish government is unhappy with the amount allocated from the broadband pot set aside to make the UK the fastest network in Europe. The Scots were awarded just £68.8 million.. more
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Poor mobile coverage costing Britain £1.3 billion in lost m-commerce

A report commissioned by eBay has estimated the amount by which Britain’s mobile commerce industry is suffering at the hands of poor network coverage. A survey of 1,500 consumers carried out.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing

Google doodle marks Burns Night

As you’re no doubt aware if you’re Scottish, tonight is Burns Night. And Google has marked the occasion in the UK with a Burns themed doodle. The doodle features the words “like a red red”, complete with a picture of a rose as the second.. more
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Google doodle celebrates St Andrew’s Day

Google’s latest doodle celebrates the fact that November 30th is St Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of Scotland. The search engine’s logo has been decked out in tartan, with the L of Google being represented by a Scottish flag. Unfortunately, due to the heavy snow.. more
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Scottish school plumps for iPads over paper

It seems that pupils at a school in Greenock, Scotland, are going to be swapping pen and paper for the Apple iPad when it comes to lessons. It’s a move that’s guaranteed to produce plenty of jealous Pythonesque musing. “iPads! Never mind bloomin’ iPads, in.. more
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Scottish ministers warned over data losses

We know that councils, the police and the NHS have had their high profile security breach problems over the last few years, with the Information Commissioner’s Office constantly tutting (although not yet using its recently granted powers to financially penalise). Yet the problem may be.. more
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No free Scotland matches until 2013

There will be no free TV access to the international football games played by Scotland for fans until at least 2013. They will have to subscribe to Sky Sports to watch their team play at home. This is yet another sporting event that would have.. more
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Switchover begins at Skriaig

Yesterday, work began on the Skriaig transmitter in Scotland, as part of the digital switchover programme being carried out by Digital UK. For households which are still receiving the analogue TV signal, this first stage will mean that BBC 2 is taken off the air... more
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MSPs have concerns over new TV channel

The proposed launch of a new TV channel in Scotland is causing problems. On the one hand there is the Scottish Broadcasting Commission, which wants a new network created that will include a digital TV channel as well as content available online. However, opposing this.. more
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