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Openreach's cunning plan to 'turbocharge' the post-Brexit economy: Getting everyone on full-fibre broadband by 2025
Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:00

BT's pipe laying subsidiary Openreach has published a list of proposals it claims will help Britain gain full fibre by the mid-2020s.

Alongside its fibre blueprint, Openreach has published a report with the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR), in which it estimates that connecting everyone to full fibre by 2025 could, er, result in a £59bn economic boost, equivalent to £1,700 per worker.

The research follows a recent government pledge to invest £5bn in rural broadband.

In order to reach its 2025 goal, Openreach wants to see a removal of business rates that "penalise" fibre; improved access to

I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website
Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Cisco has suffered an odd series of outages that briefly KO'd its website and corporate blogs.

The Register was first alerted yesterday to the blog outages, which replaced reams of corporate content with the default WordPress post-installation admin config page. Downtime started at around 2pm GMT and lasted for roughly an hour.

While not a security threat as such (there's only so much you can do with a blank WordPress installation, especially if you don't control the host server), it's nonetheless a bad thing to happen.

What also went down yesterday in some regions of the world was cisco.com itself,

'Technical error' threatens Vodafone customers with four-figure roaming fees
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:23

Vodafone has apologised for a "technical error" that left customers abroad facing thousands of pounds in roaming fees over the weekend.

It seems the issue was with an upgrade to Vodafone's customer account database. Consequently, customers in Europe and the US faced steep charges for data usage, with some people reporting bills as high as £9,000.

One customer got in touch with The Reg on Sunday to report they'd been hit for over £1,200 while in Prague. "Also services are being cut so [I] can't make phone calls when abroad and now [have] no data on phone. So [I'm] having

The MorningRod Wants Your Mornings Easier, Not Harder
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:30

Curtains are about as simple as household devices get, but they can be remarkably troublesome to automate. Everyone’s window treatments slightly different, which frustrates a standardized solution. [dfrenkel] has a passion for DIY and wanted his mornings flooded with sunlight for more peaceful awakenings, so the MorningRod Smart Curtain Rod …read more

PVC Pipe Turned Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 05:00

We’ve always felt that sections of PVC pipe from the home improvement store are a criminally underutilized construction material, and it looks like [Troy Proffitt] feels the same way. Rather than trying to entirely 3D print the enclosure for his recently completed portable Bluetooth speaker, he combined printed parts with …read more

Nominet continues milking .uk registry cash cow with 4 per cent price rise for... what exactly?
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 18:01

The business in charge of the UK’s internet registry has decided to raise the price of all .uk domains, sparking fury among domain owners who accuse the non-profit of milking the registry to fund executive pay rises and unrelated business expansions.

“Following the annual review of pricing by the Board last week, the wholesale cost for a .UK domain registration or renewal will change to £3.90 per year from 13 January 2020,” Nominet said in an announcement on Tuesday.

It added: “The 15p per domain increase reflects some of the increased costs of running the registry business since prices last

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