News & Blog » March 2015

Sunderland, Washington and South Tyneside Get the Go Ahead for Connection Vouchers!

March 20, 2015 by Alex Tough

The UK Government are now granting companies across the areas of Sunderland, Washington and South Tyneside the funding opportunity of up to £3000 to help boost their broadband capabilities. This announcement recently arrived after Newcastle, North Tyneside and Gateshead were given the opportunity to help boost their businesses.  The programme offers small and medium businesses,

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Customers of Smaller Broadband Providers are Happier – Which?

March 17, 2015 by Alex Tough

Customers of smaller broadband providers are much happier than those of the big three BT, Sky and TalkTalk, reports consumer group, Which? The three largest providers received customer satisfaction scores below 50% in a survey. Smaller providers such as John Lewis Broadband, Plusnet, Utility Warehouse and Zen Internet scored over 70%. Which? is campaigning for

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Flying Cars Will Take to the Skies in 2017

March 17, 2015 by Alex Tough

A Czech firm thinks it’s finally solved one of the tech world’s most desirable objects, the flying car, and says the first consumer vehicles will be ready to lift off by 2017, government regulations permitting. Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the AeroMobil company founder Juraj Vaculik showed off his third-generation,

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Yahoo! launches password on-demand service for simpletons!

March 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

Yahoo! is trialling a service that removes the need to remember passwords, providing users aren’t so absent-minded they don’t also lose or mislay their phones. The on-demand password service allows registered users to get a short password sent to their phone. On-demand passwords is an opt-in service, initially only available in the US. Users would

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Rymote featured in Bdaily for the Connection Voucher Scheme!

March 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

Rymote, a company that specializes in Cisco systems, is urging North East enterprises to take advantage of a scheme designed to improve connectivity.   The Sunderland firm said the business community in Tyneside and Wearside should be encouraged to make the most of the recently-extended Broadband Connection Voucher scheme, which enables businesses to claim up

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Is This a New Security Authentication Method?

March 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

Customers at Halifax bank could soon be able to prove their identities online using their heartbeat, rather than a password. A bracelet called a Nymi Band may be trialled which measures cardiac rhythms unique to each person to keep them logged in online – without having to remember passwords, codes and PIN numbers. It can

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small Travel & Leisure Business

March 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

Travel & Leisure businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. Superfast Broadband is not just about faster internet connection; it’s about giving you the opportunities to

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small Construction Business

March 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

Construction businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. Superfast Broadband is not just about faster internet connection; it’s about giving you the opportunities to improve the

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11 Year Old Children to Receive Mini Computers

March 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

The BBC will be giving away mini-computers to 11-year-olds across the country as part of its push to make the UK more digital. One million Micro Bits – a stripped-down computer similar to a Raspberry Pi – will be given to all pupils starting secondary school in the autumn term. Digital Visionaries The initiative is

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small IT Business

March 12, 2015 by Alex Tough

IT businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a superfast connection, businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology

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Digital Catapult Centre ready to fire Sunderland into the future

March 12, 2015 by Alex Tough

The new digital industry centre expected to help create thousands of jobs is up and running in Sunderland. The Digital Catapult, a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, has today deepened its engagement with three of the UK’s most pioneering digital communities – Brighton, Yorkshire and North East & Tees Valley –

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Virgin Media Fibre Optic Broadband

March 12, 2015 by Alex Tough

Virgin Media is the current leader of the superfast fibre optic broadband pack, regularly topping the list in Ofcom’s broadband speed tests. Virgin Media’s fibre optic cable network covers more than half of the country. Current Fibre Network Availability With billions already invested in its fibre network, mostly in urban areas, almost half of the

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How Connection Vouchers could Benefit your Property Business

March 12, 2015 by Alex Tough

Businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a superfast connection, Businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology making

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small Hospitality Business

March 11, 2015 by Alex Tough

Hospitality businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small Media Business

March 11, 2015 by Alex Tough

Media Businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, charities can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Charity

March 11, 2015 by Alex Tough

Charities in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, charities can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology making

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Connection Vouchers Storm Middlesbrough

March 11, 2015 by Alex Tough

Get £3,000 to upgrade your business to faster, better internet. It’s money that you don’t pay back. It covers the capital and equipment costs of upgrading your  internet, or installing a new one for your company. Upgrading to Superfast! The Connection Voucher scheme started by being delivered to 22 SuperConnected Cities, Each local scheme is

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Cyber-Security to be included into UK Curriculum

March 10, 2015 by Alex Tough

Cyber-security will appear on the UK curriculum from next year in a bid to get more kids into the industry, the government has announced. The topic will be a key part of UK computing and digital further education qualifications from September 2016, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said today. Its inclusion is part of a

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How to Claim your Connection Voucher?

March 10, 2015 by Alex Tough

Want to claim your Connection Voucher and upgrade your business broadband to Superfast? A Connection Voucher will enable you to stay competitive and reach customers globally. What are Connection Vouchers? If you run a small or medium-sized business, charity or social enterprise in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland or Washington you can apply

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Benefits of Superfast Broadband to a Small Retail Business

March 10, 2015 by Alex Tough

Retail businesses in Sunderland have an opportunity to benefit from a connection voucher worth up to £3000. By upgrading to a Superfast connection, businesses can benefit from the latest in services both now and in the future. It is important to recognize that a faster internet connection will give you access to the latest technology

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