Germans to make fast broadband a right
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Tooting the internet lebensraum horn

Germans will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), the man expected to become Merkel’s top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday.

BT offers $778 million to sort out rural broadband
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For 10Mbps target

BT has offered to invest up to 600 million English pounds ($778 million in green backs ) to provide faster broadband services to remote parts of the country.

TSMC scores some of Qualcomm's chip business
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Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process

TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.

Staying with broadband company can cost you
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Citizens Advice warns

Anyone who stays with their broadband company will end up paying a loyalty tax, according to the UK Citizens Advice watchdog.

EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
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By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

ISP broadband beaten by a pigeon
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Faster at 4GB transfer

Customers of a South African ISP were so cross with the outfit’s poor broadband speeds they arranged a data transfer race between it and a pigeon.

European ISPs exaggerate their speeds
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But are cheaper and faster than the US

A new EU Commission survey shows that European ISPs don't deliver on the download speeds they advertise. While the US ISPs are a little more honest, the Europeans are cheaper and faster.

Lufthansa Ready For Short and Mid-Haul Broadband
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In-flight entertainment on short flights gets a boost.

German powerhouse of an airline, Lufthansa, is ready to start offering broadband Internet access on their short and mid-haul flights. European businessmen on the redeye flights to Frankfurt and other business hubs on the continent won't have to stop communicating while on board a plane any more. For better or worse.

Intel pounces on better bandwidth router chips
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Puma 7 lands on its paws

Intel has released its new Puma 7 DOCSIS 3.1 chip and while router chips are normally a bit of a yawn this one could lead to multi-gigabit cable modems.

Qualcomm sells Spectrum
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Captain Scarlet to take voluntary redundancy

Chipmaker Qualcomm has flogged off a chunk of the l-Band spectrum it has in Britain.