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Virgin broadband bill sent to deceased man goes viral

5th September 2013

A broadband bill that was sent to a dead man, complete with a fine for his clearly unavoidable late payment, has been shared more than 85,000 times on the popular social networking website Facebook. The man’s son-in-law Jim Boyden addressed a message to Virgin Broadbanda along with a photograph of the bill for £63.89 and [...]

The long wait for rural broadband continues

10th August 2013

Despite a £530m super-fast rural broadband fund that was announced by the government in 2010, residents and businesses in these areas continue to grow frustrated with the lack of progress being made in order to achieve this. It’s easy to see why those affected are feeling fed up with the scheme when back in 2009 [...]

Google Glass and the etiquette issue

14th June 2013

Google Glass, the new headset computer in the form of a pair of glasses, has raised important questions of etiquette for the user, according to Google’s own Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Wearing ‘Glass’, users can photograph, video, research information and share whatever they are looking at using voice-activated commands. The marketing of its proposed functions [...]

What the European Broadband Scorecard reveals about Britain’s broadband future

6th June 2013

Ofcom has recently published a report for the government detailing the coverage, take-up, usage, price and choice of fixed and mobile broadband services in the UK. The report is relative to other European countries as the government continues to stand by their ambition for the UK to have the best super-fast broadband network in Europe [...]

Biggest ever cyber attack slows down the world’s Internet

7th May 2013

A few weeks ago, you may have noticed that the internet slowed down. You probably dismissed it as a local issue, or cursed your broadband ISP or hardware. However, in what security experts have described as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history, the internet actually slowed right across the world at the same [...]

NewsSpotter Online Booking System goes live

15th March 2013

One of our favourite products of all time is our NewsSpotter service which enables any customer to access super-fast 10 Mb uncontended satellite capacity from just about anywhere with a small lightweight satellite flyaway kit, or using a vehicle mounted self-pointing antenna. Flyaway kit in use on location in March 2013 Primarily developed as a [...]

Green light for rural broadband

11th December 2012

Good news at last for internet-impoverished countryside customers – the UK’s state-funded rural roll out has finally been given the green light by Brussels. The EU competition commissioner has approved the initial stages of the plan, despite early concerns that it breached the fair competition rules. All of the current bids have been won by [...]

Satellite Broadband is the answer…

5th September 2012

…for those within the 3% of UK people who cannot receive broadband over wires? It would seem that this is most likely the case. Rather than put up with poor quality telcom services, or worse yet none at all, subscribers are electing in droves to move to satellite connectivity. Increased broadband connectivity made possible by [...]

We’re on the move!

25th August 2012

  We’re delighted to tell everyone that on Friday 24th August 2012 Satellite Solutions Worldwide Ltd (trading as ToowayDirect and Tariam)  is relocating to a brand new H.Q. and warehouse facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire. This means we’re now going to be located just north of junction 9, M40 as opposed to just south.   Although [...]

Releasing BT’s dark fibre could improve UK broadband

24th August 2012

It seems incredible in the modern world that only about 1% of the overall UK population is able to receive broadband services of over 100 Mbps. Last week a group of UK politicians and a handful of broadband suppliers called on OFCOM to force BT to utilise its currently unused ‘dark fibre’ by leasing or [...]

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