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Microsoft, Google and BT back government plans to get 2.5 million more people online

BT, Google, Microsoft and EE among those to pledge support for Digital Inclusion Strategy (DIS)

Google has bought drone company Titan Aerospace quashing Facebook purchase rumours

Facebook mulls drone firm buyout to beam internet access to remote regions

Facebook looks to exceed Google Project Loon's lofty goals

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Rising mobile broadband use could cause worldwide spectrum overload

ITU report also suggests digital divide goes beyond economic issues and is also affected by gender

Rural broadband branded ‘ridiculously slow’ as BT urged to reveal remote rollout plans

Rural committee report urges government to push harder for rural coverage goals

Google floats Project Loon plan to tackle digital divide with 'internet balloons'

Search giant plans New Zealand trial for balloon-based connectivity project in remote areas

£24 PC and cheap broadband scheme aims to tackle digital exclusion

Get Online @ Home campaign wants to get more Britons online

Martha Lane Fox backs online skills initiative for 16 million Brits

Go On UK begins campaign to improve digital literacy in the UK

BrailleTouch's low cost eyes-free typing tool shows promise

Texting teen inspires group to create affordable eyes-free typing tool

Almost eight million UK citizens still to use the internet

Numbers falling though, according to ONS data

Government opens £20m broadband funding for rural areas

Final 10 per cent of nation able to pitch projects to hook up superfast services

Over eight million adults still yet to get online in the UK

Over 200,000 new web users now online, though

Labour accuses government of losing £1m a day over delayed 4G auctions

Shadow media minister blames coalition for failing to back Ofcom’s first consultation

Government opens consultation on £150m mobile coverage funding

Whitehall asks industry how best to ensure spending reaches key areas

Councils have until February to grab share of £530m broadband pot

Government sets deadline to submit draft proposals

Countryside Alliance up in arms over stalled rural broadband pilots

Freedom of Information requests reveal slow progress on government-backed projects

MPs and spectrum experts clash over 4G coverage obligations

Rory Stewart still wants 98 per cent of UK covered by 4G

Ministry of Defence announces further spectrum sharing opportunities

Move could improve mobile broadband access in remote regions

Ofcom delays 4G spectrum auctions until the end of 2012

Communications watchdog says it needs more time to consult with stakeholders

BT cuts prices for broadband pole and duct access

Charges fall by up to 60 per cent, but small ISPs still unhappy

Everything Everywhere and BT begin Cornwall 4G trial

About 200 customers to test fixed and mobile connections

Government to invest £150m in boosting mobile phone coverage

Chancellor announces move to bring coverage to 99 per cent of UK

BT to upgrade 114 more exchanges to superfast broadband

A million more homes and businesses could benefit from speeds up to 40Mbit/s

Ofcom expects use of white space technology by 2013

Regulator rules no licences are needed to run devices on available spectrum

BBC 3G experiment highlights digital divide, but operators query results

Almost 45,000 Android users generate 42 million test results

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