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Connection Vouchers – Click&Collect

June 6th, 2014 Advice, Backbone Connect, Blog, How To, Internet

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And in other news, Government is making it easier for all of us to access the likes of BBC iPlayer, Facebook, and Spotify during working hours? Really? Yes. Well, sort of. Let us explain… Users relying on slow and unreliable workplace internet connections waste time, become frustrated, and ultimately can lose interest in the task

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The 9 best(ish) things about online shopping

February 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Just for fun

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More and more of us are turning to online shopping. Available via computer, tablet and mobile phone, buying stuff is now even easier than getting out of bed. But what’s so great about it? Online shopping is so popular now that we’ve apparently even voted it one of the biggest technological developments of the 21st

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Your New Year’s Data Resolutions

January 8th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Colocation, Internet, London Data Centres, MPLS

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Do you have any new year’s data resolutions? Check out our list of some of the things you might want to think about for 2014… So 2014 is here, the hangover has subsided and you’re back at work, refreshed and ready to face a new year filled with exciting challenges. And like millions of people

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Are Amazon drones going to replace Santa?

December 18th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog, Internet, Just for fun

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As the festive season approaches, Amazon announces plans to deliver goods direct to your homes via flying drones. So could Santa be out of a job? With Christmas just around the corner, you’re no doubt preparing for the Christmas break. If you’re anything like is, you’ll be preparing your infrastructure for an influx in web

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What is 95th percentile billing?

October 30th, 2013 Blog, How To, Internet

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Have you been looking at your network charges and wondering just what 95th percentile billing means? Then wonder no longer. Here is an easy to understand guide that will explain it all.   What is it? 95th percentile billing, sometimes referred to as Burstable Billing, is an industry standard method of billing for bandwidth usage

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Grand Theft Auto has come a long way – so what else has?

September 27th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog, Just for fun

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  Grand Theft Auto 5 was released last week, shooting to the top of the sales charts and marking its place in history as the most expensive video game ever made. With over 700 playable missions, the biggest landscape GTA has ever seen, and increasing levels of violence, bad language and controversy, the game has

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Top 4 internet institutions we stopped loving

September 20th, 2013 Blog, Internet

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Before broadband internet became widely available in 2000, we were all stuck with the slow speeds and dodgy connections of dial-up. And that was fine. It worked – not well, but it worked – and like indigenous tribesmen who’ve never stepped outside their remote jungle village, we were happy with our lot. But like so

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Top 5 things we don’t miss about dial-up

September 18th, 2013 Blog

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As BT announces the turn off of its dial-up offering, we can’t say we’re all that sad. Technology is an ever-changing landscape, and though we have fond memories of our dial-up past, we’re far happier with our fire-optic broadband, super-high speeds and stress free connections. Here are the top dial-up pains we’re glad to see

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About World IPv6 Day

September 29th, 2011 Blog, Internet

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On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and

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World braces for domain name EXPLOSION – ICANN approves dot-everything

September 29th, 2011 Blog, Internet

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During a meeting here at the Raffles City Convention Center in Singapore, ICANN’s board of directors voted 13-1 with one abstention, to approve its new gTLD program, receiving a standing ovation. In January next year, essentially any organisation will be able to submit an application to ICANN for a virtually any gTLD, using the rules

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