Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020

Openreach has pledged to introduce ‘ultrafast’ internet connections to three million premises by 2020.

Government commits to signing Tech Talent Charter

The government will sign up to the Tech Talent Charter to help tackle the gender imbalance in the technology workforce.

York ‘most digitally connected city’ in the country

The City of York Council has celebrated having the fastest broadband download speed in the country.

Superfast broadband for 95 per cent of UK premises

The government has delivered on its manifesto commitment to extend superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2017.

May announces £20 million Institute of Coding

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the creation of a new Institute of Coding which will receive £20 million to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap.

Businesses urged to prepare for stronger data protection laws

Fewer than half of all businesses and charities are aware of GDPR legislation four months before it comes into force.

NHS Digital and Microsoft enter cyber security deal

NHS Digital has entered a new deal with Microsoft that supports health organisations in protecting their IT infrastructure against cyber threats.

UK cyber attack ‘when, not if’

A major cyber attack on the UK is a case of ‘when, not if’, says the head of the National Cyber Security Centre.

One in four trust news on social media

A new survey has shown that only 24 per cent of the UK population trust social media channels when looking for news and information.

CEO appointed to drive Police ICT

The board of directors of the Police ICT Company has appointed Ian Bell to the role of chief executive officer.

UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and AI

Britain and France’s leading tech sectors will be brought closer together with plans for a digital conference to promote deeper integration in the digital economy.

Cyber crime costs report published

The Home Office has published findings from the ‘Costs of Cyber Crime Working Group’ that ran from 2014-2016 in a new report.

Social care failing on council websites

Council social care teams responsible for meeting Care Act requirements are falling short of best practice in their online provision, says a new report.

Mobile providers to improve Norfolk’s mobile coverage

Representatives from the four main mobile network providers in Norfolk will attend a county council meeting to discuss how mobile coverage in the county could be improved.

NHS supports voice-recognition app for blood disease

The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare.

Tax tech companies over terrorist content

Ben Wallace has said that internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK.

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