Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Apr 2010 19:13 UTC, submitted by aargh
Internet & Networking "The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed into law during the wash-up period, which sees outstanding legislation rushed through before a general election. The most controversial aspects of the bill - which could see persistent illegal file-sharers disconnected from the web and copyright holders given the power to block access to websites hosting illegal content - survived the process."
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Comment by Paradroid
by Paradroid on Wed 14th Apr 2010 08:57 UTC
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2010-01-05

To give you an idea of the stupidity of the UK Govt when it comes to technology, the Labour Party manifesto says that by 2011 they are promising "virtually every home in the country a 2Mb/sec broadband connection".

As a few people and an article on The Register pointed out, they really meant MBits. The promise above is actually promising a 16.8MBits/sec broadband conncetion to everyone in the UK. Doh!

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RE: Comment by Paradroid
by Al2001 on Thu 15th Apr 2010 22:24 in reply to "Comment by Paradroid"
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2005-07-06

Your Gov. quote is wrong you used the term Mb which actually means megabits and not megabytes as you intended.

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