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Rural gaming boost: High-speed broadband to become legal right in UK

The UK government today confirmed that it would undertake regulation to ensure that every home in the UK will have access to high-speed internet by 2020. With high-speed being defined as being at least 10Mbit/s – the regulation will work similarly to current law requiring the universal right to a …

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India internet speeds lowest in Asia-Pacific, broadband penetration at 3%

As gaming moves rapidly towards digital distribution and online platforms, the availability of high-speed internet has become essential, but a new report suggests India’s broadband infrastructure hasn’t been able to keep pace with the rest of the region. Akamai’s latest ‘State of the Internet’ report has found India in tenth …

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‘UK is ready for game streaming’

Britain’s broadband is more than capable of offering on-demand gaming, MCV has been told. UK regulator Ofcom and games streaming specialist OnLive believe the roll out of fibre optic broadband has opened up streaming to more gamers than ever. It follows the announcement of PlayStation Now at CES last week. …

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Virgin wants back into gaming

Sony’s Gamescom press conference ended with a flurry of announcements. Price cuts for PS3 and Vita. New PlayStation Plus offers. That all-important PS4 release date. Almost lost amongst them was the news that Virgin Media will be the official Internet Service Provider for the next-generation console. For Virgin, it’s a …

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European broadband issues delaying PS4 Gaikai streaming rollout

There’s currently no timeline as to when European PS4 owners will be able to stream PS3 content onto their machines. SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan told Edge that the service is expected to arrive in North America in early 2014. But he’s not able to date a European rollout …

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Virgin Media confirmed as PS4’s UK broadband partner

Sony has announced a strategic partnership with Virgin Media, naming the firm as PlayStation 4’s official UK ISP partner. During its Gamescom conference this evening, the platform holder said that it recognises broadband is not readily available to all European customers, so it is forming similar partnerships with Internet Service …

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Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps. That’s according to a new report from Akamai entitled The State of the Internet. It’s the first time the global average has surpassed 3Mbps. The global peak speed averages out at 18.4Mbps. The UK misses …

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