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Green ISP offers Latest FTTC (Fibre ADSL) with speeds up to 40Mb/s

Because the service is delivered over a fibre-optic cable from the exchange to the new fibre cabinet close to your property, this service will offer a much higher speed than any ADSL or ADSL2+ service (including LLU) currently on the market. Most properties are going to be within 500 metres […]

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Facebook shares green data centre technology. Green ISP have been aware of the need for this since 2003, so what is the delay?

Data centres use vast amounts of electricity to run their computer equipment  and also to keep it cool (as most Green ISP Fans will already have been made aware). Environmental group Greenpeace has estimated that their total global energy use will have reached 2 trillion kw/h by 2020. Facebook says […]

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Internet service providers have asked the government to intervene over the price being set to give them access to BT’s physical infrastructure.

ISPs argue that the prices set by BT are four to five times higher than their underlying costs. BT said that its prices were reasonable and laid down the gauntlet to rivals. Green ISP agrees with BT Wholesale, they have to recoup thier investment somehow, otherwise BT,s competitors should do […]

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Quantom quantum computing device shows that, after years of development, real quantum computers may be on the horizon. TweetShare on Facebook

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“In the absence of trees, our communities would simply collapse,” states Andrew Dokurugu, a project officer for Tree Aid.

Speaking from the charity’s West Africa offices in Burkina Faso, he explains how trees are vital for poor rural villages to survive in the long-term.

“We are looking at ways to promote sustainable agriculture and agroforestry,”

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Computer memory heralds green PCs 1

A new form of computing memory which could lead to faster starting, user-friendly computers has been developed by US researchers. The device, developed by a team at North Carolina State University, claims to combine the advantages of two commons forms of memory used today.  (Read more …) TweetShare on Facebook

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