Nominet announces .uk domain names

Nominet the internet registry for .uk domains have announced that they are to start selling before the dot UK domain names from summer 2014. This means that as well as fastnet.co.uk, fastnet.org.uk, fastnet.gov.uk etc being available fastnet.uk would also be up for grabs. With the growing list of new gTLD’s (generic Top Level Domains) such as .click or .cloud being announced for sale imminently by […]

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Heartbleed Bug

A large scale weakness in the OpenSSL software library has recently been discovered. This vulnerability allows anyone with the relevant skills to be able to read memory on a server running unpatched OpenSSL software.  The bug allows hackers to circumvent the  SSL/TLS protocol and potentially steal private information.   This has been widely discussed on the Internet and reported by media outlets including BBC and The […]

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Space Data

FastNet invests in 23 acres of land on Mars as it moves forward with plans for a cutting-edge facility on the red planet.— Ok you got us, we’re not planning any hosting facilities on Mars just yet….. April Fools! FastNet has been thinking of innovative ways to bring business hosting to the forefront of technology. By putting in place plans for a data centre on […]

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FastNet Fibre Resilient

Today sees the launch of FastNet’s new Superfast resilient product specifically designed for Business, introducing FastNet Fibre Resilient. Our Fibre Resilient product combines our best Fibre Broadband product with our popular resilient solution. Until now we have offered our resilient product with speeds limited to a maximum of 24mb delivered over copper. With the increased availability of Fibre we have now completed all of our […]

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Come and work with us.

(STRICTLY NO AGENCIES) FastNet International Ltd is an award winning and expanding Internet Service Provider for business. We are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager. As the driving force behind generating new sales leads and contacts, the role provides the opportunity to earn competitive performance related bonuses on top of your basic salary. Your job as a business development manager will be to identify […]

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Weekly SEO Tips

The Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) industry is a lucrative one and is often shrouded in secrecy giving website and business owners the impression it’s a mystical art….. But is it? Getting your website to the top of search engine results is becoming more and more important. Google is secretive about the algorithm they use to decide which sites appear at the top of their listings […]

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Superfast Broadband Vouchers for Business

Is your business struggling with slow speed broadband? Help to get you better connected may be here at last. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have just launched the first phase of their long awaited Broadband Connection Voucher scheme under the SuperConnected Cities project. This scheme sees businesses that are struggling to get their hands on Superfast Broadband provided with vouchers towards the cost […]

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Which mail protocol POP3 or IMAP?

Both POP3 and IMAP protocols have been around for a while but it’s a question we often get asked. Which mail protocol is best? To help answer that question, here is our run down on POP3 vs IMAP. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) POP3 is a popular but fairly basic email protocol which works a bit like a pigeon hole allowing mail to build up […]

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What is Vectoring?

There is a lot of talk throughout the industry of vectoring and its ability to greatly increase broadband speeds over a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) connection. Commonly referred to as Fibre Broadband, FTTC still utilises existing copper lines from the cabinet to customer premises, unlike the much more expensive (and scarcely available) fibre to the premises (FTTP) that uses fibre throughout the entire connection. […]

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FastNet 10 Gigabit Core Upgrades

In technical news Our engineers have recently finished an upgrade project on our core network in London taking all of the primary and backup links between our sites to 10 Gb/s. This gives us large amounts of low latency network capacity.  Coupled with the use of industry standard loop prevention and recovery mechanisms the FastNet network recovers from faults and has sub-second re-convergence times.  

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