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What's new in Yachtspot v5? | YachtSpot v5 – YachtSpot Marine

12 September 2011

Yachtspot v5 builds yet further on the features that were introduced in Yachtspot Marine WiFi v2, v3, and v4, with exciting new innovations such as our Safe Surf
VPN service, and DNS Blaster !

When you require the ultimate in network security and confidentiality on your wireless network, Yachtspot s new Safe Surf VPN service is ready to encrypt,
and securely tunnel your Internet traffic to our VPN endpoint servers, avoiding the dangers of network sniffing associated with open wireless networks.

DNS Blaster speeds up your Internet browsing by querying several DNS servers simultaneously and returning the first reply, resulting in requests for web pages going out much quicker, especially on slow and lossy networks.

Along with numerous small improvements, we have also added useful new features such as an NTP server, DHCP reservations, and extensive debugging .

You can see demonstrations of all the v5 enhancements on our YachtspotWiFi Youtube channel1!


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Superfast broadband now available to more than 2,000 homes and …

Many people living and working in Watton can now access superfast broadband services for the first time, thanks to Norfolk County Council s and BT s Better Broadband for Norfolk programme.

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Watton can receive broadband services with speeds in excess of 24 megabits per second (24 Mbps) after new fibre optic networks were installed in the town.

Stan Hebborn (far left), County Councillor for Watton, and Michael Wassell (far right), Leader of Breckland Council, with the three winners of the Watton Classic Car Rally's People's Choice awards, sponsored by the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme.

Stan Hebborn (far left), County Councillor for Watton, and Michael Wassell (far right), Leader of Breckland Council, with the three winners of the Watton Classic Car Rally s People s Choice awards, sponsored by the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme.

To mark high-speed broadband coming to the Watton area, Norfolk County Councillor for Watton, Stan Hebborn, and Leader of Breckland Council, Michael Wassell, presented the People s Choice awards, sponsored by the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme, to winners at the Watton Classic Car Rally on Sunday.

Stan Hebborn said: As a Watton resident, I changed my broadband service as soon as the new fibre optic networks went in in the town and the difference it has made is huge.

A fast, reliable internet connection is becoming a must-have utility for lots of people and the arrival of superfast broadband in the town will bring immediate advantages, but also benefit the community and the local economy for years to come.

Watton is a fantastic place to live and work and high-speed broadband is another string to our bow.

The Better Broadband for Norfolk programme aims to ensure over 80 per cent of the county s premises can access high speed broadband services of 24 Mbps and above by December 2015, as well as making broadband speeds of at least 2 Mbps available to all homes and businesses.

Since July 2013, high-speed broadband services have been made available to more than 50,000 premises in Norfolk, with tens of thousands more set to join them before the end of the year.

People can check whether their home or business can receive a superfast broadband service via the Better Broadband for Norfolk website (, where there is also more information about the programme. Broadband Roundup: Internet Tax …

1, Reporter, Broadband Breakfast News

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 The House Judicary Committee on Wednesday approved the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act2 this week by a vote of 30-4, according to a press release from the committee. The act banned state-imposed taxation of internet access or discriminatory taxes on e-commerce.

Originally enacted in 1998, the bill had previously been renewed three times, with only two no votes ever being cast.

The internet increasingly serves as a daily requisite for millions of Americans, businesses and schools. It has transformed our economy and how we conduct business, communicate, educate, and live our lives, said the joint statement from members of Congress including committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va..

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act passed by the Committee today permanently bans taxes on internet access.

This broadly bipartisan bill ensures that access to the internet is not burdened by unnecessary costs and that Americans can continue to access the Internet tax free.

The bill might have trouble passing the Senate as Democratic members recently approved an online sales-tax measure, the Wall Street Journal reported3.

Ranking Democrat John Conyers of Michigan, for instance, has argued that the internet no longer needs as much protection and that state finances would be hurt by the inability to tax online sales.

For the internet to remain tax-free from local and state governments, Congress must pass the measure by November 1.

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association wrote Wednesday4 that it was pleased with the FCC s report on broadband speeds. The group said that the findings refute the unsubstantiated allegations that cable operators routinely under-deliver and are solely responsible for any deficiencies in the performance experienced by consumers.

More information is needed besides the information that has been revealed about access service provided by internet service providers, the association wrote. Other factors influencing the consumer experience beyond the control of ISPs include upstream congestion, performance limitations of computers or Wi-Fi routers.

In other news, AT&T has ratified a deal with a third city in North Carolina: Raleigh.

As with Winston-Salem and Durham, AT&T will deploy U-verse with GigaPower, a 1 Gigabit per second-capable fiber platform, Multichannel News reported5

The telecom giant is also pursuing Gigabit Networks in three other areas in North Carolina: Carrboro, Cary, and Chapel Hill. The telecom company is deploying Gigabit Networks to parts of Austin, Texas, with plans to expand to Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, and Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, CenturyLink is trying to deploy its own Gigabit-capable broadband to Omaha and Las Vegas, according to Broadband Reports6. The company sent postcards that it might consider service trials in Eagan, Minnesota.

Additionally, the company has told residents of Portland that they would receive guaranteed 1 Gbps service if they signed long-term contracts, which may be a competitive response to recent news that Google Fiber might be coming to Portland as well.

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