Information technology

All Commons Briefing Papers
10 Documents
DateDescription
09.06.2015Mobile Coverage in the UK: Government plans to tackle 'mobile not-spots' 2014
Mobile 'not-spots' and 'partial not-spots' - areas where there is currently no mobile coverage and areas which have coverage from some but not all of the 4 mobile networks - currently affect large parts of the UK. This note summarises Government and industry proposals to extend mobile coverage across the UK.
26.05.2015Reforming the Electronic Communications Code
This briefing paper looks at attempts to reform the Electronic Communications Code, including the Coalition Government's withdrawn amendment to the Infrastructure Bill in early 2015, and the subsequent consultation on Code reforms.
19.05.2015Key Issues for the 2015 Parliament
This book examines the key issues facing the House of Commons over the course of the 2015 Parliament - from the public finances to the UK's membership of the EU and from school places for children to climate change.
18.05.2015Regulating the web: The open internet and net neutrality
Net neutrality is the concept that all information and services should have equal and open access online without regard to content, destination or source. Both net neutrality-and the associated concept of the 'open internet'-are considered to be founding principles of the World Wide Web. Concerns that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are looking to circumvent net neutrality principles-deciding how fast data will be transmitted and at what quality-have led to campaigns to explicitly legislate for net neutrality. Without net neutrality campaigners fear a two-tiered service with fast and slow lanes could develop. In the past few years, the EU and other countries have attempted to explicitly legislate to ensure Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate in a net neutral fashion.
21.11.2014Online safety: Content filtering by UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
This a research paper summarising government policy on the introduction of internet filters iby UK Internet Service Providers
05.10.2011Home Computer Schemes
This note updates Government schemes for funding computers in the home, and to increase internet access.
31.03.2010Internet access
Internet access: By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2663. This Note provides a summary of information about households with home access to the Internet and individuals' use of the Internet.
27.05.2009Electronic Government
This Standard Note describes e-Government, outlines Government efforts in this field, and related issues.
15.12.2006Statistics and Registration Service Bill (Bill 8 2006-07)
The Statistics and Registration Service Bill (Bill 8 2006-07). House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/66.
27.07.2000Regional competitiveness and the role of the knowledge economy
Regional competitiveness and the role of the knowledge economy. House of Commons Research Paper 00/73.