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27th September, 2016 - 4:37 pm (1 Comment)

The Westminster Magistrates Court has heard how 19-year-old Daniel Kelley, who was arrested in Llanelli (South Wales) at the end of last year on suspicion of blackmail, attempted to extort 465 Bitcoins (worth £216K) from TalkTalk following the devastating 2015 Cyber-Attack on their systems.

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27th September, 2016 - 3:38 pm (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.

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27th September, 2016 - 10:30 am (4 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today launched its first “crowdsourced research project“, which asks owners of Android Smartphones’ to download its new Ofcom Mobile Research app, which will help them to build up a more accurate picture of Mobile and WiFi network performance across the United Kingdom.

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27th September, 2016 - 9:38 am (6 Comments)

Vodafone has today confirmed that they’ve officially become members of Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for broadband ISP speeds (details), which helps to protect customers from bad advertising and guarantees “accurate minimum and maximum download speeds“. Took them long enough.

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27th September, 2016 - 8:55 am (8 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) broadband network to 500,000 UK premises in 20 UK cities, has stopped giving customers a Static IP (IPv4) address and instead become one of the first to adopt Internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT).

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26th September, 2016 - 4:11 pm (8 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media are likely to upgrade their top 200Mbps (VIVID 200) tier to 300Mbps (20Mbps upload), possibly at some point during this autumn, with the existing paid HomeWorks+ add-on also being boosted from 300Mbps to 350Mbps at the same time.

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26th September, 2016 - 12:57 pm (57 Comments)

The rural community of Cotwalton in Staffordshire (England) has become the latest to help pay for an “ultrafast” (330Mbps) FTTP broadband upgrade through BT’s existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, but the twist is that it’s also the first one to be combined with public funding.

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26th September, 2016 - 11:52 am (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today echoed last month’s TalkTalk linked investigation (here) by provisionally concluding that BT “overcharged” Sky (Sky Broadband) for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC).

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26th September, 2016 - 9:44 am (5 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?

exetel

26th September, 2016 - 8:44 am (0 Comments)

One of the largest business broadband ISPs in Australia, Exetel, has this month launched itself into the United Kingdom’s already crowded communications market and they’ve towed their “No B.S policy” along for the ride.

internet law uk

24th September, 2016 - 8:16 am (6 Comments)

The Managing Director of consultancy firm Hatton & Berkeley (H&B), Robert Croucher, which became notorious for hounding subscribers of UK ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband) with letters demanding payment for suspected Internet piracy, has been sent to jail in tears after assaulting a Taxi driver.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

23rd September, 2016 - 1:35 pm (1 Comment)

BT are rumoured to be mooting the acquisition of broadband based Video-on-Demand and Catch-Up TV (IPTV) platform, YouView, which underpins both their Pay TV service and that of several other ISPs (TalkTalk, JT etc.). A figure of around £60m is currently being mooted (up from a starting offer of £20m).

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23rd September, 2016 - 11:41 am (5 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband and BT have been warned that some of them may have been affected after Internet giant Yahoo! confirmed that at least 500 million of its accounts were stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored” hackers. Both ISPs make use of the company for their email platforms.

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23rd September, 2016 - 10:51 am (4 Comments)

The CEO of cable operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, and other members of his senior management team have been roasted by staff this week after a Q&A session revealed a strong level of internal dissatisfaction, not least with the alleged “faceless change drivers” at new owner Liberty Global.

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