31 March, 2009 - 6:05 PM
The Sheffield-based UK ISP Prodigy Internet, which has been in trouble and fined £30,000 by Ofcom before over its chequered history with handling broadband migrations (here and here), has now seen its service taken off-line after supplier BT Wholesale and regulator Ofcom were unable to contact them.

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31 March, 2009 - 9:39 AM
The latest quarterly (Q4-2008) State of the Internet research from Akamai has revealed that nearly 20% of the world's broadband ISP users are connecting at speeds greater than 5Mbps, which shrinks to just 8% for British users where the average speed is closer to 3.5Mbps. South Korea came top, again, with average speeds of 15Mbps. Globally, the average connection speed was approximately 1.5Mbps.

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30 March, 2009 - 12:56 PM
The European Union's (EU) Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and Protection, Meglena Kuneva, is to give a presentation later this week outlining the EU's intent to extend its investigation of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) systems like Phorm . This will involve gathering evidence from both ISPs and consumers on what information is being collected and manipulated by providers and advertisers.

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30 March, 2009 - 12:35 PM
UK ISP TalkTalk ( The Carphone Warehouse ) has issued a brief market update about several forthcoming price adjustments to its broadband and voice products. The changes, they claim, are necessary to help compensate for BT's recent price rises, which TalkTalk got frustrated about earlier this month (original news).

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30 March, 2009 - 12:23 PM
UK ISP and network operator Entanet has partnered with hardware manufacturer Zoom Technologies to offer a new consumer VoIP solution. Zoom's latest device - the X6v Model 5695 - integrates an ADSL 2+ broadband modem, wireless ( Wi-Fi ) router with firewall security, four-port switch and a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone adapter, and will come bundled with the new VoIP Express service.

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30 March, 2009 - 11:50 AM
ISP Tiscali UK has reported its latest set of results to the end of 2008 (Q4), which shows yet another decline in its broadband (ADSL) subscriber base to 1,768,000 from 1,774,000 in Q3 2008. However this reduction of -6,000 customers is significantly slower than the -64,000 drop seen between Q2 and Q3 of the same year.

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30 March, 2009 - 7:33 AM
The Daily Telegraph has rumoured that The Carphone Warehouse ( TalkTalk , AOL UK , Opal , One.Tel ) might be preparing to table a new bid for Tiscali's UK ISP division. In addition it's claimed that BSkyB ( Sky Broadband ) could also renew sale talks, despite Tiscali deeming negotiations "almost impossible to continue" earlier this month (original news).

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30 March, 2009 - 7:00 AM
The head of Mobile Internet and Entertainment at T-Mobile UK, Richard Warmsley, has hinted that the operator will soon begin offering a new range of Pay Per Use (PPU) style Mobile Broadband packages. Unlike Pay As You Go (PAYG), PPU solutions allow customers to purchase their USB Modem (Dongle) and pay for usage as and when they need it. By comparison usage on PAYG packages will usually expire after a given period of time (e.g. 1 month etc.).

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