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the pirate bay

30th April, 2012 (9 Comments)

The High Court of Justice (London) has today ruled that UK ISPs Sky Broadband, Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile), TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all follow BT in blocking The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s largest BitTorrent (P2P / File Sharing) tracker websites, because it allows internet copyright infringement (piracy) to take place.

akamai global broadband speed

30th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

Akamai‘s global Content Delivery Network (CDN) has released its latest State of the Internet Q4 2011 report, which found that the average global internet download speed had fallen to 2.3Mbps (Megabits \ sec) by the end of last year (down from 2.7Mbps in Q3-2011). The UK average speed also dropped to 4.9Mbps (down from 5.1Mbps in Q3).

zen internet uk isp

30th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

Business focused ISP Zen Internet UK has upgraded its Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) product, a dedicated multiple copper pairs based Ethernet service that is claimed to be more reliable than ADSL style solutions, to offer guaranteed symmetric internet connection speeds of 35Mbps (Megabits per second) with unlimited usage.

internet service providers association uk

30th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) reports that members (ISPs) of the industry group will now gain expanded benefits if they also join up with the CISAS Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme, which is designed to supplement a providers own internal consumer complaints procedures.

4g britain uk

30th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has today kicked off their new 4GBritain campaign, which calls on the industry and government to help speed up the country’s rollout of superfast Mobile Broadband services, by claiming that next generation “4G” tech could reach “at least” 10 million people who won’t be able to get a fixed line superfast broadband ISP by 2020.

netgear uk

30th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

NetGear, a global manufacturer of networking equipment, appears to have become the first in the industry to launch a home/office wireless broadband router based off the new 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi standard. As a result the R6300 claims to deliver “5th generation” wireless network connectivity at “gigabit speeds“.

bt uk isp logo

28th April, 2012 (15 Comments)

UK ISP BT claims to have launched their “best ever broad band deal” by offering new customers 6 months of free broadband (up to 16Mbps speeds, 10GB usage, unlimited WiFi and free HomeHub router) with unlimited evening and weekend calls (£13 a month thereafter). An unlimited up to 76Mbps BTInfinity superfast broadband deal for £20 is also promoted.

europe map

27th April, 2012 (15 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today opened a new consultation that aims to cut the costs of broadband investment by 25% and thus make it cheaper to deploy new networks for “high speed internet” in the EU. Priority will be given to reducing the costs associated with civil engineering (i.e. digging up roads to lay fibre optic cable), which can account for up to 80% of the total cost.

bt-uk-fibre-optic-broadband-work

27th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Consultancy firm Analysys Mason has estimated that fixed telecoms operators, specifically those in developed countries (Central and Eastern Europe, developed Asia–Pacific, North America and Western Europe), will over the next 5 year period (between 2012 and 2017) spend £33 billion (USD53.5bn) on the roll-out of new superfast fibre optic broadband networks (e.g. FTTH).

vispa uk isp

27th April, 2012 (5 Comments)

Cheshire-based Internet provider Vispa has confirmed that their superfast wireless broadband service (wifi), which recently delivered speeds of up to 100Mbps into parts of Manchester (here), will soon be available to order in two large civil parish villages of Burtonwood and Winwick (Warrington, England).

yorkshire uk county map

27th April, 2012 (4 Comments)

Several isolated rural villages in North Yorkshire (England, UK), including Darley, Appletreewick and Blubberhouses (possibly the best village name we’ve ever seen), will today celebrate the launch of a new community broadband wireless network (wifi) at the local Darley Memorial Hall (11am – 12 noon).

postoffice uk broadband

27th April, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Post Office has announced that the Fair Usage Policy (FUP) on its Broadband Extra package, which claims to offer “unlimited monthly downloads“, will be changed from 1st June 2012 to impose a soft usage restriction of 100GB (GigaBytes) per month. Customers who repeatedly go beyond this will now be at risk from an unspecified reduction in their internet speeds.

global fibre optic broadband

26th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Human activity on Earth, our home planet (Milky Way Galaxy), has had many impacts upon our environment both good and bad. But here’s a breathtakingly beautiful look at what happens when you illuminate everything from roads, pipelines, flight paths and railways to undersea fibre optic internet/data cables.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

26th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Residents of the aptly named rural village called Little London in Hampshire (England, UK), which could previously only receive internet download speeds of around 0.5Mbps (Megabits per second), can now access superfast broadband of up to 40Mbps thanks to a clever use of the local fibre optic Public Service Network (PSN).

sky broadband uk

26th April, 2012 (10 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (BSkyB) have discovered that the ISP is now offering a secret Sky Fibre Pro package, which delivers superfast broadband download speeds of up to 76Mbps and upload speeds of up to 19Mbps for £30 a month. Otherwise the service mirrors the recently launched and cheaper SkyBroadband Unlimited Fibre / 40Mbps package (here).

wales uk map

26th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP eXwavia has warned that the Welsh Government’s investment strategy for the island of Anglesey (Wales, UK) could result in a “business broadband meltdown” (a reference to the now uncertain future of Wylfa’s nuclear power station) because most of their efforts have so failed to focus upon the regions weak telecoms and internet infrastructure.

talktalk uk isp

25th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has warned that UK ISP TalkTalk faces a near-term Margin Risk from the costs incurred as a result of funding development and launch of their forthcoming TV service, TalkTalkTV, which will be based off the subscription free YouView (IPTV) platform.

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