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ISP News Archives for June 2012

 
illegal uk internet downloading

26th June, 2012 (11 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today released its revised Initial Obligations Code proposal, which is designed to clampdown on “illegal” internet piracy (copyright infringement) by customers of the largest broadband ISPs. The code is seen as a vital part of the controversial and much delayed Digital Economy Act (DEAct).

online censorship uk

26th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

In the future any website or webpage that is blocked by an ISP, such as following a court order or in response to an adult content filter, could return the HTTP Error Code 451 (“Unavailable For Legal Reasons“), which would include more information about why the content was censored than is currently available.

virgin media uk

25th June, 2012 (7 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media has today launched a new range of affordable mobile phone tariffs that feature unlimited texts, unlimited calls to UK landlines and unlimited mobile data for UK Smartphone owners. In addition VM’s existing phone, tv and broadband customers will benefit from a £5 discount off the monthly price.

scotland uk regions map

25th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today allocated £120 million to help the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) roll-out superfast broadband (40-80Mbps) services to 85-90% of homes and businesses by 2015, with an aim of reaching 100% with “world-class digital connectivity” in 2020.

google uk

25th June, 2012 (5 Comments)

Google has today announced the UK launch of its new Google TV (IPTV) service, which uses your existing broadband ISP connection and special £200-£300 Set-Top-Boxes (STB) to deliver internet and online video / film content directly to your home television.

uk internet statistics

25th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

The results from 1107 respondents to our latest monthly survey has revealed that the majority (72.8%) of UK readers are opposed to government plans that would expand existing internet snooping laws and log a much bigger slice of your online activity (e.g. Skype access etc.); regardless of whether or not you ever committed a crime.

bt openreach logo uk

25th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Competition Commission (CC) has quietly ruled in Ofcom’s favour by preventing BT from including wholesale broadband charges into its deficit repair payments, which could have forced rival ISPs to pay tens of millions of pounds more in order to help pay down the operators £9bn pension deficit.

best broadband

23rd June, 2012 (0 Comments)

Cardiff-based UK ISP Spectrum Internet has unanimously won the best Communications Provider of the Year gong at this year’s annual FCS Industry Awards 2012, which is a Trade Association for businesses that deliver communications products and services to customers in the UK by radio, mobile, fixed and IP telephony.

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

23rd June, 2012 (235 Comments)

CityFibre Holdings, which builds UK fibre optic broadband infrastructure (FTTP) for business, public sector and domestic needs, has criticised BT for choosing to “soft-pedal” on the roll-out of true Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband services because of an “overwhelming bias” towards slower FTTC technology.

bt infinity uk homehub3 broadband router

22nd June, 2012 (41 Comments)

BT Retail has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the super slow broadband bug, which resulted in some of their up to 38-78Mbps capable BTInfinity superfast broadband (FTTC) customers experiencing sub-1Mbps speeds, is caused by a fault on the ISPs HomeHub3 (HH3) router and a fix will be released “as soon as possible“.

sky broadband uk

22nd June, 2012 (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today reintroduced their £25 M&S voucher (£100 if you take a TV bundle) with 12 months half price unlimited broadband and free off-peak calls promotion (£5 per month), which is only available to new customers who sign-up online. But a price hike for calls and line rental could follow.

parliament house of commons uk

22nd June, 2012 (4 Comments)

The CEO of Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic UK, Oliver Johnson, has claimed that political leaders, such as Ex-PM Tony Blair, who “are not brave” or knowledgeable enough to invest in a better broadband infrastructure, could be costing the world economy an estimated £0.89 Trillion (annually) in lost tax revenue.

virgin media uk

22nd June, 2012 (7 Comments)

The Executive Director of broadband at cable operator Virgin Media, Jon James, has suggested that the chances of a Net Neutrality (the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal) battle between access and content providers happening in the UK will remain remote so long as “intense competition” exists between ISPs.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

21st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The BBC’s Director General, Mark Thompson, has confirmed that products based off the forthcoming YouView (IPTV) technology, which will be bundled by several ISPs and also offered separately as a subscription free broadband TV service, won’t be available before the end of July 2012 (Q3).

bt openreach uk engineers van

21st June, 2012 (1 Comment)

Several internet providers are reporting that BT’s core 21st Century Network (21CN) and related broadband services have suffered a major loss of service in central London and the surrounding areas.

shetland islands uk

21st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands have this week been hit by a double whammy of BT communication problems after copper cable thieves in the North of England (UK) cut a vital fibre optic link that disrupted services to the island for two days. A separate problem at the Aberdeen (Scotland) exchange then knocked out the local coastguard communication system.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

21st June, 2012 (9 Comments)

The Accounting Officer for the UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released a new statement that explains how the funding allocations for each local broadband project are managed and threatens to reclaim grant funding that has been “materially mismanaged” by local authorities.

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