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ISP News Archives for June 2012

 
youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

7th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

Internet users in the UK who fancy joining the first “exclusive” customer trials of YouView’s (Project Canvas) broadband ISP based and subscription free video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service can now register on their website to take part.

talktalk uk isp

7th June, 2012 (12 Comments)

Budget internet and phone provider TalkTalk has reintroduced “unlimited” downloads to their basic entry-level ‘Essentials‘ package, which had previously been capped at 40GB (GigaBytes). On top of that the ISP are also throwing in 12 months half price broadband with calls, free connection and 500 landline to mobile minutes free for 3 months (£5 a month thereafter).

the pirate bay

7th June, 2012 (7 Comments)

As widely expected BE Broadband, which is the sibling fixed line network operator of O2 UK (Telefonica), has today confirmed the implementation of a “network-wide block” that aims to prevent its internet access customers from being able to view the The Pirate Bay (BitTorrent P2P / File Sharing) website.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

6th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) looks set to delay full publication of its controversial new Communications Bill green paper, which aims to update and expand Ofcom’s ability to regulate the broadband, telecoms and media sectors, until after the London 2012 Olympic Games and Parliament’s summer recess.

mobile broadband uk

6th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

Global telecoms giant Ericsson has released its second Traffic and Market Report, which reveals that global Mobile Broadband subscriptions will grow from 1 Billion in 2011 to 5 Billion in 2017 when 85% of the world’s population will have internet coverage via 3G services and 50% via superfast “4G” (Long Term Evolution) technology.

plusnet uk

6th June, 2012 (7 Comments)

The Sheffield based offices of UK internet provider PlusNet came under attack last week after a “swarm of killer bees!” decided that they didn’t need to live inside of a Bee Hive after all and could instead quite happily turn the ISPs front entrance into their new residence.

world ipv6 launch day

6th June, 2012 (9 Comments)

Several of the United Kingdom’s largest consumer broadband ISPs have spoken to ISPreview.co.uk about the increasingly urgent issue of Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) adoption and their current state of readiness for today’s World IPv6 Launch Day. So far none of the big home broadband ISPs have officially signed up to the initiative.

technicolor tg582n ipv6 uk

5th June, 2012 (7 Comments)

Tomorrow is World IPv6 Launch Day and in anticipation of that event ISPreview.co.uk has managed to secure a short interview with Pascal Portelli, a Senior Vice President of global media and technology firm Technicolor, which is perhaps best known for building one of the world’s first truly consumer affordable and IPv6 capable broadband ISP routers (TG582n).

europe map

2nd June, 2012 (48 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has launched a new consultation on EU state aid rules for the public funding of broadband networks, which appears to mark a shift in focus away from the “good progress” of connecting all citizens to basic broadband and more towards facilitating the roll-out of “ultra-fast” networks (100Mbps+) “under certain conditions“.

isp Internet download speed arrow uk

2nd June, 2012 (15 Comments)

According to the latest monthly anecdotal consumer broadband ISP speed testing data from Broadband.co.uk, which covers the month of April 2012, the average internet download speed in the UK has continued to climb from 14.12Mbps (Megabits per second) in April 2012 to 15,286Mbps now.

kc uk hull fttp installation

1st June, 2012 (11 Comments)

Hull and East Riding’s (Yorkshire, UK) incumbent internet and phone provider, KC, has today expanded their existing superfast KCLightstream fibre optic (FTTP) broadband services by launching the “fastest fully fibre broadband service available in the UK” (KCLightstream 350) with “guaranteed” speeds of up to 350Mbps (Megabits per second).

virgin media uk

1st June, 2012 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today revealed a list of 82 London Underground Tube Stations that will receive an upgrade to its free public wireless internet access (WiFi) service before the end of July. A further 38 (total 120), including “deep-level” stations, will be added by the end of 2012

internet piracy flag

1st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

London’s High Court yesterday helped Golden Eye International, a firm that holds numerous film copyrights and is linked to the UK’s Ben Dover porn brand, to finalise the format of its controversial P2P internet piracy settlement letters. Thousands of O2’s broadband ISP customers (those accused of copyright infringement) can now expect to receive the letters, albeit not without some crucial limitations.

talktalk uk isp

1st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

Budget internet provider TalkTalk appears to have scaled back their current promotions and are now offering a 6 months half price broadband with calls bundle (£3.25 a month) on the ‘Essentials‘ (40GB usage) and ‘Plus‘ (unlimited usage) packages, which also comes with a FREE Connection and £25 Tescos Gift Card voucher.

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