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ISP News Archives for June 2013

 
zen internet uk isp

20th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has today slashed the installation cost of its up to 76Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband services for the United Kingdom by more than 50%.

talktalk uk isp

20th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

TalkTalk has today launched a new offer of 6 months free unlimited broadband and UK calls on their Essentials package (£6.50 a month thereafter). On top of that customers are also being offered their triple-play (broadband, phone and TV) Plus TV (YouView) bundle with a 3 months free TV Starter Boost (includes a bunch of Sky’s channels).

xbox one microsoft

20th June, 2013 (4 Comments)

A significant consumer backlash to the news that Microsoft’s new Xbox One video game and media centre console would be accompanied by strict internet connectivity and used game (pre-owned) requirements has forced the company to do a massive U-turn and lift two of its key restrictions.

bt sport tv and broadband

19th June, 2013 (33 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has opened a new competition probe after UK telecoms giant BT complained that the terms on which Sky (Sky Broadband) offered wholesale supply of its Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels to their rival YouView (IPTV) platform “amount to an abuse of dominance“.

edinburgh_city

19th June, 2013 (2 Comments)

The City of Edinburgh Council (Scotland) has submitted a revised plan for improving the city’s telecoms infrastructure, which comes after EU competition concerns prevented a majority of the £10.7 million allocated through the government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund from being used to build a new fibre optic broadband network.

internet piracy flag

19th June, 2013 (8 Comments)

Some of the country’s broadband ISPs have told ISPreview.co.uk that Rights Holders are putting pressure on them to prevent their broadband customers from being able to access two extra website (EZTV and Yify-Torrents), which have both been accused of facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

bt building logo

19th June, 2013 (11 Comments)

BT Group has today selected the current CEO of its BTRetail division, Gavin Patterson, to take over the running of its telecoms and broadband empire from September 2013 after Ian Livingston decided that a role in government as the ‘Minister of State for Trade and Investment’ would apparently be more interesting.

internet politics

19th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

The legal threats and challenges that preceded this year’s much delayed auction of new superfast 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz) have resulted in the government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) proposing new rules to prevent future hold-up’s.

hs2 trains to improve uk broadband

18th June, 2013 (50 Comments)

The New Economics Foundation, an independent think tank that aims to inspire “real economic well-being“, has advised the government to scrap its £33bn High Speed Two (HS2) railway link and instead invest £5.5 billion from the effort into rolling out “ultra fast to-the-door” broadband coverage across the United Kingdom.

computer_security_uk

18th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

Following this week’s controversial meeting with the government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, four of the United Kingdom’s biggest broadband ISPs (BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband) have agreed to collectively commit £1 million over the next 4 years to “crack down” on the creation and distribution of online child abuse content.

uk free software network

18th June, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a small internet access and web hosting provider that helps to fund free software projects from its profits, has today officially been struck off and dissolved by Companies House (company no. 05292112). But happily the ISP is not dead and will continue to operate.

mobile broadband uk

18th June, 2013 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator’s Three UK and EE have come top in the latest annual study of roaming Mobile Broadband performance. Overall Three UK delivered the highest peak internet download speed of 8.66Mbps (Megabits per second), while EE delivered the best average speed of 3.43Mbps. But once again it’s bad news for Vodafone.

titanadsl_logo

18th June, 2013 (6 Comments)

Internet provider TitanADSL has suddenly discontinued its web hosting and email services because it only had a small number of users and thus wasn’t economically viable. On top of that the ISP has also confirmed that its fixed line broadband services will shortly be merged with another company.

orange_safeguard

17th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has heavily criticised Orange UK (EE) for allegedly blocking access to Google’s hugely popular internet video streaming site YouTube through its child safety filtering service “Safeguard“, which is switched on by default.

internet censorship padlock

17th June, 2013 (5 Comments)

A few remarks made by the Conservative MP for Devizes, Claire Perry, to the Westminster eForum on 14th June last week have generated a significant quantity of often misleading reports suggesting that default internet filtering of adult website by UK ISPs will be introduced by early 2014. But this isn’t entirely correct.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

17th June, 2013 (7 Comments)

Broadband investment in the most rural and remote parts of the United Kingdom is still under threat due to a lack of clarity from local authorities concerning which areas constitute the last 10% of the country where BT and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme have yet to help.

internet_watch_foundation

17th June, 2013 (3 Comments)

Broadband providers BT and TalkTalk have adjusted their voluntary blocking of online child abuse websites by replacing the old generic error messages with a more descriptive warning, which shows to anybody whom attempts to access related internet pages.

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