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22nd January, 2014 (7 Comments)

It’s arguably the least surprising development of the year. Broadband ISP PlusNet has confirmed that it intends to follow BT’s example (parent company) and launch their own network-level Internet filter to block (censorship) adult and piracy websites, which will most likely replace its bundled McAfee security solution.

22nd January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has confirmed that its new “guidance“, which aims to make it more difficult for broadband ISPs, mobile and phone providers to impose mid-contract price hikes, will finally be introduced tomorrow (23rd January 2013).

22nd January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Business Internet provider Metronet UK has extended the reach of their hybrid fibre optic (Dark Fibre) and “high capacity” carrier grade wireless network, which offers service speeds of between 1Mbps to 10Gbps, into the market town of Burnley in Lancashire (England).

22nd January, 2014 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet, which is owned by BT, has become the latest Internet provider to face criticism today for lax security after it was revealed that their registration form for new customers doesn’t sit behind a secure web (HTTPS) connection and is instead transmitted without encryption.

22nd January, 2014 (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has had one of its Direct Mailing (booklet) adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after it failed to make immediately clear that the half price offer it was peddling didn’t apply to the cost of line rental.

22nd January, 2014 (9 Comments)

It’s surprising this hasn’t happened sooner. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has, following a complaint by EE, banned several adverts for Three UK after they “misleadingly” claimed to offer an “Ultrafast” connection using their “3.9G” (DC-HSDPA) Mobile Broadband network.

22nd January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £24.6m Connecting Shropshire (England) programme, which is working to deploy BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016 (except Telford & Wrekin), has named the next 18 communities to benefit from the project.

21st January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Internet providers take note; a wide gaze is being cast across your security measures. The latest ISP to feel the heat is KC’s sibling Eclipse Internet, which makes no attempt to hide their customer’s user password when they login to check the broadband providers online account pages.

21st January, 2014 (41 Comments)

Telecom giants Alcatel-Lucent and BT have today announced that a field trial of new Flexgrid technology has helped to deliver data speeds of up to 1.4Tbps (Terabits per second) over an existing “commercial grade” fibre optic link using a “record spectral efficiency” of 5.7 bits per second per Hertz (b/s/Hz).

21st January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Gambling Commission, which was set-up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain, has been told by two of the country’s largest broadband ISPs that it will need to seek a court order before they can impede access to unlicensed gambling websites.

21st January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today given the “green light” to the introduction of a new regulatory framework that will support the launch of “up to 10-times faster” Satellite-based broadband technology (i.e. a maximum speed of 50Mbps to a single earth station or more than 10Mbps to an individual passenger) on moving vehicles like Trains, Aircraft and Ships.

21st January, 2014 (2 Comments)

The £27m state aid supported scheme to help BT deploy their fibre optic (FTTC/P) based broadband network, which aims to reach 95% of local premises in Derbyshire (England) by the end of 2016, has now launched a new website and predicted map of future coverage.

20th January, 2014 (12 Comments)

A Community Interest Company (CIC) called Wansdyke Telecom (WT) has started to build a 1000Mbps capable rural fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network that eventually aims to connect “every community in [North East] Somerset that wants it” (England).

20th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened a new dispute after network operator Level 3 Communications UK accused BT of overcharging it for Partial Private Circuit services, including a 2Mbps local end service and Point of Handover additional charges, between 2009 and 2011.

20th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

A group of PC gamers that play the popular online multiplayer game League of Legends have warned that the security settings on some broadband routers and the new generation of ISP-side network-level Internet filters, which are designed to block online adult content, could be blocking updates for the game.

20th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

As expected the Suffolk County Council in England has confirmed the launch of a new tender “mini-competition” that will seek a supplier to help expand the reach of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services to around 95% of the county, with work set to commence by the end of 2014.

20th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

Last week’s speculation that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) could potentially merge with O2 or Vodafone UK (here) might have been based on some truth. A new report indicates that Vodafone and Sky have held joint high-level talks concerning a collaboration against BT, which could take any one of several different forms.

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