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talktalk uk isp

13th August, 2014 (31 Comments)

New and re-contracting customers of TalkTalk who wish to benefit from the ISPs annual pre-paid line rental discount (aka – Value Line Rental) will be unhappy to learn that they’ve quietly hiked their prices and this time it’s a fairly dramatic adjustment.

world internet connectivity

13th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

Most of you probably won’t have noticed but a sizeable chunk of the global Internet suffered a brief period of instability and slowdown today (around 9am BST), which occurred after an error with Verizon’s autonomous systems and Cisco’s older routers caused a critical Internet routing limit to be reached. It will probably happen again too.

daisygroup

13th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey there’s a wonderfully unsettling moment where HAL, the on-board AI, sings the song Daisy. In other news Lancashire-based Daisy Group, a telecoms, web and broadband supplier that’s believed to be worth around £400m+, has just become the subject of a cash offer from a group being led by the operators CEO.

qb_spark

13th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

Breaking into the United Kingdom’s already crowded and aggressively competitive broadband market is not for the faint of heart, never the less two new ISPs have recently sprung into life alongside some big claims and expectations – QB Telecom and Spark (Spark Energy). But is it still possible to succeed where so many others have failed.

playstation now

13th August, 2014 (1 Comment)

Sony has given broadband ISPs another set of data hogs to worry about after they confirmed that consumers in the United Kingdom would be the first in Europe to beta test their new PlayStation Now streaming service in 2015, while their PlayStation TV product (designed to take on Google Chromecast and NOW TV etc.) is expected to surface this autumn 2014.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

13th August, 2014 (0 Comments)

A regional press advert for Virgin Media’s old cable broadband, phone and TV bundles (specifically the ‘Premiere Collection’) has been banned for being “misleading” by the Advertising Standards Authority after Sky (Sky Broadband) complained that the comparison with its rival ‘The Family Bundle’ was wrong.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

13th August, 2014 (10 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert for BT’s superfast “fibre optic broadband” BTInfinity (FTTC) service after an individual complained that the second set of on-screen text, which contained several significant conditions, was not clearly legible.

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