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internet law uk

20th Nov 2015 (3 Comments)

The Government’s appeal to overturn an earlier ruling against their Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which found the legislation to be unlawful, has today been given a boost after the decision was formally passed on to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

mobile network mast among trees

20th Nov 2015 (5 Comments)

RootMetrics have today published their latest H2 2015 report into the Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance of EE, Three UK, Vodafone and O2 across nine of the United Kingdom’s primary cities, which reveals that EE is still the fastest overall provider.. but not in all of the cities.


20th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group has offered to buy the Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which was hoping to deploy an ultrafast FTTP broadband network to the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Garsdale and Dentdale until it was stalled by funding problems and a contractor dispute (here and here).

fibre optic green cables from top right

19th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC, which last year made their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network the standard broadband technology across all of their future new build homes (here), has confirmed that they’re now rolling out to the new Story Homes development in West Cumbria (England).

Andrews and Arnold Office

19th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) appears to have become the target for a semi-sporadic Distributed Denial of Service assault (DNS reflection), which began hitting their network yesterday and has caused some of their customers to lose connection.

bt sport tv and broadband

19th Nov 2015 (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.

gigaclear uk

18th Nov 2015 (19 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which this week announced plans to launch a new 5000Mbps service during early 2016 (here), has today revealed a few interesting bites of information about data traffic on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

kc hull uk

18th Nov 2015 (5 Comments)

The business division of Hull’s incumbent telecoms operator, KC, has confirmed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to connect with their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based Lightstream broadband network can now get an installation discount of up to £1,000.


18th Nov 2015 (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today soft launched a new range of devices and a more dynamic approach to distributing TV content, both online and via Satellite, through the launch of their next-generation entertainment and Internet system called Sky Q (available in the UK from early 2016).


18th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

Several members of the public and Sky (Sky Broadband) have succeeded in getting the Advertising Standards Authority to ban a press, website, poster and TV ad for BT’s various TV and broadband bundles, all of which claimed that BTSport was “free” even though there were caveats and contradictions galore.

bt urban tower

18th Nov 2015 (4 Comments)

Rivals are today hoping that BT may have dented its position in Ofcom’s on-going Strategic Review after the UK telecoms regulator revealed that the operator had billed £1.7m from part of their EE mobile merger to its “functionally separate” Openreach division, which was called “inappropriate“.

wifi wireless signal

18th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

The town centre of Limavady in Londonderry (Northern Ireland) has been covered by a new free street-based public WiFi hotspot network that reaches through Main Street, Market Street, Catherine Street and Linenhall Street.


17th Nov 2015 (0 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, a think-tank for UK government policy, has today completed a review of its Voluntary Open Internet and Traffic Management Codes of Practice for ISPs and proposed a number of changes to help keep the commitments in line with Europe’s new Net Neutrality stance.


17th Nov 2015 (20 Comments)

Low cost ISP Plusnet has announced the introduction of a new Hub One router for their “fibre broadband” (FTTC) customers, which features the latest AC spec WiFi and also allows them to offer a self-install service like most of the other big ISPs have already been doing.

piracy uk illegal internet download

17th Nov 2015 (9 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband will soon become the latest to be targeted by Golden Eye International (part of the ‘Ben Dover’ porn brand), which intends to send letters to the ISPs subscribers that will demand compensation for the alleged sharing of copyright material on P2P file sharing networks.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

17th Nov 2015 (6 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable broadband service, specifically some of those with ntlworld.com, blueyonder.co.uk and virginmedia.com based ‎email addresses, have since Friday been suffering from an intermittent problem that is hampering their access via the ISPs Webmail and IMAP system.


17th Nov 2015 (1 Comment)

Last night in Brussels the European Commission announced the winners of their inaugural European Broadband Award event, which aimed to identify the unions top 5 “high-speed” (30Mbps+) broadband projects. Sadly none of the United Kingdom’s excellent projects made it on to the winners list.

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