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pirate internet piracy flag

7th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK Labour MP for Dudley North, Ian Austin, has called on the Government’s Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, to protect consumers after an 83-year-old customer of Sky Broadband was dubiously accused of sharing unlawful copies of ‘The Company You Keep‘ (TCYK) film over public BitTorrent file sharing (P2P) networks.

surf_telecoms

7th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Internet provider Surf Telecoms has achieved the secure government-approved network certification known as CAS(T) or CESG Assured Services (Telecommunications), which is one of the necessary milestones on the path towards becoming a full Public Services Network (PSN) provider.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

7th March, 2016 (52 Comments)

The seemingly endless debate about the pros and cons of advertising hybrid-fibre broadband connections as “fibre optic” has once again reared its head after a number of refreshed adverts for Virgin Media’s cable network began promoting their service as “optical fibre” alongside pictures of what is clearly a copper core coaxial cable.

drumcavel_road_scotland

7th March, 2016 (9 Comments)

A small community of rural homes and businesses around Drumcavel Road near Glasgow (Scotland) have been left without working fixed line broadband or phone services for one month, which occurred after a local fusebox exploded and damaged some of BTOpenreach’s underground infrastructure.

andrews and arnold uk isp

7th March, 2016 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has announced that they intend to launch a new package for bog standard ADSL2+ (up to 20Mbps) based home broadband lines, which will give customers 1 TeraByte of monthly usage (a huge increase on the current 100 GigaByte [0.1TB] cap). But it’s not cheap.

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