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14th October, 2021 (29 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has this week updated their list of blocked websites (i.e. those where they’ve been told to do so by the UK High Court) to include a number of new sites that, following an injunction secured by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), were found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement.

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5th October, 2021 (21 Comments)

Technology giant Apple recently released their iOS 15 software for iPad (15.5) and iPhones, which introduced a new feature called ‘iCloud Private Relay’ that “hides your IP address and browsing activity [when using Safari] so that no one – including Apple – can see [it].” Naturally, the UK Government and broadband ISPs have concerns.

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28th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has issued a preliminary ruling that rejects BT’s attempts to stop a new £600m class action claim against the UK broadband ISP and phone operator, which alleges that they overcharged c.2.3 million landline-only customers between 2015 and 2018.

21st September, 2021 (0 Comments)

ITS Technology, which is currently busy deploying a number of full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks across the UK (aka – the ‘Faster Britain‘ project), has apparently “unlocked a vast programme of work” after collaborating with law firm Trenches Law in order to improve their progress.

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15th September, 2021 (43 Comments)

Customers of several UK broadband ISPs, including Virgin Media (VMO2), have just become the first in a long while to receive a new round of settlement letters (aka -“speculative invoicing“), which tend to be perceived as bullying subscribers by demanding money to settle suspected cases of internet piracy (copyright infringement).

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6th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

The recent £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband giant Virgin Media has forced the former to reveal that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating it over “possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations,” which appears to have been triggered by a management shake-up in 2017.

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25th August, 2021 (14 Comments)

The owner of the InfolinkGazette has reported that UK ISP Origin Broadband (company number 07486862), which back in 2018 had to be rescued by creditors after hitting problems with “substantial bad debts” (here), has filed a Notice of Intention to appoint an administrator after racking up over £20m in losses.

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30th July, 2021 (0 Comments)

The High Court has blocked a highly questionable crowd-funded legal challenge by the Action Against 5G campaign, which had been attempting to disrupt the rollout of ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) services over fears that “radio-frequency radiation from masts and wireless devices puts health and life at risk.“

26th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP WightFibre, which is investing up to £90m to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, UK), has teamed up with law firm Trenches Law and apartment block specialist BSC to help boost their deployment.

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23rd July, 2021 (20 Comments)

The High Court in London has, following a case raised by the Motion Picture Association of Europe (MPA), issued a new injunction that forces most of the major UK broadband ISPs (e.g. BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Plusnet etc.) to block 19 websites that were found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

24th June, 2021 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has today said it will “vigorously defend itself” – at the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) – against the claim of having allegedly overcharged c.2.3 million landline-only customers, which has been brought by law firm Mishcon de Reya on behalf of a former Ofcom telecoms consultant, Justin Le Patourel.

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21st June, 2021 (31 Comments)

In a possible sign of things to come, Sony has won a key court case in Germany that could force Domain Name Service (DNS) providers, such as Quad9 and eventually others too (Google Public DNS, OpenDNS, Cloudflare etc.), to block access to a website due to internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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11th June, 2021 (3 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT is suing Tii Technologies (formerly Porta Systems) for £72m in the UK High Court (Technology and Construction Court) after they allegedly supplied 95,256 faulty jack test (JT) blocks between 2006-2016, which reportedly caused a spate of copper line ADSL broadband outages (mainly impacting ISP Sky Broadband).

11th March, 2021 (72 Comments)

Two unnamed broadband or mobile ISPs are reportedly helping the UK Home Office and the National Crime Agency (NCA) to trial a new internet snooping system on their customers, which is being conducted as part of the controversial 2016 UK Investigatory Powers Act (aka – snoopers charter).

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3rd March, 2021 (8 Comments)

Lite Access, which specialises in deploying UK fibre optic (e.g. FTTP) broadband infrastructure, has officially appointed FRP Advisory Trading Limited as administrators and confirmed that they intend to “vigorously defend” themselves against Cityfibre’s position that they were in repudiatory breach of contract(s).

18th February, 2021 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has this week updated their list of blocked websites (i.e. those where they’ve been ordered by the UK high court to do so) to include the controversial Sci-Hub, which describes itself as being “the first pirate website in the world to provide [free] mass and public access to tens of millions of research papers.”

5th February, 2021 (23 Comments)

Major record labels, including the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and Phonographic Performance (PPL), have gone to the UK High Court in an attempt to force six of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to extend their website blocks for copyright infringement to include sites that facilitate stream ripping and cyberlocker Nitroflare.

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