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29th Apr, 2011 12:42 PM
The Royal Wedding has not caused congestion among the nations broadband internet providers, as some ISPs had initially feared. The combination of a national holiday and widespread TV coverage appears to have kept the video streams down to moderate but not exceptional levels.

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28th Apr, 2011 12:23 PM
Sky Broadband UK is now home to 3,161,000 internet access subscribers after growing by +155,000 over the previous quarter.

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28th Apr, 2011 11:35 AM
Avonline, a UK satellite ISP, has announced a new deal to offer the latest 10Mbps rural broadband services to anywhere in the UK from mid-2011 via Eutelsat's new KA-SAT spacecraft.

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28th Apr, 2011 10:37 AM
Akamai's latest Q4 2010 State of the Internet report has found that the world average broadband download speed is still just above 1.9Mbps, while the UK average is growing in respectability to 4.3Mbps. Sadly only one city, Bradford, made the list of Top 100 Fastest Cities for internet access.

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28th Apr, 2011 09:37 AM
BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has agreed to step in and help BT conduct a proper trial of its controversial new Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product. This allows rival UK internet providers (ISP) to build their own next gen broadband networks by using the operators existing cable ducts and telegraph poles.

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27th Apr, 2011 00:01 AM
Bluwan has today revealed more about its plans to launch their new wireless Fibre Through The Air (FTTA) technology in the UK this year, which could bring reliable broadband ISP speeds of up to 100Mbps to rural homes and businesses.

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26th Apr, 2011 13:54 PM
UK ISP Entanet has spoken of its "dismay" after a Judicial Review of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA) was dismissed by the courts last week.

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26th Apr, 2011 00:07 AM
The worldwide manufacturer of networking kit, NETGEAR UK, has confirmed that they do plan to release an IPv6 firmware upgrade for existing broadband ISP routers. However, in an exclusive interview with ISPreview.co.uk, the firm could not give a precise date or list of supported models.

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22nd Apr, 2011 04:24 AM
ISPreview UK wishes a very Happy Easter and a joyous long weekend to all those who have been lucky enough to get a few extra days off work.

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22nd Apr, 2011 00:14 AM
Home broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has unsurprisingly come top in a new list of telecoms operators that have recieved the most complaints. Three (3) topped the list for mobile / Mobile Broadband operators.

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21st Apr, 2011 06:25 AM
CityFibre Holdings (Fibrecity, H2O Networks, Opencity Media, Wireless Network Systems) has completed its lengthy restructuring and promised to finish its controversial 100Mbps fibre optic FTTH broadband networks in Bournemouth and Dundee.

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21st Apr, 2011 06:01 AM
Cable giant Virgin Media UK has increased its total broadband ISP subscriber base to 4,332,600 and begun trials of 1.5Gbps download speeds.

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21st Apr, 2011 02:01 AM
Business internet provider PlusNet UK has updated its SME packages to offer the latest 'up to' 20Mbps broadband speeds through ADSL2+ technology and also faster 2.5Mbps uploads via Annex M tech.

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21st Apr, 2011 00:17 AM
Doubts have today been cast over the future of OnLive's remotely controlled broadband video game streaming service in the UK after the firms key partner, ISP BT Retail, appeared to delay their plans and was unable to say when it might proceed.

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20th Apr, 2011 05:11 AM
The European Commission (EC) has pledged to clamp down on access to and use of personal customer data that is collected by your internet (ISP) and phone provider (i.e. email accesses and phone call logs, but not the content of your communication).

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20th Apr, 2011 01:07 AM
A new Ofcom UK report finds that parents are potentially becoming more complacent with their children's internet security and 48% believe that their kids now know more about the online world than they do.

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20th Apr, 2011 00:13 AM
The Royal Courts of Justice (Mr Justice Kenneth Parker) will this morning rule on whether or not BT and TalkTalk's Judicial Review of the Digital Economy Act (DEA), which seeks to tackle internet piracy in the UK, has been successful.

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19th Apr, 2011 23:14 PM
The UK Home Office (government) has moved to clamp down on unlawful interception of personal internet traffic (e.g. website visits) by requiring broadband ISPs to gain the consent of their customers first and threatening a GBP50k fine if they don't.

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19th Apr, 2011 11:45 AM
Europe has adopted new guidelines (rules) to help preserve and protect the principal of an open internet and Net Neutrality, which will require broadband ISPs to be more transparent with how they restrict consumer internet traffic.

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19th Apr, 2011 07:19 AM
Networking kit manufacturer ZyXEL UK has released a crucial status update on its progress towards achieving full IPv6 readiness in its broadband ISP products for the new internet address standard, which as a result of IPv4 address depletion is now mandatory.

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