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News - November - 2011

25th Nov, 2011 00:06 AM
A new Sky Broadband study has discovered that 57% of UK adults suffer from anxiety (e-anxiety), a strong feeling of angst or worry, when they are unable to check their internet email or Facebook pages.

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24th Nov, 2011 12:32 PM
Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has today released new guidelines for broadband ISPs and Mobile Broadband operators that call for any Net Neutrality (the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal) threatening and related Traffic Management systems to be "clear" about any service restrictions that are imposed.

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24th Nov, 2011 11:24 AM
European Internet Service Providers (ISP) have gained crucial support from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which ruled today that courts cannot force broadband ISPs to install network filtering systems that block or prevent access to "illegal" copyright files (piracy).

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24th Nov, 2011 10:39 AM
UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) and Technicolor have successfully managed to deploy one of the first consumer affordable and IPv6 capable broadband internet access routers in the country.

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24th Nov, 2011 00:09 AM
The .uk registry of internet domain names, Nominet, has at the last minute come under fire from UK ISPs, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) and the Open Rights Group (ORG), which all oppose a new proposal to take down (suspend) UK website domains without a court order.

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23rd Nov, 2011 23:23 PM
Some 1050 isolated rural homes and businesses in Devon and Somerset (United Kingdom), specifically those where fixed line broadband ISP services fail to deliver (i.e. sub-2Mbps speeds), can now get a 10Mbps capable Satellite internet connection with a free standard installation and hardware from Tooway Direct UK.

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23rd Nov, 2011 11:45 AM
A new study has revealed that value added internet services, such as IPTV and VoIP, accounted for 37% of the average broadband ISP subscription fee in 2010 and VoIP is seen as the biggest revenue generator.

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23rd Nov, 2011 10:15 AM
Broadband services in the south of Scotland (UK) look set for a major improvement after the Scottish Government awarded £5m to help upgrade the regions internet access infrastructure.

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23rd Nov, 2011 09:45 AM
Zen Internet, a Rochdale UK based internet provider, has today launched its new range of 100Mbps fibre optic ( FTTP ) broadband packages for business customers.

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23rd Nov, 2011 09:00 AM
The UK city of Liverpool is celebrating today after local businesses were offered the chance to pilot its new 10Gbps capable fibre optic broadband network for free.

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23rd Nov, 2011 08:24 AM
BSkyB ( Sky Broadband ) has criticised BT's forthcoming hike in UK phone line rental prices for being made "at a time when people’s household budgets have become increasingly squeezed" by the current economic problems. Sky are also offering a £100 Marks and Spencer (M&S) Gift Voucher to new broadband, phone and tv bundle customers.

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23rd Nov, 2011 07:40 AM
An unspecified number of Virgin Media UK's broadband customers appear to have been affected by a webmail hack, which subsequently sent spam email messages to their contact lists.

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23rd Nov, 2011 07:00 AM
ViaSat UK has launched a new range of affordable consumer broadband Satellite ISP packages via its new 'up to' 20Mbps capable EutelSat KA-SAT platform.

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23rd Nov, 2011 06:15 AM
The UK Bath & North East Somerset Council has been forced to review last week's rejection of nearly £700k in central government funding, which could have been used to improve the areas broadband internet access services.

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22nd Nov, 2011 08:42 AM
UK ISP Entanet has claimed that the UK government's aim of bringing superfast broadband internet access services to 90% of people by 2015 is at risk after Geo Networks withdrew from the process last week.

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22nd Nov, 2011 07:57 AM
3UK (Three), despite being the smallest mobile phone operator in the UK market (8% customer share), has claimed that it accounts for 40% of all of the country's mobile data (Mobile Broadband) traffic combined.

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22nd Nov, 2011 06:38 AM
The UK town of Burton looks set to solve its long running broadband ISP speed and capacity woes during early 2012, which is thanks to a new agreement between BT and the regional council.

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21st Nov, 2011 13:29 PM
Criminals whom attempted to steal vital copper telecoms cable in North Luffenham (Leicestershire, UK) left many local homes and businesses without a stable phone and broadband service for several days last week.

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21st Nov, 2011 12:45 PM
The isolated Rural North Yorkshire UK village of Wombleton looks set to gain a superfast broadband service after a new wireless ISP called 'I Love Broadband' announced its expansion into the area.

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21st Nov, 2011 11:33 AM
The UK government has been left feeling somewhat embarrassed today after one of the key civil servant authors of its internet anti-piracy legislation (Digital Economy Act) confirmed that the law had been constructed without viable evidence.

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