ISP

Government rejects ISP porn filter proposals
Internet search
public sector

Government rejects ISP porn filter proposals

Ministers claim the plans were not widely supported.
18 Dec 2012
Local fibre broadband needs common standards
Laying rural fibre
Network & Internet

Local fibre broadband needs common standards

Lords' committee told local groups may struggle to fund fibre rollouts if they can’t offer users a choice of providers.
24 May 2012
High Court tells UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay
Pirate bay logo
public sector

High Court tells UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media will have to block access to file sharing website.
30 Apr 2012
Have ISPs finally lost the DEA fight?
Broadband
Policy & legislation

Have ISPs finally lost the DEA fight?

BT and TalkTalk have been defeated in their latest challenge to the Digital Economy Act. Have the final obstacles now been cleared? Simon Brew investi…
25 Mar 2012
Virgin 100Mbps rollout 'ahead of schedule'
Fibre broadband
Network & Internet

Virgin 100Mbps rollout 'ahead of schedule'

The ISP is pushing out superfast speeds quicker than it expected, but prices are going up come spring.
6 Feb 2012
New year: new suppliers
New Year resolutions
Business strategy

New year: new suppliers

Inside the enterprise: consumers seem keener than businesses to switch suppliers. But reviewing contracts is an easy way to cut costs.
5 Jan 2012
EU Parliament gives net neutrality backing
Internet
public sector

EU Parliament gives net neutrality backing

ISPs may face greater scrutiny over their traffic management practices thanks to a European Parliament vote.
17 Nov 2011
Virgin and TalkTalk roped into Newzbin 2 ban battle
Court case
Network & Internet

Virgin and TalkTalk roped into Newzbin 2 ban battle

BT has already been told to block Newzbin 2, but other ISPs are now being asked to do the same.
9 Nov 2011
Iranians the target of DigiNotar hack?
Iran
Security

Iranians the target of DigiNotar hack?

A growing pile of evidence suggests Iranian web users were being spied on as a result of the DigiNotar attack.
6 Sep 2011
UPDATED: BT told to cut wholesale rural broadband prices
BT
Mobile

UPDATED: BT told to cut wholesale rural broadband prices

BT will have to offer lower prices to other ISPs for broadband connections in areas where it is the only provider.
20 Jul 2011
BT and TalkTalk lose right to appeal DEA judicial review
Houses of Parliament
Network & Internet

BT and TalkTalk lose right to appeal DEA judicial review

The ISPs' hopes were high but the Digital Economy Act wins again as they lose the right to appeal their judicial review.
22 Jun 2011
ISPs lose Digital Economy Act judicial review
Illegal filesharing
Policy & legislation

ISPs lose Digital Economy Act judicial review

BT and TalkTalk lose all four challenges against the Digital Economy Act.
20 Apr 2011
ISPs bemoan BT superfast infrastructure pricing
BT
Mobile

ISPs bemoan BT superfast infrastructure pricing

BT defends its superfast broadband infrastructure prices, after competitors complain to the UK Government.
5 Apr 2011
MediaCAT deletes BT data as DEA review starts
Court
Policy & legislation

MediaCAT deletes BT data as DEA review starts

With BT making its case in the DEA review, the firm says customer data held by anti-piracy porn licensee MediaCAT is deleted.
23 Mar 2011
Berners-Lee argues net neutrality case
Internet
public sector

Berners-Lee argues net neutrality case

Sir Tim Berners-Lee pushes his pro-net neutrality argument during a Government-held roundtable.
17 Mar 2011
ISPs reveal speed slowing measures
Broadband speeds
Network & Internet

ISPs reveal speed slowing measures

Leading ISPs unveil how their ‘traffic management’ rules affect customer broadband speeds, in an attempt to prove why these measures need to be taken.
14 Mar 2011
Open Rights Group wants in on DEA talks
File sharing
Network & Internet

Open Rights Group wants in on DEA talks

An open letter to Ed Vaizey asks for rights organisations and consumer groups to be included in Digital Economy Act discussions.
9 Mar 2011
Average broadband speeds ‘well below’ advertised
Ofcom
Network & Internet

Average broadband speeds ‘well below’ advertised

Ofcom claims ISPs are still not providing the broadband speeds they promise.
2 Mar 2011
Consumer Panel wants ‘up to’ broadband ads scrapped
Broadband speeds
Network & Internet

Consumer Panel wants ‘up to’ broadband ads scrapped

Panel claims ‘up to’ adverts for broadband speeds are ‘no longer credible.’
25 Feb 2011
Government meets ISPs to talk Digital Economy
File sharing
public sector

Government meets ISPs to talk Digital Economy

The Government has gathered representatives from both ISPs and the entertainment industry to try and push the disputed Digital Economy Act forward.
25 Feb 2011
Gates: Killing web access is easy
Bill Gates
public sector

Gates: Killing web access is easy

Talking about Egypt's internet blackout, Bill Gates says it's easy to cut off a country's connections.
2 Feb 2011
Google and Twitter offer Egypt voice tweets
Egypt
public sector

Google and Twitter offer Egypt voice tweets

Offline Egyptians can call up international numbers if they want to tweet.
1 Feb 2011
ASA consults on ISP speed claims
Broadband speeds
Network & Internet

ASA consults on ISP speed claims

The Advertising Standards Authority calls for a rewriting of rules when it comes to broadband speed claims in adverts.
28 Jan 2011