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BT Openreach pilots 330Mbps 'fibre on demand' broadband

Openreach is testing a "fibre on demand" service that will provide 330Mbps broadband connections, before making the service commercially available from Spring 2013. The problem isn't the technology but the cost of the deployment, which involves laying a fibre optic cable from the local cabinet to the home or business premises.

June 27, 2012 by

Sky torpedoes Pirate Bay access

Sky broadband, the ISP division of BSkyB, is the latest UK ISP to block access to the Pirate Bay for its subscribers.Sky has joined Virgin Media in blocking access to The Pirate Bay Image credit: Rory Cellan-Jones/BBCThe company confirmed the move on its website on Wednesday, as the result of the court order issued in April.

May 31, 2012 by

South Yorkshire broadband scheme loses £9m in a year

South Yorkshire's super-fast broadband scheme lost more than £9m last year and still hasn't found a major ISP to sell its connectivity to consumers, it has emerged.The Yorkshire Post reported on Tuesday that the £92m Digital Region project had brought in just £167,000, according to filings with Companies House.

January 18, 2012 by

Virgin to bump 50Mbps plans up to 120Mbps

Cable broadband customers on its 50Mbps plan will get a free upgrade to 120Mbps, the ISP has been forced to reveal after mistakenly sending out announcement emails to the wrong subscribers

January 16, 2012 by

Internode wanted iiNet's numbers for NBN

With the looming roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN), Internode founder Simon Hackett was worried that his internet service provider (ISP) just wouldn't be big enough on its own to succeed.

December 21, 2011

Sky blocks Newzbin2 following court order

Sky Broadband began blocking Newzbin2 on Tuesday, after receiving a court order telling it to do so.The ISP is the second major internet provider to block access to the file-sharing website, after BT started doing so around the end of October.

December 15, 2011 by

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