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BT blocks The Pirate Bay

BT started blocking access to The Pirate Bay around midday on Tuesday, the ISP has confirmed.BT Retail was the last of the big UK internet service providers to institute the block, which had been ordered by the High Court after an earlier ruling that found The Pirate Bay (TPB) to be aiding copyright infringement.

June 20, 2012 by

ACCC shoe thrown, Telstra puts it on other foot

ISPs are enthusiastically embracing the ACCC's decision to declare Telstra ADSL services, but Telstra is understandably less excited. Now that wholesale ADSL is nearly as cheap as wholesale NBN services, will internet access get even cheaper?

February 15, 2012 by

BT scores £100m European Parliament deal

BT has begun supplying €120m worth of networked IT kit, software and services to the European Parliament under a five-year agreement, the company said on Tuesday.The deal, worth £100m at current exchange rates, involves two framework contracts that have seen BT Global Services take over the provision of IP telephony, unified communications, videoconferencing, telepresence, security and internet access services at the parliament's Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg sites.

December 20, 2011 by

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

ACCC sets final fixed-line wholesale prices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has finalised wholesale fixed-line access pricing for the next three years, setting a $16.21 monthly fee for telcos to access Telstra's copper network infrastructure in most areas for ADSL services.

July 20, 2011 by

BT launches free iPad Wi-Fi app

BT has released a new app aimed at iPad owners that will allow its home broadband free access to its BT OpenZone and BT Fon Wi-Fi hotspots.Home broadband customers simply need to enter their username and password the first time they want to connect and the app will automatically connect to BT OpenZone and Fon hotspots while on the move.

January 21, 2011 by

Openreach reveals pole and duct sharing costs

Openreach — a division of BT that deals with its infrastructure — has drafted pricing proposals for companies wanting to share its telegraph pole and cable duct infrastructure to deliver cable broadband to customers.The proposal, which BT stresses is still in its initial phase, is the product of industry engagement and sets out pricing for third-party access to BT Openreach's pole and duct infrastructure.

January 18, 2011 by

PlusNet: FTTC broadband averaging 30Mbps speeds

PlusNet's trial of fibre-to-the-cabinet technology has produced average real-world download speeds of 30Mbps, the company has said.In a blog post inviting more people to join the super-fast broadband trial before it ends "soon", the BT-owned ISP said ADSL customers who signed up to the trial before 25 January could get FTTC broadband at the same price "for as long as they like".

January 10, 2011 by

Virgin Media refuses to provide wholesale broadband

Virgin Media has no intention of wholesaling network capacity to other ISPs, the company said on Thursday.Speaking at a Westminster eForum on broadband, Virgin broadband chief Duncan Higgins said his company selling wholesale capacity "wouldn't actually add a single superfast broadband home" to the UK, because BT already offers wholesale access.

November 4, 2010 by

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