Telstra's wholesale customers were not given access to new ADSL products at the same time as Telstra's own retail ISP BigPond, the ACCC has found.
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Third-party peering problems mean pages load at a snail's pace for some, while copper cable thefts shoot down internet and phone service for others.
From January, BT customers will pay up to 5.9 percent more for broadband and phone services, while access to certain TV channels is set to rise by up to 39 percent.
The ISP has followed BT, Sky and TalkTalk in complying with a court order forcing it to stop access to the Usenet aggregator, after six movie studios won a copyright infringement case
The European Commission says there is no evidence that bringing down the wholesale prices for access to BT and other European incumbents' copper networks will stimulate investment in super-fast fibre broadband
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.
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?
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.
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.
Within six years, 90 percent of UK premises will have access to super-fast fibre broadband, according to BT chief Ian Livingston, who promised speeds of up to 100Mbps
The Motion Picture Association has written to major ISPs, saying it is about to seek a court order forcing them to follow BT in blocking access to Newzbin2
BT has 14 days to cut off customers' access to Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 and pay costs, the judge has said in a copyright infringement case brought by six US film studios
'A pint of lager, some dry roasted peanuts and a spot of wireless internet access please barman...'
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.
BT Managed Authentication is aimed at banks and other companies that want to use two-factor authentication for customer access to online services
Taking on BT and The Cloud, the mobile operator plans to give customers and non-customers alike access to free Wi-Fi via 15,000 hotspots around the UK
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.
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.
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".
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.
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