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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.
New customers who call Sky's hotline can buy a fibre broadband package with a topline speed of 76Mbps, faster than the publicly announced 40Mbps available to existing subscribers, who cannot get the new bundle
Internet service provider TalkTalk has joined the likes of BT and Sky in blocking the Usenet aggregator Newzbin2.The company confirmed on Tuesday that it had been forced to begin the blocking process following receipt of a court order in January.
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
A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".
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.
Broadband services across the UK were disrupted on Friday morning due to problems with BT's Openreach exchange in Stepney Green in London with multiple BT-based ISPs affected
The regulator has said that clarity is still required over some issues to ensure that the Digital Economy Act can be fairly and successfully enforced
The regulator has banned the sale of broadband and fixed-line contracts that automatically renew into another fixed-term period, saying they discourage people from switching provider
Internet service provider TalkTalk has warned that relying on BT to provide the majority of the UK's fibre infrastructure will give the company a virtual monopoly on super-fast broadband connections, particularly in rural areas.Commercial director at TalkTalk, David Goldie, also warned that he did not feel a BT-led rollout would represent a sound investment in infrastructure.
The BT-owned ISP is offering home workers and gamers guaranteed low latency for an extra £5 a month, and claims the service will not affect the internet experience of those who do not pay
O2 has launched two new business broadband services aimed at small and medium-sized organisations with prices starting from £15.50 per month for existing customers
Having missed earlier targets for up-to-20Mbps coverage, the company now hopes to offer copper-based ADSL2+ connectivity to four-fifths of the country before the start of 2012
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The regulator will look at measures that require ISPs to block websites found to be unlawfully distributing copyrighted content, to see if they are practical and affordable
BT should cut its wholesale costs by between 10 and 14 percent in rural areas, where there is no wholesale broadband competition, according to the regulator
BT has announced the results of its Race to Infinity voting for the next six places to get BT's high-speed broadband, but some campaigners are unhappy with the contest methodology
The company will be offering the service as part of a bundle or as a stand-alone product to nearly 13 million homes by mid-2012, beginning in the south-east and Yorkshire
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