BT is facing nearly £100m of repayments after Ofcom concluded the telecoms company had overcharged providers such as BSkyB, TalkTalk and Virgin Media for its ethernet services.
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The fixed-line ISP has unveiled its MVNO, which piggy-backs on Vodafone's network and will only be available to those who take other TalkTalk services
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
TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.
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.
Customers may soon be able to sign up for services that offer download speeds of up to 330Mbps with their current ISP thanks to the commercial rollout of BT Openreach's super-fast service
Fewer than half of customers calling BT and TalkTalk are given accurate broadband download speed information before the point of purchase, according to telecoms watchdog Ofcom.Ofcom said on Tuesday that the overall number of people being told about the download speeds of broadband packages had improved but that there were still companies, such as BT and TalkTalk, whose customer service staff failed to provide download speed information without being prompted in more than half of all calls.
TalkTalk, a BT Wholesale customer, may start offering its household and business customers the new tier of super-fast broadband before BT's own retail customers get a look in
The ISPs have lost the latest in a string of court battles against the copyright crackdown legislation, which will see themhaving to police their customers for unlawful file-sharing
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.
TalkTalk is still the most complained-about communications provider in the UK, Ofcom has said in its latest dissatisfaction report, although BT looks set to take top spot in next quarter's complaints league.The regulator puts these reports out on a quarterly basis, and it said on Tuesday that TalkTalk had managed to top the list every quarter in the last year, both for its fixed-line broadband and landline services.
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.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are to force their customers to choose whether to turn on parental controls when they set up their broadband connection
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.
BT and TalkTalk are considering what measures to take next after being blocked from appealing the findings of the Digital Economy Act judicial review
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
The companies say the High Court's analysis in their failed judicial review against the copyright crackdown law was 'not robust enough' to assure them that they will have to carry out its terms
The High Court has dismissed almost every claim in the attempt to derail the copyright crackdown law, except a relatively minor point relating to ISP costs
The implementation of the Digital Economy Act, a piece of legislation designed in part to crack down on unlawful file-sharing, is being severely delayed by a judicial review.The High Court review is being carried out at the behest of BT and TalkTalk, who say the Act falls foul of EU laws on privacy and ISP obligations.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, O2, 3 and Vodafone have signed up to a voluntary code of practice intended to ensure customers are informed of their providers' traffic management policies
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