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
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The regulator has been able to allocate numbers to BT and other telcos for free until now, but on Wednesday it announced a test of annual charges in a bid to relieve the shortage in some areas
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
The UK's Competition Commission has backed Ofcom's plans for cutting mobile termination charges, and has agreed with BT that the cuts should go even deeper and arrive sooner
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
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.
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 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.
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".
The ISP has begun offering a service that matches the speeds of BT fibre-to-the-home services, although it is only live in four locations
The BT-owned ISP PlusNet is to move all its overseas customer service staff to the UK.PlusNet already has customer services staff in Sheffield, but BT's 2007 Madasafish acquisition also gave it 100 staff in Durban, South Africa.
BT sent details of some of its customers in an unencrypted Excel spreadsheet via email to ACS:Law, the ISP admitted on Tuesday.In a thread on BT's support forums, customers of the ISP questioned a company moderator on the issue of ACS:Law's leaked emails, which included the personal details of thousands of people accused of unlawfully sharing pornography and other media online.
BT can no longer run a series of radio, TV and print advertisements that claim the ISP offers 'consistently faster broadband even at peak times'
London fibre to the home pilot could involve 40,000 homes
We've been using Prodigy Networks as out ISP for over 4 years at both business locations, but last week, BT pulled the plug on the service. Or, to be more precise, BT wholesale pulled the plug on the ISP.
Just after Ofcom closed a consultation that is expected to allow BT to raise its charges to rival ISPs for local loop unbundling, TalkTalk criticised the price increases as unnecessary
Just been to a BT Wholesale showcase down near Gatwick, where they've been showing off some of the new tools for their ISP clients that will come along with 21CN.The basic gist of it is that it'll supposedly be much easier for ISPs to be able to sell differentiated services - i.
BT has announced a new roaming voucher for its business traveller customers, based largely on a tie-in with the soon-to-go-live iBahn network of hotel hotspots.It may offer relatively cheap surfing minutes (especially when compared with data roaming charges over the 3G networks) but I have to confess I find it roughly as straightforward as a John Prescott speech.
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