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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

BT faces lower limit on line rental charges

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.

February 6, 2012 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

Copyright crackdown delayed by judicial review

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.

March 29, 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

BT sent customers' details unencrypted to ACS:Law

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.

September 29, 2010 by

BT, broadband and electromagnetic noise

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.

March 12, 2008 by

BT's Wi-Fi voucher strangeness

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.

October 31, 2007 by

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