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Sky torpedoes Pirate Bay access

Sky broadband, the ISP division of BSkyB, is the latest UK ISP to block access to the Pirate Bay for its subscribers.Sky has joined Virgin Media in blocking access to The Pirate Bay Image credit: Rory Cellan-Jones/BBCThe company confirmed the move on its website on Wednesday, as the result of the court order issued in April.

May 31, 2012 by

South Yorkshire broadband scheme loses £9m in a year

South Yorkshire's super-fast broadband scheme lost more than £9m last year and still hasn't found a major ISP to sell its connectivity to consumers, it has emerged.The Yorkshire Post reported on Tuesday that the £92m Digital Region project had brought in just £167,000, according to filings with Companies House.

January 18, 2012 by

Virgin to bump 50Mbps plans up to 120Mbps

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

January 16, 2012 by

Internode wanted iiNet's numbers for NBN

With the looming roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN), Internode founder Simon Hackett was worried that his internet service provider (ISP) just wouldn't be big enough on its own to succeed.

December 21, 2011

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

TransACT deal an iiNet landgrab: analysts

iiNet's $60 million deal for ACT-based internet service provider (ISP) TransACT was spurred on by a rush to prepare for the new landscape that the National Broadband Network (NBN) will thrust upon ISPs, according to industry analysts.

November 20, 2011 by

iiNet predicts 27% cost drop on NBN

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has told investors that it expects to cut down its average cost per user by 27 per cent once all customers have been migrated onto the National Broadband Network (NBN).

September 20, 2011

iiNet undercuts Internode with NBN pricing

iiNet has become the third internet service provider (ISP) to officially unveil business and consumer pricing for broadband plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN), with prices starting at $49.95 per month.

September 18, 2011

1500% cost rise on NBN: Australia On Line

The head of internet service provider (ISP) Australia On Line has warned that smaller telcos will face up to 1500 per cent cost increases for infrastructure as a result of the competition regulator's decision to extend the National Broadband Network (NBN) to 121 points of interconnect.

July 31, 2011 by

Primus on fence over voluntary filter

National broadband provider Primus is still considering whether to implement a voluntary ISP-based filter to stop customers reaching child pornography sites, despite making a commitment on the issue 12 months ago to the Federal Government.

June 26, 2011 by

Be Broadband founders plan Hyperoptic return

The team that founded Be Broadband seven years ago is preparing to launch another ISP in London and other cities, offering businesses and large residential buildings symmetrical fibre-to-the-premises broadband.Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak, along with various other people involved in running Be — sold to O2 in 2006 to give the mobile operator a fixed-line UK business — will set Hyperoptic live around September, although they already have pilot customers in various stages of negotiations.

May 19, 2011 by

AT&T's Facebook traffic briefly routed through China ISP

For a brief period on Tuesday, AT&T customers' Facebook data was temporarily routed through Chinese and Korean ISPs, according to a security researcher.Barrett Lyon said that due to a routing error, traffic passing between AT&T customers and Facebook went through hardware owned by China Telecom, a state-owned company, and then hardware from South Korean ISP SK Broadband, before going through to Facebook.

March 23, 2011 by

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