BBC Worldwide has revealed that 13,000 Australians downloaded leaked episodes of the new series of Doctor Who, as the company pushes to force ISPs to keep an eye out for 'suspicious behaviour' of its users downloading large amounts of data.
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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.
The U.K.'s communications regulator has outlined how ISPs must inform its alleged file-sharing customers that they could face legal action by rights holders under the U.K.'s anti-piracy law.
After repeated delays, Ofcom's revised code of practice should arrive in June to tell ISPs what their role is in dealing with suspected unlawful file-sharers and what costs they will bear
Ofcom has revised the prices that Openreach can charge other ISPs for reselling BT connectivity or using its infrastructure
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.
The telecoms regulator has told ISPs they must be clearer with broadband customers about when they restrict traffic on their networks, otherwise it may use its powers to force them to be more transparent
ISPs sign up to new Ofcom code of practice for broadband advertising...
Ofcom will not investigate YouView, the nascent IP-enabled catch-up TV service from the BBC, BT and others, because it has not done anything wrong yet.
Ofcom is to tighten its code of practice after research found ISPs are failing to give clear information about what broadband speeds buyers will get
Lord Carter has laid out plans for charges on fixed copper lines to fund rural fibre, and has called on Ofcom to force ISPs to crack down on illegal file-sharing
The UK Film Council and other luminaries of the creative industries have gone on the warpath about filesharing, calling for persistent sharers to be kicked off the internet.According to the BBC, the coalition "wants the government to force internet service providers (ISPs) to disconnect users who ignore repeated warnings about sharing illegal content".
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
All the major ISPs have signed up to an Ofcom code of practice requiring accurate advice to be given on attainable broadband speeds, but mobile broadband isn't covered
The BBC is either forging bravely ahead into the future of TV-less TV, or simply enjoying sticking the knife into ISPs. According to, er, the Daily Wail (not my usual source, I swear), Auntie is to start streaming BBC1 over the intarwebs.
With an increase in bandwidth-draining online video content, the BBC has called on ISPs to make it clearer to users what level of service they are paying for
The Ofcom Consumer Panel has written to the United Kingdom's largest ISPs to demand changes to their broadband sales practices.
The Ofcom Consumer Panel has written to the country's largest ISPs to demand changes to their broadband sales practices
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The BBC is stepping into the ring on consumers' behalf in the ongoing row over the Cable & Wireless subsidiary's problems, as Ofcom starts an official investigation
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