BT has been given leave to revive its case against the Digital Economy Act, having been told earlier this year that they may not do so.Late on Friday morning, the telco won permission to appeal against the outcome of a judicial review in April, when the High Court threw out almost all of BT and TalkTalk's claims that the act was incompatible with EU laws on privacy, freedom of information and the responsibilities of ISPs.
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The European Commission (EC) has told UK telco giant BT that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not force internet service providers (ISPs) to police their networks for copyright infringement.
Privacy is now officially the front lines in the battle between the telco ISPs and Google (and to a lesser extent other Internet companies), as AT&T and Verizon stood up at a Senate hearing and committed to opt-in-only tracking.
A group of nine ISPs sent a letter to the ACCC accusing the telco of stifling competition and urging the regulator to throw its full force behind an investigation.
Telecom New Zealand has plucked its new CEO from the upper echelons of the UK's biggest telco, BT.Paul Reynolds, former head of BT Wholesale, which resells access to other ISPs as well as BT's retail arm, will take up his position from the end of September this year.
Number two telco Optus has already signed supply agreements with at least one party as it moves closer to giving Internet service providers (ISPs) wholesale access to its extensive new high-speed broadband network. The company has recently inked a deal with ISP Exetel where Optus would supply the company with wholesale ADSL2+ and telephone services, Exetel spokesperson John Linton confirmed to ZDNet Australia this morning.
ISPs reselling Telstra's broadband services are concerned that the telco is about to start selling ADSL2 services directly to consumers without offering them as a wholesale product -- a move one provider said could be illegal.
ISPs question BT's commitment to SDSL, as the telco admits that most of the 729 exchanges it has upgraded haven't actually got any users
The British telco giant aims to require all ISPs who use hyperlinks--a fundamental Web technology--to pay BT a licence fee.
Ruling sides with municipalities who want telco giant to open high-speed cable networks to rival ISPs.
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