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October 7, 2011 by

BT allowed to appeal against Digital Economy Act

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.

October 24, 2010 by

Cheap broadband strands aged-care firm

South Australian internet service provider (ISP) Tardis Telecommunications has told one of its aged-care provider customers that it will need to terminate internet services to hundreds of elderly people because the broadband deal it had put in place wasn't as lucrative as it had first believed.

September 20, 2010 by

ACTA won't make ISPs cops: EC

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.

September 7, 2010 by

Internode: leave us, but it's not our fault

Internode's managing director Simon Hackett has said he understands that his company will lose customers to BigPond because the internet service provider's ADSL2+ broadband plans using Telstra ports continue to be more expensive than the telco's retail prices, but added that he isn't prepared to go broke selling plans lower than Telstra Wholesale's (TW) cost price.

August 30, 2010 by

Reaching quotas to the power of googol

In the rush to stay ahead of the market, ISPs have jumped to 1TB monthly quotas and wireless ISPs seem to be cautiously inching in the same direction. But have we passed the point where practical usage meets marketing's pseudo-reality?

August 16, 2010 by

iiNet counts meaningful ISPs on one hand

There are only "four and a half" meaningful players left in Australia's internet service provider (ISP) market, iiNet supremo Michael Malone said today, with companies like Primus and EFTel not relevant any more in terms of providing competition.

August 1, 2010 by

Telco consolidation kills NBN choices

Shortly after former Alcatel-Lucent executive Mike Quigley stepped on board as the first employee and leader of the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) in mid-2009, a new term entered the lexicon of Australia's telecommunications sector: "retail service provider" or RSP.

June 14, 2010 by

Privacy betrayal has blown Labor's chances

Labor seems bent on an ever-more-stunning array of policies that are all but sure to lose the election this year — and compromise everything Rudd and Conroy have worked towards. Will their proposal to track and log Australians' every move lose the election — or has bad policy already lost it for them?

June 11, 2010 by

Data retention idea "totally insane": Linton

The chief executive of internet provider Exetel this afternoon described as a "nanny state gone totally insane" a Federal Government proposal which could potentially see telcos required to keep records of web browsing history, telephone calls and emails of their users.

June 9, 2010 by

Are ISPs under threat?

These days there's very little difference between the services of one internet service provider (ISP) to the next. So where is the growth potential for today's ISP? Rather than thinking about expansion, should they be trying to protect themselves from content and application providers muscling in on their space?

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