The ISP has followed BT, Sky and TalkTalk in complying with a court order forcing it to stop access to the Usenet aggregator, after six movie studios won a copyright infringement case
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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.
It seems that the entitled, technology-savvy passengers of today just aren't scared of their aeroplane dropping from the sky and crashing into a flaming heap.
New customers who call Sky's hotline can buy a fibre broadband package with a topline speed of 76Mbps, faster than the publicly announced 40Mbps available to existing subscribers, who cannot get the new bundle
From Friday, people can sign up for an internet-and-phone package with top download speeds of 40Mbps and unmetered usage, providing they live within range of Sky's fibre broadband service
BT is using a new tracking technology that can sound the alert when a cable has been cut or damaged, as it seeks to crack down on thieves trying to steal valuable copper
Internet service provider TalkTalk has joined the likes of BT and Sky in blocking the Usenet aggregator Newzbin2.The company confirmed on Tuesday that it had been forced to begin the blocking process following receipt of a court order in January.
A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".
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.
The regulator has said that clarity is still required over some issues to ensure that the Digital Economy Act can be fairly and successfully enforced
BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are to force their customers to choose whether to turn on parental controls when they set up their broadband connection
A live customer trial of the '4G' mobile broadband technology LTE is to take place in Cornwall, with collaborators Everything Everywhere and BT keen to see whether it is viable as a shared fixed and mobile platform.Announced on Wednesday, the trial will run from September to early next year in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay, with up to 100 mobile and 100 fixed-line customers taking part.
BT has become the fourth company to sign a Deed of Understanding to provide parts of the technology that underpin the Public Sector Network programme
Sky and the business ISP Call Flow have become the first companies to sign up for access to BT's duct and pole infrastructure, albeit on a trial basis.Such access is crucial for ISPs that want to deploy their own fibre without having to build an entire national network of ducts and poles to carry it.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute BT over secret trials of Phorm behavioural advertising technology in 2006 and 2007.Privacy campaigner Alexander Hanff received a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Friday saying that it would not prosecute BT due to insufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
A group of ISPs has complained to communications minister Ed Vaizey over BT's pricing and terms and conditions for letting rival broadband providers use its ducts and poles
newsmaker No stranger to implementing large-scale IT projects, BT Global Services' CEO for Southeast Asia Stephen Yeo is open to working, for free, on initiatives to drive learning using technology.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, O2, 3 and Vodafone have signed up to a voluntary code of practice intended to ensure customers are informed of their providers' traffic management policies
BT, Sky and other major ISPs will agree next week to a code of practice that calls for them to be transparent about the traffic-management policies they apply to their customers' broadband
A Scottish rural broadband effort and an augmented reality research push are among the 10 projects that are getting funding from the government's Technology Strategy Board
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