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May 17, 2012 by

ISP brands UK internet spying plans 'pointless'

UK wholesale ISP Entanet has branded the government's internet data retention plans as "pointless" and criticised the lack of clarity for ISPs over the scheme.Entanet, which delivers data connectivity, IP telephony and telecoms services through resellers, said that the government's £2bn scheme would fail to deliver on its snooping goals as cybercriminals will simply find ways around being tracked.

March 30, 2012 by

UK internet use increases 50 percent in five years

People in the UK are becoming increasingly comfortable with the internet and are spending 50 percent more time online than they were five years ago, a media literacy survey by Ofcom has shown.The telecoms regulator said on Thursday that 50 percent of people had "concerns over the internet", which is significantly down the 70 percent who had such concerns in 2007.

July 29, 2011 by

TalkTalk sheds customers as revenues fall

Internet service and telecoms provider TalkTalk has posted a fall in year-on-year revenue, contributed to in part by a steep decline in broadband subscribers.The company posted its first quarter 2011 financial breakdown on Thursday, revealing that it had made a net loss of 27,000 broadband subscribers during the three month period, ended 30 June.

June 30, 2011 by

ACCC rethinks Telstra exchange regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has had second thoughts about Telstra exchanges that it had previously exempted from regulation, saying that some may not be living up to its expectations.

January 11, 2011 by

2011: the year we cross the t's

If 2010 was the year of the battle for the NBN, 2012 will be the year in which the government's telecoms policy reviews drive the agenda. And 2011? With the NBN now in its put-up-or-shut-up phase, expect rapid action at NBN Co this year — and pressure on wireless providers and internet service providers to figure out exactly where they're headed.

October 13, 2010 by

Dutch hotels may be classified as ISPs

The Dutch equivalent of Ofcom is asking hotels to register as internet service providers, according to reports.According to Webwereld, the Netherlands' regulator Opta is investigating the enforcement of a provision in Dutch telecoms law that call on all public electronic communications providers to register as such, at a charge of €250 each.

March 15, 2010 by

NZ signs off on rural broadband

The New Zealand Government has finalised its NZ$300 million rural telecommunications plan to roll out high speed broadband in rural areas, with Cabinet signing off on the proposals yesterday.


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