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FCC adopts net neutrality rules

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has followed the lead of President Barack Obama and voted to impose tough new rules for net neutrality, introducing a measure that seems sure to bring a court challenge. The vote – as anticipated along a party-line 3-2 vote – backed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify broadband Internet as a ‘telecommunications service’, giving it […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

Australian consumers: ‘Anti-piracy scheme scary’

Australian consumer advocacy body CHOICE has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to help educate the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull about the need for consumer protections in a proposed industry-run anti-piracy ‘education’ notice scheme. On February 20, the entertainment industry, in partnership with Internet Service Providers, proposed what CHOICE describes as “a heavy-handed” scheme targeting consumers who they believed have […]

Battle lines: Neutrality, Rights Auctions

Journalism about regulatory and commercial disputes often looks to conflict related analogies. It is, more often than not, an over-reach given the real armed conflicts that inhabit the world just now. But, given the vehemence of the protagonists, and the potential consequences of different outcomes, you can certainly see why it happens. Vehemence is the middle name of the Net […]

Download limits lifted for Presto Foxtel Broadband customers

Priming its weaponry as it prepares for the launch of Netflix in March, Australian SVoD service Presto has confirmed that Foxtel Broadband subscribers will enjoy no data download limits when accessing Presto’s unbelievable TV and movie entertainment. The news comes on the heels of the announcement by Foxtel that it has now launched triple-play bundles. Presto customers who take one […]

Broadband providers set to benefit from UK multiplay

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Over 65 per cent of people in the UK who are signed up to a bundle of communications services, value their broadband access more than their pay-TV service, fixed-line phone or even their mobile phone service, according to findings from global technology analyst company CCS Insight. This puts broadband providers such as BT, Sky and Virgin Media in pole position […]

Mobile, TV, fibre boost TalkTalk Q3

UK comms and entertainment provider TalkTalk has revealed its best ever results for mobile, TV and fibre. Between September and December, 115,000 more homes signed up to TalkTalk TV, 50,000 took mobile and 88,000 signed up to fibre. The number of overall broadband customers increased by 15,000, while the number of customers choosing to leave TalkTalk fell to its lowest […]

Triple-play bundles from Foxtel

Australian operator Foxtel has confirmed the availability of its new subscription TV, Broadband and Home Phone bundles which bring together its subscription cable and satellite TV service with new Broadband and Home Phone services delivered over one of Australia’s largest telecommunications networks. It claims the move will see its customers getting even greater value and simplicity from a single Foxtel […]

Dutch fine KPN and Voda for ‘neutrality violations’

Dutch regulator ACM has fined KPN and Vodafone €250,000 and €200,000 respectively for violations of net neutrality. KPN was fined for blocking certain services on its free Wi-Fi hotspots. Vodafone offered access to an app with HBO with certain plans without charging for the related data traffic. The law does not allow operators to determine which services customers can use […]

Sky and TalkTalk filter broadband content by default

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Broadband provider Sky will block adult content by default, unless users opt out. The decision was announced in a blog post and will be phased in over coming weeks. Sky’s Broadband Shield is designed to filter out content deemed to be unsuitable for children aged under 13. It has been offered as default to new customers for a year. But […]

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