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Netflix pays for AT&T fast lane


Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days.” Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast. In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out […]

Russia suffers ABS-2 outage

Russian regional ISP Alliance Telecom, based in Vladivostok, announced that its pay-TV subscribers face problems accessing some TV channels due to an “accident” on the ABS-2 satellite. The list contains over 50 TV channels, both Russian and global, including Sony Sci-Fi, National Geographic Сhannel, Fox life, Fashion TV, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, Da Vinci Learning, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Comedy TV, […]

Major UK copyright awareness initiative

Representatives from the UK’s creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have joined forces with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a new partnership that will boost consumer awareness of the wide array of legitimate online content services and help reduce online copyright infringement. It is understood that the partnership will build on existing work in […]

Net giants weigh in on neutrality debate

The Internet Association – which represents the interests of a number of leading Internet companies – has submitted its comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Commissioners to take strong and decisive action to guarantee an open Internet for the future. The Internet Association’s comments mark the first time that more than two dozen of the world’s most-recognisable and […]

Comcast: ‘For a free and open Internet’


As the initial consultation period for the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules comes to a close, major players are making their voices heard, with Comcast filing its comments in the proceeding. David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer in Open Internet, said that in its filing, Comcast was clear: “Comcast is for a free and open Internet […]

Survey: Net neutrality is dead


Flash Networks, specialists in mobile Internet optimisation and monetisation, has published a study revealing that 69 per cent of operators and,  74 per cent of subscribers think that mobile operators should be allowed to offer a fast lane connection to premium content providers. Flash Networks’ annual LTE survey conducted at LTE World Summit polled both subscribers and mobile operators to […]

NZ ISP provides Netflix US via VPN

Slingshot, a local ISP in New Zealand, has added a new “global mode” to its Internet plans that allows its customers to access video services such as Netflix or Hulu. Slingshot’s global mode is essentially a VPN, so it reroutes any traffic through servers situated in other countries, so Slingshot subscribers using global mode may look like they’re located in […]

BT TV complaints now 5x average

Ofcom has published the volumes of complaints made against the major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services between January and March 2014. This is Ofcom’s thirteenth quarterly report, which aims

Consumer group: ‘AT&T, DirecTV deal anti-competitive’

US public interest group Public Knowledge is calling on Congress to be vigilant as multiple mergers come before it in the coming months. Public Knowledge senior staff attorney John Bergmayer is testifying June 24 before the House Judiciary Committee in the hearing titled ‘The Proposed Merger of AT&T and DirecTV’. In Bergmayer’s testimony, he will note that policy-makers and the […]

iiNet: ‘File sharing multi-headed Hydra’

Steve Dalby, Chief Regulatory Officer at Australian ISP iiNet, has reawakened the anti-piracy debate by questioning the proposed blocking of file-sharing sites, suggesting that the practice is a multi-headed Hydra that government filtering and legal threats will never slay. Dalby, a regular blogger on copyright and piracy issues, prefaces his latest contribution, by pointing out that the ISP thinks piracy […]

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