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BT denies ‘two tiers’

BT denies ‘two tiers’

BT’s New Year introduction of Content Connect has come under immediate fire from Internet groups who claim it implements a two tier service which is anti- net neutrality. The new…

Comcast tests hybrid Internet-cable device

Comcast tests hybrid Internet-cable device

Comcast is testing a new service that knits together television and the Internet, in an effort to compete against other integrated service providers. Under the new system, which is being…

UK plans super fast broadband future

UK plans super fast broadband future

The UK Government has revealed plans to spend £830 million (€979m) in an effort to give the UK the best broadband network in Europe by 2015. An action plan –…

Comcast is Internet ‘toll booth’ says Netflix provider

Comcast is Internet ‘toll booth’ says Netflix provider

Internet backbone provider Level 3 Communications says Comcast is demanding a recurring fee for transmitting internet movies and “other content” to Comcast customers, accusing the cableco of violating the FCC’s…

Vaizey: ISPs can charge content providers

Vaizey: ISPs can charge content providers

UK broadband minister Ed Vaizey has declared ISPs should be free to favour traffic from one content provider over another as long as they inform customers. Speaking to the FT…

Huggers: BBC won’t pay for preferential Internet

Huggers: BBC won’t pay for preferential Internet

Erik Huggers, Director of Future Media and Technology at the BBC has described maintaining an open and neutral Internet as “absolutely crucial” to the Corporation’s ability to deliver services. He…

EU: No to Net Neutrality laws

Neelie Kroes the European Commission’s Vice president for the Digital Agenda says the EU won’t pass laws for net neutrality. Speaking at a Net Neutrality Summit in Brussels, Kroes said:…

Sky tops 10m

Sky tops 10m

UK digital satellite platform Sky has reached its target of 10 million TV customers, equivalent to 36 per cent of households in the UK and Ireland. BSkyB set the target…

BBC: EU must resist traffic management

BBC: EU must resist traffic management

Erik Huggers, BBC director of future media and technology, says ISPs shouldn’t traffic manage but if they do it must be transparent. He summarised key points made by the BBC…

Virgin to use BT lines for super-fast service

Virgin to use BT lines for super-fast service

Virgin Media will use BT’s telegraph poles to extend the reach of its high-speed network, following the Ofcom ruling that requires BT to open up its infrastructure to rivals. It…