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Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, has criticised the continued legal action by ISPs BT and TalkTalk in respect of implementing aspects of the…

Industry actions can boost video uptake

Although soon-to-be-released figures suggest that video consumption has slipped into third place in terms of consumer spend behind cable and satellite subscriptions and ISP subscriptions, Lavinia Carey, Director General of…

EU challenges Belgium access proposals

The European Commission has expressed a number of concerns on proposals by Belgian broadcasting and broadband regulators. In particular, the Commission is asking the Belgian regulators to take full account…

Telstra unveils Foxtel T-Box switch

Australian telco Telstra has unveiled the first stage of its anticipated Foxtel on T-Box service. From Sunday 26th June, T-Box customers will have access to up to 30 Foxtel channels…

Foxtel drops Xbox data charges

Foxtel drops Xbox data charges

Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel has confirmed that Telstra BigPond broadband customers will not be charged for any data when using Foxtel on Xbox 360, and six BigPond TV channels are…

Fetch TV signs up four Aussie ISPs

Australian ISP Internode will offer IPTV product Fetch TV to its 200,000 broadband customers as of this week, a year after it said it would take the Fetch service. The…

Level 3 to buy Global Crossing

In a further consolidation of the global telecoms and content delivery network markets, international provider of fibre-based communications services. Level 3 Communications, and global IP, Ethernet, data centre and video…

FCC net neutrality rules overturned

As anticipated, the US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules designed to create an open Internet. A clash with the Senate and President Obama…

Ka-Sat wins first order

Eutelsat used the opening day of Washington Satellite 2011 to confirm a three-year order for capacity on its giant Ka-Sat craft. The deal is with Germany’s Sat Internet Services which…

ISPs reveal traffic management policies

The UK’s major ISPs are to reveal how and why they slow down user connections to maintain their network performance in order to “help customers understand why they need to…