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UK Government reveals Communications Review next steps

UK Government reveals Communications Review next steps

The UK Government has outlined the next stages in its review of communications policy. The announcement follows recent speculation that the process was being delayed as a result of the…

O2 and Be join Pirate Bay blackout

O2 and Be Broadband are the latest UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay. Be Broadband has already started blocking access to the bittorrent tracker, with O2, which owns Be’s…

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes has revealed plans to create new recommendations on net neutrality for ISPs. Kroes said she still wants to provide consumers with more transparency and choice…

Virgin Media first to block Pirate Bay

Virgin Media, the UK’s second-largest broadband provider, has become the first to block access to The Pirate Bay file sharing website after a High Court order. Virgin Media was one…

Sky claims triple play crown

Announcing its Q3 results, Sky says it is the nation’s favourite digital TV, broadband and home phone provider. Following a record quarter of growth, more than 3.2 million Sky homes…

Court ‘bans’ Pirate Bay

Court ‘bans’ Pirate Bay

The UK High Court has ruled that Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK Internet service providers. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users…

Hollywood loses final appeal in Oz piracy case

Hollywood loses final appeal in Oz piracy case

The Australian High Court has dealt a damaging blow to the film industry with the dismissal of a copyright infringement appeal case against Internet Service Provider (ISP) iiNet in a…

Foxtel cleared for Austar acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the proposed A$1.9 billion acquisition of Austar by Foxtel after accepting court-enforceable undertakings from Foxtel. Austar shareholders voted March 30 to…

Sky broadband access to Cloud WiFi

Sky Broadband customers are to get access to free, unlimited and high-speed WiFi at thousands of public places across the UK through new Sky “WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud”.  …

SES and SkyGate broadband for M.East

SES and SkyGate, an Internet service provider in the Middle East, announced they have signed a five year contract for the distribution of SES’s successful satellite broadband service SES Broadband,…