Internet Service Providers

Getupdated acquires Crystone and Domain Invest reinforcing their strong position in Europe and change their name to Online Group.

The Board of Getupdated (publ) has today decided to convene an extraordinary general meeting to allow shareholders to consider a proposal to acquire Crystone and Domain Invest. The deal reinforces Getupdated’s strong position in Europe as a …

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Broadband prices likely to go up

Pierre Louette, the general secretary of France Telecom, who own Orange, has said that broadband prices are likely to rise. He says that increased customer demand for faster networks necessitates investment in infrastructure that will …

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TalkTalk to offer site blocking service

TalkTalk is to allow its customers to block websites at a server level. Customers will be able to have malicious and offensive sites filtered out without having to make any changes to their home computer. …

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Written warnings and speed restrictions for internet piracy likely

A judicial review of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) has seen the dismissal of claims by BT and TalkTalk that it is unlawful. This means that it is now highly likely that internet users engaging …

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Virgin Media to trial 1.5Gbps internet service

Virgin Media has said that it will begin testing a new 1.5Gbps internet service near Old Street in London – an area often referred to as ‘Silicon Roundabout’. Virgin claim that this would be the …

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Superfast broadband plans threatened by BT charges

The communications minister, Ed Vaizey, has outlined plans to bring superfast broadband to rural areas via rural areas. However, these plans are threatened as the company’s responsible for putting in the infrastructure have issues with …

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BT will not be prosecuted for tracking internet behaviour

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will not prosecute BT or Phorm for the secret tracking of 18,000 users in 2006 and 2007. The two companies had been testing out software which tracked users’ internet habits …

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The best UK broadband providers

Broadbandchoices.co.uk has carried out a survey of 11,000 broadband users in the UK and found that Be Broadband and O2 Broadband are the highest rated. O2 will be familiar to most people, but Be are …

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Broadband speeds – ISPs to explain traffic management

The largest broadband providers in the UK are to provide users with more information about how they slow down internet speeds. The traffic management policies of BT, Virgin Media and Sky are to be published …

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