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Jul
23
2012

UK Users Hit With Fake Copyright Enforcement Letters – Scammers Target Government’s Upcoming Three Strikes Plan

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As ISPs here in the States begin to act as the entertainment industry’s Internet baby sitters despite significant problems with their new enforcement plans, a UK scam highlights yet another potential pitfall of these system: scammers. With the UK set to start implementing a three strikes system in 2014, scammers are already hard at work conning users out of cash by using fake copyright violation letters. The poorly written scam letters (did you know that’s […]

Jun
26
2012

UK ‘Three Strikes’ to Arrive in 2014 – $31 Fee for the Accused to Defend Themselves

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Just like a new six strikes plan set to go into effect here in the States later this year, the UK is still working on their own three strikes effort. According to a new draft proposal by UK regulator Ofcom (required by the Digital Economy Act), UK ISPs will need to start sending warning letters to broadband subscribers starting by early 2014. Users will have to be informed by the ISP that they’re being watched, […]

Jun
8
2012

TalkTalk Pushing For Cheaper Access to UK Fiber – SuperFast Services Haven’t Been a Hit for Budget Provider

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Another week, another gripe about British Telecom’s stranglehold on the UK fibre network: this time the whine has come from TalkTalk who have complained to the UK regulator, Ofcom, that the price they have to pay to supply fibre broadband is too high. It’ll come as news to most that TalkTalk have any interest in fibre services. The UK s leading “budget” broadband provider has offered an “up to 40Mb” fibre service for an extra […]

May
25
2012

European Commission Slashes Wireless Roaming Costs – Cheaper Data for Those Travelling in Europe

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The European Commission has announced a cap on roaming charges for those using EU networks. From July, 3G providers will only be allowed to charge up to 0.70 ($0.90) for every megabyte of data their customers use away from their home networks. “We have ended the rip-offs familiar to anyone who has used a mobile phone while travelling abroad. I am pleased that year after year the European Union is putting money back in the […]

May
18
2012

Virgin Atlantic Allows In-Flight Phone Calls – But Only for O2 and Vodafone Customers…

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Bad news for folks who think flying is already annoying and also hate loudmouths — Virgin Atlantic says that the company will soon be offering users the ability to make phone calls on the company’s London to New York City routes. About twenty of the company’s planes will be outfitted to offer the phone service by the end of the year. The service comes with a few caveats, the biggest one being you can’t be […]

May
16
2012

Openreach Launches 330 Mbps FTTP Services in UK

LONDON, UK — Openreach, the access-network division of British incumbent telco BT, announced that, next month, retail service providers would be able to offer fiber-to-the-home services at 80/20 Mbps, 330/20 Mbps and 330/30 Mbps. An FTTP 220Mbps product will be launched next year. The two upload speeds for 330 Mbps download product are designed to suit the needs of residential customers and small businesses respectively. Openreach is offering the 330/20 Mbps service at a discounted […]

Apr
30
2012

Salsgiver Trials Freedom Jump OTT Device

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Pennsylvania-based fiber optic network provider Salsgiver will trial Amino’s Freedom Jump OTT set-top box as part of a premium service offering to its customers. Under the gotlit.com brand, Salsgiver has rolled out a competitive fiber network northeast of Pittsburgh on which it offers high-quality broadband and phone services. It is also deploying an additional 300 miles of fiber in nearby Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Now the company is market-testing OTT-based entertainment services […]

Apr
24
2012

Cybermoor Partners With Calix to Deploy Gigabit Network in UK

ALSTON MOOR, CUMBRIA, UK – Cybermoor Networks, a community organization bringing advanced broadband to a rural village in Britain, selected Calix‘s E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) for its Cybermoor fiber broadband project. Cybermoor is a pioneering initiative to bring ultra-high-speed broadband services to the local residents and businesses of Alston Moor in Cumbria, UK. The project, which is funded partly by a community share offer program and partly by the British government, will thrust […]

Apr
20
2012

Hiawatha Broadband Trials Amino Media Center for OTT

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), a Minnesota-based competitive FTTH provider, is trialling the Amino Freedom Jump OTT media center as it seeks to offer innovative entertainment experiences to its 20,000-strong customer base. In conjunction with the All-in-One TV cloud-based over-the-top video platform, the Freedom Jump delivers a layer of content that blends seamlessly with HBC’s existing branded user interface. This allows viewers to access OTT content from the open Internet, such as movie-on-demand […]

Apr
10
2012

UK Residents Dig Their Own 51 Mile Fiber Trench – Tired of Waiting on BT’s Fiber to the Press Release

Like so many places, locals in the UK are growing tired of waiting on British Telecom’s “fiber to the press release,” which continually promises next-generation speeds but consistently keeps them either unconnected or struggling with slower DSL technology. Techdirt directs our attention to one community in Northern England where locals are so tired of waiting, they’re digging a 51 mile fiber trench with shovels. As one Techdirt commenter notes, if U.S. locals tried that many […]

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