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According to Bloomberg, two of America's most hated companies will reportedly drop plans to merge. The rumors come after a hearing with regulatory bodies raising concerns about the deal Wednesday.
As the result of a complete failure of customer support, one Philadelphia reporter found a way to twist the arm of an entire network hard enough to make refusal of service impossible.
In a stunning reversal from last year's position, the FCC is looking to propose very strong net neutrality rules for the people's benefit. The FCC wants to reclassify ISPs as Title II carriers.
Google will continue to build out it's lightning-fast Fiber Internet service and has announced the expansion to four new U.S. metro regions, which in total, now covers eighteen cities.
As the battle between Internet service providers and their customers who want to view adult content on the web rages on, TalkTalk has become the latest UK ISP to filter such material by default.
With gigabit Internet services slowly gaining momentum in parts of the world, Comcast is positioning itself to offer blazing fast Internet speeds with the help of new Broadcom chips.
Andrus Ansip, the EU's digital leader has come out against some proposed moves in Italy and other countries which would weaken the important net neutrality rules that Europe is putting in place.
Virgin Media is raising its broadband prices for the second time this year, with bills going up by £1.50 a month for certain customers - but those affected can cancel their contract without penalty.
Unlike the UK's 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of "persistent pirates," the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content.
Comcast doesn't want to be the most hated company in America, according to its CEO - but when you are making boatloads of money, why would you change your business practices?
This year's US consumer satisfaction scores are in, and apparently American's aren't happy with their internet service providers. Although you're probably happier if you're a Samsung smartphone user.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to create new rules designed to cover Internet speeds for ISPs in the U.S. but could still allow for them to create "fast lanes" for net access.
A large number of internet companies have sent a letter to the FCC in support of net neutrality, a founding principle of the internet which is now in danger thanks to new proposed regulation.
Addressing the Netflix CEO's blog post on net neutrality, an AT&T exec delivers a strong-worded response detailing AT&T's position and concerns with Netflix's position
A court has ruled that a mandatory ISP-level block restricting access to The Pirate Bay in the Netherlands is unlawful, and access to the site is already being restored to Dutch web users today.
BT Broadband has revealed details of its new network-level Parental Controls, which will block access to adult content for all users by default, forcing them to opt out of the restrictions if desired.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Pirate Bay has now launched its own web browser, which it says "circumvents censorship and blockades" to allow users to view the web without restriction.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is joins many others in criticising the UK's internet censorship program. He states that more resources should be poured into enforcing existing child porn laws
Following yesterdays news on blocking porn through ISP filters for UK citizens, anti-piracy group FACT has won a court order to block two more torrent sites, citing "mass access to infringing content"
Google may be planning to announce next week that it will expand its 1 Gbps Google Fiber Internet and TV service to Austin, Texas, after first launching in Kansas City.
Note to Microsoft: The Internet infrastructure in the U.S. is just not ready for a product like a game console that would require an "always on" Internet connection in order to play games or run apps.
Proposals to block web access to adult content in the UK, and force users to register with their ISP to view such material, have been rejected by Government ministers, but not everyone is happy.
Pirates beware! The ‘Six Strikes' program, where US ISPs and entertainment industries will work together to curb your wicked ways, is getting a new start date of “the early part of 2013.”
Some US ISPs have pledged to help those customers who still have the DNSChanger malware infection continue to get access to the Internet after today's deadline.
Today Verizon announced its latest high-speed Internet service, FiOS Quantum. The new service will provide subscribers with download speeds of up to 300Mbs and upload speeds of up to 65Mbs.
New Zealand ISP FYX has ended its censorship-free 'global mode' soon after launch, citing "matters that require consideration" before the content industry decide to sue the provider out of existence.
A court in The Hague has ruled that a further five Internet Service Providers in The Netherlands must block The Pirate Bay within ten days, or face fines of €10,000 a day.
Virgin Media's ISP unit in the UK has become the first to start blocking The Pirate Bay from its users after being ordered to do so by the UK's High Court on Monday.
President of the RIAA Cary Sherman holds an incredible amount of sway over the inner workings of ISPs now, and his power will only grow further when all ISPs are forced to comply.
After unsuccessfully dragging ISP "Ziggo" in The Netherlands to court in 2010, authors' rights lobby group Stichting Brein has won to have The Pirate Bay blocked by Ziggo and XS4ALL within ten days.
After last month's injunction forcing Britain's largest ISP to block access to some file-sharing sites, the MPA is trying to make other ISPs comply, but some are threatening to stand up against them.
TalkTalk has been voted the worst landline and broadband provider for the second time, as revealed Thursday by Ofcom. The independent telecommunications regulator ran the survey on customer satisfaction levels and found that 23% were...
Law enforcement may get a new weapon in fighting off the bad guys in various crimes but customers will lose some of their privacy. News.com reports that a proposed law would force ISPs to keep...
One has to wonder why the largest ISPs in America- Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T - are signing on to the new "six strikes" plan. Ars Technica asked Verizon's Ed McFadden, and he said Verizon is...
The saga apparently does continue. As was previously reported by Neowin, American ISPs have agreed to a "six strikes" voluntary contract with the music and movie industry. Users cannot appeal the first "alert", nor the...
The streaming video company Netflix has said more than once that the idea of ISP putting broadband data caps on their service is little more than a money grab on their part. Now the company...
Those of you in the United States, get ready for "six strikes". The major American Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which include AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable, have signed on to a voluntary...
Australians now face the possibility of having their ISP disconnect or suspend them from the internet if they pirate films or music online, reports The Age. And with The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) claiming...
As the world erupted in protest over the Egyptian shutdown of Internet connectivity during the protests of the last week or so, many fail to realize how much this disruption of day-to-day economic activity is...
After the IANA finally distributed the last of the available IPv4 addresses to RIRs, Microsoft is announcing that they will be officially rolling out IPv6 functionality for Bing.com on World IPv6 day on June 8,...
Egypt has just shut down their last remaining ISP in the country, preventing anyone there from accessing the Internet. Their last remaining ISP, Noor, has just went offline, taking down their stock exchange. Late last week,...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll no doubt be aware that the Internet is running out of IPv4 addresses. Exactly what this means will be covered in a...
Earlier this week, it was reported the UK government is considering an opt-in option for accessing online porn. This plan will be discussed in January with the UK’s leading ISP’s including BT, Virgin Media, as...
The UK's sole cable broadband provider, Virgin Media, announced today the start of pre-registration for its 100Mb service, which is to go on sale in December. Ten years ago, Virgin debuted Britain's first broadband service,...
Virgin Media today announced a free upgrade for its broadband customers. Calling it an 'adrenaline shot', Virgin is aiming to boost upload speeds for customers across its range of broadband speeds. The upgrade has begun to...
A mandatory content filter for Australia, proposed by the current Labor government in 2007, has today been delayed for at least a year as Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced new transparency features and a review which will...
British ISP TalkTalk has threatened legal action over Lord Mandelson's plan for a three-strike policy against file-sharers. The second largest ISP in the UK believes the plan constitutes an infringement of human rights as the...
British ISP TalkTalk has staged a stunt aimed at proving to Lord Mandelson that his plans to cut-off file-sharers without due process is "naive". The company's stunt demonstrates how innocent parties could easily be disconnected...
On Tuesday, internet provider Comcast announced it would be rolling out it's "Domain Helper" nationally, having trialled it before and reported great market success. The "Domain Helper" is aimed at assisting users who have mistyped...