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Netflix launches simple speed testing site
Netflix launches simple speed testing site
Netflix has launched a rival to Speedtest.net, a simple site that shows you fast your Internet connection is. Head over to Fast.com and the ...... 20 May 2016 - 3 comments
T-Mobile Austria says no when asked to block torrent sites like The Pirate Bay
T-Mobile Austria says no when asked to block torrent sites like The Pirate Bay
T-Mobile Austria has refused to block access to popular torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Isohunt after a local music rights group asked ...... 28 Aug 2015
Comcast now has more broadband subscribers than TV customers
Comcast now has more broadband subscribers than TV customers
Comcast has announced that it now has more Internet subscribers than it has TV customers. For the first time ever, the giant telecom now ...... 27 Jul 2015 - 6 comments
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
For a couple of alleged pirates, ignoring those ISP copyright notices could be potentially disastrous. Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp, on behalf ...... 17 May 2015 - 23 comments
Comcast wants to mandate monthly bandwidth caps for all
Comcast wants to mandate monthly bandwidth caps for all
According to Comcast executive David Cohen, the U.S.' largest cable and Internet provider is looking to make bandwidth caps mandatory for every ...... 17 May 2014 - 34 comments
Alleged UK pirates to get letters, alerts from ISPs
Alleged UK pirates to get letters, alerts from ISPs
It took more than a few years, but it appears that major ISPs in the UK have struck a deal with the entertainment industry in which alleged ...... 11 May 2014
BT drops Yahoo as email provider following claims of hacking
BT drops Yahoo as email provider following claims of hacking
ISP BT will be moving all of its customers from Yahoo! after a decade of service following relentless claims of hacking and account abuse. ...... 01 Jun 2013 - 3 comments
Google Fiber, Cablevision offer best Netflix streaming experience in U.S.
Google Fiber, Cablevision offer best Netflix streaming experience in U.S.
Netflix has released the February figures for its ISP SPEED INDEX, which tracks which service providers offer the best Netflix streaming experience. ...... 13 Mar 2013 - 3 comments
'Six strikes' Copyright Alert System goes live in the U.S. tomorrow
'Six strikes' Copyright Alert System goes live in the U.S. tomorrow
The so-called "six strikes" Internet anti-piracy scheme set to go live tomorrow. Center for Copyright Information's (CCI) Copyright Alert ...... 25 Feb 2013 - 17 comments
PayPal bans ISP started by Pirate Bay founders
PayPal bans ISP started by Pirate Bay founders
PayPal has banned PRQ, the ISP begun by Pirate Bay founders, from its services. After three years of partnership, PayPal froze the assets ...... 25 Dec 2012 - 4 comments
The anti-piracy 'Copyright Alert System' coming within weeks
The anti-piracy 'Copyright Alert System' coming within weeks
According to the Center for Copyright Information, the controversial "Copyright Alert System" will hit the U.S. within weeks. "Over the course ...... 20 Oct 2012 - 22 comments
ISPs: Blocking The Pirate Bay is not effective
ISPs: Blocking The Pirate Bay is not effective
60 days into the Netherland's and UK's 'experiment' in forcing ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, one ISP says the tactic is completely ineffective ...... 16 Jul 2012 - 9 comments
Cable companies make deal to expand free Wi-Fi offerings
Cable companies make deal to expand free Wi-Fi offerings
The U.S.' major ISPs have announced they will be making more free Wi-Fi hotspots available to customers. Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, ...... 22 May 2012 - 2 comments
Court: British ISPs must block The Pirate Bay
Court: British ISPs must block The Pirate Bay
The High Court has ruled today that UK ISPs must block The Pirate Bay. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media most now ...... 30 Apr 2012 - 14 comments
Research shows data caps dont effectively target an ISPs most expensive customers
Research shows data caps dont effectively target an ISPs most expensive customers
ISPs have been arguing for years that the heaviest data users should pay more for their service because they put a bigger strain on the network. ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
U.S. ISPs preparing to screw over consumers and move to usage-based pricing
U.S. ISPs preparing to screw over consumers and move to usage-based pricing
Time Warner Cable and other ISPs are preparing to move to usage-based pricing for their Internet access, in the latest ploy to squeeze every ...... 01 Dec 2011 - 33 comments
5 ISPs agree to help entertainment industry fight online piracy
5 ISPs agree to help entertainment industry fight online piracy
In a move that should have broad implications, 5 major ISPs have signed an agreement with the entertainment industry in an effort to help fight ...... 07 Jul 2011 - 37 comments
Netflix posts list of fastest American ISPs
Netflix posts list of fastest American ISPs
Netflix has posted a list of the fastest American ISPs today, giving some of the most accurate data for sustained transfers, ever. Most speed ...... 28 Jan 2011 - 30 comments
     

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