Broadband

With Europe on lockdown, Netflix takes steps to ease broadband strain

https://www.zdnet.com/video/netflix-agrees-to-reduce-streaming-bit-rates-to-europe/

4 days ago

Netflix has agreed to reduce streaming bit rates in Europe. The streaming service said it will reduce its traffic in the region by 25 percent.

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Like a Virgin, hacked for the very first time... UK broadband ISP spills 900,000 punters' records into wrong hands from insecure database

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/05/virgin_media_subscriber_data_leak/

3 weeks ago

Contact info and more, perfect for phishing

VirginHackedBroadbandPuntersRecordsInsecureDatabase

New Jersey beats New York – and then the rest of America – on broadband access. How does your state fare?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/03/us_broadband_survey/

4 weeks ago

National survey of ISPs sparks familiar recommendations for better internet

AmericaBroadbandAccess

Broadband providers can now flog Openreach's new IP voice network in bid to ditch UK's copper phone lines by 2025

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/03/openreach_ip_voice_network/

4 weeks ago

Needing a landline will soon be a thing of the past

BroadbandProvidersNetwork

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/26/brexit_tea_towel_redux/

4 weeks ago

High-speed hedgehog pr0n ahoy

TheresBrexitBroadband

FCC lines up $16 billion for broadband across entire US. Well, except New York because, screw them, right?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/27/fcc_excludes_new_york_broadband/

2 months ago

They’ve got money, explains American watchdog that just can’t help itself

BillionBroadbandAcrossEntireBecause

Looking for a great value broadband deal? War-torn Syria will do you proud

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/21/global_broadband_pricing_league_table_2020/

2 months ago

UK internet costs shamed by European colleagues, but at least it's not Eritrea

LookingBroadband

We won't CU later: New Ofcom broadband proposals mull killing off old copper network

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/08/ofcom_new_broadband_proposals_would_see_an_end_to_the_old_copper_network/

3 months ago

Yearly review promises FTTP for rural bods, price check on network wholesaler Openreach

BroadbandKillingNetwork

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/15/labour_pledges_free_broadband_via_partnationalisation_of_bt/

4 months ago

The 1980s called and wants its state-owned telco-provider back

BritishBroadbandCountryGeneralElection

Her Majesty opens UK Parliament with fantastic tales of gigabit-capable broadband for everyone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/14/queens_speech_includes_bill_to_achieve_gigabit_capable_broadband/

6 months ago

But without a majority, it's more likely to form basis of Tory manifesto than law

BroadbandEveryone

Openreach's cunning plan to 'turbocharge' the post-Brexit economy: Getting everyone on full-fibre broadband by 2025

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/11/openreach_lobbies_for_changes_to_get_full_fibre_by_2025/

6 months ago

£59bn boost – 'if we can get right conditions to invest'

EconomyGettingEveryoneBroadband

See you in Hull: First UK city to be hooked up to full-fibre broadband

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/10/hull_first_city_to_get_fullfibre_diet/

6 months ago

200,000 homes and biz have gigabit-capable connections

Broadband

Brit ISPs pinky-promise not to overcharge loyal broadband customers

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/25/loyal_broadband_customers_fairer_prices/

6 months ago

Guys, just pick up the phone and change!

BroadbandCustomers

How to fix the global slowdown in broadband rollout: Redefine what broadband means

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/24/state_of_broadband_report/

6 months ago

From now until 2025, let's call it 'meaningful universal connectivity'

GlobalBroadbandRollout

Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/10/geoboffins_dinosaur_killer/

7 months ago

Sounds like normal life in the Shetland Islands

DiscoverWeatherBroadbandInternet

Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to barter for broadband

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/23/isps_secretly_want_customer_to_barter_over_broadband/

7 months ago

11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!

MinuteSecretlyBroadband

Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to haggle for broadband

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/23/isps_customer_haggle_broadband/

7 months ago

11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!

MinuteSecretlyBroadband

How four rotten packets broke CenturyLink's network for 37 hours, knackering 911 calls, VoIP, broadband

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/centurylink_outage_report_fcc/

7 months ago

FCC delivers postmortem after blunder cripples US fiber links

NetworkVoipBroadband

Openreach hands out £14m to compensate for broadband outages. Not to you, silly, to your ISP!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/02/openreach_coughs_up_14m_in_underpaid_compo_for_isps/

8 months ago

BT's digital network biz noticed it wasn't paying out enough

OpenreachBroadbandOutages

Plusnet holds off spirited charge from Vodafone in broadband complaint charts

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/24/plusnet_vodafone_ofcom/

8 months ago

BT-owned outfit attracts a little less customer ire but still not doing customers proud

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