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German court: ISP customers can be compensated for Internet outages

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 15:37

A German court has ruled that customers who suffer an Internet outage can claim compensation from their ISPs. Last week, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled that Internet access counts...

DCMS: easier overhead cables to boost superfast broadband

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 13:38

DCMS has published revised proposals to make it easier to install telegraph poles and overhead cables, in order to boost the business case for deployment of “superfast” networks. DCMS believes...

Communications Bill White Paper expected in 2013

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 13:06

The government plans to publish its first White Paper for the delayed Communications Bill “later this year”, according to the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed...

Chinese chat service denies censoring international users

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 13:54

Chinese network Tencent has denied suggestions that it censored messages between international users of its WeChat instant messaging service. The accusations surfaced after technology blogs Tech In...

Ofcom Strategy Director suggests raising broadband goal

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 15:48

Ofcom’s Strategy Director, Steve Unger, has suggested revising the UK’s ‘Universal Service Commitment’ goal from 2Mbps to 8-10Mbps. In 2009, the Digital Britain report set out a ‘Universal Service...

Ofcom consults on mid-contract price rises

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 15:48

Ofcom has launched a consultation on options for protecting consumers from mid-term price rises during phone, broadband and mobile contracts. Ofcom’s proposed approach is to intervene to allow...

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