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UK drops two places in World Press Freedom Index

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 16:08

After the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act and threats to pursue journalists on national security, the UK has slid a further two places down the World Press Freedom Index. The Index, which is...

Ofcom extends regulation over Openreach

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 10:49

Ofcom has announced a new cap in the price Openreach – BT’s infrastructure arm – can charge telecoms providers for the 40Mbit/s service they use to offer superfast broadband. The regulator insists...

Digital Economy Bill amendment raises EU law concerns

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 10:47

The amendment provides that A provider of an internet access service to an end-user may prevent or restrict access on the service to information, content, applications or services, for child...

UK Government publishes Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review

Posted by Daniel Smith on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 15:34

The UK Government has published a review of cyber security regulation and incentives, which considered “whether there is a need for additional regulation or incentives to boost cyber risk management...


Ofcom to order “legal separation” of Openreach from BT

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 10:37

The new Openreach would have its own Board of Directors and its own balance sheet. It would still be wholly owned by BT, and it is not clear how much day-to-day authority BT would have over its...


ISPs call for clarity on automatic compensation proposals

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 15:56

ISPs call for clarity on automatic compensation proposals Broadband and mobile ISPs have called for greater clarity on proposals to grant consumers the right to automatic compensation for broadband...

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