Post Tagged with: "ofcom"

UK Three Strikes Plan To Exempt Small ISPs

UK reports indicate that the rules for the UK's three strikes system will exempt all ISPs with under 400,000 subscribers.  While the move is described as creating "piracy havens" it is consistent with the regulatory assessment that identified the competitive impact on small ISPs of such a system and raised […]

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May 19, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

UK Regulator To Get Tough on ISP Speed Promises

The Guardian reports that Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator, is considering mandatory regulation to force ISPs to provide more accurate information on the likeley speeds of their service.

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March 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Why Did Ofcom Back Down Over DRM at The BBC?

Cory Doctorow's latest Guardian column looks at the BBC's bluff on whether HD content will be broadcast without DRM protections.

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February 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

British Cellphone Calculator Helps Cut Bills By 42%

The CBC reports that a regulatory-sanctioned cellphone cost calculator saves users an average of 42 percent on their monthly bills.

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September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Ofcom Criticizes UK ISPs On Misleading Advertising

Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator, has criticized UK ISPs for advertising misleading "up-to" speeds.  The same issue was raised repeatedly at the recent CRTC network management hearings.

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July 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads