Posts Tagged ‘ISP’

US ISPs to Start Monitoring Users by July 12

Friday, March 16th, 2012

It’s getting to the point where no matter what you do, there will always be somebody watching over your shoulder …

Say you are an Internet Provider and have a customer base that has selected you for one reason or the other. What would convince you to start policing your users on behalf of another company or organization? According to CNET, U.S. American ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon or Cablevision have agreed to “policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software”.


Test Your IPv6 Connectivity

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Are you ready for IPv6? If you’re not sure, here’s how to find out if you are …

You may have seen an increasing number of articles about IPv6 in the past year. IPv6 is an Internet Protocol that has been designed as the successor of the currently used IPv4 protocol. IPv4 has been in use since the 80s and it is quickly coming to its limits. The main problem with it is that IPv4 runs out of available IP address space as its limit is around 4 billion IP addresses which servers, ISPs, Internet users, devices and websites have to share.


Virgin Media Steps Up Battle Over Broadband Speed Advertising

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

You just can’t believe everything you read these days … especially the things that you read in advertisements.

Cable provider promises monthly average speed tally, and publishes survey claiming 93% of public support its case

Virgin Media has promised to publish its typical broadband speeds each month, as it publishes a survey suggesting that most customers find internet service providers’ advertisements misleading.


US Copyright Group Slams Time Warner Cable – While Verizon hands over user data freely…

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I’d be more impressed if Time Warner was doing this out of respect for our privacy rights … rather than just to save money.

As we recently noted, Time Warner Cable is one of the only ISPs fighting the U.S. Copyright Group’s new “copyright-o-matic” mass lawsuit threat campaign. Time Warner Cable has stated that the group — which promises right holders a new revenue stream by scaring P2P users into settling potential lawsuits — is being too demanding in terms of IP address identity requests. The group has now fired back, insisting that Time Warner Cable is “a good ISP for copyright infringers“:


Minnesota data capper gets green light to expand

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

This might turn into a troubling trend; if users are penalized for downloading too much, it will probably have an impact on media-heavy sites that depend on ad revenues …

The rural phone company that made its mark by imposing a $249.99 data cap on broadband DSL customers in a small Minnesota town is no doubt happy this week. The Federal Communications Commission has given Frontier Wireless permission to buy 4.8 million lines from Verizon, mostly in rural and smaller-town areas around the country.

“This transaction—which includes significant deployment commitments from Frontier—will help advance the goals of the National Broadband Plan by bringing broadband to millions of consumers, small businesses, and anchor institutions in 14 states across the West, Midwest, and South,” the FCC says. We’re talking Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia here.