Web giants, Sir Tim slam Europe’s net neutrality rules on eve of vote

Four loopholes spark alarm

Netflix, Reddit, Tumblr, Kickstarter and other tech companies, as well as the creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, are urging European politicians not to vote in favor of net neutrality regulations on Tuesday.…

It’s almost time for Australia’s fibre fetishists to give up

1.8Gbps over copper trials show Turnbull’s multi-technology-mix is sensible

Last week, BT and Alcatel Lucent let it be know that their experimental broadband-over-copper technology XG.fast had achieved 1.8 gigabits per second over a 100m copper strand.…

‘iOS 9 ate my mobile broadband plan’

Default-on Wi-Fi Assist accused of burning through people’s monthly download limits

Apple is being sued over an iOS 9 feature that allegedly gobbled its way through people’s monthly mobile data plans.…

Ofcom won’t hold back in latest mobile spectrum auction

Aggressive pricing masks consolidation of UK airwaves

Comment Ofcom has announced its plans for the promised auction of 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum. And it’s “steady as she goes”.…

US broadband giants face ‘deceptive speed’ probe in New York

‘Many of us may be paying for one thing, and getting another,’ says Big Apple’s AG

An investigation has been launched by New York’s attorney general to determine whether giant ISPs Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Cablevision have misled customers on broadband speeds.…

Would Dutch T-mobile sale open door for Deutsche to buy KPN?

Meanwhile things heat up between Vodafone and Virgin Media UK daddy

A simple statement this week leaked to Bloomberg that T-Mobile Netherlands is about to be put up for sale, uncovers a wealth of potential intent from all quarters. Immediately everyone is guessing who might buy it; our question is what does this allow to happen after that sale has gone through?…