Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Telcos try to kill net neutrality

Wheeler laughs off latest attempt to kill Title II classification

A group of US telcos has formally asked the courts to overturn the Open Internet rules put in place by the FCC, America’s broadband nanny.…

Give .gay to the gays, roars exiting ombudsman

More shenanigans at everyone’s favorite non-profit internet monopoly

The independent ombudsman at DNS overseer ICANN has used his last day on the job to fire a broadside over the “.gay” top-level domain.…

Someone (cough, cough VeriSign) just gave ICANN $135m for the rights to .web

DNS overlord literally doubled its annual revenue in one day

An unnamed organization just paid $135m for the rights to sell “.web” domain names. This is three times the previous record of $45m for .shop, and seven times the average auction price for top-level domains.…

nbn™ switches on first Telstra HFC-powered broadband services

100/40Mbps services available to 2,300 Perth homes

nbn™, the entity building and operating Australia’s national broadband network (NBN), has announced its first services delivered over the hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) cables formerly owned by Australia’s dominant carrier Telstra.…

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest

The long and painful transition is getting there

Accessing websites via IPv6 is not only comparable in speed to IPv4, but is actually faster when visiting one in five of the world’s most popular sites, according to German researchers.…

O2 sales dip 9% as tight-fisted Brits cling to their old handsets

Weak pound affects sales reporting in Blighty

Sales at O2 UK fell by 8.9 per cent to €3.46bn (£2.91bn) for the first half of the year, as customers opted to hang on to their old handsets rather than upgrade.…

How to upgrade cities to 40Gbps broadband without replacing today’s fiber network

Verizon to test gear to boost speeds to homes, businesses

Verizon will soon test communications gear that can provide next-generation 40Gbps fiber broadband services in America.…

Heart Internet goes TITSUP again

Total Inability To Support Usual Per… one server?

Heart Internet has restored service to customers whose email has been titsup since Monday, with users unable to use the service due to a single server failure.…

Oz regulator eyes broadband marketing

ISPs fudging performance claims in ads? Say it isn’t so!

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is setting its sights on broadband speed claims, again.…