Google, Facebook etc rush to defend US govt in last-minute ICANN internet takeover lawsuit

Mad dash on eve of critical IANA transition

A slew of internet organizations have come to the support of the US government in a last-minute lawsuit designed to prevent the handover of critical internet functions at midnight on Friday.…

Telcos hit out against plans to hike their broadband rates

BT alone expects its rates to more than quadruple

Broadband providers have rallied against draft plans to hike up the cost of business rates, which will result in a “steep” increase for broadband providers laying infrastructure.…

Business to be given more scope to quit crap broadband contracts

Providing ISPs have signed ‘up to’ the voluntary code, that is

UK businesses are to receive more accurate data on broadband speeds before signing up to a contract, under a voluntary code coming into force from Ofcom today.…

Four US states demand restraining order to stop internet power handover to ICANN

Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada sue Uncle Sam

Four states’ attorneys general have filed suit to prevent the transition of critical internet functions from the US government to non-profit ICANN this Friday.…

Verizon techie sold people’s call logs at $75 a head to private dick

Prison looms for telco insider who flogged subscriber records to dodgy investigator

A former Verizon Wireless employee is facing time behind bars after he pled guilty to selling customer records.…

Optus’ HFC problems were never a secret, so why did nbn™ need the network?

Malcolm Turnbull, you will never be a network engineer

Someone check in on former senator Stephen Conroy, would they, and make sure he hasn’t laughed himself to death?…

Source: nbn™’s fibre-to-the-kerb will be VDSL at 100/40Mbps

But Optus still gets its $800m payday, even though its network was too expensive to upgrade

The Register has learned that the fibre-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) technology to be used in Australia’s national broadband network (NBN) will use VDSL and be capable of 100/40Mbps speeds.…

After AT&T’s crushing blow, FTC tells Senate it wants its balls back

US watchdog still feeling sore after being stripped of powers to punish telcos

US trade watchdog the FTC says it will appeal the August decision stripping its ability to fine AT&T.…

BT tops Ofcom’s broadband whinge list

Virgin and Sky rated least moaned about

BT has topped Ofcom’s quarterly whinge list for the most moaned about fixed line broadband provider.…