Trump sets sights on net neutrality

World Wide Web Foundation not happy

President Trump is spoiling for yet another fight and this time, much to the despair of internet experts, it is net neutrality.…

US cops, firefighters to get new emergency wireless network – AT&T to get $6.5bn

Telco lands mega-deal to host first responders’ broadband

US phone giant AT&T has landed a $6.5bn contract to build a private wireless broadband network for emergency responders.…

Extreme Networks to splash $55m on Brocade’s data centre biz

Further beefs up to take on the might of Cisco

Extreme Networks is to acquire Brocade Communications Systems’ data centre, switching, routing, and analytics business for $55m (£44m) – part of a bid to beef up its portfolio and take on Switchzilla – aka Cisco.…

Chinese giant ZTE slips off US export sh*tlist – and it only cost $900m

Tech dragon cleared after admitting to sanction violations

The US Department of Commerce has scrapped trade restrictions that left Chinese tech monster ZTE unable to import components from America.…

ETSI widens scope of mobile edge standard

Mobile base stations to be treated as computers in their own right

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute has decided its Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) effort needed a bigger brief, so it’s renamed it as Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC).…

So my ISP can now sell my browsing history – what can I do?

Find a good VPN

So, the US House of Representatives has voted away internet privacy (in concert with the Senate), and the legislation will be heading to the White House for Trump’s imprimatur. He’s expected to sign quickly, so as internet users it’s time to get really serious about privacy.…

I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

Not exactly getting with the program

Despite being the third-largest internet provider in the UK, Virgin Media is not exactly looking toward the future.…

Ex-broadband biz 186k hit by major outage

You mean they still have some customers left?

Long-suffering customers of troubled hosting provider 186k are unable to access the firm’s hosting and email services in what appears to be a major outage.…

Brit telcos will waive early termination fees for military personnel

Good news for those posted to Benbecula or Mount Pleasant?

British military personnel will no longer face swingeing cancellation fees on broadband packages if they are posted abroad.…