DC court says Dish skirted rules in US airwave auction

No bid credits for sockpuppets, rules judge

A US Court of Appeals has upheld US broadband watchdog the FCC’s decision to bar companies connected to satellite provider Dish Network from claiming discounts on their bids in a 2014 wireless spectrum auction.…

EE!? The sound customers make when the interwebz don’t work

Broadband’s out nationwide, say frustrated Twitter folk

EE broadband customers have been unable to get online this morning, due to what seems to be a major nationwide outage.…

India responds to internet shutdown criticism… by codifying rules to make it legal

Bureaucracy embraces removing communications for millions of people

The Indian government has responded to fierce criticism of its increasing use of internet shutdowns by codifying rules for when the extreme measure is allowed.…

Telcos waive bills during Houston hurricane recovery

Carriers say they’re holding up – more flooding is likely

With Houston in the midst of severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey, telcos say they are so far maintaining service and will help with emergency efforts by waiving service costs.…

Google routing blunder sent Japan’s Internet dark on Friday

Another big BGP blunder

Last Friday, someone in Google fat-thumbed a border gateway protocol (GGP) advertisement and sent Japanese Internet traffic into a black hole.…

A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones’ Tyrion

Peter Dinklage takes Switchzilla’s coin

Tech firms hiring famous folks to push their products are depressingly common – who can forget Lady Gaga promoting cables for Monster at CES? Now Cisco is going to hook onto the popularity of Game of Thrones to push its new grand plan.…

Dell, BT alchemists turn bog-standard HW/SW to flexible, open networks

Playing the disaggregation game

Analysis Dell EMC is supplying network switches to a proof-of-concept research project at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk.…

British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey

See, it’s not just Grant Shapps who gets it mixed up

Four in five Britons has experienced broadband molasses in the past year and most of us are also “bamboozled” by the terms that telcos use to peddle their wares at us, according to a survey.…

D-Link in Pluribus-powered white box play to target enterprise sales

Netvisor gets a crack at the consumer and SME channel in new 54-port switch

D-Link has decided that white-box open networking might just be its ticket out of the consumer and small business ghettos, and into the rich enterprise market.…