FTTP NBN gone from draft Australian Labor Party policy platform

new doc mostly mentions carbon fibre, natural fibre … not so much FTTP
The Australian Labor Party (ALP) may be on the way to dropping its policy commitment to a fibre-to-the-premises national broadband network (NBN).…

Democrats need just one more senator (and then a miracle) to reverse US net neutrality death

It won’t pass but hey, why pass up a partisan punch-up?
Democrats in the US Senate are pushing for a measure that would, if passed, kill off efforts by America’s communications watchdog, the FCC, to scrap the nation’s net neutrality protections.…

More Brits have access to 1Gbps speeds than those failing to muster 10Mbps – Ofcom report

Both stats still pretty piss poor
For the first time, the number of folk in the UK accessing speeds of 1Gbps is greater than those poor souls unable to get a meagre 10Mbps, according to an Ofcom report today.…

A feed ahead of the weekend: your slice of networking morsels

IXPs mind their MANRS, plus as much multicloud as you can handle
It’s roundup time again, with ISOC working to protect the routing infrastructure, and announcements from Big Switch, F5, and Juniper.…

O2 UK wafts 4G coverage over 1,000 new Brit sites

Small operator starts LTE building following spectrum splurge
O2 is enlarging its 4G footprint across Blighty to an extra 1,000 sites, after splurging £205m gobbling up all the available LTE spectrum at Ofcom’s recent auction.…

US schools’ IT systems drop out after weekend firmware update misery

Three-day outage sparked by bungled software rollout for data-center gear
A botched network switch firmware update caused school IT systems to fall over in the US state of Washington, it is claimed.…

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty

Rude awakening – yet again – for American DNS supremo
ICANN has been told for a second time that it must fundamentally change its Whois service to become compliant with Europe’s incoming privacy law – and do so within the next month.…

Bargain-happy Brits snub big four mobile network operators

Plucky MVNOs snag top five spots for customer satisfaction
You can stuff your VoLTE and Notched iPhones – bargain-conscious Brits are shunning the big mobile operators for cheap-as-chips virtual network operators instead.…

Information-Centric Networking boffins celebrate successful Cypriot trial

Live-traffic gives information-centric networking a boost
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) over IP has taken another step towards deployment, with a trial conducted at the end of 2017 declared a success.…