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German regulator to tackle misleading broadband speeds

German regulator Bundesnetzagentur has outlined plans to hold ISPs accountable for when customers should be compensated for not receiving promised broadband speeds. The move is certainly an interesting one, and will hopefully provide a bit of stimulus for other regulators to tackle the issue of misleading claims on broadband speeds. In the UK, consumers are regularly left frustrated over rules…

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Eutelsat and ViaSat Close European Broadband Joint Venture

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: VSAT) today closed their partnering arrangement combining Eutelsat’s established European broadband business with ViaSat’s broadband technology know-how and Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise. READ MORE: Price per GB of post-paid Mobile BroadBand services is declining at an average rate of 10% per year Building on a decade-long relationship, Eutelsat and…

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Operators missing out $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider…

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UK ISPs must now advertise broadband price with line rental included Or ALWAYS READ THE SMALL PRINT

Starting today, the ASA will start enforcing new broadband advertising rules. The new rules (detailed below) require fixed-line ISPs to advertise all-inclusive costs, including telephone line rental, and give greater prominence to up-front costs and contract length. The ASA’s rules apply to all forms of advertising, including TV ads, billboards, newspapers, etc. When we looked at the major ISPs this morning,…

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Turkish government revealed to be spying on its citizens through ISPs

Insider claims all ISPs in Turkey has used deep packet inspection to collect personal data, in accordance with the law since 2014. A cybersecurity reporter from Forbes, Thomas Fox-Brewster, made headlines in Turkey this week by revealing that Procera Networks engineers quit over the company’s products being used by the Turkish government to spy on its citizens. According to the leaked…

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