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BT Announce Mobile Broadband Packages

Telecoms giant offer the “cheapest home and mobile broadband package in the country”

BBC, ITV & BT Announce Open Broadband STB Project

The BBC, ITV and BT have announced a proposal to create an “open environment for broadband connected digital television receivers.” It’s an initiative open for all UK public service broadcasters, device developers and other ISPs, which they hope will lead to a new generation of subscription free devices, carrying free to air channels and a [...]

UK Internet: Censored Since 2004

The recent story about Wikipedia being censored by a large number of UK ISPs has raised a lot of blog post/ tweets / column inches about quite how terrible / good it is that our Internet is not free and open. Wake up UK! … this ain’t nothing new.

Ofcom Gives BT OK For Ebbsfleet Fibre Trial Line Rental Discounts

Ofcom are altering the very grandly named, “Universal Service Condition 1,” to let BT provide discounted connections to people on their Ebbsfleet Fibre optic trial, which plans to provide network connections of up to 100Mbps.

BT Announce Home Hub 2.0 With 802.11n Support

Wi-fi router comes with sleek redesign and child-thwarting controls.

Pace Get 2nd Gen BT Vision Box Deal

Pace, UK-based creators of digital TV products, has won a new contract to supply BT with their next-generation V-box, for use on the BT Vision service. Previously Philips supplied the V-box (that runs the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV middleware) but following Pace’s purchase of Philips Set Top Box (STB) division, it’s natural — but we imagine [...]

BT Statement on Home Hub Wireless Security

Following our story on the vulnerabilities of the BT Home Hub, the most widely used DSL wireless router in the UK, BT sent us this statement last week after we requested it.

BT Home Hub: Wireless Security Vulnerabilities Discovered

Those with a BT Home Hub — and there’s a lot of them, as it’s currently the most popular DSL router in the UK — might be sleeping a little less soundly tonight following the claims of an ethical hacking group, GNUCitizen, to have found a way to past its Wireless security. Rather than getting [...]

fipr: Phorm Web Monitoring Illegal?

Ask most people about their views on Phorm and you’ll either get a blank look or people turning purple with rage. In brief: It’s a ‘service’ that monitors all of your normal Web browsing, with the stated aim of providing personalised advertising to you. All of this monitoring is made possible under agreements with ISPs, [...]

BT Sponsor Isle of Wight Festival 2008

BT have been taking people to the Isle of Wight during Cowes week with rather enjoyable sailing events both for press, customers and as team building events. Of course they also sponsor the Island’s sailing wunderkind Dame Ellen Macarthur through, BT Team Ellen. Well it looks like the Island has really got under their skin, [...]