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78% jump in Internet use since first lockdown, ISP figures reveal

Internet use in the UK rose by 78% in the first lockdown in March last year compared to the same month in 2019, new figures have shown.

Broadband firm Zen Internet said its latest research showed demand for streaming services, news content and online work tools skyrocketed on its network as millions spent more time at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

District court rules against Cloudflare in anti-piracy suit

A Florida district court has ruled that Cloudflare, the content delivery network (CDN), is not protected from anti-piracy injunctions by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As a result, Cloudflare may be held responsible for activities undertaken in support of torrent websites that have been served anti-piracy injunctions. This decision serves as a clarification of… Read More

T-Mobile’s Binge On feature sells video throttling as ‘optimisation’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on the FCC to bring T-Mobile to account after confirming that the mobile provider is throttling all high-definition video streams down to DVD quality, in possible breach of current regulations about net neutrality. In a new post, EFF staffer Jeremy Gillula confirms the findings of Slate’s Marvin Ammori… Read More

NY to probe major broadband providers over slow internet speeds

New York is to launch a probe into three leading internet service providers, assessing whether their services are short-changing customers by charging for high-speed internet which they fail to deliver. According to leaked documents, sent to Verizon Communications, Cablevision Systems and Time Warner Cable, the New York attorney general asked each firm to hand over… Read More

AT&T patents system to ‘fast-lane’ BitTorrent traffic

U.S. telecom giant AT&T has been awarded a patent for speeding up BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer traffic, and reducing the impact that these transactions have on the speed of its network. Unauthorised file-sharing generates thousands of petabytes of downloads every month, sparking considerable concern among the ISP community due to its detrimental effect on network… Read More