According to Ofcom, TalkTalk is our worst ISP with the largest number of complaints over the past year, hitting an average of well over two in every 3000 customers having to complain to Ofcom about their broadband service over the last year.
The European Court of Justice has rulled that ISPs can't be forced into filtering traffic for the purpose of copyright protection, which may impact on the recent court orders forcing BT to filter out Newzbin and The Pirate Bay.
One of the companies that was part of the BDUK initiative has pulled out, claiming the scheme that uses BT's fibre network to help spread high-speed broadband is limited by "faintly ludicrous" restrictions on use.
After Hollywood's successful legal posturing to get BT to block Newzbin, which did nothing, the BPI is following their lead and is now after The Pirate Bay. Considering there's already a good record, they're taking the voluntary route this time.
BT's efforts to stop users accessing the Newzbin usenet archive doesn't appear to be working, thanks to a combination of Newzbin's own bypassing app and the general technical awareness of those who enjoy the internet's last great untamed wilderness.
BT's been having issues in London this morning with an outage caused by BT Stepney Green exchange. The broadband-blackout was only momentary, but has upset routers good-and-proper. If your BT-line fed broadband is on the fritz, a router reset should do the trick. [ZDnet UK]
BT has updated us on its efforts to bring its faster fibre broadband network to the UK, claiming that certain areas will get staggering 'Fibre to the Premises' max download speeds of 300Mbps from spring of next year.