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ISP: An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides access to the Internet. Access ISPs directly connect customers to the Internet using copper wires, wireless or fiber-optic connections. (Source: Wikipedia)

Compare DSL, Leased Line and Ethernet – Internet Access Buyers Guide

Section: Research
This buyer's guide is for those that need help with deciding on the right business connectivity solution.    Choosing which type of dedicated internet access service is the best fit for your organisation depends upon your budget, your organisation’s connectivity and bandwidth needs, the type of network applications which are most typically used and the future plans of your organisation.    Traditional ...   read more

Business ISPs-Compare at a Glance

Section: Research
Evaluating business ISPs is a time consuming and often opaque process. This guide compares four UK business ISPs at a glance.   Details include: -  Business ISP company details -  Connectivity solutions -  Core network details -  Geographical coverage -  Ideal customer profile -  Why this provider and unique selling points -  Network Opera ...   read more

Evaluating Mobile Email Solutions - One Size Doesn't Fit All

Section: Research
Now that mobile email is moving into the mainstream, with technology and services widely available to businesses of all sizes, organisations looking to either invest for the first time or review their current arrangements are presented with a range of approaches and options for moving forward. But how do you make sense of these and figure out the best option for your business? KEY POINTS Mobile ...   read more

Solving Last Mile Connection Speed Problems

Section: Research
When you experience a slow or inconsistent Internet connection it is often difficult to gather the needed information and determine the problem, but the answer is easier than you may think. Computer networks are by design contention based networks. This means a network is shared by many and all network traffic for the many has to somehow contend to survive. The majority of the problems experienced by home users and indeed some corporate network users fall into two distinct camps ...   read more

AOL Announces Cloud Email Service

Section: News
AOL are to offer a new, cloud-based email service, which was offered on a limited preview yesterday, that automatically sorts inbox content in order to "help combat inbox fatigue”. The new service doesn’t force users to get a new email address as they can use existing accounts. Alto is available by invitation only at the moment and is a client that works with all of the po ...   read more

Digital Economy Act Delayed

Section: News
The UK’s Digital Economy Act has been delayed again due to "legal challenges” and it’s now thought that the act won’t come into play until 2014. The hold-up is good news for ISPs who can now breathe easy for a little while longer, before being forced to send out warning letters to their customers, that’s if the controversial act ever fully materialises. The act was originally rushed through and passed by the Labour government in 2010, just before they left power. Since then concer ...   read more

EU students soon to benefit from even faster Internet speeds, GEANT claims

Section: News
Researchers and students across Europe are set to benefit from an upgrade to the GEANT research and education network, which will allow around 40 million researchers and millions of students to collaborate using a connection of up to 1 terabit. Investment by the EU and Europe's NRENs will enable migration to the new infrastructure, which uses the latest transmission and switching technologies. These are able to support capacities of up to 2Tbps across the core network and are de ...   read more

ISPs Split over Open Code of Practice

Section: News
Leading ISPs have refused to sign Ofcom’s new ‘net neutrality’ code of conduct which is designed to prevent ISPs from blocking or restricting consumer access to content "unless there was a reason to deploy reasonable traffic management practices.” Virgin Media and Vodafone both refused to sign the code citing it as either too vague or impractical; Everything Everywhere also took the decision to opt out of the agreement. However, ten ISPs including BT, O2 and TalkTalk a ...   read more

UK Courts Order ISPs to Block Pirate Bay

Section: News
The high court has ruled that 5 UK ISPs must block customer access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. Internet service providers Sky, Everything Everywhere, O2, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have all been ordered to prevent users accessing the site but BT has asked for a few more weeks to "consider their position”. "Blocking the Pirate Bay is pointless and dangerous. It will fuel calls for further, wider and even more drastic calls for Internet censorship of many kinds, from porno ...   read more

What is the future for leased lines?

Section: Articles
A leased line is service contract between a provider and a customer, whereby the provider agrees to deliver a symmetric telecommunications line connecting two locations in exchange for a rent – hence the term ‘lease’. In the UK leased lines are sometimes referred to as 'Private Circuit' or 'Data Line'.   Leased lines are stated to be more suited for businesses that conduct business online and demand f ...   read more