As it does in North America and the Nordic region, Netflix now publishes internet service provider (ISP) rankings for the United Kingdom and Ireland, effectively scoring each provider's relative ability to offer bandwidth-intensive services.
Before the end of January Ireland will have enacted its own SOPA-style legislation - without discussion or vote in the Oireachtas, the Irish parliament - allowing parts of the internet deemed to aid piracy or infringe copyright to be censored from the Irish public.
Threatened by legal action from EMI Ireland, the Irish Government has agreed to publish an order next month, "plugging a gap" in Irish copyright law and effectively allowing record companies to restrict access to whole websites in Ireland as they please.
OpenDNS has released a 'technology preview' of a new security tool known as DNSCrypt. DNSCrypt encrypts all DNS data between you and your internet service provider (ISP) or DNS provider, like OpenDNS, preventing illegal traffic "snooping, tampering, or even hijacking".
Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga have jointly written to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary to "express concern" at the proposed SOPA bill.
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, is expected to announce plans later today by which four major UK internet service providers (ISPs) will offer customers the option to block access to pornographic content at subscription level.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte, along with colleague Fergus O’Dowd, convened a high level task force yesterday charged will formulating policies on how best to roll-out ubiquitous high speed broadband to all areas of Ireland.
Earlier today Eircom, Ireland’s largest ISP, launched its free music streaming service known as MusicHub. Eircom MusicHub allows free unlimited music streaming for existing Eircom broadband customers, and music downloads for as little as 32c per track.
A lot of debate has been circulating in recent months about the subject of IPv6 and how it will be the saviour of the internet as we know it. In this article we try to explain what exactly IPv6 is, why it’s so important for the continued success of the internet, and how prepared Ireland is for its imminent deployment.