youtube
YouTube Doesn’t Think it Should be Regulated in the Same Way as TV

Following the Logan Paul video controversy earlier this month, there have been calls for YouTube to be regulated in the same way that more traditional TV channels need to be. However, YouTube has refused to accept that, on the basis that it's 'different', thanks to being an open platform that distributes content rather than having any kind of editorial input. Read More >>

networks
EE and Three Have Lost Their Respective Legal Fights Over the 5G Spectrum Auction

Both EE and Three have issues with how Ofcom is handling the upcoming 5G spectrum auction, and have taken the matter to court to try and get their own way. Both fights were over different things, but the courts have ruled in favour of Ofcom. Read More >>

networks
Soon You’ll be Able to Switch Mobile Network With a Text Message

Signing up with a mobile network couldn't be easier. You ring them up, fill out a form online, or go into a shop, and the network will do all the hard work for you. Leaving a network is another matter entirely, and they'll seemingly do everything in their power to avoid letting you cancel your contract and keep your existing number. Read More >>

ISPs
Automatic Phone and Broadband Compensation is Coming in 2019

If you've recently suffered a botched broadband installation or endured a long, internetless wait for line repairs, this won't help much as it doesn't kick in until 2019. But the good news for the sad disconnected people of the near future is that automatic compensation payments for interrupted services or delayed repairs are coming. Read More >>

tv
Ofcom Wants the BBC to Distribute More British-Made Programming

Ofcom has announced new rules for the BBC as part of a revamped operating licence. Those rules state that the BBC needs to broadcast more content produced within the UK. Read More >>

tv
The UK is a Nation of Bingewatchers, Says New Ofcom Report

It's no secret that the way we've watched television has changed a lot thanks to the internet, but now some new Ofcom figures show just how much. And it's all thanks to the rise in availability of high-speed interwebz. Read More >>

networks
Ofcom Tries to Limit EE and Vodafone’s 4G/5G Aspirations

Modern-day god of the sky Ofcom has released the rules that will cover the next batch of mobile frequency auctions, and it's sort of good and sort of bad depending on which of the mobile networks you wear the scarf of. Read More >>

networks
Phone Boxes are Stealth Advertising Boards Now, Complain Powerless Councils

Councils across the country are battling a new wave of unstoppable advertising banner spaces that masquerade as telephone boxes. Read More >>

bt
Ofcom’s Biggest Ever Fine Goes To BT

Ofcom's fining BT a record £42,000,000 for abusing its market power to reduce the amount of compensation it paid other companies. Read More >>

ISPs
An Automated Crap ISP Compensation System is on the Drawing Board

Communications regulator Ofcom is looking into the mechanics of an automated refund system that would gives users money back when they suffer crappy service from their ISP, with compensation to be offered when appointments are missed or repairs overshoot deadlines. Read More >>

piracy
Google And Microsoft Agree To Demote Pirated Content In The UK

Sorry, pirates: soon your wares will be harder to find on UK search engines. Google and Bing have agreed to a voluntary code of practice that'll see infringing content including films, music and sport pushed down the search results. Read More >>

internet
BT and its Offshoots Top Quarterly Broadband Complaints Chart

The subscribers of BT, Plusnet and EE were the angriest broadband users of the last quarter, as Ofcom data reveals that the three ISPs -- BT and the two also owned by BT -- generated the most complaints. Read More >>

networks
Ofcom Boosts BT Infrastructure Sharing Plans for a Full-Fibre Future

Ofcom has announced a plan to simplify the ways outside networks access BT's lines and equipment, with the hope that it'll lead to more full-fibre connections hooked into the UK's homes and workplaces. Read More >>

money
Ofcom to Champion Old People With Review of Baffling Landline Price Rises

‘Tis the season to remember that old people exist. Well, now and during elections. Read More >>

internet
Ofcom Orders Openreach to ‘Legally Split’ From BT

Ofcom has decided that BT hasn’t put enough effort into addressing its competition concerns, and has ordered the telecommunications giant to legally split from Openreach. Read More >>