isps articles

Syria pulls the plug, Internet traffic comes to a halt

Syria pulls the plug, Internet traffic comes to a halt

Syria's tether to the digital world appears to have been severed, cutting off Internet access to and from the country entirely. In addition to an apparent Internet blackout, Syrians may also be facing isolated landline and cellular phone service disruptions according…
PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

TorGuard, a VPN service provider, was recently given the cold shoulder by PayPal for providing BitTorrent-related services. Upon discovery of TorGuard's relationship with BitTorrent, PayPal abruptly froze the company's account, preventing the virtual network provider from sending or receiving payments…
Netflix ranks ISPs based on video stream quality

Netflix ranks ISPs based on video stream quality

Netflix has released a chart that ranks popular Internet service providers based on how well they deliver videos to users. "We find ourselves in the unique position of having insight into the performance of hundreds of millions of long duration,…