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Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters

Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a study the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday.

UK regulators say ISPs must be piracy watchdogs

Add watchdog to the list of duties now on required of U.K. Internet service providers. The nation’s communications regulator, Ofcom, today rolled out a draft code demanding ISPs watch out for piracy, record how many warnings are given suspected offenders, and after three notices, remove violators. The new draft rule is the start of the UK’s Digital Economy Act and a three-strike response.

Google, Verizon deny anti-net neutrality report

Google and Verizon have denied a New York Times report, published yesterday, that claimed the companies are nearing an agreement for Google to pay Verizon to speed up internet access to its services.

Google announces plans for a gigabit fiber network, will serve over 50,000 homes

It had to happen eventually. This morning, Google announced its plans to build a 1 gigabit per second fiber network in several trial locations across the U.S. The company will service at least 50,000 users (and up to 500,000) at a “competitive price.” More so than its free Wi-Fi in Mountain View, the fiber plans will finally make Google a full-fledged ISP.