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  • CenturyLink Designated as Quilt Coalition's Internet Service Provider; David Young Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CenturyLink Designated as Quilt Coalition’s Internet Service Provider; David Young Comments

    A nonprofit coalition of U.S. research and education networks has authorized CenturyLink to offer commercial internet services to the organization's members under a two-year contract. CenturyLink said Wednesday it won a contract from Quilt after a competitive solicitation process for internet protocol transit providers. David Young, senior vice president of strategic government at CenturyLink, said the […] More

  • FCC to Begin 'Restoring Internet Freedom Order' Implementation in April - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC to Begin ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ Implementation in April

    The Federal Communications Commission has set April 23 as the effective date of an order that would repeal internet regulations the Obama administration implemented in 2015. Changes under the Restoring Internet Freedom Order will go into effect in April except for certain amendatory instructions, which are subject to the Office of Management and Budget‘s approval of information […] More

  • Razorsight Blog: Will Bandwidth and Internet Access Speed Doom Wireless and Mobile ISPs in the Home? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Razorsight Blog: Will Bandwidth and Internet Access Speed Doom Wireless and Mobile ISPs in the Home?

    Accessing the internet through mobile devices may play a critical role in shaping the future of communications and internet use, but in the fixed internet service provider markets, mobile and wireless providers face structural hurdles to grabbing a competitive edge, Gary Kim writes in a blog post for Razorsight Corp., the maker of cloud computing-based […] More

  • Minister: No Internet 'Kill Switch' for Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Minister: No Internet 'Kill Switch' for Australia

    The Australian government does not support and will not participate in actions similar to the Egyptian government, which shut down Internet access to prevent protesters from communicating with others and the outside world, an Australian official has said. Speaking at the launch of a new HP data center in Sydney, Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy […] More

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    Crimeware Hosting ISP Taken Out

    Ukrainian PegasusHosting, a crimeware friendly ISP, has been partially taken-down by one of its upstream providers. The ISP, known for hosting phishing mule scams and other crimeware, has had a significant portion of its IP addresses null routed, according to dynamoo.com, a security blog. “Hosted web sites include fake pharmacies, fake job sites, hacking, porn […] More

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    Spammers to Pay $2.6 million

    An Internet service provider (ISP) was recently awarded $2.6 million in restitution as the result of a lawsuit filed against a company that sent out 25,000 spam messages. Asis Internet Services, a small ISP, filed the lawsuit against the principles of Find a Quote. Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the US District Court in Northern […] More

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    ISP Set Alight After Crack Down

    Hosting.ua, an ISP in the Ukraine, was the victim of a fire late last month after it cracked down on cyber crime. On March 27, the ISP was raked by fire which caused severe damage and forced it to go offline. HostExploit.com, a website that tracks crimeware distribution, ranked Hosting.ua as fourth in the world […] More

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    Cleaning Botnets the Japanese Way

    Botnets are an increasing problem in the Internet community and will likely become even more problematic once Africa (reputed to have the largest number of infected computers) gets widespread access to broadband. The Japanese have taken an interesting approach to combating botnets, networks of infected computers that can be controlled remotely for nefarious purposes, working […] More

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    Security Researchers Go on Offensive

    A security firm and ISPs have colluded to take down the command and control servers of the Lethic botnet, according to an article on The Register.  Neustar, a security research firm, along with cooperation from ISPs, were able to attack the servers of the Lethic botnet, which was used in distributing spam. This is the […] More

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    British ISP Hit by DDoS from Latvia

    Internet Service Provider (ISP) Vispa was downed for approximately 12 hours late last week by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack emanating from within Latvia. While internet service was available to customers after 12 hours, the phone service was still affected late Friday. Vispa commercial director Adam Binks said”As a result of a major […] More

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