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Sky advertises average broadband speeds and launches 'lowest' fibre deal

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

The provider is the first to feature average download speeds so prominently in its advertising, although the rest of the industry could soon have to do likewise. Currently, providers are allowed to advertise ‘up to’...

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Government announces £440m boost for rural broadband rollout

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

The cash comes from a combination of “efficiency savings” and money already invested in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project that is now being returned by BT. Culture secretary Karen Bradley said the investment would...

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Ofcom: More than a million homes still can't get decent broadband

Friday, December 16th 2016

But that still leaves 1.4m homes and offices – around 5% of properties – without access to 10Mbps, which the regulator says is the minimum required to meet a typical household’s digital needs. People living or working...

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UK 4G network 'plagued by not spots', says infrastructure watchdog

Wednesday, December 14th 2016

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ranked Britain’s 4G network as 54th in the world and said the future rollout of 5G services must be handled better. It said mobile connectivity had “become a necessity” and...

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Vodafone launches 'data rollover' for pay as you go customers

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

The company has today announced the launch of Data Rollover, which it describes as an “industry first”. In order to use the new feature, customers need to top up to renew their Big Value Bundle within the 30-day...

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Irate customer launches scathing online crusade after five days without Virgin Media broadband

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Paul Thewlis, from Birmingham, says it is now his “personal mission to save innocent consumers from the misery of being a Virgin Media customer”. Mr Thewlis, 42, the managing director of a printing, design and...

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Broadband routers hit by nationwide cyber attack

Friday, December 2nd 2016

About 100,000 Post Office broadband customers were affected, as were “a small number” of TalkTalk customers and a number of internet users on the KCOM network in Hull. The attack is reported to have used a modified...

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Virgin Media offers to freeze line rental charges for most vulnerable

Friday, December 2nd 2016

The company made the pledge yesterday, just hours after Ofcom announced a review into the cost of landline phone services. Virgin’s new Talk Protected plan freezes line rental at the current rate of £17.99 and comes with...

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'Depth and complexity' of Sky Mobile will make things easier for customers

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Sky Mobile launched earlier this week with a promise to “shake up the market” with features such as Roll, which lets users keep their unused data in an online ‘piggybank’ for up to three years. The service, which...

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Ofcom to review rising cost of landline phone services

Thursday, December 1st 2016

The regulator is concerned that people who only use a phone line are not getting the same value for money as those who also take broadband or a pay TV service. The price of line rental has increased significantly in recent...

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