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Spring Budget 2017: Chancellor announces new investment in 5G and fibre broadband

Thursday, March 9th 2017

Delivering his first Spring Budget yesterday, Mr Hammond said investment in infrastructure would help close the productivity gap between the UK and other G7 countries. He said that would be achieved via the £23bn National...

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Still no broadband six months after purchase – now BT says it's 'too muddy' to install it

Thursday, March 9th 2017

Helen Carby, 46, ordered broadband and a phone line from the telecoms giant after moving into a cottage in rural Cumbria last August. As there was already a BT box and phone cable in the house – and the previous owners had...

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BBC to broadcast coverage of women's football world cup in 2019

Monday, March 6th 2017

Announcing the acquisition on International Women’s Day, the BBC said there will be “extensive coverage” of every game of France 2019 across TV, radio and online. The BBC’s TV coverage of the 2015 tournament in...

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BT Sport pays £1.18bn to keep Champions League TV rights

Monday, March 6th 2017

The telecoms giant will pay around £394m a year from the 2018/19 season – up from around £299m under the current deal. The £1.18bn paid by BT shows the spiralling cost of sports TV rights. It is a 32% increase on the...

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TalkTalk outage leaves customers in Wrexham without broadband

Friday, March 3rd 2017

The provider has acknowledged the problem on Twitter and an update on its website says engineers are “working hard to get everything back up and running”. The problem appears to have originated from near to a telephone...

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TalkTalk customers set for a 'faster, more intuitive' mobile TV experience

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

An update due in a few months’ time will enable customers to watch more TV content on the go. Users will be able to pre-order films and take advantage of the new ‘season pass’ feature, which will provide access to...

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Labour: Digital Strategy a 'missed opportunity' to help those left behind

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

The strategy was launched this morning and reiterates the government’s plan for investment in fibre broadband and the introduction of a new universal service obligation (USO) as part of the Digital Economy Bill. It also...

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Vodafone offers inclusive roaming for pay as you go customers

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

From today, pay as you go customers will be able to enjoy free roaming included in Big Value Bundles. Until 14 June, customers buying a Big Value Bundle will get an additional 100 minutes, 100 texts and 500MB of data to use...

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