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Company hit with record fine after making 100m nuisance calls

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Keurboom Communications Ltd was hit with the ICO’s highest ever nuisance calls fine after more than 1,000 people complained about automated calls. The 99.5m calls, made between October 2014 and March 2016, related to a...

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BT cuts 4,000 jobs worldwide and slashes CEO's bonus

Thursday, May 11th 2017

The job losses, which will save the company £300m over two years, will be in back-office and managerial sectors. BT chief executive Gavin Patterson and former finance director Tony Chanmugam will also lose their bonuses...

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TalkTalk: A million customers have fixed their broadband price with new deals

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

The company’s ‘Fixed Low Price Plans’ guarantee customers won’t be affected by price hikes for the length of the 18-month contract. TalkTalk said the simplicity of the new plans has been popular, with a quarter of...

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Plusnet to 'reluctantly' increase price of line rental and call plans

Monday, May 8th 2017

The provider is putting up line rental by £1 – taking it from £17.99 to £18.99 and bringing it in line with the amount charged by parent company BT. Plusnet’s Line Rental Saver, which lets customers pay for 12...

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Would you rather lose the internet, or a finger? Poll reveals what some would do to stay online

Monday, May 8th 2017

According to Cable.co.uk’s latest poll, most people would. 68% of those asked would give up alcohol before they surrendered their internet connection. Women are more willing to go teetotal, it seems, with 75% ready to give...

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Gigaclear to reach 150,000 more homes thanks to £111m investment

Friday, May 5th 2017

The provider will use the investment to deliver fibre services to “hundreds of thousands” of premises in Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Northamptonshire – areas where it has won government-backed BDUK...

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EE offers inclusive roaming 'in more destinations' with new plans

Thursday, May 4th 2017

The provider is also offering inclusive roaming in Europe to all pay monthly and pay as you go mobile customers from 15 June. Roaming charges will be banned within EU countries from that data but EE’s European destinations...

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Public consulted on plan to fix 'misleading' broadband ad rules

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Current guidelines allow providers to advertise ‘up to’ speeds that are achievable for only 10% of their customers. But the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) said in November that consumers are being misled by the...

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4G availability and speed varies across UK cities

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Data from Which? and OpenSignal shows that 4G coverage in major UK cities ranges from 83% in Middlesbrough to 68% in Bournemouth. The speed of 4G connections also differs across the country, from 26.6Mbps in Stoke-on-Trent...

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