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Swindon to get superfast broadband via 4G mobile network

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Swindon Borough Council, as part of Broadband Delivery UK’s (BDUK) Superfast Broadband Extension Programme, is looking to increase coverage of superfast broadband from 80% of premises to 99.4% by next year. The...

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Virgin Media claims of ‘unlimited’ mobile data were misleading

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received seven complaints which claimed that the term “unlimited data” was misleading in relation to a number of Virgin Media mobile tariffs. The ASA found references to...

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Sky Sports Android app launched for Virgin Media customers

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

The streaming app, previously only available for Apple devices, means sports fans can watch Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ live on Android devices on a 3G, 4G or wi-fi connection while in the UK. The...

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Fibre connected masts bring faster wireless broadband to Hull

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Purebroadband will use CityFibre’s dark fibre network – fibre cables already in the ground but not yet connected to carry traffic – to replace its existing network. The two companies say the move will boost internet...

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Brits don't know how to keep their mobile phones safe abroad

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

A survey by the operator found that despite the amount of personal data people store on their phones, 51% of the 1.6 million Britons travelling abroad over the Easter break don't know the best ways to keep their phone...

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Superfast broadband extension an 'important chapter' for Worcestershire

Monday, March 30th 2015

More than 22,000 premises are already able to sign up to the high-speed technology out of the 55,000 planned in the first phase of the Superfast Worcestershire programme, which will finish at the end of June 2016. The project...

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Half of Brits too scared to use mobile phone abroad

Monday, March 30th 2015

Research from international network specialist Worldsim revealed that 52% of Brits don’t use their mobile devices abroad, while 26% search for the nearest wi-fi hotspot to avoid incurring expensive data charges. More than...

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Ill Worcestershire woman slams Sky's 'parade of excuses' after 8-month wait for landline

Friday, March 27th 2015

Last month Cable.co.uk reported how Jill Vizor had been left without broadband and a phone line since she moved to the Orchards housing development in Evesham, Worcestershire, in July. She had been advised to relocate due to...

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Government to subsidise satellite broadband for rural residents

Friday, March 27th 2015

People living in areas not covered by the rollout of superfast fibre broadband will be given help to install a superfast-capable satellite service, the government has said. The new scheme, to be launched later this year, will...

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Councils should make sure new-builds have superfast broadband

Friday, March 27th 2015

In an open letter to council leaders, digital economy minister Ed Vaizey and housing minister Brandon Lewis say high quality broadband is essential for sustainable growth. The government’s superfast broadband programme,...

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