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BT fined £800k over disabled access failure

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The fine was imposed after BT failed to meet an agreed deadline to make accessibility improvements and launch an enhanced ‘Next Generation Text Service’ for consumers who are deaf or face issues with their speech. The...

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Wireless broadband project brings superfast speeds to the Yorkshire Dales

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Around 155 homes and businesses in and around Wensleydale will benefit from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s (YDNPA) planning committee’s decision to allow the siting of four masts in West Witton. The scheme...

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Aberdeenshire residents get access to superfast broadband

Monday, March 16th 2015

The premises are among more than 220,000 across Scotland that can now access broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps as part of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. With more than 850 new cabinets now...

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BT Sport signs longest ever TV deal for Premiership Rugby

Monday, March 16th 2015

A four-year extension to the existing BT Sport contract makes it the longest ever TV deal in the history of Premiership Rugby. Mark McCafferty, chief executive of Premiership Rugby, said: “BT Sport has been a fantastic...

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North Norfolk residents 'let down' by poor mobile coverage - campaigners

Monday, March 16th 2015

While Norfolk is part of the government’s rollout of superfast broadband, some people in the area are concerned that it is falling behind the rest of the country when it comes to mobile technology. A lack of 3G and 4G...

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Wireless broadband network to connect villages in Scottish highlands

Friday, March 13th 2015

Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) is funding a wireless network that will bring speeds of up to 20Mbps to Perthshire residents. A pilot project will initially link three villages near the Tay Forest Park currently struggling...

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Isle of Wight and Hampshire get broadband boost from £25m Virgin deal

Friday, March 13th 2015

The partnership between Virgin Media Business and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership (HIOWP) has already benefited 2,000 sites including 600 schools. And a £25m contract extension will see the deal run for a further...

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Customers duped by 'fictitious' mobile coverage maps

Friday, March 13th 2015

Several customers have told Cable.co.uk that they switched networks based on their coverage maps, only to find out they could not get any reception in the area they live. Operators’ coverage maps provide guidance on where...

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Over 60% of football fans have cut back on spending to keep watching TV games

Thursday, March 12th 2015

The ‘Consumer perceptions of choice, pricing and availability of English Premier League broadcasting report’, commissioned by Virgin Media, found that fans admitted to going out less, buying cheaper goods or services and...

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Alzheimer's man cut off for forgetting to pay bill

Thursday, March 12th 2015

Mark Oosterveen’s 80-year-old father was cut off after forgetting to pay his bills, despite his son warning Talk Talk of his condition. It was only after Mr Oosterveen spent hours on the phone to customer service...

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