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Altnets respond to PAC rural broadband criticism

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the way the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has managed the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, with all of the money so far awarded only to BT. The report’s...

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Sony Pictures Television shutting down Crackle

Monday, March 31st 2014

Crackle, the free video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), will be shut down in the UK from tomorrow (1 April 2014). SPT acquired Crackle back in 2006 when it was still known as Grouper, before relaunching it...

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Lincolnshire residents launch fibre broadband campaign

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Retired engineer Alun Hawkins and IT worker Ben Haines have held their first public meeting to drum up support for Fibrelincs, a community-based, fibre-to-the-home network that will supply superfast broadband to the parish of...

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Asda Mobile’s switch to EE ‘disastrous’ for customers

Friday, January 17th 2014

The supermarket mobile service previously used the Vodafone network to carry its calls, data and texts but announced in September that it was moving to EE. The switch began on October 28 2013, requiring customers to order new SIM...

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Sky acquires Acetrax on-demand streaming service

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Sky has acquired Acetrax, a service that allows owners of broadband-connected TVs to rent and purchase on-demand movies. The purchase comes as part of the satellite broadcaster's move into the internet TV market, with its...

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Freeview to pit itself against YouView with backwards EPG

Thursday, April 26th 2012

Freeview is set to go head to head with YouView by launching a backwards electronic programme guide (EPG) service. The upgrade to Freeview's broadband-connected set-top boxes will allow users to access the past week's worth of...

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Digital switchover could leave Sussex viewers with fewer channels

Thursday, August 11th 2011

Viewers in Sussex could see a reduction in the number of channels they can access once the region undergoes the switchover to digital TV. The work is due to kick off in West Sussex in February and March 2012, with East Sussex...

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BT assures Cornwall fibre broadband rollout is on track

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

BT has said its Cornwall fibre optic broadband project is right on schedule, with more than 150 km of cable having been laid just half a year after the scheme was announced.A pioneering £132 million initiative - paid for by...

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Ofcom outlines plans for 4G mobile broadband spectrum auction

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

Ofcom has announced plans to sell off additional spectrum in a bid to give a substantial boost to existing mobile broadband speeds.The UK's telecoms industry watchdog revealed the proposals will involve the largest ever...

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Inquiry launched into Welsh broadband services

Friday, March 18th 2011

Welsh MPs have announced the launch of an inquiry into the state of broadband coverage in the country.Research published by Ofcom in August 2010 revealed broadband take-up in Wales stood at 64 per cent, lagging behind the 71 per...

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