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Broadband switch-off looms for rural Teesdale

Friday, March 6th 2015

The Digital Teesdale project, which supplies wireless broadband to people in rural parts of the Teesdale Valley in County Durham, will be turned off. The move will leave its 139 users facing...

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Fibre broadband provides 'cornerstone for prosperous communities' in North Yorkshire

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Premises in Ingleton and neighbouring Thornton in Lonsdale have access to up to broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps following the installation of fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology. The...

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Digital minister: Broadband customers with slow speeds should have different contracts

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Speaking at a parliamentary debate on the progress of the taxpayer-funded rural broadband rollout, Mr Vaizey (Con - Didcot) said the issue of customers having to pay for speeds they can’t receive...

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Residents still using dial-up despite Northumberland superfast broadband rollout

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Martin Pickup, who runs an IT business in Corbridge, said people in the town are still struggling on 1-2Mbps, with some even still using dial-up connections. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, he said many...

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iPhone 6 Plus owners twice as data-hungry as those with standard iPhone 6

Monday, February 23rd 2015

The Mobile Analytics report from software company Citrix, which looks at mobile subscriber data usage in people’s personal and business lives, said that overall mobile data consumption is...

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Seriously ill Worcestershire woman left without broadband after six months in new-build home

Friday, February 20th 2015

Jill Vizor moved to The Orchards housing development in Evesham, Worcestershire in July after she was advised to relocate to a ground floor flat due to her medical condition. But despite...

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Virgin Media caught out on 'contradictory and confusing' data protection doublespeak

Friday, February 20th 2015

The text used by the company has been criticised by legal and data protection experts as failing to comply with current guidelines and potentially breaching data protection laws. When Virgin...

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Eight months later: Yeovil homeowners no closer to getting decent broadband

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Locals, who are struggling with speeds of less than 1Mbps, complained of authorities passing the buck over improving broadband access when Cable.co.uk first spoke to them in July. Barratt...

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MPs say splitting BT and Openreach will benefit consumers

Thursday, February 19th 2015

MPs want to separate BT's consumer division from its Openreach business, which owns and runs the UK's largest copper and fibre network. Discussing the issue in a recent debate on rural...

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Vaizey: Broadband in London 'much better' than Lords committee report makes out

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Writing on a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) blog, the digital minister said the picture was “much better” than the House of Lords’ Digital Skills Committee had painted and...

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