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Superfast broadband coverage 'a real boon' for Somerset city

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

More than 3,540 homes and businesses in the city now have access to speeds of 24Mbps or faster following the installation of 12 fibre broadband cabinets. Coverage of the new fibre broadband network...

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Consumers get more protection from shock bills on stolen mobiles

Monday, March 23rd 2015

EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have all signed a voluntary agreement to offer consumers a £100 ‘liability cap’ – a limit set on a certain party's liability – for their pay monthly...

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Vodafone 3G and 4G mobile coverage to reach 94% of Welsh population

Monday, March 23rd 2015

The operator is continuing its rollout of 4G in Wales to cover Caerphilly, Cardiff, Connah’s Quay, Llanelli, Newport and Penarth. The rollout will strengthen mobile phone services across Wales,...

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Gigabit broadband rollout gives Peterborough 'competitive advantage'

Friday, March 20th 2015

The construction of a 90km network by infrastructure provider CityFibre makes Peterborough the UK’s latest ‘Gigabit City’. The Peterborough CORE network – upon which more fibre...

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'Prohibitive' cost of broadband keeping those on low incomes offline

Friday, March 20th 2015

The report, launched by Vodafone UK and the Tinder Foundation, found that 70% of participants said mobile was more flexible and had more cost advantages. ‘Mobile: helping to close the digital...

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Government has ‘failed’ to tackle rural mobile coverage issue - EE

Thursday, March 19th 2015

The UK’s largest mobile operator welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s promise to invest £600m in improving mobile networks but said a more targeted strategy was needed. A statement from EE...

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Superfast broadband rollout makes Surrey 'Britain's best connected county'

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Superfast Surrey, a partnership between Surrey County Council and BT, has now completed the initial phase of its programme to bring fibre broadband to areas of the county not included in commercial...

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Broadband connections are changing our TV viewing habits - Sky CEO

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Jeremy Darroch said the number of programmes downloaded through Sky’s On Demand service had risen by 40% year-on-year. Mr Darroch was speaking at the Media & Telecoms Conference in London...

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Vaizey praises high take-up of superfast broadband by Cornish businesses

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

A telephone survey conducted on behalf of the Superfast Cornwall partnership contacted more than 2,200 businesses that could access the new network. It found that 43% were using fibre broadband...

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Work on Aberdeen's gigabit broadband network gets underway

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The network is being built by infrastructure provider CityFibre and will provide the city with broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps – making it Scotland’s first ‘Gigabit City’. Aberdeen...

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