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Yeovil homeowners demand action over slow broadband in new homes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

The Wyndham Park estate is only four years old but residents of its 400 homes have broadband speeds of around 1Mbps, which is comparable with typical broadband speeds in 2004. Neighbouring homes...

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Sky hearing impairment issue highlights importance of accessibility

Friday, July 4th 2014

Common sense prevailed this week, when Sky took the eminently sensible decision to continue allowing hearing-impaired customers to cancel their subscriptions without having to phone up and speak to...

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Are app developers taking security seriously enough?

Friday, June 27th 2014

Mobile messaging apps have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, sparking something of a gold rush in the software world and the tech sector in general. There's still no better...

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Can Amazon set the smartphone market on Fire?

Friday, June 20th 2014

After allowing the hype to build up for a period of months, Amazon finally announced a smartphone this week. The Fire Phone features advanced 3D effects, tilt controls and an app that scans objects...

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Rural broadband experts: 4G 'not an alternative to fixed broadband'

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Last week, EE, the UK’s biggest 4G provider, announced it will be upgrading over 2,500 small towns and villages to 4G before the end of the year. At the same time Vodafone told Cable.co.uk it...

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Independent networks chief hails EU superfast broadband ruling

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

The ruling aims to reduce the cost of high-speed broadband installations by allowing internet providers to access utility infrastructure such as electricity and water company’s networks, as well as...

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BT told to speed up broadband and phone repairs, ISPs respond

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Openreach connects properties to BT’s network on behalf of competing providers, including Sky and TalkTalk. Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has proposed that 80% of phone and broadband faults...

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Culture minister’s constituents campaign for BDUK inclusion

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Mr Vaizey is the minister responsible for the Broadband Delivery UK programme, but his own constituents in Fernham receive average broadband speeds of just 2 to 3Mbps. Locals have also complained of...

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Can a supermarket phone shake up the mobile market?

Friday, May 9th 2014

Visions of the budget ‘brick’ often sold in supermarkets such as Tesco sprang to mind, although chief executive Philip Clarke was quick to tell the BBC this would be an ‘aggressively...

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Netflix offers mixed message on ultra-HD

Friday, May 9th 2014

Consumers can be a little wary when it comes to adopting new TV viewing technology. High-definition (HD) TV is now pretty much the industry standard, but took several years to reach the mass market;...

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