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  • BT Vision gets next-gen set-top boxes
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    BT Vision gets next-gen set-top boxes

    By 14 May 2008

    BT Vision is hoping to boost figures by two to three million subscribers with its updated service. The company has ordered a next generation set-top box, which is claimed to be more energy efficient (so ticks from the green brigade) and has a more powerful...

  • Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali
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    Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali

    By 12 May 2008

    The world wide web is awash with rumours today, notably the whispers that US retailer Best Buy could be after a whole host of UK electronics chains including Dixons, Currys and Comet. And it seems the British company it already half owns, The Carphone...

  • Best Buy stores coming to Europe
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    Best Buy stores coming to Europe

    By 8 May 2008

    Carphone Warehouse is going to take on the consumer electronics world. The British company, which has stores in eight European countries including France, Germany, Spain and Portugal as well as the UK, has signed a deal with American retail giant, Best...

  • The Cloud launches "mycloud" connector
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    The Cloud launches "mycloud" connector

    By 6 May 2008

    The Cloud has announced the beta launch of mycloud, a new service which will "facilitate the simple use and mass market adoption of wireless broadband". The new mycloud connector claims to simplify the Wi-Fi user experience by providing seamless log-on...

  • 24Mbps broadband speeds promised  by BT
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    24Mbps broadband speeds promised by BT

    By 2 May 2008

    A lucky few in the UK could soon have access to much faster broadband connections. BT Wholesale is to start offering ISPs access to its new 21st Century Network from this week. The ADSL2+ technology supports broadband connection speeds of allegedly up...

  • O2 rolls out broadband nationwide
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    O2 rolls out broadband nationwide

    By 1 May 2008

    O2 is setting its sights on a larger chunk of the broadband market by rolling O2 Home Broadband out nationwide and launching O2 Business Broadband. The O2 Home Broadband service, launched in October 2007, has seen a £6 million investment and will be...

  • Scarborough seafront offers free Wi-Fi
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    Scarborough seafront offers free Wi-Fi

    By 29 April 2008

    Scarborough has become one of the UK's first coastal towns to provide the five and a half million visitors it receives a year with free broadband Wi-Fi access, with the launch of "Freebay wifi" at the North Yorkshire town’s South Bay seafront. As well...

  • Coffee Republic to offer free Wi-Fi
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    Coffee Republic to offer free Wi-Fi

    By 14 April 2008

    Coffee Republic has announced it will provide free wireless internet access for customers across the majority of its UK coffee bars. The new service, "aimed at providing Coffee Republic's broad customer base with added-value service", is angled at both...

  • Virgin boss attacks net neutrality
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    Virgin boss attacks net neutrality

    By 14 April 2008

    It appears Virgin Media are continuing their anti-PR campaign in the UK following the news they are actively in talks with the BPI to implement a three-strikes policy for file-sharers. DigitalSpy reports that Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has attacked...

  • Ferries become latest mode of transport to get Wi-Fi
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    Ferries become latest mode of transport to get Wi-Fi

    By 14 April 2008

    Moovera Networks has announced that Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries has chosen technology from Moovera to provide in-ship broadband internet connectivity. Wightlink has equipped ferries running between the Isle of Wight and the mainland towns of Portsmouth...

  • BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse
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    BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse

    By 7 April 2008

    Carphone Warehouse has been threatened with an injunction by the BPI unless it agrees to controversial plans to "crack down" on customers who download music illegally. The Carphone Warehouse, with the TalkTalk branded broadband service had spoken out...

  • Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction
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    Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction

    By 7 April 2008

    Ofcom has today confirmed the largest spectrum auction that this country has ever seen. Ofcom will release the spectrum in the 2010-2025MHz and 2500-2690MHz bands (known as 2.6GHz) on a technology and service neutral basis. But it is expected that the...

  • Vodafone's new mobile broadband pricing structures
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    Vodafone's new mobile broadband pricing structures

    By 3 April 2008

    Vodafone has announced new pricing structure for its mobile broadband services, effective from 3 April. Claiming that the new services aimed at consumers will "provide better value, greater certainty on pricing, including out-of-bundle charges and data...

  • Virgin Media in talks with BPI over illegal downloaders
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    Virgin Media in talks with BPI over illegal downloaders

    By 31 March 2008

    Internet service provider Virgin Media could soon implement a "three strikes" system against illegal downloaders and filesharers in partnership with the record industry, reports The Register. The cable company is apparently in talks with the BPI to trial...

  • 3 cuts cost of PAYG mobile broadband dongle
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    3 cuts cost of PAYG mobile broadband dongle

    By 26 March 2008

    3 is offering what it's calling its most competitive deal to Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband customers, by making its USB modems available for £69.99, down from £100. The new retail price for Pay As You Go USB modems (or dongles as 3 likes to call 'em)...

  • Orange expands "Business Everywhere" mobile broadband
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    Orange expands "Business Everywhere" mobile broadband

    By 11 March 2008

    Orange has extended its Business Everywhere mobile broadband offering to include what they are describing as "unlimited" and "daily unlimited" usage allowance. Of course there are see-footnote-asterisks for these unlimiteds and they reveal that the monthly...

  • Top 10 ISPs ranked
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    Top 10 ISPs ranked

    By 6 March 2008

    An independent survey of 4000 UK households has ranked the top ten UK ISPs. Broadband Choices asked customers to rate their internet service provider for quality and reliability, download time, clarity of billing and pricing, after sales support, value...

  • AOL offers "Flexi" no-ties broadband packages
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    AOL offers "Flexi" no-ties broadband packages

    By 5 March 2008

    AOL Broadband has launched wireless "Flexi" broadband that they claim is the first true no-ties broadband package with no cancellation fee. The no-contract broadband offer means there's no minimum timescale to sign up to, users can cancel their broadband...

  • National Express Wi-Fi use triples when gratis
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    National Express Wi-Fi use triples when gratis

    By 4 March 2008

    Unsurprisingly, the number of travellers using the onboard Wi-Fi service on the National Express East Coast railway tripled during the first month in which it was free throughout the train. As part of its aim of making travel simpler (or in order to bag...

  • Tiscali may sell broadband business
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    Tiscali may sell broadband business

    By 1 March 2008

    Tiscali's two-million UK broadband subscribers may soon be ringing another ISP when their connection goes down if reports on the web are to be believed. Tiscali is facing a shake-up following the departure of its CEO, Tomasso Pompei, and his replacement...

  • PC World, 3 extend dongle deal to MacBook Air
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    PC World, 3 extend dongle deal to MacBook Air

    By 6 February 2008

    PC World has announced that it will extend its 3 mobile broadband laptop discount offer to the new MacBook Air. Customers signing up to the 18-month 3 mobile broadband tariff in-store at PC World will qualify for a discount of £250 off the cost of a...

  • Virgin boosts broadband speeds
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    Virgin boosts broadband speeds

    By 28 January 2008

    Virgin Media has announced plans to begin the first part of a major broadband upgrade programme. Customers on Virgin Media's "L" tier broadband package will be upgraded for free, taking their service from 4MB to 10MB. The upgrade will roll out by regions...

  • H2O to launch 100Mbps fibre broadband
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    H2O to launch 100Mbps fibre broadband

    By 23 January 2008

    Fibre firm H2O has announced it is to provide super-fast broadband via the sewers for either Bournemouth, Northampton or Dundee. The service, that can reach speeds of up to 100Mbps, is delivered direct to consumer's home via a 4-inch box attached to the...

  • Want fast internet? Move to Ebbsfleet, Kent
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    Want fast internet? Move to Ebbsfleet, Kent

    By 10 January 2008

    Want lighting fast broadband in your home? Then you need to move to Ebbsfleet in Kent. Lucky home-owners moving into the new 1000 acre site in the "Garden of England" will get access to fibre-optic cable for their broadband rather than the standard copper...

  • Vodafone unveils "Stick" design Modem
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    Vodafone unveils "Stick" design Modem

    By 10 January 2008

    Vodafone has expanded its range of High-Speed 7.2 USB modems with the new "Stick" design. The USB Modem Stick is Vodafone’s smallest and slimmest yet. It plugs directly into a laptop without the need for a cable and supports both Windows (Vista and...