BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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New Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
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