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BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

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British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) will buy Telefonica’s UK fixed-line broadband and telephony business for up to £200 million ($303 million), the companies announced early on Friday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory clearance, should close in April. If that goes ahead, the customers will be moved off the...
BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

In Nashville, once over limit, Comcast will charge $10 per 50 GB

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Comcast will start charging $10 per 50 GB from its broadband customers in Nashville, Tennessee, once those customers zoom past the 300 GB monthly bandwidth quota, according to Comcast website. Comcast had announced its intentions to boost the maximum monthly bandwidth quote from 250 GB to 300 GB in May 2012. This new...
In Nashville, once over limit, Comcast will charge $10 per 50 GB

Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer joins TalkTalk board

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Communication company has set its sights on attracting more television customersSony chairman Sir Howard Stringer has joined the board of TalkTalk, the company announced on Thursday as it unveiled plans to compete with BSkyB, Virgin Media and BT for television customers.TalkTalk is Stringer's only UK directorship and marks a return...
Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer joins TalkTalk board

BSkyB to buy O2 owner Telefónica's UK broadband business

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Deal makes Sky Britain's's second biggest broadband provider, adding 500,000 subscribers to its 4.2 million baseBSkyB is to buy O2 owner Telefónica UK's broadband business in a £200m deal, leapfrogging Virgin Media to become second in the UK broadband market behind BT.As a result of the deal announced on Friday,...
BSkyB to buy O2 owner Telefónica's UK broadband business

Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans

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Comcast announced today that it is doing away with its 250 GB data cap, and will be moving to test out new plans will charge customers based on usage, rather than cutting them off. Since 2008, Comcast has had a data usage cap of 250GB for all its broadband plans....
Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans

Report: Cable companies planning to stream games to subscribers

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Your modest cable box may soon serve as a game console that can stream high-end game content running on powerful remote servers. That's according to a Bloomberg report that says AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cox Communications are all in talks to bring streaming game technology to their...
Report: Cable companies planning to stream games to subscribers

Sky's O2 broadband deal could signal dark clouds

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O2 and BE customers will soon be transferred on to a Sky service, but past transfer fiascos loom largeHome phone and broadband customers of both O2 and BE, who have officially became customers of Sky, are facing a nervous wait to see what this means in the long term for...
Sky's O2 broadband deal could signal dark clouds

Internet pornography: government to consult on protecting children

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Broadband customers would have to 'opt in' to receive adult content online under Downing Street proposalsThe government is to consult on tough measures to protect children from internet pornography.Under plans being draw up by Downing Street, it would be up to customers to "opt-in" to receie adult content online when...
Internet pornography: government to consult on protecting children
Comcast plans to charge customers for exceeding bandwidth cap

Comcast Abolishes 250-Gigabyte Cap

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Good news for Comcast customers who like to stream lots of movies on Netflix: Comcast is effectively abolishing its 250-gigabyte monthly data cap for its broadband customers. But data guzzlers shouldn’t rejoice too much....
Comcast Abolishes 250-Gigabyte Cap

50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

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It’s a bold claim, but if we look at the how and why it makes a lot of sense.  Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of global sales says that he expects up to 50% of all advertising, within the next 5-8 years, will be digital.  The paradigm shift toward purchasing online...
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

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BT today announced that its Wi-Fi hotspot numbers increased to around 4.5 million across the UK and to match this news it has launched a new BT Wi-Fi access app for Windows Mobile so that its broadband customers can find a hotspot and log in. The free app available from...
BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

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Guardian investigation finds users facing blackspots, exposed copper lines and having to move home to keep businesses afloatBritish broadband customers are paying for services that are more than 40% slower than advertised, a Guardian investigation has found, with thousands complaining that they are being short-changed by their internet service providers.In...
UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

Virgin Media starts 120Mb broadband boost for 100Mb customers in the UK

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Good news for Virgin Media broadband customers today. The company is rolling out a boost to its network as part of its ‘Double Your Speeds‘ campaign. Virgin launched Double Your Speeds earlier this year and it is currently working to boost the speeds of 100Mb customers to 120Mb. The company...
Virgin Media starts 120Mb broadband boost for 100Mb customers in the UK

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues
US Broadband's new reality: slowing growth

BT combines its UK Openzone and Fon networks to create BT Wi-fi

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BT is combining its Openzone wireless broadband Internet access and BT Fon Wi-fi community together under one name: BT Wi-fi. The company says that the move makes things ‘neater and clearer’. BT includes unlimited free Wi-fi with its home broadband and has recently added this feature to its business broadband accounts...
BT combines its UK Openzone and Fon networks to create BT Wi-fi

Another blow for handset subsidies as UK regulator mulls price hike controls

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The mobile phone subsidy model is already in trouble, what with devices such as the Nexus 4 threatening to bring smartphone pricing into the no-brainer pre-pay zone. But now carriers in the UK may have a new incentive to stop blending upfront device costs into their monthly fees: the telecoms...
Another blow for handset subsidies as UK regulator mulls price hike controls

Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

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Tuesday, a story from DSLReports reported that Cox would join other ISPs in charging users overage fees for going over their broadband caps. The story was based on a user sending in screenshots of the Cox meter suggesting that users would be billed for overages. However, Todd Smith, a spokesman...
Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers

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France’s Free Mobile continued to rack up customer wins last quarter. The upstart carrier owned by broadband ISP Iliad added 805,000 net subscribers, which the company claimed accounted for 60 percent of all new mobile subscriptions in France. In just nine months of operation, Free has attracted 4.4 million customers,...
Free Mobile nabs 60% of France's new mobile subscribers

Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

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One by one the UK’s ISPs are falling to a creeping censorship of the web led not by some secretive government organisation but by the UK’s music industry in the shape of the British Phonographic Industry, the British record industry’s trade association. There is no democratic check on what’s happening...
Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

Virgin Tivo subscribers to hit 1m

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Popularity of boxes which connect TVs to the internet helps offset fall in cable customersSubscribers to Virgin Media's Tivo box are due to reach 1m this week, the company said on Tuesday, less than a year after its launch.The number of homes with the box, which connects sets to the...
Virgin Tivo subscribers to hit 1m

Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

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Are fewer competitors better for mobile broadband customers? Yes, according to the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, which says that when spectrum is used up, fewer firms lead to lower prices. The February study “turns the conventional view of wireless competition on its head,” according...
Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

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Netflix is trying its hand at producing new TV shows, like Lillyhammer. But it is spending the vast majority of its ballooning content budget buying old stuff. A good reminder of that comes from today’s Comcast earnings report, where the cable giant notes that its NBC broadcast unit posted a...
NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line
World IPv6 Launch gets 27 percent of pageviews on IPv6

BT dumps Yahoo! email after hacking claims

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BT has dumped Marissa Mayer's Yahoo! as email provider to its six million broadband customers.    ...
BT dumps Yahoo! email after hacking claims

Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

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Mad Men is in its fifth season and the AMC show is more popular than ever. This year’s debut episode attracted 3.5 million viewers, up more than a million from last’s season’s 2.4 million average. You’re welcome, says Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos. Sarandos, speaking at a panel at the cable...
Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

Broadband can save users $8,400 a year, study says

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U.S. residents can save nearly $8,400 a year in entertainment, clothing, food and other expenses by subscribing to broadband, according to a study released Friday. Before factoring in the cost of a broadband subscription, broadband users can save $8,870 a year, compared to a savings of $7,695 last year,...
Broadband can save users $8,400 a year, study says
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