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Trump taps net neutrality critic to lead the FCC

Ajit Pai will oversee the nation’s most powerful telecom regulator.

21 hours ago from The Washington Post

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BT to start charging TV subscribers for BT Sport

In the coming months, things are going to get a little more expensive for BT customers. The provider confirmed today that it will be raising the price of its broadband and landline ...

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Engadget

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Pay TV loses ground to antenna-only households - CNET

Cord-cutters are on the rise in the US, where 15 percent of broadband households now get all of their TV from an antenna, a new study finds.

Wed 18 Jan 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Ofcom fines EE £2.7m for overcharging customers

The communications regulator found that the company broke a 'fundamental billing rule' on two separate occasions, resulting in nearly 40,000 customers being overcharged around £250,000

Wed 18 Jan 17 from The Independent

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How a onetime ally of Comcast and AT&T turned the tables on industry

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tried to break the grip of large Internet providers. But now a cloud hangs over his achievements.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from The Washington Post

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SmallGEO briefing replay

Replay of SmallGEO media briefing, 18 January at ESA HQ, with ESA DG, Director of Telecommunications Magali Vaissiere, and the SmallGEO first flight partners

Wed 18 Jan 17 from ESA

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Virginia bill would effectively ban city-run broadband

Now that the FCC can't prevent states from blocking municipal broadband, telecom-backed politicians are doing their best to shut down these government-run networks. Virginia House ...

Sun 15 Jan 17 from Engadget

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Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland: How to deal with online banking glitch affecting access to your account

An outage on Wednesday morning prevented customers from logging into their accounts

Thu 12 Jan 17 from The Independent

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DirecTV Now: A trial is free, but it's a hard sell for some

AT&T says the market for its new internet cable service , DirecTV Now, could be as large as 20 million households. To put it to the test, I farmed out part of this review to several friends ...

Wed 11 Jan 17 from

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These cellphone carriers are about to make life harder for grandfathered unlimited-data users

AT&T intends to raise the price of its "legacy” plan, and Verizon is targeting those who use more than 200 GB of data in a month.

Wed 11 Jan 17 from The Washington Post

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