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2nd July, 2015 - 3:39 pm (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has quietly dropped the price of their entry-level Big Connection package, which is now offering unlimited superfast broadband speeds of 50Mbps and free weekend calls from £5 per month for the first 12 months (£17.50 thereafter).

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30th June, 2015 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 consumer complaints report, which saw overall complaint volumes continue to fall across most of the major UK mobile, pay tv, fixed line phone and broadband sectors. But the news isn’t so good for EE, which has seen gripes surge.

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26th June, 2015 - 3:04 pm (5 Comments)

Broadband and phone providers PlusNet, Virgin Media and the Post Office have come top of a new survey of customer service quality, which questioned some 14,000 respondents about their experiences. Sadly TalkTalk / AOL and EE could all be found at the lowest rated end of the scale.

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25th June, 2015 - 12:28 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator claims Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk have all agreed to help address the problem of poor business broadband speeds by jointly working to build a new Code of Practice, which is similar to the code that already works to protect consumers from slow Internet speeds.

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23rd June, 2015 - 2:11 pm (6 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media should keep an eye out for problems with the ISPs email service because the provider has just confirmed that, over the next few months, they’ll be migrating the current platform away from Google and onto their own service. But big email migrations rarely go smoothly.


22nd June, 2015 - 1:34 pm (0 Comments)

After several years and various legal challenges the UK telecoms regulator has proposed what could be the final resolution to a long running dispute relating to BT’s overcharging for business Ethernet services, which initially required them to repay £94.8m to Sky (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Cable & Wireless Worldwide (Vodafone) and Verizon.


22nd June, 2015 - 7:53 am (7 Comments)

Some 150,000 homes and businesses in the city of Manchester (England) will be the first to benefit from Virgin Media’s new £3bn scheme (Project Lightning) to expand the reach of their 152Mbps capable cable broadband, TV and phone network to around 60% of the United Kingdom by 2020 (currently 44%).

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18th June, 2015 - 8:36 am (11 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published a new report that attacks some of the biggest broadband ISPs, particularly BT, TalkTalk and PlusNet, for allegedly continuing to promote Internet download speeds that the majority of their customers will never be able to achieve. But are tougher advertising rules the best fix?


17th June, 2015 - 2:25 pm (32 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today launched a “major drive” to boost broadband connectivity in the capital, although it’s mostly the same stuff as we saw being announced last year. At least there’s now a map to depict just how bad the situation is, especially in the city centre.


17th June, 2015 - 2:49 am (5 Comments)

A business operating out of Redhill Farm Business Park in Elberton (South Gloucestershire) has been left confused after they were suddenly told by Virgin Media that it would cost £19,849.19 to upgrade their old 0.8Mbps ADSL broadband line to a faster service, which is up sharply from the original quote of £3,500.


15th June, 2015 - 8:30 am (0 Comments)

The Virgin Media WiFi Buddy app, which works to auto-connect the operators Mobile customers to over 150,000 WiFi hotspots (including 22,000 UK hotspots from The Cloud and more than 20 million hotspots worldwide), has now been made available to iOS (iPhone, iPad etc.) devices as well as Android.

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5th June, 2015 - 11:07 am (1 Comment)

British mobile giant Vodafone confirms that they’ve held talks with global cable operator Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media in the United Kingdom, about a “possible” and mutually beneficial “exchange” of some European businesses. But the idea of a huge £100bn+ mega merger appears to be off the table.

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2nd June, 2015 - 2:01 pm (1 Comment)

A new research note from Berenberg Bank has estimated that BT’s on-going £12.5bn effort to buy mobile operator EE could in the long-term be good news for investors, but they also predict that it will result in Virgin Media ending their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) deal with the UK mobile giant.

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24th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (1 Comment)

Some of Vodafone’s most significant shareholders, each with stakes worth billions of pounds, are putting pressure on the mobile giant to enter into a massive £120 billion merger deal with Liberty Global, the world spanning cable operator behind Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

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