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8th January, 2015 (6 Comments)

Akamai’s latest globally focused ‘State of the Internet Q3-2014’ report has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds suffered a mild decrease of -2.8% in Q3 to hit 4.5Mbps. Similarly the UK saw its performance drop by -3.4% in the quarter to touch 10.7Mbps, making us the 19th fastest country (down sharply from 16th in Q2 and 15th in Q1).

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8th January, 2015 (87 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s defunct copper-line based Virgin National (Virgin.net / ADSL2+) broadband platform, which were last year informed that they’d been sold to low cost rival ISP TalkTalk (here), have started to receive their migration notices with details of the planned move.

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8th January, 2015 (3 Comments)

As predicted last week TalkTalk has this morning confirmed the acquisition of Tesco’s Blinkbox Movies (video streaming) business, but in a more surprising move they’ve also gobbled the supermarket giants budget fixed line broadband (75,000 subs) and phone (20,000 subs) customers. Apparently the assets have been acquired free of debt and as a single transaction for cash.

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