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  • AOL & Tiscali both looking to sell up
    Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News AOL Tiscali both looking to sell up AOL Tiscali both looking to sell up 25th September 2006 AOL Tiscali both looking to sell up More talk has started to appear about AOL UK Tiscali UK wanting to sell up their broadband businesses in the UK BSkyB The Carphone Warehouse are set to enter a bidding war for AOL while BT are looking to get hold of Tiscali AOL is the UKs third largest broadband provider with 2 2 million customers while Tiscali is the fourth largest broadband provider with 1 2 million customers The fact that both companies in their current marketplace are trying to sell up shows just how competitive the UK market is that they don t think they want to stay in the market and manage their own deals Offers such as free broadband bundles are making the UK market extremely competitive The Carphone Warehouse were the first company in the UK to offer free broadband in April of this year and there have been a number of other companies starting to offer free broadband for

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/250906-114 (2016-02-10)
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  • AOL now offering free wireless router
    Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News AOL now offering free wireless router AOL now offering free wireless router 12th July 2006 AOL now offering free wireless router AOL have changed their broadband deals and made them even more attractive They have introduced a free wireless router with all the packages Silver Gold Platinum which means that you can get unlimited broadband including wireless from

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/120706-84 (2016-02-10)
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  • BT to pull bid for AOL and leaves way for Sky
    for AOL and leaves way for Sky 16th June 2006 BT to pull bid for AOL and leaves way for Sky BT have left the way for Sky to acquire AOL as they have pulled out of the race to buy the Time Warner company s AOL UK arm of the business Although we reported Time Warner wanted about 1bn for AOL UK the estimated actual figure is likely to

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/160606-67 (2016-02-10)
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  • BT or BSkyB look favourite to get AOL
    Broadband Pay Monthly Mobile Broadband MiFi Fibre Broadband Business Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News BT or BSkyB look favourite to get AOL BT or BSkyB look favourite to get AOL 13th June 2006 BT or BSkyB look favourite to get AOL As we reported 8 days ago AOL UK want to sell up when the news first came out that Time Warner were were looking into maybe selling up their UK arm of AOL there has been much speculation about who is going to be in the running to buy the business Early suggestion were of companies such as Vodafone O2 who may want to follow Orange who 2 weeks ago launched Orange Broadband Indications now are that BT BSkyB are the front runners Sky are due to launch their own broadband package later this summer after they bought up Easynet for 211 million last year Like TalkTalk they to could well be looking to offer free broadband to subscribers to it s TV service Indications are that Time Warner are looking for 1 billion for the sale but other experts

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/130606-65 (2016-02-10)
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  • The Carphone Warehouse release trading details on TalkTalk
    27m broadband subscribers with 702 000 on unbundled lines this is less than one third of their subscribers They also have 1 024 exchanges unbundled which they say is two months ahead of schedule The Carphone Warehouse need to get their customers onto the unbundled lines to help maximise their profitability and they are likely to work hard to get customers moved over to this as soon as they can do those customers who are still not on unbundled lines means that it costs The Carphone Warehouse 5 per customer per month for each subscriber still using BT Wholesale connections The Carphone Warehouse Chief Executive Officer Charles Dunstone said In our broadband business we have made excellent progress both on the rate of customer migration to unbundled lines and the roll out of our network of unbundled exchanges The delays we reported in migration earlier in the year mean we are still a little behind our original business plan but the current momentum of customer recruitment and migration gives us confidence that we will make up the lost ground by the summer In our programme of unbundling exchanges we have exceeded our initial target of unbundling 1 000 exchanges two

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/020407-148 (2016-02-10)
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  • The Carphone Warehouse release first Quarter results relating to TalkTalk
    The Carphone Warehouse release first Quarter results relating to TalkTalk The Carphone Warehouse release first Quarter results relating to TalkTalk 27th July 2006 The Carphone Warehouse release first Quarter results relating to TalkTalk The Carphone Warehouse have announced their first quarter trading figures ahead of today s AGM that takes place at 11am The Carphone Warehouse are the operators of TalkTalk the telecom and broadband provider who this year were the first company to offer free broadband in what has caused a major shake up for the pricing of broadband in the UK The company launched the landmark offer back in April The figures released relating to the broadband sector include having 596 000 broadband customers which includes 476 000 applications for the free broadband as of the 26th July 2006 402 000 of the applications are now live to receive calls and 247 000 live on broadband too They have also managed to unbundle 303 exchanges for their own telecom broadband services which is ahead of schedule plus there are another 215 exchanges that have been made available by Openreach ready to be unbundled The TalkTalk offer has proved a huge success and the demand for the service was

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/270706-89 (2016-02-10)
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  • ASA make decision on TalkTalk "Free Broadband Forever"
    decision on TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever The ASA Advertising Standards Authority have announced their report to the 145 complaints they received with regards to the Free Broadband Forever offer from TalkTalk Amongst the complainants were competitors BT Tiscali ntl Telewest The complaints detailed to the ASA were 1 misleading to suggest that the broadband was free when it involved an 18 month contractual commitment to the Talk3 International T3I calls package a connection charge of 29 99 ongoing costs of 9 99 per month plus line rental 20 99 in total and a disconnection fee of 70 2 also misleading to claim broadband was free forever and 3 not sufficiently clear from the advertising that the availability of broadband was dependent on being connected to a qualifying telephone exchange and that people not connected to such an exchange would have to pay a further 10 per month for the broadband service 4 The ASA also challenged whether it should have been made clear in the ads that a delay of around 10 weeks would apply before people would receive broadband The first 3 complaints were upheld but won t see a huge change in the adsvertising done by TalkTalk and they will still be offering free broadband If you check the T C s relating to the free broadband it reads Broadband free for first 6 months thereafter no extra charge Our broadband service will be available to you for as long as you remain a customer on our Talk3 call plan and take line rental and we provide the broadband service on our network When you take calls broadband and line rental together there is a minimum contract term of 18 months Disconnection charge may apply if you terminate before the expiry of the contract term For full terms

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/210706-87 (2016-02-10)
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  • TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever exceeds expectations
    Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever exceeds expectations TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever exceeds expectations 6th June 2006 TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever exceeds expectations As we reported yesterday Talk Talk in delays to free broadband Charles Dunstone Chief Executive of TalkTalk has announced the year end figures for TalkTalk to give an idea about the popularity of their free broadband offering Since the 11th April 2006 when the TalkTalk Free Broadband Forever deal was launched they have had 340 000 people sign up this is a huge 170 000 more than they had expected to have received proving how popular and ground break the free broadband idea was TalkTalk has received criticism due to the fact customer were told it would be June when they received their free broadband but as we reported yesterday there have been delays due to the volume of new customers meaning customers are having to wait longer than they were originally told There are currently around 100 000 customers receiving the free broadband The Talk3 International plan that gives customers free broadband costs customers 20 99 per month

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/060606-60 (2016-02-10)
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