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  • Carphone Warehouse off Tiscali shortlist
    Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News Carphone Warehouse off Tiscali shortlist Carphone Warehouse off Tiscali shortlist 15th May 2008 Tiscali have taken The Carphone Warehouse off its shortlist of companies who are still in the running to buy them The Carphone Warehouse CPW have been removed from the short list of companies who Tiscali are looking to sell to A four hour board meeting concluded that 6 of the 7 companies that put initial offers in to buy Tiscali were still left on the list with just CPW been removed CPW are the third largest UK broadband provider if they did manage to buy the Tiscali broadband customers it would shoot them up into top spot as the largest UK broadband provider It is believed an offer of 550 million was put forward by CPW for Tiscali UK however from what we hear the offer may have been rejected due to Tiscali not wanting to split up it s operations like CPW were after CPW last week said that they are to get 1 1 billion in a deal with US consumer electronics retailer

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/150508-256 (2016-02-10)
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  • Date set for offers to be in to buy Tiscali
    set for offers to be in to buy Tiscali Date set for offers to be in to buy Tiscali 16th April 2008 A date of the 5th May has been set for initial offers for buy Tiscali Broadband Initial non binding offers for Tiscali are to be submitted by the 5th May for any interested parties who want to buy with initial reports that there are up to 7 interested

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/160408-250 (2016-02-10)
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  • The Carphone Warehouse look at buying Tiscali
    UK arm of Tiscali could be bought by The Carphone Warehouse which would make them the largest broadband provider in the UK The Carphone Warehouse is reportedly looking at making a bid to buy the UK arm of Tiscali Should they go ahead and buy the 2 million Tiscali Broadband customers it would make The Carphone Warehouse the largest broadband provider in the UK On top of Tiscali they would

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/040408-246 (2016-02-10)
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  • Orange information
    Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband Providers Orange Orange was launched in April 1994 as a mobile phone network who s aim was to be first choice in mobile communications April 2006 saw Orange listed on the London stock exchange In 1999 Orange was sold to Mannesmann AG that was later bought by Vodafone France Telecom then bought Orange

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/orange.php (2016-02-10)
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  • 100Mb FTTH should be the aim and not 40Mb FTTC
    April 2009 100Mb Fibre To The Home is what the government should be aiming for in the UK and not just accepting the 4Mb Fibre To The Cabinet that BT are going install The government needs to raise it s ambitions to include 100Mb Fibre To The Home FTTH if we are not to be left behind other countries according to Elfed Thomas CEO of i3 Group the company who are installing FTTH in the UK at the moment The statement from Mr Thomas was in response to the remark made by the Chief Executive of BT Ian Livingstone who was comparing BT s 40Mb Fibre To The Cabinet FTTC to faster 100Mb FTTH Mr Livingstone compared the faster and slower broadband speeds to the difference between a Ferrari and a Ford suggesting that people were happy with a Ford Mr Thomas believes aiming this low will mean that the UK will face an uphill struggle in the future when faster speeds are needed The plans of 40Mb broadband is already much slower than what is installed and planned to be installed in many other countries i3 Group are installing fibre broadband straight to the home by utilising the sewers

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/240409-324 (2016-02-10)
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  • 55% think 2Mb broadband is too slow
    is too slow A survey carried out by Opinium Research on behalf of MoneySupermarket com has found that 55 of the UK population think that 2Mb is too slow a minimum speed for broadband the minimum speed that Lord Carter is aiming for in his Digital Britain report to be available across the whole of the UK by 2012 Recent testing by Ofcom found that the average UK broadband speed is around 3 6Mb meaning that for those who will just have to accept the minimum 2Mb could find themselves with a big digital divide compared to those on fibre optic broadband who can sign up currently to advertised headline speeds of 50Mb Check your broadband speed with our broadband speed test The survey questioned 2 165 British adults and 2 095 had cable broadband ADSL wireless or dingle services at home Other interesting statistics from those surveyed about 2Mb broadband found 91 say 2Mb is not enough for downloading video content 89 say it is not enough for watching streamed video such as iPlayer 83 say it is not enough for online gaming 82 say it is not enough for VoIP telephone use 80 say it is not enough

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/210409-322 (2016-02-10)
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  • Fibre broadband could cost up to £28.8 billion
    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 Fibre broadband could cost up to 28 8 billion Fibre broadband could cost up to 28 8 billion 9th September 2008 Installing Fibre broadband from the exchange direct to the house could cost around 28 8 billion and offer broadband speeds of around 1Gb A report from the Government Broadband advisory group that was looking into different ways that the UK could move into next generation broadband has said that taking Fibre broadband to every UK home would cost around 28 8 billion The most expensive option would have a dedicated fibre from the telephone exchange straight to the home and would offer broadband speeds of around 1Gb This price could be reduced to 24 5 billion if FTTH Fibre To The Home comes from the cabinet and with a shared fibre cable from the exchange to the cabinet The cheapest option would be to just take FTTC Fibre To The Cabinet which would cost around 5 1 billion and offer broadband speeds around 30Mb 100Mb which is much reduced over the other

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/090908-277 (2016-02-10)
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  • BT to spend £1.5bn on Fibre
    Broadband Broadband News BT to spend 1 5bn on Fibre BT to spend 1 5bn on Fibre 15th July 2008 BT are to install Fibre across the UK to 10 million homes BT is set to invest 1 5 billion in installing fibre across the UK that will give up to 10 million homes access to fibre by the year 2012 and broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps This surprise move is something that the UK broadband market has been waiting for and needing to be announced to make sure that we don t fall behind other countries any further in the future BT will only do the rollout of the fibre network if they are able to make a fair level of return for their shareholders from the large investment they will be putting in This is a regulatory issue and it appears that Ofcom is willing to let them make their returns if they go ahead and roll the network out The planned rollout will be Fibre To The Cabinet FTTC for most people initially with new build premises being the most likely recipients of Fibre To The Home FTTH FTTC will allow users to get speeds of

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/150708-260 (2016-02-10)
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