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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

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Three UK slammed for 'ripping off' loyal mobile customers by £32.4m per year
Friday, 20 September 2019 18:08

UK consumer charity Citizens Advice has accused telco giant Hutchison's UK network Three of "ripping off loyal customers" to the tune of £32.4m per year, by refusing to apply automatic discounts once contracts end.

In July, all other mobile operators signed a commitment with Ofcom to put in place a discount for out-of-contract customers by February 2020.

Ofcom noted at the time Three customers would "continue to overpay and will not receive similar protections if they stay on their current deal."

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Citizens Advice calculated customers of Three are being overcharged up to £2.7m each month, with up to

You better get a wiggle on then: BT said to be mulling switching off UK's copper internets by 2027
Friday, 20 September 2019 01:00

BT is considering moving its entire network to full fibre and will decommission its copper cables by 2027, according to reports.

The company's Openreach division, which maintains phone cables, ducts, cabinets and exchanges, has already been consulting with industry on plans to switch from copper to fibre.

In March, it opened talks with ISPs to agree a framework to retire the country's copper network so it can invest billions of pounds in rolling out new fibre cables.

Openreach has argued that in order to meet its full-fibre plans, which could cost up to £30bn, it will need a timetable for

Congratulations! You finally have the 10Mbps you're legally entitled to. Too bad that's obsolete
Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:00

Plans to introduce a legal right for everyone in the UK to have minimum broadband speeds of 10Mbps next year will be "obsolete soon after introduction", a Parliamentary report has found.

The investigation by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (PDF) slammed government policy for barely keeping pace with the rate of technological change, saying it "has failed to reduce the digital divide between urban and rural areas".

Delivery of a 'digital-by-default' strategy for public services, before solving the issue of poor connectivity in rural areas, has worsened the digital divide...

As of January 2019, approximately 600,000 premises (2.1

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:03

Updated Colin McDermott was surprised this week to receive an invoice from the UK’s largest domain name registrar, 123-Reg, auto-billing him £11.99 for a domain name he never ordered.

He wasn’t alone: Gavin Owen opened a live-chat with the company’s representatives after receiving a similar invoice for a domain name he didn’t want. While he was trying to sort it out, he received another invoice for a different name – that he also didn’t want and also had never ordered.

Likewise Simon Hutton: “Just had 2 renewals that I nearly paid but noticed they were .uk and not my existing

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