Carphone Warehouse plans free broadband

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Mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse is expected to announce a free broadband service later this week. Sounds great, but it’s likely to be as an incentive to sign up to its Talk Talk landline service rather than an act of charity.

The news comes after BSkyB confirmed last week that it is to start offering broadband connections from this autumn. Both moves could lead to a big shake-up among internet providers.

Alongside Carphone Warehouse’s free deal, BSkyB is predicted to offer a number of low-cost deals, and it and Carphone Warehouse’s move into the market is expected to start a price war in a market currently dominated by BT, AOL, Wanadoo and NTL. Which has got to be good news for us, the consumer.

Carphone Warehouse website

Via BBC

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BT’s 8 meg broadband
ITV and BBC channels go online

Dave Walker

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