TalkTalk launches new company, FibreNation, to deliver full fibre network

  Image: PA Broadband provider TalkTalk has formed a new company to build its a full fibre network across the UK. Called FibreNation, TalkTalk hopes it will eventually provide fibre to the home (FTTH) services to 3 million people in the UK. The telcoms company confirmed that the first three towns…

Which? finds loyal broadband customers pay too much, suffer bad service

Broadband customers who do not switch are enduring “often terrible” customer service and potentially paying hundreds of pounds a year more than they need to with providers taking advantage of their loyalty, according to a consumer watchdog. Which? found that 71% of broadband customers have been with their provider for at least three years and…

Employees want tech to boost business productivity, not to monitor performance

Perhaps unsurprisingly, workers want technology that helps them become more efficient rather than helping their bosses snoop on them, a new business report shows.  Over half of employees (53%) are prepared to use technology like wearables to boost their own productivity at work. However, three quarters (74%) said no to wearables being used by employers to monitor performance. These…

TalkTalk buys Blinkbox from Tesco for £5m

Tesco has announced this morning that it has finally sold Blinkbox to TalkTalk - for a surprisingly low £5m. According to Business Insider, integration between Blinkbox and TalkTalk's existing TV business will be kicking off immediately - with "revenue synergies" (ie: job cuts) expected. Interestingly, it isn't just a video on demand business TalkTalk has…

Is TalkTalk planning to buy Blinkbox?

There have been rumours for a while that Tesco is looking to offload its struggling on-demand service Blinkbox - and today we're hearing reports that it looks like TalkTalk could be a buyer. According to The Guardian TalkTalk has been TalkTalking to Tesco about a possible sale of the service - which is apparently lost…

Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…