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The broadband provider TalkTalk has suffered its second run-in with the telecoms watchdog in a month, following a series of complaints from the public.

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Ofcom rejects X Factor autotune complaints

Viewers' complaints about the use of autotune on The X Factor have not been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog.

Ofcom gives go-ahead for broadband TV service

Youview, the venture designed to bring "catch-up" TV into the living room, is on track to launch next year after the media watchdog decided there was currently no competition case to answer. Ofcom decided against a formal investigation into YouView – previously known as Project Canvas – under the Competition Act despite 11 complaints from, among others, Virgin Media and BSkyB. The regulator said it was too early to judge the venture's impact.

Ofcom orders BT to offer superfast access to rivals

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Firms to face new £2m fine for silent calls

Companies that pester members of the public with silent and abandoned calls could face fines of as much as £2m under plans unveiled by the Government yesterday.

Government to privatise 'declining' Royal Mail

Vince Cable says public group faces 'potentially lethal challenges'

Ofcom to examine regional media ownership

The communications regulator has been asked to consider the effects of further relaxation of regional media ownership rules, it announced today.

Broadband speed gap widening, says Ofcom

The gap between the broadband speeds advertised by internet service providers and the actual speeds customers receive has widened in the past year, the communications watchdog revealed yesterday.

Pensions blow for BT as Ofcom blocks price rises

BT's attempt to raise prices to help it plug a £7.5bn black hole in its pension scheme was blocked by the communications watchdog yesterday.

£17,500 fine over 'spiritual healer' advert

The TV watchdog imposed a £17,500 fine today for "spiritual healer" advertising which was found to be capable of exploiting vulnerable people.

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