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Saturday 20 August 2011
Q. I am an engineering student on work placement. I am on a £20-a-month mobile phone plan with Three, entitling me to an internet allowance capped at 2GB. I moved house in April, forcing me to rely on the mobile as a wireless tether for wifi connections on my computer. But without me instructing it to do so, my phone shared the internet connection provided by my network operator with my computer.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Virgin Media has sold off its stake in UKTV, whose channels include Watch, Gold and Dave, following more than a year of speculation. The move marks the end of almost 15 years of the company owning television content.
Monday 15 August 2011
Telecoms giant Virgin Media has sold its stake in UKTV - home of channels including Dave, Gold and Yesterday - to a US broadcaster for £339 million.
Monday 08 August 2011
Virgin Media is set to expand its cable network to pass a further 100,000 homes by the end of the year, as the super-fast broadband arms race with BT continues to heat up.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Virgin Media has announced plans to create a free Wi-Fi network to cover London, to compete with the often unreliable 3G mobile phone network and a patchwork of other Wi-Fi services.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Virgin Media shrugged off the exodus of thousands of customers to post a slight rise in revenues as ongoing subscribers paid for more or improved services.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Three men who took part in a massive fraud by selling set-top boxes which allowed people unlawful free access to Virgin Media's cable television channels have been jailed for a total of 15 years.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Spotted at the Marks & Spencer annual general meeting yesterday afternoon: one non-executive director in the retailer who was keeping a very close eye on his mobile phone and then leaving the bash well before the end. No doubt M&S shareholders will just this once forgive Jeremy Darroch – for it was he – for taking an early bath. After all, back in his day job, as chief executive of BSkyB, there were just one or two things that needed his attention reasonably urgently.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Virgin Media has secured an £81.5m refund from the taxman after drawn out negotiations over its Value Added Tax payments.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Communications giant Virgin Media is to to close a call centre over the next 18 months which union leaders said could lead to the loss of 500 jobs.
Thursday 21 April 2011
The TalkTalk Group was the most complained-about provider of landline and broadband services during a five-month period, according to new figures released by a watchdog.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Virgin Media is set to begin testing the "world's fastest broadband". Trials for the 1.5Gb service, 240 times quicker than the UK average, will start at four east London companies later this month.
Monday 18 April 2011
Mark Borkowski is a brilliant self-publicist.
Friday 08 April 2011
A troupe of Charlie Chaplins took to London streets to shoot a short film to launch Virgin Media Shorts 2011, the UK’s biggest short film competition and the only one which champions undiscovered UK film talent across four screens - at cinemas, on TV, on mobile and online.
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