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Maria Miller is attempting to take credit for measures started elsewhere
The bill, which was posted on Facebook by the man's son-in-law has been shared more than 85,000 times
Boris Johnson has gone on record to say that his bumbling self-deprecatory persona is a “cunning device” he uses to get people to trust him.
Suppliers are battling to bring usquicker broadband, but do we want topay for it? Simon Clarke investigates
Virgin Media is to expand its fibre-optic network after securing a deal with Persimmon Homes to bring cable to thousands of new properties.
Virgin Media upped the ante in the battle for broadband market share as it unveiled what it is calling the "Ferrari" of internet connections. The cable giant said it would start offering its superfast 100Mb broadband service in December.
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.
The internet went high-speed 10 years ago, changing the way we live, work, shop and play – for both better and worse
Filmmaker Luke Snellin, 24, hopes to win flights to New York so he can promote his award-winning short film, Mixtape
Speeds are finally on their way up, say Alessia Horwich and Julian Knight
The appetite of viewers for watching their favourite shows when they want helped lift by 50 per cent hits at Virgin Media's on demand service last year.
As broadcasters bet big on television-on-demand, time is running out for Britain's biggest day of shared viewing. Nick Clark reports
It used to be so easy being a couch potato; four TV channels, everything in a neat time slot, no interaction necessary (or possible).
Finding the best deals can be tricky, so you need to do your research, says James Daley
Q. In 2004, I switched energy suppliers from British Gas and Powergen to Scottish Power. For the first year, my monthly payments were £44. A year later, this was reassessed to £42.50 monthly. But in November, I received a statement showing that I owed £598.96 and my monthly payments would now be £121.50. This means that my annual bill has risen from £510 to £1,458. Yet throughout the last three years, I have e-mailed my meter readings when requested. AC, Ipswich