Tag: internet

Broadband speed limit planned for a fairer internet for all

by , Conversation Editor Technology 1 April 2014
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The UK’s biggest ISPs are planning to introduce a broadband speed limit in order to redistribute faster speeds to those who need it. Do you think broadband speeds should be more fairly distributed? (more about rural broadband...)

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Crackdown on sites masquerading as government services

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 4 March 2014
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More than 200 comments have been made on our Conversation about copycat websites. These misleading websites have left some of you up to £1,000 out of pocket. The good news is that something is being done. (more about copycat websites...)

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Google: what we’ve done to crackdown on copycat websites

by , Google Head of Policy Technology 2 March 2014
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Copycat websites

We’ve heard you loud and clear – you hate copycat sites that mimic official government services. Many of these appeared in Google ad results, so here’s Theo Bertram from Google sharing how they’ve taken action. (more about Google and copycat sites...)

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Are you unhappy with ticket resale websites?

by , Parliamentary Manager Consumer Rights 14 February 2014
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Have you used a secondary ticketing website like Viagogo or Seatwave? Whether you’ve been reselling or buying tickets, are these sites working for you? (more about secondary ticketing...)

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Have you been tricked by a copycat website?

by , Money Researcher Money 18 January 2014
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Ever had to pay a fee to get your passport or driving licence renewed? What about to do your self-assessment tax return? Chances are you came across a copycat website – if so, tell us about it. (more about copycat websites...)

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Is 4G worth it?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 21 October 2013
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It’s hard to move without being bombarded with adverts promoting Britain’s 4G phone networks. But is 4G all it’s cracked up to be? Our survey suggests that EE customers are convinced... (more about 4G...)

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Have you ever been hit by an online scam?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 30 September 2013
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There are many reasons to be thankful for the existence of the internet. Without Tim Berners-Lee’s creation there would be no BBC iPlayer, no Google and… no place to share cat photos. But what about all the scams? (ask your online security questions...)

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Rural vs urban broadband speeds – the divide widens

by , Technology Graduate Technology 12 August 2013
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Three-quarters of Brits use the internet every day. However, 17% of homes still aren’t connected at all. And one problem is that the divide between urban and rural broadband speeds is widening… (more about broadband speeds...)

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Why you’re right not to trust price comparison sites

by , Chief Executive Money 15 July 2013
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Why is it that people don’t trust price comparison sites? Every insurance deal in one place, lined up side-by-side so you can see the cheapest at a glance – where’s the issue? (more about price comparison sites...)

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Looking for love? Be struck by Cupid’s arrow, not a scammer…

by , Consumer Rights Producer Consumer Rights 13 July 2013
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One in four Brits have used a dating website at some point in their lives. But not everyone has come away smelling of roses - there are scammers and fake profiles lurking online to catch you out... (more about dating website scams...)

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LoveFilm comes a’knocking: do you mind doorstep selling?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 16 May 2013
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The other day, a caller came to my house. My girlfriend answered the door to a young man making small talk about the weather. Perplexed - she asked who it was. ‘Oh’ he replied, ‘I'm just here from LoveFilm.’ (more about LoveFilm doorstep selling...)

8 people have joined in this Conversation

Which on-demand TV service meets all your demands?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 3 April 2013
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We’re watching more TV than ever across numerous devices, including both free and paid-for content. But are you satisfied with the services available, and how could they improve? (more about on-demand TV services...)

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Out with the old and in with the neologisms

by , Campaigns Team Technology 3 April 2013
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We live in a fast-paced world where it has become necessary to invent new words on a regular basis. But at what point in a word’s life-span do you think it earns a place in the Oxford English dictionary? (more about neologisms...)

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