Vodafone reports 50% rise in internet use as more people work from home

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Vodafone’s internet usage has surged by up to 50% in some European countries as consumers shift to working at home and turn to services such as Netflix because the coronavirus is keeping families indoors. The increase in data comes from a wide range of activities, from children accessing educational material online, playing digital games and […]

EasyJet’s grab of Thomas Cook spoils won’t be flying too high | Nils Pratley

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You had to travel a long way down easyJet’s bullish trading update to find the main reason for the “positive momentum” in the business, but eventually it appeared. Thomas Cook went bust, which is very helpful if you’re a competitor. Naturally, management preferred to sing about factors under its control, such as artful teasing of […]

Does the UK need full-fibre broadband? Just ask the lucky few who have it

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Labour’s plan to offer free full fibre broadband to every home and business is an eye-catching offer to potential voters. But while the scheme has been labelled “fantasy economics” by critics, people who already enjoy ultra-fast broadband view it as invaluable. Like the roll-out of 5G for mobile phones, full-fibre broadband is the much-hyped next […]