Working from home fuels surge in BT sign-ups for UK’s fastest broadband

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BT has seen a near-70% surge in customers switching to next-generation full-fibre broadband as the working-from-home revolution prompts people to upgrade to the fastest internet connection available. The company said the number of sign-ups for full fibre broadband, which enables users to download a hi-definition TV show in 15 seconds instead of the typical three […]

Eamonn Holmes criticised for giving credence to Covid-19 5G conspiracy theory

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The This Morning co-host Eamonn Holmes has suggested that it may “suit the state narrative” to dismiss false claims linking 5G technology and coronavirus. He spoke out on the ITV show after the presenter Alice Beer described the conspiracy theories as “ridiculous” and “incredibly stupid”. Holmes, who was co-presenting with his wife, Ruth Langsford, responded […]

Broadband engineers threatened due to 5G coronavirus conspiracies

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Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks. Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were […]

BT to let sport fans buy monthly pass to watch matches for first time

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BT is to launch a monthly pass allowing sport fans to watch content including Premier League and Champions League football without a contract for the first time, as viewers move away from high-priced, long-term deals towards the flexibility offered by streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix. BT has previously used its portfolio of rights, […]