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UK government pushes ‘social tariffs’ to bring cheaper broadband to hard-up households

The U.K. government is rolling out a new scheme designed to create and promote cheaper broadband for lower-income households across the country. Several internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.K.,

Plume raises $300M as it passes 1.2B devices in 35M homes using its smart Wi-Fi service

Plume — a communications startup that partners with carriers to provide smart mesh Wi-Fi to improve broadband connectivity in homes, and then offers other smart home services on top of that netw

Flush with $42M, hot AI startup Faculty plans to hoover up more PhDs… and steer clear of politics

In the wake of the news that U.K.-based AI startup Faculty has raised $42.5 million in a growth funding round, I teased out more from CEO and co-founder Marc Warner on what his plans are for the compa

British AI startup Faculty raises $42.5M growth round led by Apax Digital Fund

British artificial intelligence (AI) company, Faculty has raised £30 million ($42.5. million) in growth funding from the Apax Digital Fund (ADF). The startup has now raised a total of £40 million ($

Education nonprofit Edraak ignored a student data leak for two months

Edraak, an online education nonprofit, exposed the private information of thousands of students after uploading student data to an unprotected cloud storage server, apparently by mistake. The nonprofi

Cuckoo Internet closes seed funding to disrupt UK broadband market

Cuckoo Internet is a new U.K. startup that aims to disrupt the U.K. broadband market. It has now raised £470,000 in seed funding, which includes funding from, a new Silicon Valley fund oper

Liberty’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2 to merge in the UK in $39B deal

The regulators said “NO” when Telefonica tried to combine its O2 operations in the UK with rival carrier, Hutchison-owned Three, back in 2015. But Telefonica didn’t let go of the ide

UK to put up £1BN for full fiber broadband and 5G, £400M extra for VC

The UK government has confirmed it will be borrowing to try to encourage investment in high speed fiber broadband networks and 5G technology -- with a plan to spend over £1BN by 2020-2021 to bolster

Liberty Global’s $15.8B Acquisition Of Virgin Media Is Sailing Through EU Antitrust Court

Reuters has <a target="_blank" href="">reported</a>, and TechCrunch has now confirmed with an independent

Cable Tie-Up: Liberty Global Strikes $23.3BN Stock & Cash Deal For U.K.’s Virgin Media

International cable company Liberty Global has struck a deal to acquire U.K. cable, broadband and mobile telephony company Virgin Media. Liberty's approach was confirmed yesterday by Virgin Media but

Virgin's iPad-Only Project Hits The App Store; $2.99 Per Issue, iOS 4.2 Required

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Sky to acquire VMtv from Virgin Media for up to £160 million in cash

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Virgin Media adopts ipadio in the field

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Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND

<img src="">Hey, you could use fast Internet, right? Like 200 Mbps speeds, right? Like fast fast fast. Like so fast you could cough betw