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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/04/13
Brazil Against Foreign World Cup Carriers

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12/04/13
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Tags: Brazil, International Football

12/03/13
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Tags: Facilities, Brazil, FIFA World Cup

11/28/13
Two Die In Collapse At World Cup Venue

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Tags: International Football, Brazil

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