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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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IPL Arrives In Abu Dhabi

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04/15/14
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Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

04/14/14
IOC Urges Saudi To End Girls' Sports Ban

The IOC on Sunday "urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls' state schools," according to the AFP. The conservative Muslim kingdom's consultative Shura Council last week "recommended an end to the ban, which was relaxed in private schools last year, stat ...

Tags: Olympics, Middle East

04/11/14
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