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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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05/16/14
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Russian Olympic Committee Chair Alexander Zhukov said on Thursday that changing the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics "is practically impossible," according to RIA NOVOSTI. R-Sport was earlier told that "the venue may be moved to London because Rio de Janeiro is behind in preparing for the even ...

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IOC Calls 2016 Olympics Report 'Fantasy'

A second report in four days suggesting the 2016 Olympics "could be moved from Rio de Janeiro due to preparations delays has been dismissed" by the IOC, according to Nick Zaccardi of NBC SPORTS. Russia's RIA Novosti reported that Moscow "is being considered as a replacement" for Rio to host the 2016 ...

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05/08/14
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05/08/14
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