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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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FIFA Refuses To Ban Russia From WC

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04/03/14
Australian Fans Grab World Cup Tickets

Australia "might have been given the toughest task of any nation at the World Cup," but that "hasn’t stopped fans buying the second-highest number of tournament match tickets from any foreign country," according to Sebastian Hassett of THE AGE. FIFA announced on Wednesday that Socceroos fans h ...

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04/03/14
Napoli Threaten Move To England

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04/03/14
Depression 'Highly Prevalent' In Football

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Tags: International Football

04/03/14
Mexico Approves New Violence Sanctions

Mexico's Senate approved the minutes of reforms to the Sports Law "the same day it received them," according to Mercado & Brito of LA AFICION. The new reforms will "sanction with prison and exemplary fines those fans who commit acts of violence at football stadiums." The Senate approved the refo ...

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Champions League Tickets Steep In Spain

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Tags: International Football

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