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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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