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SmallGEO briefing

Watch the SmallGEO media briefing on Wednesday 18 January at ESA Headquarters, from 11:30 CET

Mon 16 Jan 17 from ESA

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Ofcom fines EE £2.7m for overcharging customers

The communications regulator found that the company broke a 'fundamental billing rule' on two separate occasions, resulting in nearly 40,000 customers being overcharged around £250,000

15 minutes ago from The Independent

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Virginia bill would effectively ban city-run broadband

Now that the FCC can't prevent states from blocking municipal broadband, telecom-backed politicians are doing their best to shut down these government-run networks. Virginia House ...

Sun 15 Jan 17 from Engadget

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AT&T’s Sponsored Data program may violate net neutrality, the FCC says

Both AT&T and Verizon's programs pose "significant risks" to competition, regulators find.

Wed 11 Jan 17 from The Washington Post

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Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland: How to deal with online banking glitch affecting access to your account

An outage on Wednesday morning prevented customers from logging into their accounts

Thu 12 Jan 17 from The Independent

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DirecTV Now: A trial is free, but it's a hard sell for some

AT&T says the market for its new internet cable service , DirecTV Now, could be as large as 20 million households. To put it to the test, I farmed out part of this review to several friends ...

Wed 11 Jan 17 from

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These cellphone carriers are about to make life harder for grandfathered unlimited-data users

AT&T intends to raise the price of its "legacy” plan, and Verizon is targeting those who use more than 200 GB of data in a month.

Wed 11 Jan 17 from The Washington Post

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AT&T is raising the price of grandfathered unlimited plans again

AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plans are vestiges of an earlier era, when unfettered access to mobile data was a perk offered to those willing to buy into the smartphone before ...

Tue 10 Jan 17 from The Verge

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Cellphone, Wi-Fi coverage goes live at NYC subway stations

Cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage is now being provided for commuters at each of New York City's many underground subway stations, one year ahead of schedule.

Mon 9 Jan 17 from

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Verizon's upgrade fees are now $10 more expensive

It's about to get more expensive for Verizon subscribers to upgrade to a new phone. When the carrier added a $20 fee in 2016 to its plans, a leaked memo indicated that the move ...

Mon 9 Jan 17 from Engadget

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