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Majority of UK citizens want government to focus on building better broadband over the three Hs

According to new research by ComRes published today, half of UK adults (50%) say, when thinking about the potential benefits to them/their family, upgrading Britain’s national broadband network should be the Government’s main priority out of all the projects tested.

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Fix Britain's Internet campaign unveils unprecedented public support for better British broadband

Over 75,000 members of the public have signed up to the campaign to reform Openreach and Three UK also joins the campaign.

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UK businesses rally behind the campaign to Fix Britain's Internet

The UK’s biggest channel partners such as XLN, Telcoinabox and Fluidata have committed to making Openreach work better for all of Britain.

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Fix Britain’s Internet responds to BT claims

BT got in touch about the campaign to Fix Britain’s Internet. Read our response here.

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The Times: Rivals urge consumers to seek BT break-up

TalkTalk, Sky and Vodafone are attempting to orchestrate a consumer backlash against BT in a co-ordinated attempt to get the telecoms monopoly broken into two.

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Mirror.co.uk: Revealed: What people REALLY think ministers should be focusing on

Britons think ministers should focus on upgrading the country's broadband network ahead of airport expansion, the HS2 high-speed rail project or the Hinkley Point nuclear plant, a poll suggests.

Half of British adults thought an upgrade to the national network would be beneficial to them or their family, compared to 16% for Hinkley, 11% for a new runway in the south-east and 9% for HS2, the ComRes survey found.

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Huffington Post: One day left to Fix Britain's Internet

When we launched the campaign to Fix Britain’s Internet ten weeks ago (alongside Sky, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services), our aim was to give a voice to the people up and down the country who are well and truly fed up with their internet service. Fed up with slow speeds and unreliable connections; fed up of missed appointments and long wait times for connection and repair. And fed up, most of all, with being told everything is fine when their experience clearly shows that it isn’t.

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City AM: Rivals hit back at BT criticism of their campaign

BT's rivals hit back against the chief executive of British Telecom, Gavin Patterson and his complaints concerning the 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign. The chief executives of Vodafone, TalkTalk and Sky respond to BT by railing against BT's budget and investment in Openreach.

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The Spectator

Which do you think are the issues that tend to dominate MP’s postbags? Brexit? Immigration? The state of the NHS? All likely contenders – but a more surprising suggestion might be the state of Britain’s broadband service. Up and down the country people struggle to get a decent connection – something that in the 21st century has become almost a vital part of running a company, doing schoolwork, or even doing the shopping.

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The Times: Broadband Hostage

BT's ownership of Openreach creates a distorted broadband market that discourages investment and leaves too many users in the slow lane.

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The Independent

Vodafone, Sky and TalkTalk, three of the UK’s biggest internet providers, launched the "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign earlier this month in response to customers' frustration at broadband speeds. The campaign claims that BT is “spending billions on buying the rights for televised football rather than investing in Britain’s infrastructure”.

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Mirror.co.uk: BT boss writes furious letter to rival bosses over their call to split off broadband arm

Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone are behind the cyber blitz campaign urging customers to put pressure on Ofcom to break up the telecoms giant.

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Cable.co.uk: Providers defend Fix Britain's Internet campaign following criticism by BT

The three providers, along with the Federation of Communication Services, launched the campaign last month to “give Britain’s internet users a voice on the future of UK broadband”.

‘Fix Britain’s Internet’ encourages consumers to respond to Ofcom’s consultation on the future of Openreach and whether it should be split from BT.

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The Times: Why does this country lag behind Kazakhstan?

TalkTalk's Dido Harding, Vodafone's Jeroen Hoencamp and Sky UK's Stephen van Rooyen.

Together we supply the internet to millions of people across the country, and this means we’re reliant on the national broadband network — Openreach — which is owned by BT. This is why we have launched a campaign to give millions more frustrated users the chance to make their voices heard in the debate about Openreach.

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Sky News: BT's rivals unite over 'inexcusable' Openreach

TalkTalk, Sky and Vodafone are uniting to try to co-ordinate a consumer action against BT's Openreach service and force its break-up.

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Daily Star Sunday: Streaming for help

Four million Brits are suffering stress and anxiety due to rubbish internet connections with more than half of the population unable to perform simple online tasks because of unreliable broadband speeds

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New Statesmen (Technology): You can now tell your MP to push for better broadband - but will you really?

Ofcom is inviting people to comment on the consultation document it’s been working on for the past year. But, recognising that people very rarely do this, the industry has an idea.

Fix Britain’s Internet launched yesterday to help people write to both Ofcom and their MP in just a few clicks, with a pre-populated subject line demanding “give us the internet we need”.

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Good Housekeeping: Slow Internet is as frustrating as public transport delays

One in ten Brits suffer from stress and anxiety because of poor internet connections. More than half of us admit we can’t watch movies online or use video chat software because our internet connection is too slow. In fact, a quarter claim slow internet access is as frustrating as being caught in the middle of public transport delays, while 14% believe it’s as stressful as being sat next to a screaming child on a on a long-haul flight, research by Fix Britain’s Internet revealed.

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BBC Radio 4 Farming Today: Adverse Mental effect of slow broadband

Low broadband speeds in some rural areas is a cause of huge frustration to many businesses, farmers and everyday users. But could it be contributing to health problems too? Research from 'Fix Britain's Internet', a campaign that's calling for improved broadband, set up by a coalition of telecoms companies, says that one in ten of us are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of poor internet connections.

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Heart FM: BT's Rivals Unite Over 'Inexcusable' Openreach

TalkTalk, Sky and Vodafone are uniting to try to co-ordinate a consumer action against BT's Openreach service and force its break-up.The three companies have funded a "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign, which is encouraging customers and business users to complain to Ofcom as part of its public consultation.

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uSwitch: Unhappy broadband customers urged to respond to Ofcom's Openreach consultation

According to the Fix Britain's Internet campaign, an industry coalition consisting of Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services, one in four Britons are not happy with their internet service.

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Telecoms: TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone launch "Fix Britain's Internet" lobbying campaign

After Ofcom’s ruling that Openreach should become a separate legal entity within BT, rival ISPs have launched a collaborative campaign to pressure the regulator into a full separation.

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CRN: Openreach splitting from BT would benefit resellers, claims TalkTalk

Alexandra Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk, said: "BT has been finding loopholes in the Openreach regulation for over a decade now. At the moment their investment is going elsewhere. I think Ofcom uncovered that there were about £4bn in excess profits over the last 10 to 12 years that BT has had Openreach.

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ArsTechnica: BT sales balloon flies high after RR merger, pleads with Ofcom not to burst it

Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone are urging Brits to make their voices heard now that Ofcom has opened up public consultation—which runs until early October—on the future of Openreach.

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Engadget: Fix Britain's Internet: ISPs campaign to tear BT and Openreach apart

As soon as Ofcom announced last year it was putting BT and Openreach under the microscope, the likes of Sky and TalkTalk (which use Openreach's network to underpin their own services) called for a full split. Criticisms included a lack of investment in broadband infrastructure, particularly fibre, as well as a general poor quality of service, including slow installations and fault resolutions -- all stemming, they argue, from Openreach's focus on BT's interests above all else.

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Computer Weekly: Broadband providers urge UK firms to have their say on Ofcom's BT-Openreach proposals

Nationwide campaign seeks to enable UK businesses to make their views known as regulator considers the future of BT-Openreach

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Computer Weekly: Slow broadband causes widespread stress, campaigners claim

A report compiled for the ISP-led Fix Britain’s Internet campaign has said that millions of people are experiencing stress and anxiety because of slow and unreliable broadband

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ISPreview: ISPs TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone launch new "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign

Several major Internet providers and other organisations, including TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband, XLN and the Federation of Communication Services, have today launched a new campaign that encourages business to criticise the quality of Openreach’s UK network as part of Ofcom’s Strategic Review.

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Cable.co.uk: Broadband providers want consumers to help 'Fix Britain's Internet'

A new campaign urging consumers to help “Fix Britain’s Internet” has been launched by some of the country’s biggest broadband providers.

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PC Mag: Bad broadband buggers Brits' binges: 56% can't even Netflix

Netflix binges and Skype calls with mates are not possible for half of the UK, thanks to slow Internet services. That’s according to data from a 2,000-strong survey commissioned by pressure group Fix Britain’s Internet.

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London Loves Business: TalkTalk urges Watchog to "Fix Britain's Internet" amid consultation

Following the announcement of Ofcom’s public consultation on the future of the UK’s broadband network, Openreach, a coalition of broadband providers are today launching a nationwide campaign to encourage businesses to take a stand on the future of UK connectivity.

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Advanced Television: 1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

Research has revealed that one in ten UK adults – the equivalent of 4 million Britons – are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of poor Internet connections. Consequently, extreme behaviours such as angry outbursts, pleading with our devices and even breaking down in tears are becoming commonplace.

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Mobile News: Broadband providers launch "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign

TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone and FCS encourage UK businesses to give their views on Openreach during 10-week consultation.

A number of the UK’s biggest broadband providers have launched a campaign to get businesses give their views on the future of BT Openreach.

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Capacity Media: Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and FCS launch "Fix Britain's Internet"

A coalition of broadband providers - Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone - and the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) have launched the “Fix Britain’s Internet” campaign to take a stand on the future of UK connectivity.

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European Communications: UK broadband players issue call to effect change on Openreach

A coalition of UK broadband providers has launched a campaign to keep the pressure on Openreach, a day after regulator Ofcom decided against forcing a separation of it from BT.

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Global Telecoms Business: Providers launch "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign

A coalition of broadband providers - Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) - have launched the “Fix Britain’s Internet” campaign to take a stand on the future of UK connectivity

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ChannelBiz: Channel called to back Fix Britain's Internet campaign

XLN joins TalkTalk Business, Sky and Vodafone in broadband campaign after Ofcom Openreach decision.

Channel companies are being urged to back the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign after telecoms regulator Ofcom refused to split broadband network firm BT Openreach from the rest of the BT group."

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LBC: BT's rivals unite over 'inexcusable' Openreach

TalkTalk, Sky and Vodafone are uniting to try to co-ordinate a consumer action against BT's Openreach service and force its break-up.The three companies have funded a "Fix Britain's Internet" campaign, which is encouraging customers and business users to complain to Ofcom as part of its public consultation.

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TotalTelecom: BT rivals ask UK consumers to lobby for Openreach split

Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, FCS launch 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign. Three U.K. telcos and an industry association this week encouraged consumers to lobby Ofcom and MPs for a full separation of BT and its networks business Openreach.

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Broadband Choices: Broadband providers launch Fix Britain's Internet campaign

TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone, and the Federation of Communication Services have launched a campaign called Fix Britain’s Internet, urging broadband customers to voice their opinion on Openreach.

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Broadband Choices: Former business minister calls for Openreach split

A number of public figures and industry bodies have expressed criticisms of Ofcom's decision since it was announced last month. TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone, and the Federation of Communication Services have together launched the Fix Britain's Internet campaign, with the goal of getting Openreach split off from BT.

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ITProPortal: TalkTalk leads campaign to break up BT

TalkTalk, Sky Broadband and Vodafone have begun a campaign designed to persuade the government and regulators to break up BT.

The campaign is centred around convincing everyone involved that the UK would be much better off if Openreach, which is responsible for installing superfast broadband throughout the country, was independent and no longer controlled by BT.

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Sheffield Star: Sheffield in broadband slow lane

Sheffield is among the worst cities in the UK for slow broadband speeds, it has been revealed.

The Fix Britain’s Internet campaign was started by an industry coalition made up of Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services.

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Norwich Evening News: Norwich in bottom 10 for broadband speeds

Norfolk’s rural broadband struggles have been well documented but now a report has shone a light on slow speeds in the city. A campaign group, backed by Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone, called Fix Britain’s Internet is lobbying Ofcom to improve the Openreach network.

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Farmers Guardian: How stressful is slow rural broadband?

New research suggests 71 per cent of the rural population complained they were unable to perform simple online tasks due to a poor internet connection, subsequently causing high levels of stress and anxiety.

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Broadband Finder: 1 in 10 distressed by slow broadband, report claims

Millions of people experience anxiety because of slow broadband speeds, a report has claimed.

The Fix Britain’s Internet campaign conducted research which found that around 1 in 10 adults experience stress when dealing with unreliable broadband.

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Telecompaper: Poor internet connections are stressful for Brits - research

New research has been released showing that 1 in 10 Brits, or 4 million adults are experiencing stress and anxiety due to poor internet connections.

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IS Preview: Slow UK Broadband Might be Detrimental to Your Mental Health

UK ISP TalkTalk has stepped up their Fix Britain’s Internet campaign against Openreach (BT) today by claiming that 4 million Brits report experiencing stress and anxiety due to slow and unreliable broadband.

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Crave Online: Bad Internet Connections Are Affecting Our Mental Health

Poor internet connections in the UK are affecting the public's mental, new research has concluded. According to a survey conducted by Fix Britain's Internet, 1 in 10 British citizens suffer from stress and anxiety as a result of poor internet speeds and connection issues. The survey states that this issue can result in behavior such as angry outbursts, breaking down into tears and "pleading with our devices."

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Eastern Daily Press: Norwich in bottom 10 for broadband speeds

Norfolk’s rural broadband struggles have been well documented but now a report has shone a light on slow speeds in the city. Norwich has been ranked seventh in a table of cities with the slowest broadband speeds, suggesting it could be left behind in technological terms.

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Diginomica

Digital dinosaur BT asks why customers need to do more than one thing at a time online?

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Daily Mirror Online

London broadband speeds 'slower than a small Indian village' as Britain lags behind rest of world.

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Broadband Finder

Broadband speeds in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield have been found to be worse than some areas of Eastern Europe.

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BuzzTeller

Sheffield has slower broadband speeds than some rural villages in Poland and Romania, a campaign group has claimed.

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N3rdabl3

ISP's Take Charge on Battle to Fix Britain's Internet

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Eurogamer

The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up.

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Sheffield Star

Sheffield broadband slower than East European villages.

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Telecompaper

UK cities lag foreign villages for broadband speed.

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Yorkshire Post

Superfast South Yorkshire? You'd get better broadband in Poland

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USwitch

Small Indian village 'has faster broadband than London'.

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AOL

UK cities unable to compete with tiny foreign villages for internet speeds.

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Invision Community

Gamers urged to have their say in campaign to improve the UK's broadband.

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Broadband Choices

Broadband providers call on gamers to ‘Fix Britain’s Internet’

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Tech Radar

The tech that gets a YouTuber through the day - according to AshleyMarieeGaming

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LoveMoney

UK broadband: the truth about Britain's 'superfast' speeds

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Cable.co.uk

Campaign helps 75,000 people 'add their voices' to BT Openreach debate

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Total Telecom

3UK joins 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign

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City AM

Three joins call for Openreach to be split from BT

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Computer Weekly

Channel partners rally behind the Fix Britain's Internet campaign

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Mobile News

Three joins Vodafone and TalkTalk in support of ‘Fix Britain’s Internet’ campaign

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Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk leads the call to Fix Britain's Internet

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Iceni Magazine

Norfolk leads the call to Fix Britain's Internet

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Norwich Evening News

Norfolk leads the call to Fix Britain's Internet

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