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The Broadband World this Week - Week 37

12th September 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 37

This week, bargains store offers bargain broadband prices, Channel 4 is revamping its on-demand offering, and 4G could disrupt TV viewing.

99p store offers bargain 99p broadband

Thrifty shoppers can now benefit from cheaper home broadband services than ever before thanks to a new cut-price offering from high-street chain 99p Stores.

The company, which recently opened its 250th UK store, is putting up a limited time offer of 24MB broadband (depending on customer location) for the perhaps unsurprising cost of 99p a week plus line rental for the first six months, rising to £8.50 a month plus line rental following this.

Read more at Computer Business Review

C4 launches new online entertainment hub

Channel 4 plans to scrap its long-standing catch-up TV service, but panic ye not Hollyoaks fans - it'll be replaced it will a more expansive service called All 4.

The All 4 website and app will have three main sections: In one, you'll be able to watch live streams of all Channel 4 channels, including Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and assorted '+1' channels.

Read more on Broadband Choices

New broadband could create disruption to Doncaster TV viewing

New 4G services bringing mobile broadband services to Doncaster could see some households having their Freeview disrupted.

Because some 4G signals operate at 800 MHz - adjacent to the frequencies used by Freeview - TVs and set-top boxes that receive Freeview can fail to block the 4G signals, causing interference such as a loss of sound, blocky images or loss of some or all channels.

Read more in Doncaster Free Press