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Few can deny that the UK’s rural areas could benefit from improved broadband services. Indeed, if you happen to live in the country or have been to visit somebody who does, you’ll likely have been shocked by the speeds on offer.

It’s an issue that the government know all too well, which is why they’ve made plans to improve broadband for rural areas. However, that is now under threat as TalkTalk branded it “legally questionable”, over plans to allow BT to recover the costs of the upgrades through higher wholesale charges – something which would affect companies like TalkTalk.

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There was once a time when TalkTalk were, forgive the pun, the talk of the town. Launched by Carphone Warehouse with a promise of cheaper phone calls and broadband than then-leading BT, the company caused quite a stir. The year was 2002 and over the next 13 years, the company would steadily increase their customer base to become one of the UK’s bigger broadband suppliers.

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It’s fair to say that TalkTalk have had a tough time of it lately, customers have been leaving in droves and what little brand cache they had has been damaged – perhaps beyond the point of any repair. It’s a dire situation for a company that burst onto the market with low prices and big promises, but it’s worth looking back at what got the company into this situation, if only to work out whether the company can survive in any form after such a devastating loss of confidence among consumers.

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TalkTalk Offer Freebies as Hack Apology

It hasn’t been easy being a TalkTalk customer these last couple of months. Ever since the company announced that it failed to safeguard against the leaking of 150,000 customers details and around 16,000 bank account numbers, customers have been –quite rightly- in a state of some distress. For the companies part, they’ve been doing what they can, manning the 0844 800 3124 contact number for TalkTalk and trying to help as many customers as possible.