A record breaking number of tourists flocked to Britain this summer, official figures reveal. Four million foreign visitors ignored the terrorism threat and cashed in on the weak Brexit pound in July alone and blew £2.8 billion while in the UK. Free spending Americans were quids in as the dollar stretched further against sterling and a record 650,000 visitors from the US jetted in that month, up 9% year-on-year.
One of the things guaranteed to get people riled these days is a poor broadband service. And now consumer magazine Which? has named the best and worst broadband companies in the UK. Bottom of the pile is telecoms giant TalkTalk after the magazine found the firm was not on the same wavelength as account holders, scoring just 40 out of 100 in a customer satisfaction survey. Slow broadband speeds, screens freezing and poor customer service were the biggest gripes.
Telecoms giant TalkTalk has been named the worst broadband provider in Britain by consumer watchdog Which? It found the firm was not on the same wavelength as account holders, scoring just 40 out of 100 in a customer satisfaction survey. The biggest gripes about TalkTalk were slow broadband speeds, screens freezing and poor customer service. It is the fifth time running the provider has been last in the consumer champion’s satisfaction league.
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Selecting a term
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