Six years after a British expat couple formed a volunteer beach clean-up team to remove rubbish from remote areas of the Akamas Peninsula they have cleared away more than 10,000kg of it.“We are now seeing more Cypriots, especially the younger generation joining us, which is great. They are becoming more aware and the media has played a part in that by highlighting extreme conditions to raise awareness of plastic in the sea,” said Neo Chorio resident Keith Watkins, who along with wife Wendy, founded the Akamas Clean-up Team (ACT), in 2012.The group completed their 34th clean-up on Saturday and will now take a break before starting again in October.Each event attracts from 10 to 50 volunteers and Watkins is now looking for more people to sign up.At the last event 16 volunteers, some from Nicosia, turned up to help clean-up an area north of Yeronisos Point and worked hard to collect 44 large bags of rubbish as well as a massive quantity of other odd items from 1,330, of coastline.Rubbish collected included several fluorescent light tubes, a rug, a large foam mattress, coffee cans, a hessian sack full of rubbish and a full green plastic bag of rubbish.“Much of the lighter rubbish – especially plastic bottles and polystyrene pieces – had been blown back into the thorny scrub and it was a challenge to remove it,” Watkins said.He said that some people question the point of picking up the rubbish as there will be another load brought in on the next tide, but he said efforts must be made to try and keep the island clean, adding that and there would only be more rubbish next time.“We are the end of the problem, the solution is elsewhere, such as recycling and looking for alternative materials that are organic and will break down easily and not harm the environment.”Watkins said this part of the coastline is prone to rubbish deposits from the sea due to prevailing currents, tides, winds and storms, but some of the rubbish had also been left by visitors to the area.He added that after the clean-up finished, that this section of coast was virtually pristine.“We are now taking our summer break for a few months and I hope that we have even more volunteers at the 35th ACT clean-up in October.” For further information or to volunteer: www.facebook.com/AkamasCleanupTeam, email@example.comYou May LikeLa Mexicana Authentic FoodLamexicana2019La Mexicana Authentic FoodUndoAhayahYasha Ahayah Bible ScripturesAhayahUndoRealtor.comWhat Is Subletting? How to Sublet and Not Get BurnedRealtor.comUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Foureira gets celebrity star in Ayia Napa
Greek pop star Eleni Foureira who represented Cyprus this year at the Eurovision song contest and came second with the song Fuego, has been given her own star at the Ayia Napa Celebrity Square, the municipality said on Friday.Foureira was presented with the plaque with her name by Ayia Napa Mayor, Yiannis Karousos, last week while the pop star was on the island to perform at the Ayia Napa Youth Festival.Ayia Napa’s Celebrity Square also hosts plaques with the names of Luis Fonsi, Chris Brown, Paul Van Dyke, Snoop Dogg, Nana Mouskouri, Vicky Leandros and Mario Frangoulis.You May LikeCar NovelsNo One Buys These SUVs But They Are The Best On The MarketCar NovelsUndoCollegebook15 Best Public Colleges In U.S.CollegebookUndoFurnace Services | Search AdsResearch Furnace Services Near Me. Did You Know About These Furnaces?Furnace Services | Search AdsUndo UK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Cyprus has once again recorded the largest annual decrease in unemployment rates in the EU, from 10.2 per cent in September 2017 to 7.4 per cent in September 2018.The same rate was 7.5 per cent in August 2018 (7.1 per cent in males and 7.8 per cent in females) and corresponds roughly to 32 000 individuals, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.Meanwhile, the euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 per cent in September 2018, down from 8.9 per cent in September 2017.This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008.Among the member states, the lowest unemployment rates in September 2018 were recorded in Czechia (2.3 per cent), Germany and Poland (both 3.4 per cent). The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (19.0 per cent in July 2018) and Spain (14.9 per cent).The largest decreases were registered in Cyprus (from 10.2 per cent to 7.4 per cent).Youth unemployment (those under 25) remained the highest in Greece at 37.9 per cent in September. You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Labour issues in the public health sector should be resolved before hospital autonomy comes into play, state doctors’ and nurse’s unions, Pasyki and Pasyno said on Monday.The two unions said in a joint announcement that they had met last week to discuss the problems the public health sector was facing and the “negative effects which are daily faced by healthcare professionals and patients”.At the meeting both unions agreed that public hospitals, which are to be turned into administratively and financially autonomous organisations as a prerequisite of the National Health Scheme (NHS), should remain government organisations even after autonomy.In addition, they said, public hospitals should be staffed directly within the framework of a comprehensive reform and restructuring, pre-autonomy. This would “ensure their viability once they were within an autonomy and NHS setting”.“The motivation and empowerment of health professionals must begin promptly,” the announcement said.The two unions again rejected the government’s contention that all employment issues would be resolved once state hospitals became autonomous organisations.“The phrase ‘autonomy is the magic formula to solve all problems and labour disputes’ is a void one and is in itself a risk to the sustainability not only of public hospitals, … but of health in general,” the unions said.Keeping the autonomous hospital organisations as state-run and resolving all labour issues before autonomy kicks in has been a standing request of unions, especially Pasyki.Despite repeated government reassurances that no one would lose their job because of hospital autonomy, both doctors and nurses want to secure that under the new system they would keep their status as civil servants and the benefits that go with that.After numerous date push-backs spanning years, Health Minister Giorgos Pamporidis announced earlier in the month that June 2020 was the final date set for the full implementation of the NHS.The announcement came after a meeting at the presidential palace with President Nicos Anastasiades and the heads of the parliamentary political parties, where a consensus has been achieved as to the “character of the organisation that will oversee [hospital] autonomy”.He added that the meeting was along the same lines as that of July 21, when all heads of the parliamentary parties agreed during another meeting with the president as to how to proceed with the NHS, which is a requirement of Cyprus’ bailout programme.According to Pamboridis, by June 2017 a public organisation will be set up which will oversee hospital autonomy, while by June 2019 outpatient care will be introduced.The ultimate date for the full implementation of the NHS is June 1, 2020, Pamboridis said.At the moment, the government is trying to hire doctors of various specialties in state hospitals as they face serious understaffing problems. Government officials had admitted that they are having difficulty in finding doctors willing to work in state hospitals as both the salaries and the working conditions are off-putting.Meanwhile state doctors are to stage a three-hour work stoppage on Wednesday from noon to 3pm after Pamboridis threw Pasyki out of a meeting that discussed the possibility of collaboration between the Makarios children’s hospital and the University of Cyprus medical school.in a statement, Pasyki said its board decided to stage the strike as a “response to the humiliating act by the health minister towards the competent union of state doctors”.Pamboridis had justified his decision to ask the union to leave the meeting by saying they had not even been invited as the agenda did not concern them. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
BoC will cut 30 branches by end of July
THE BANK of Cyprus (BoC) will set up an investment company that will take over the group’s non-banking operations in a bid to rationalise its balance sheet and boost its capital adequacy.Citing unnamed senior sources at BoC, the Cyprus News Agency said the lender will also create a real estate fund that will administer the lender’s 250 properties in Greece.The BoC brass also voiced optimism that people will be surprised in the first quarter of 2014 by the bank’s new structure.With the creation of Bank of Cyprus Holdings, the stricken lender will tackle the concentration observed in certain sectors of the economy, especially that of real estate.The lender said the process of cutting staff is moving ahead while it was planning to close 30 branches by the end of July.BoC is also close to selecting a consultant to oversee its restructuring.The executives said its UK subsidiary was not up for sale, unlike its holdings in Russia and Ukraine, which BoC cannot afford to maintain.To prevent financial collapse and be eligible for aid, Cyprus was forced to close down Laiki Bank – its second biggest — and convert sizeable deposits in BoC into equity to help recapitalise that bank.As part of the aid package, Laiki and BoC were also forced to sell their Greek branches, while deposits the banks had in that country were exempt from the bail-in, to avoid contagion to Greece.BoC, which is assuming some of Laiki’s assets, was also forced to assume Laiki’s emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) liability, a funding lifeline provided from the European Central Bank. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Rep Cole announces March coffee hours
Tags: #SB Categories: News 25Feb Rep. Cole announces March coffee hours State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will hold office hours on March 9 in Charlevoix County.“I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th district and I am adequately representing their needs and interests in Lansing,” Rep Cole said.On Tuesday, March 9, Rep. Cole will be at the Front Porch Café, 9235 Main St. in Ellsworth, from noon to 1 p.m.Coffee with Cole hours provide residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Otsego, Montmorency and Oscoda counties opportunities to share ideas, concerns and issues regarding Michigan’s state agencies or legislation with Rep. Cole in person.Those unable to attend a Coffee with Cole office hours meeting can contact the representative by email at TristonCole@house.mi.gov or by calling 1-(855)-DIST-105.###
16Mar Rep. Tedder votes to expand state government transparency State Rep. Jim Tedder today voted to extend transparency laws to include the legislative and executive branches of Michigan’s government.Tedder, of Clarkston, said the 11-bill legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“The public has the right to know how its state government works, and as public servants we must ensure that people have that access to this information,” Tedder said. “As a vocal advocate for government transparency, I am proud to vote in favor of this bipartisan legislation that gives residents of our community more of a voice in government.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.“The government is under an obligation to serve the taxpayers,” Tedder said. “This legislation works to fulfill that obligation by ensuring accountability and transparency from our elected officials.”##### Categories: News,Tedder News
Rep Griffin hosts district office hours
State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours this August.“Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog and share ideas,” Griffin said. “I look forward to having discussions with people in the community and sharing with them the ways I have worked to make our state government more efficient, effective, and accountable.”Office hours will take place at the following times and locations:Thursday, Aug. 23Lawton Village Hall at 125 S. Main St. in Lawton from 9 to 10 a.m.;Railroad Cafe at 555 Railroad St. in Bangor from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.;Lawrence Village Hall at 157 N. Paw Paw St. in Lawrence from noon to 1 p.m.; andParchment City Hall at 650 S. Riverview Drive in Parchment from 2 to 3 p.m.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Griffin by calling 517-373-0839 or by email at BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.#### 20Aug Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours Categories: Griffin News
20Jun Rep. Kahle, Michigan House approve plan to help Lenawee County farmers devastated by record rain Categories: Kahle News The Michigan House and Rep. Kahle today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain.The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state.“If we don’t take action, Michigan’s record rainfall will devastate profits for struggling farmers and agribusinesses this year,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “With hundreds of thousands of Michigan families depending on a successful farming season to make a living, we must provide the necessary support to allow them to make it through this unusual season.”Because Michigan has had very few days suitable for field work this spring, only about 63 percent of corn seeds and 43 percent of soybean seeds have been planted, which means yields will be low. Many farmers will be facing financial trouble as this crop season continues.House Bill 4234 provides $15 million to help private lenders run the loan program and keep interest rates low for farmers. The state does not provide the loans, so there is no financial risk or liability to the state with this program.Similar low-interest loan programs were approved for Michigan farmers in 2002 and 2012.Kahle also joined a coalition of 63 lawmakers urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase flexibility under the Federal Crop Insurance rules. Increased flexibility would allow farmers to plant on land normally prohibited by federal crop insurance rules, allowing for more crops to get to market and be raised for feed for a farmer’s livestock. Full text of the letter and its signatories can be found here.#####
ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares July 8, 2014; PoliticoA little more than a year ago, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook established FWD.us, a political group with a focus on immigration reform and a pronounced bipartisan stance. At the time, Nonprofit Quarterly wondered whether the new organization was a sign of conservative leanings on the part of Zuckerberg. We also took note of the way it backed both sides of the aisle in New Jersey, hosting campaign fundraisers for Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.Now, in 2014, it appears that the efforts of FWD.us to appeal to both Democrats and Republicans on the matter of immigration reform—in particular, the use of visas to attract the sort of highly skilled workers the tech industry needs—have caused the political group to stall out. Politico observes that the kind of disruptive efforts that are frightfully effective in the high-tech field don’t work in something as traditional as politics.“Tech leaders poured millions into FWD.us, an immigration advocacy group that has dominated ad buys, launched elaborate hackathons and coddled conservatives in an effort to revamp the country’s immigration system. It galloped into the debate with the tech industry’s classic certainty but wound up facing the same obstacles that have halted reform for decades.”FWD.us had no few advantages. It surpassed Zuckerberg’s $50M fundraising goal (and reportedly still has half of that in reserve) and drew on contributors like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Its political bona fides didn’t slouch, either; “FWD.us Executive Director Todd Schulte served as former chief of staff at Priorities USA, a super PAC that supported President Barack Obama. Its campaign manager, Rob Jesmer, worked as the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Consultants worked for numerous presidents and both sides of the aisle.” FWD.us spent about $5M on radio and television ads and had registered lobbying efforts in the amount of $780,000. So why didn’t all this money and star power translate into results?It turns out that all their efforts at “dual partisanship” had the effect of alienating their allies and mollifying candidates that wouldn’t be backing their agenda for political reasons.The group nettled many of its own members with TV ads that emphasized the conservative credentials of some immigration reform advocates. One ad for South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham — an instrumental figure in the Senate bill’s passage — touted his support for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and opposition to Obamacare. Yet another praised Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, a reform supporter, for backing oil drilling in the Arctic.Liberal groups pulled ads from Facebook, while Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk and David Sacks, chief executive of social networking company Yammer, cut ties.FWD.us stood by its strategy, but the ads haunted the fledgling organization, which hoped to strike a bipartisan tone but wound up losing some liberal backers. Future ads heaped praise on Republicans for passing House immigration principles and then pressured them when the window for action narrowed.[…]It was a fight no reform group had the ability to win. House Republicans refused to take up the Senate’s bill and failed to act on their own. The government shutdown and war in Syria last fall slowed momentum. The final kick came with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat and the crisis along the Mexican border. The issue had become toxic for Republicans.Though they’ve garnered some praise for their nontraditional approach and show no signs of giving up, FWD.us will likely have to take a new tack if it wants to leave the becalmed waters it finds itself in. As its president, Joe Green, notes, “In Silicon Valley, if you don’t like the taxi industry, you start Uber, you go around it. With politics you have to work through it, and doing that can be very challenging.”—Jason SchneidermanShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares
Russia’s leading DTH operator Tricolor was present in 9.5 million households at the end of 2011.The operator added 2.1 million subscribers during the course of the year, up 31% on the previous year. It has announced ambitious plans to increase its subscriber base by 30% and its revenues by 15% this year.
Cumulative global pay TV revenues will increase from US$147.5 billion (€111.2 billion) at end-2011 to US176.8 billion by 2016, according to new forecasts.Research from Informa Telecoms & Media shows that the western European pay TV revenue total will increase from US$28.4 billion to US$30.7 billion across the same period. Eastern European revenues, meanwhile, will increase from US$5.2 billion to US$6.8 billion. By region, North America will remain the largest revenue generator through to 2016, ahead of Asia Pacific, western Europe and Latin America.
Revenues generated by IPTV services will rise sharply over the next five years, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media.In Western Europe, the total will increase from US$2.1 billion last year to US$3.4 billion (€2.6 billion) at end-2016. France and Germany will continue to be the leaders in terms of revenues generated, accounting for US$787 million and US$653 of the 2016 total respectively. The UK will be the third largest revenue generator, bringing in a cumulative US$306 million at that point.In Eastern Europe the cumulative total will increase from US$309 million last year to US$861 million by end-2016. By territory, Russia will generate the most revenues, accounting for US$351 million of the 2016 total. The Czech Republic will be the next biggest earner, bringing in US$77 million.
Portugal Telecom ended March with 1.111 million pay TV customers following its strongest quarter for over two years.The telco attracted 69,000 new Meo pay TV subs in the first quarter, and a total of 235,000 in the 12-month period.PT also saw strong growth in its broadband business, with numbers up 12% year-on-year to 1.141 million. Its triple-play customer base was up 32% to 728,000.
Estonia-based transmission services provider Levira has named Plamen Yankov as sales executive for central and eastern Europe.Yankov, who will be based in Sofia, Bulgaria and will report to Indrek Lepp, director of the division of media services at Levira, was previously sales manager at Playbox Technology.“We are very pleased to have Plamen joining our sales team and we expect him to develop a solid customer base in CEE for Levira,” said Lepp. “Levira’s Play-out Center has grown significantly over the last years and we are very well established in the Nordic – the Scandinavian and Baltic – regions. Now we aim to achieve the same in CEE and to support this expansion, we are establishing a dedicated sales team for CEE,” he added.
Vivendi has been hit by a delay in its sale of video games subsidiary Activision Blizzard by a US legal challenge.The delay results from a successful legal action brought by a shareholder in the games company against Activision Blizzard, Vivendi and the investment consortium led by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and co-founder Brian Kelly claiming that the sale should be put to a vote of the shareholders’ meeting.A Delaware court has blocked the completion of the sale deal unless it is approved by the company’s shareholders.Vivendi is attempting to sell of a number of assets including Activision Blizzard and Maroc Telecom.
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BBC Three show, Snog Marry Avoid?UK public broadcaster the BBC has confirmed that it is putting plans in motion to close youth-skewing digital channel BBC Three in autumn 2015.BBC management has notified the BBC Trust, the body that governs the pubcaster, of the proposed change. The Trust would need to approve the scrapping of BBC Three, which has been mooted as a cost-saving plan ahead of having its charter renewed in 2017.The BBC is expected to outline plans to move some content from BBC Three to its catch-up and streaming service iPlayer next week. It remains unclear whether the ‘BBC Three’ brand will remain.The BBC 6 Music radio channel was saved from being axed in 2010 after a groundswell of support and vocal campaign from listeners, and numerous interested parties, including talent and producers, have begun a similar campaign for BBC Three. The Trust said that it will assess public opinion about the proposed channel closure ahead of making a decision.A statement issued this morning read: “Any major changes to existing BBC services require approval from the Trust. In this case, we expect to conduct a public value test, including a public consultation, so licence fee payers will have the opportunity to have their say in the process.”A Public Value Test involves assessments by The Trust and media regulator Ofcom. The Trust then reaches provisional conclusions and consults interested parties before reaching a final, binding conclusion.
BT is to aggressively target the UK hospitality market by making its three premium sports channels available from £77 (€96) a month to commercial premises, with two months available free of charge for those who sign up before November 24.According to BT, its offer will mean that a 65 bed hotel will be able to save 83% per annum when compared to rival offering Sky Sport.For hotels wishing to add the BT Sport service to their room, the three channels can be added for an incremental £3 per room per month.The 65-room hotel cited by BT would be charged £134 a month for a bar-only subscription, compared with £803 for a matching Sky subscription, according to BT.Hotels with fewer than 10 rooms would be charged £77 a month for a bar-only subscription.
Investment group Cinven has confirmed that it has placed a binding offer to acquire the Slovenian government’s stake in local telco Telekom Slovenije.Cinven said its intentions for Telekom Slovenije are to invest significantly to upgrade the network, to stop the Company’s revenue decline, stabilise and then grow revenues sustainably for the long term.The company said it would invest in the operator’s fibre networks to deliver high-speed internet across its footprint and would increase its 4G coverage, with a target to cover 90% of the Slovenian population.“We believe that Telekom Slovenije represents an attractive, although challenging, investment opportunity, which fits well with Cinven’s experience in the telecoms sector,” said Cinven.Cinven did not reveal any information about the value of Telekom Slovenije implied by its offer, in line with the rules of the country’s privatisation process.It said it was engaged with the government body responsible for the state’s stake in the operator and looked forward to concluding a deal on mutually agreeable terms.“Telekom Slovenije is a company that Cinven can help prosper and make more competitive in the future. We intend to restore Telekom Slovenije’s position in the market through significant investment. We intend to invest in the development of the Company’s telecommunications infrastructure and network to deliver the highest quality broadband fixed and mobile networks for Slovenian citizens and businesses,” said Nicolas Paulmier ,partner at Cinven.“In this way, we believe we can support Slovenia’s competitiveness in the region and in Europe, and we can make a long-term success story out of Telekom Slovenije that will showcase the attractiveness of Slovenia to global investors.”
BT Group attracted the highest volume of pay TV-related complaints to media and telecoms regulator Ofcom in the third quarter of this year, with the number of complaints rising from 11 per 100,000 customers in Q2 to 25 per 100,000 customers.Complaints about BT’s service were related primarily to fault, service and provision issues, accounting for 31% of all complaints, followed by complaints handling, accounting for 25%, and issues relating to billing, pricing and charges, accounting for 22%.Complaints about TalkTalk’s TV service were in line with the previous quarter, at 14 per 100,000, as were complaints about Virgin Media TV, which were in line with the industry average at five per 100,000.Top performing Sky was the only pay TV provider to generate fewer complaints than in the second quarter, with two complaints per 100,000 customers.EE generated the highest volume of complaints about broadband, with 45 complaints per 100,000 customers, followed by Plusnet and BT, which saw the volume of complaints rise significantly. Complaints about TalkTalk’s broadband service also increased. Sky and Virgin Media’s broadband services generated a much smaller number of complaints.EE and Plusnet were the most complained-about fixed phone providers, while Vodafone was the most complained-about mobile pay monthly phone provider.