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The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s mergers and acquisitions regulator, has approved a proposed company formed out of parts of SSE and Npower, two of the so-called ‘Big Six’ energy providers.

A £2.5m fund will enable charities to offer technological and cost-cutting support to vulnerable energy customers.

Here are some of the top stories from the last week:

1.4 million UK properties, 5% of total premises, can now access full-fibre broadband, according to data collected by telecoms regulator Ofcom in May of this year.

The government’s National Infrastructure Commission will conduct an independent investigation into regulation in the UK’s telecoms, energy, and water industries, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced Monday.

A security fault in Facebook’s code allowed hackers to gain access to the Facebook profiles and linked accounts of at least 50 million people, the social network announced last week.

SSE, the ‘Big Six’ energy supplier based in Perth, Scotland, has announced that it is buying the remaining 50% stake in its Seagreen offshore wind facility currently held by Fluor, the American global engineering and construction company.

Here is a run down of the top stories from the broadband, mobile, and energy industries this week:

There are few things more irritating than losing internet connection and as we all know, it generally seems to happen at the worst possible time.

An online poll of internet users by ISPreview.co.uk found that the majority are happy with their home broadband router, whether it was supplied by their internet provider or purchased from another source.