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Embattled energy firm Iresa has folded, amid record customer service complaints and Ofgem censure.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest stories this week from the broadband and energy sectors:

Millions could see their broadband bills fall and superfast fibre connections become more accessible as Openreach, operator of much of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure, slashes wholesale prices.

The £11 billion smart meter roll out will save consumers just £11 per year on their energy bills, a report from a parliamentary group has claimed.

An energy price cap will be active by December after its bill, the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018, gained Parliamentary approval.

All new build homes will be fitted with full-fibre broadband connections under proposals set out in a new national, long-term telecoms strategy announced by the government Monday.

The first hosepipe ban of the summer is scheduled to be enforced in the north-west of England from the 5th August. 

Co-operative Energy has announced a 5.2% price increase for 128,000 households on its Green Pioneer standard tariff.

BT has joined Virgin in launching a summer line of superfast broadband tariffs for university students, with nine-month, term-time contracts, free access to the BT Sport App, and competitive pricing.

We’ve picked out the most important mobile, broadband, and energy news stories from the last week for you: