We’re supporting our armed forces by offering free broadband cancellations for personnel moving overseas and to other parts of the UK.

It’s a move supported by BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. And it will potentially benefit tens of thousands of military personnel.

Until now, members of the armed forces who moved house as a result of their service faced a broadband or media cancellation fee. We’ll now ensure they won’t be disadvantaged by the demands of service life.

The change is in line with promises we’ve made in our Armed Forces Covenant - a voluntary pledge to support the armed forces community.

We were one of the first UK businesses to sign up in 2013.

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BT CEO Gavin Patterson said: “Armed forces personnel play a vital role protecting our country, whether serving overseas or stationed away from home in other parts of the UK.

“That’s why we’re committed to ensuring they don’t have to pay for broadband or TV services they can’t access when they find themselves in this situation.

“Whether it’s through this announcement, our hiring of ex-armed forces personnel, or through our work with reservists we are proud to support our country’s military personnel.”