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pile of pounds sterling currency

8th April, 2015 - 2:00 am (7 Comments)

Consumers are extremely sensitive to price and many base their choice of ISP on what they save in comparison to an existing package. But often the headline special offers won’t give you the full picture and as a result you could end up paying more than expected. We take a closer look at the price you pay for the “cheapest” packages.

wireless_wifi_network_home

7th April, 2015 - 2:31 am (5 Comments)

Sigh, it happened again, I was in the middle of streaming a movie over the home WiFi network while simultaneously making toast in the kitchen, and suddenly it stopped. Moments later a little icon pops up to torment me with the news, “Internet Connection Lost!“, it exclaims while clearly oblivious to my snorting sounds of frustration. Where did it go? Who took my Internet? And if its lost, how can I find it again?

m2_bradley_5g_mobile_broadband_odd_mix

3rd April, 2015 - 3:43 am (7 Comments)

Let’s get something straight, the next generation of 5G mobile technology probably won’t bring about world peace, fix famine, cure cancer or save that baby from a burning building; at least not literally. It’s a telecoms network upgrade, not superman. But in listening to some of the politicians speak you’d be forgiven for thinking that it could perform miracles.

incorrect_and_confusing

2nd April, 2015 - 1:12 am (1 Comment)

Getting the data size or Internet transfer speed measurement for Megabits and MegaBytes or Gigabits and GigaBytes back to front is an easy mistake, albeit one that seems to have become increasingly common. But it’s also an error that gives an entirely different meaning to what you’re trying to say, so why do so many organisations and people get it wrong?

best uk broadband isp gold star

5th January, 2015 - 1:52 am (14 Comments)

Choosing the right broadband ISP for your needs can sometimes seem a bit like swimming with sharks, you’re never quite sure which one will end up biting you first. The quality of customer support and Internet speeds that vary due to a variety of often opaque factors are also a big cause of frustration. But with a little luck our annual editors pick might help.

router modem network cable snakes

2nd January, 2015 - 1:34 am (12 Comments)

The past year has been all about technology and deployment, with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme dominating via its efforts to push BT’s 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service out to even more areas, but a lot more than that has happened. ISPreview.co.uk highlights some the key Internet technology, policy and anti-piracy developments of 2014 and predicts what might occur in 2015.

broadband_router_modem

30th December, 2014 - 1:57 am (19 Comments)

It’s been a year since ISPreview.co.uk published our first summary guide of home broadband routers with integrated VDSL2 (FTTC) modems (here), which are designed to be used with superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable “fibre broadband” offering ISPs (BT, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband etc.). Since then the options have increased and so here’s our new selection for 2015.

advertising_uk_investigation

29th December, 2014 - 2:52 am (12 Comments)

Mirror.. mirror on the wall, which broadband ISP will suffer the most upheld advertising complaints of them all. As another year passes by, ISPreview.co.uk takes a quick look back to see how many complaints fixed line broadband providers garnered from the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and whether tougher action is needed to stop abuse.

dana-tobak

10th November, 2014 - 2:04 am (6 Comments)

It’s been three years since Hyperoptic stepped out from the ashes of BE Broadband to became one of the first ISPs to build an ultrafast (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP) broadband network for homes in London. Some doubted their prospects, but the gamble paid off and now the ISPs boss, Dana Pressman Tobak, has stopped back at ISPreview.co.uk to give us an update.

its_technology_group

20th October, 2014 - 1:51 am (1 Comment)

The Chief Executive Officer of IT services provider and fibre optic builder ITS Technology, Roy Shelton (MBA), has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that broadband development in the United Kingdom “cannot only rely on the public sector for investment” and more must be done to foster the smaller and more agile operators.

christopher_townsend_bduk

8th September, 2014 - 1:19 am (15 Comments)

A lot has been said about the ups and downs of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK scheme, not least with regards to the lack of detailed coverage maps, BT’s dominance of the contract(s) and how the final gap of 5% will be closed. ISPreview.co.uk has today roped in the CEO of BDUK, Christopher Townsend, to answer some of the most common queries.

fritzbox_7390

1st September, 2014 - 6:53 am (3 Comments)

Most broadband ISP consumers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with major Internet router and modem kit manufacturers like NetGear, Asus and so forth. But many probably won’t be as familiar with the name AVM, which has recently become much better known thanks to their latest line of advanced but affordable ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) FRITZ!Box routers.

uk \"up to\" broadband speeds

26th August, 2014 - 1:04 am (27 Comments)

What is “superfast” or “fibre broadband“? The answer seems to vary depending upon whether or not you’re asking a Local Authority (council), the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, mobile operators or the national telecoms regulator. The situation has become ridiculously confusing.

internet_upload_speed

20th August, 2014 - 10:08 am (60 Comments)

Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on certain products. But how fast you can push information into the online world does matter and its importance is growing.

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