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uk internet video streaming

30th March, 2016 - 1:03 am (11 Comments)

Competition is a notoriously complicated animal and if done correctly it can foster a more affordable and dynamic market. But equally there are times when it may have the opposite impact, which is something we’re starting to see in the TV content market and if left unchecked there is a risk that it may push consumers into the more accessible arms of Internet piracy.

Television iptv video streaming uk

29th March, 2016 - 1:47 am (5 Comments)

Internet video content represents a huge slice of online traffic (approx. 64%) and its quality is always improving, yet contrary to logic you don’t always need a faster broadband speed to keep up. In fact today a slower connection can view content that yesterday would have required something much faster.

money pounds sterling uk

26th March, 2016 - 1:46 am (6 Comments)

It’s not easy to compare prices between the different unlimited superfast broadband ISPs, not least due to the huge variety of special offers, features, vouchers and discounts that pervade the market and change on an often weekly basis. In this article we examine how tricky it is to find the “cheapest“.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

4th January, 2016 - 1:14 am (22 Comments)

What’s more important, service quality or price? If only it were that simple. Choosing the right broadband ISP is never easy, not least because service performance and cost can vary due to a variety of often very muddy factors, but hopefully our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.

telephone warning uk

30th December, 2015 - 1:04 am (21 Comments)

Home phone lines aren’t as popular as they once were, with consumers increasingly turning to mobile and VoIP (e.g. Skype) alternatives. At the same time ISPs have been gutting free voice call options from related broadband bundles and yet despite all of this the price of line rental continues to soar.

advertising broadband uk investigation

29th December, 2015 - 1:08 am (2 Comments)

Some broadband ISPs are worse than others when it comes to “misleading” promotions of their services. So, as we prepare to bid farewell to another year, ISPreview.co.uk takes a quick look back over the past 12 months to see which providers suffered the most bans for bad advertising.

sky broadband uk

7th December, 2015 - 1:12 am (37 Comments)

In our final ISP interview of the year we’ve been able to hit up Sky’s (Sky Broadband) Chief Economist, Alan Sewell, to examine the operator’s often outspoken position on separating BT from control of their national UK phone and broadband network and what it might mean for consumers.

new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

30th November, 2015 - 1:21 am (8 Comments)

The Wholesale Manager of Independent Fibre Networks Ltd. (IFNL), Graeme Scott, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our latest interview that “all new homes” should benefit from a “21st Century fibre solution and not a 19th Century copper connection” as is currently installed in most UK homes.

spectrum_internet_logo

5th October, 2015 - 1:23 am (4 Comments)

The Managing Director of Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, Giles Phelps, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband is “about 5 years too late” and that future projects should focus on ultra-fast FTTH/P broadband with fixed wireless for remote rural areas.

northmoor_gigaclear

30th September, 2015 - 12:01 am (9 Comments)

Last year hundreds homes in the rural West Oxfordshire parish of Northmoor celebrated the arrival of Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. Today we’ve done a quick follow-up interview with the ISP and a local councillor to see what kind of impact it’s had.

space satellite broadband spacecraft

29th May, 2015 - 10:13 am (23 Comments)

As Europe’s 2020 Digital Agenda deadline looms, when every home across the EU is supposed to be put within reach of a 30Mbps+ capable “superfast” broadband connection (plus 50% subscribed to a 100Mbps+ service), there’s a growing recognition that the target will not be met. Some hope that Satellite might be the solution, but it’s not so simple.

consumer_switching_uk_broadband_and_phone

5th May, 2015 - 1:43 am (6 Comments)

The way in which consumers switch between different fixed line home broadband ISP and phone providers in the United Kingdom will soon change, hopefully for the better. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to how and how it will impact your ability to change provider.

pile of pounds sterling currency

8th April, 2015 - 2:00 am (12 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?

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