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12th January, 2017 - 5:19 pm (11 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband have been given an unusual early warning of a future price increase to the cost of Sky Line Rental (phone), which is due to hit on 1st March 2017. However Sky’s warning stems from a newspaper promotion for their service, rather than a direct communication.

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10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (17 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

9th January, 2017 - 1:56 am (9 Comments)

Choosing a new broadband ISP is harder than picking a supplier for Gas or Electricity, not least because the quality of service and performance can vary hugely depending upon where you live and which provider you pick. But with any luck our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.

Sky Mobile UK

6th January, 2017 - 8:11 am (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week confirmed that their new Sky Mobile service is now available for anybody to buy, after initially only being made available to Sky’s existing customers and those who pre-registered. However the new service might not seem terribly attractive unless you also take Sky TV.

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3rd January, 2017 - 1:03 am (7 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.

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31st December, 2016 - 1:56 am (29 Comments)

Reliable sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that Sky Broadband has recently made a stealthy change to their Internet access packages, which means they are no longer selling broadband (of any type) to customers with a Minimum Access Line Speed (MALS) of 2Mbps or less.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

29th December, 2016 - 1:18 am (0 Comments)

Netflix UK’s most recent ISP Speed Index update, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers, has one again named Virgin Media as the fastest provider for their service in 2016; but it’s not that important to be top.

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27th December, 2016 - 11:15 am (15 Comments)

The amount of data crossing Sky Broadband’s network peaked at a staggering 5Tbps (Terabits per second) over the Christmas weekend (equivalent to 5242880Mbps) as many of the ISPs 6 million subscribers went online to stream video, activate new devices and post updates on social media etc.

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21st December, 2016 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband will today become the first ISP in the United Kingdom to start advertising their headline packages using average download speeds. On top of that they’ve tweaked some of their broadband prices / contract lengths and launched a new dedicated “Tech Team” to boost customer support.

customer service and support UK complaints

20th December, 2016 - 10:11 am (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their Q3 2016 consumer complaints study, which reports that the total volume of fixed line Broadband, Phone and Pay TV complaints in the UK has increased, while Mobile gripes declined. Sadly BT came out as the biggest magnet for broadband gripes.

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15th December, 2016 - 2:58 pm (2 Comments)

Second time lucky. Customers of Sky (Sky Broadband) may have mixed feelings when they read today’s news, which confirms that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed to gobble Sky by paying £11.7bn to acquire a 61% stake in the company (Fox already owns 39%).

yahoo

15th December, 2016 - 10:46 am (14 Comments)

A staggering 1 billion accounts belonging to Internet giant Yahoo! have been breached by a second major hack, albeit one that occurred in August 2013. Today BT Retail and other broadband ISPs that have used the firm for their email (e.g. Sky Broadband) are warning customers to change their passwords.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm (5 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.

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29th November, 2016 - 7:38 pm (8 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today officially soft launched their new 4G based Sky Mobile service in the United Kingdom, which is powered by a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with O2 (Telefonica UK). The move will turn Sky into a true quad-play provider.

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