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award best golden cup broadband isp

10th February, 2016 - 12:22 pm (8 Comments)

The latest annual UK Home Broadband Genie 2015 survey has announced that Virgin Media came out top as the overall “Best Broadband Provider“, although Sky Broadband and PlusNet also managed to pick up a few awards in different categories. Sadly TalkTalk often found itself at the bottom of the pack.

uk advertising standards authority

10th February, 2016 - 7:58 am (1 Comment)

BT and Sky Broadband have successfully lobbied the Advertising Standards Authority to ban three adverts for Virgin Media’s broadband, which misleadingly claimed that the cable ISP was the best for “streaming” (e.g. Netflix) and that it also offered a “faster wireless hub” (router) than the others.

telephone warning uk

8th February, 2016 - 2:20 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today announced that they’ve joined ten other broadband and mobile providers in signing Ofcom’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nuisance Calls, which commits them to develop new technical measures for “reducing the impact of unlawful nuisance calls on consumers“.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

5th February, 2016 - 9:41 am (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today spoken out in favour of the proposed £10.25bn merger between mobile operators Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) and O2 (Telefonica), with the provider adding that “‎any competition concerns can be addressed without blocking [the deal]“.

best_broadband_award_big_gold_cup

29th January, 2016 - 7:25 am (4 Comments)

The annual uSwitch.com Broadband Awards 2015 were held last night and suffice to say that two ISPs dominated the evening more than most, Virgin Media and Plusnet. Both providers managed to sweep a bunch of gongs in different categories, although Virgin clearly picked up the most.

wifi_internet_security

26th January, 2016 - 10:15 am (11 Comments)

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted that “at least” 1 in 3 home broadband routers will be used as Public WiFi hotspots by 2017 (BT Broadband subscribers already have this feature on their HomeHub), with ISPs increasingly using their subscribers as vessels to spread WiFi connectivity.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

25th January, 2016 - 11:53 am (15 Comments)

As first confirmed last year, cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has this morning announced the official launch of their new ultrafast 300Mbps broadband package for small businesses, although residential customers may have to wait a little longer to match it.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

21st January, 2016 - 1:08 pm (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has this afternoon informed the market that up to 900 jobs could be lost as part of a structural shake-up and the most likely staff to be affected are those working in customer service roles, which might result in lower end-user satisfaction.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

15th January, 2016 - 11:10 am (14 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulatory has today published a new study of consumer satisfaction with fixed line broadband, phone, pay TV and mobile providers, which surveyed thousands of consumers between July and September 2015 to reveal that Sky Broadband is the highest rated of all the big ISPs.

coax_cable_virgin_media

13th January, 2016 - 2:19 pm (18 Comments)

The next gen of ultrafast cable broadband technology, which is expected to be trialled by Virgin Media in the not too distant future, looks to have moved closer after CableLabs issued its first certifications to five DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem vendors (Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive).

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

4th January, 2016 - 1:14 am (6 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.

download internet data traffic

31st December, 2015 - 10:21 am (14 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media reports that the average household in the United Kingdom had five different Internet-enabled gadgets connected to their broadband network on Christmas day, which peaked at 10pm and the majority of devices were identified as being Smartphones connected via WiFi.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

31st December, 2015 - 1:48 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media continues to hold the top spot in Netflix’s latest UK ISP Speed Index, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers; but it doesn’t mean much.

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.

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