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2nd October, 2013 (24 Comments)

The latest anecdotal September 2013 study of big fixed line broadband ISP performance in the United Kingdom from Broadband.co.uk has reported that the average download speed is now 16.907Mbps (down from 17.512Mbps in August), which falls to 2.804Mbps for the average upload speed (down from 2.894Mbps).

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27th September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has published its latest Q2-2013 customer complaints report and reveals which of the largest fixed line broadband, telephone, mobile and pay-tv providers have caused the most annoyance for consumers. Happily the overall level of complaints, especially for EE and TalkTalk, has fallen.

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24th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has been named the overall winner for Broadband Choices annual Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013, which claims to have quizzed over 2,500 subscribers of the main ISPs in the United Kingdom to help reach its conclusion. But there were other winners too.

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19th September, 2013 (10 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has granted Recommended Provider status for the fifth consecutive time to PlusNet’s Home Broadband service in their latest biannual survey of ISP reliability, value, performance and general customer satisfaction. Apparently this time around they were the only ISP to achieve the gong.

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13th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

A new study into the frustration caused by automated phone menus on telephone support and service lines, which are used by multiple companies around the United Kingdom, has listed BT, Sky (Sky Broadband) and TalkTalk in its annual list of the Top 20 worst offenders.

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12th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Computing magazine PC Pro has revealed the winners of its annual PCPro Excellence Awards 2013, which once again saw Zen Internet named as the Best Broadband Supplier and PlusNet coming in as “Highly Commended“.

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4th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today highlighted the latest “independent testing” from the University of Bristol and Farncombe, which appears to show that their new SuperHub wireless broadband router offers better home WiFi performance than BT’s equivalent HomeHub4. It also beat similar kit from Sky Broadband and TalkTalk.

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3rd September, 2013 (9 Comments)

The latest anecdotal August 2013 Broadband.co.uk survey of national fixed line consumer broadband ISP speeds in the United Kingdom has revealed that the average internet download rate is now 17.512Mbps (down from 18.662Mbps in July) and the average upload speed has hit 2.894Mbps (down from 3.338Mbps)

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10th August, 2013 (2 Comments)

An interesting new study from social media analyst WaveMetrix has taken a look at the United Kingdom’s biggest broadband ISPs to discover which gives the best support via Twitter. The study found that good support is about more than being the fastest to reply. Just ask Virgin Media, which wasn’t the fastest like Sky Broadband but still did well.

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7th August, 2013 (44 Comments)

Ofcom has published its latest biannual report into the real-world performance of fixed line broadband ISP speeds in the United Kingdom, which found that the average internet download rate had climbed to 14.7Mbps (Megabits per second) and that’s up from 12Mbps six months earlier (+22%). But rural areas continue to suffer from slow speeds.

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6th August, 2013 (3 Comments)

The annual 2013 Next Generation Digital Challenge Awards, which will run alongside the NextGen Conference in London (14-15th October), has unveiled a shortlist of potential winners for its Best Fixed Rural Network and Best Fixed Urban Network category. Broadband ISPs CityFibre, Cotswolds Broadband, Hyperoptic and others are all in with a chance.

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2nd August, 2013 (15 Comments)

The latest anecdotal monthly study of fixed line consumer broadband ISP speeds in the United Kingdom has revealed that the average internet download speed during July 2013 was 18.662Mbps, which is up from 18.365Mbps in June. By contrast the average upload speed hit 3.338Mbps (up from 2.882Mbps in June).

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23rd July, 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has published the outcome from their latest mystery shopping study into fixed line ISP compliance with the regulators rules concerning how broadband speeds should be sold and communicated to consumers. Suffice to say that some providers (TalkTalk and O2) have fallen short of expectations but overall the market has improved.

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18th July, 2013 (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has published another new study into the 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband performance from all four of the UK’s major Mobile Network Operators (MNO), covering the cities of Liverpool, Belfast and Sheffield. As before EE and Three UK came top of the pack for internet download speed.

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12th July, 2013 (23 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today unveiled the full winners list from last night’s 15th annual 2013 Internet Industry Awards, which saw the award for ‘Best Superfast Broadband‘ go to London ISP Hyperoptic and the gong for ‘Best Consumer Fixed Broadband‘ being won by Sky Broadband.

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11th July, 2013 (1 Comment)

RootMetrics has published a new study of mobile broadband performance in Edinburgh and Glasgow (Scotland, UK), which as usual found that EE and Three UK delivered the fastest 4G and 3G data connections respectively to local mobile users.

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9th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

Netflix UK‘s unlimited movie and TV video streaming service has released its latest monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index update for June 2013, which is designed to reveal which ISPs deliver “the best streaming experience“. Suffice to say that not a lot has changed since earlier this year and Virgin Media remains top.

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