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sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th February, 2018 (12 Comments)

Sky has quietly updated their UK website to note that “some” of their Sky Broadband prices will “increase” on 1st April 2018, which we predict could result in an average rise of around +£1-2 per month on the standard rental charge. Unfortunately Sky aren’t expected to reveal the exact details until next week.

broken_tv_sport

13th February, 2018 (25 Comments)

Both BT and Sky UK (Sky Broadband) will continue to spend big on their respective UK Pay TV platforms after tonight reaching a £4.464bn deal, which will allow them to show Premier League Football matches for a further 3 years from the 2019/20 season onwards.

golden cup broadband and telecoms award

9th February, 2018 (10 Comments)

The annual uSwitch.com Awards 2018 were held last night, which saw budget ISP Plusnet pick-up the most wins for fixed line home broadband services and giffgaff grab the largest number of awards for their mobile service. Meanwhile NOW TV was named as the best TV provider.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

9th February, 2018 (10 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband’s superfast “fibre” (FTTC) based packages may be pleased to know that the ISP has dropped their monthly prices back down to just £25 for ‘up to’ 38Mbps and £30 for ‘up to’ 76Mbps broadband with phone line rental. A £50 Prepaid MasterCard is also included as a gift.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

8th February, 2018 (51 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they are in “discussions” with Infracapital over a plan to jointly create an independent company, with a total investment of around £1.5bn, that could provide 1Gbps ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband to over 3 million premises in mid-sized UK towns and cities.

fast broadband uk

31st January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has today published their annual ‘Speedtest Market Report‘ for the United Kingdom. Overall the country ranked 29th in the world for average fixed line broadband ISP speeds (Virgin Media is the fastest) and just 46th for mobile (EE is the fastest).

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

30th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Two broadband providers, BT and sibling EE, have today gone to the Supreme Court in London to appeal two key aspects of an earlier ruling, which forced major UK ISPs to start blocking websites that were found to sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

now tv stick

25th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky’s sibling NOW TV video streaming platform has announced that UK customers will soon be able to take their contract-free broadband ISP and phone service, albeit without needing to bundle it alongside TV as part of a “Combo“. A new NOW TV Smart Stick (Roku) is also being introduced.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

25th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today published their latest results to the end of December 2017 (financial H1 2018), which reveals that Fibre (FTTC) penetration increased to 33% (up from 21% last year) of their UK broadband base but there’s still no sign of their Sky TV without a satellite dish (IPTV) service.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

23rd January, 2018 (1 Comment)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has today “provisionally” ruled that 21st Century Fox’s £11.7bn bid to takeover Sky (Sky Broadband) by acquiring a 61% stake in the company (Fox already owns 39%) is “not in the public interest,” due to concerns over media plurality.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

19th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK telecom regulator’s latest Q3 2017 consumer complaints report has named and shamed TalkTalk for attracting the most gripes in the fixed ISP broadband sector, while the Post Office suffered the same for landline phone services and Vodafone took the most heat for Mobile.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

19th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today moved to discount the monthly prices of their broadband and phone bundles for new customers. On top of that they’re also offering the option of either taking those packages with a £50 Prepaid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab E (sells for around £130 at retail) computer.

sky_broadband_traffic_to_2019

18th January, 2018 (10 Comments)

Customers on Sky Broadband’s UK network (around 6 million of them) are today generating a colossal level of internet data traffic that has already reached a total of around 8Tbps (Terabits per second). Meanwhile IPv6 adoption among the ISP’s subscriber base is at 90%+.

Editor\'s choice uk best broadband providers

8th January, 2018 (17 Comments)

Picking a new broadband provider (ISP) for your home is far from easy. Consumers face a bombardment of confusing choices, each advertising different speeds, features, prices and network availability. On this front our aim is to simplify the options and make the process a little easier.

internet speed test uk circle

28th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

We take a look back to see how much faster the national fixed line broadband ISPs and mobile (3G / 4G) network operators have become for download and upload speed over the past 12 months, which reveals that Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and EE continue to come top in the speed stakes.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

27th December, 2017 (9 Comments)

Internet Movie and TV video streaming giant Netflix UK has recently published the most recent edition of their broadband ISP speed index, which reveals that cable operator Virgin Media continues to be the fastest provider for their service in 2017. But being the fastest isn’t all that important.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

15th December, 2017 (11 Comments)

After years of disagreement it has this morning been announced that BT and Sky have finally settled their long-running dispute over access to premium TV channels, which means that customers of both operators in the UK will soon gain access to a much wider array of content. But not until “early” 2019.

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