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23rd April, 2018 (16 Comments)

A new study into the impact on broadband ISP download speeds of peak (afternoon) vs off-peak (morning/daytime) internet usage at the largest six broadband providers in the United Kingdom has revealed that Plusnet suffers the biggest proportional drop in performance, while oddly TalkTalk got faster.

computer_internet_error

18th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their latest Q4 2017 UK consumer complaints study, which notes that TalkTalk attracted the most gripes for both fixed line home broadband and landline phone services. Meanwhile BT were the naughtiest child for both Mobile and Pay TV.

computer_internet_error

2nd April, 2018 (14 Comments)

A new survey of more than 1,900 broadband customers across 12 different ISPs has revealed how each are ranked when ordered by the top four most common service complaints (price hikes, slow speeds, connection problems and router faults).

sky fibre easter 2018 offer

23rd March, 2018 (15 Comments)

New customers considering Sky Broadband’s Unlimited Fibre (FTTC) packages can once again order the service for a reduced monthly price of just £25 for ‘up to’ 38Mbps and £30 for ‘up to’ 76Mbps with phone line rental. A £75 Prepaid MasterCard has also been included as a gift.

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23rd March, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new Mystery Shopper study conducted by consumer magazine Which? has revealed that major broadband ISPs are only giving the required information about connection speeds under Ofcom’s Code of Practice (CoP) less than half (47%) of the time, with some (e.g. TalkTalk) doing worse than others.

now_broadband

22nd March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Sky UK’s sibling NOW TV video streaming and ISP platform has cut the price of their unlimited 17Mbps “Brilliant Broadband” (ADSL) and 38Mbps “Fat Fibre” (FTTC / VDSL2) packages for the first 12 months of service, which takes their monthly prices to just £15 and £20 respectively.

best isp gold award

21st March, 2018 (4 Comments)

The annual Broadband Genie 2018 survey has today handed several awards to Plusnet, Vodafone and Virgin Media for taking the top spots in various different ISP performance categories. Overall budget ISP Plus.net scooped the most wins, as well as the headline ‘Best Broadband Provider‘ award.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

21st March, 2018 (11 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a national UK press advert for Sky Broadband after rival ISP BT complained that the promotion’s claim of offering “Unlimited Broadband At Our Best Prices” was “misleading,” not least because they’d recently offered the same package for less.

sky_female_engineer_uk

9th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today launched a new paid training programme (‘Women in Home Service‘) that will aim to offer career and development opportunities for up to 1,000 UK women interested in a becoming one of their engineers. At present, just 2% of the engineering workforce at Sky are female.

skyq

1st March, 2018 (12 Comments)

All for a single bill. Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has today announced a new partnership with internet video streaming giant Netflix, which will enable them to bundle the full Netflix service into a new Sky TV subscription pack. This combines content from both providers side-by-side for the first time.

sky q tv 2016

27th February, 2018 (33 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has announced that their premium Sky Q TV platform will, starting from March 2018, be enhanced by multiple new features (e.g. HDR content, Spotify, improved voice controls etc.). On top of that Comcast has moved to counter Murdoch with a £22.1bn takeover bid for Sky.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

22nd February, 2018 (11 Comments)

Last week we warned that UK customers of Sky Broadband could expect to be hit with price increases from 1st April 2018 (here) and we now have some details of what will be changing, which reflects a rise of about 3.48% on the current pricing.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th February, 2018 (17 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 (11 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.

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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.

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