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1st April, 2021 (25 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has this afternoon praised broadband ISPs for helping to create more than 22,000 new jobs over the past year as “forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards,” which is an interesting statement coming so soon after the Government’s decision to downgrade their own coverage target.

31st March, 2021 (75 Comments)

As expected (or feared) Openreach (BT) has today announced a series of wholesale price increases for UK ISPs that use certain legacy copper line broadband, FTTC (VDSL2, G.fast, SOGEA) and phone products, which are intended to help the operator to afford their £12bn roll-out of 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

31st March, 2021 (40 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced that they’ve begun to roll-out a new firmware update for their Sky Q TV boxes and service, which adds a bunch of new voice features (e.g. Voice Guidance). On top of that their Sky Go app has gained new ‘Continue Watching‘, ‘Sky Channels‘ and ‘Browse by Category‘ rails to make it easier to use.

24th March, 2021 (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today launched a new UK ISP sibling that is being aimed specifically at small businesses – called ‘Sky Connect‘, although at launch they’ll only be offering packages based off “superfast broadband” Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology from Openreach. But FTTP will follow “later this year“.

20th March, 2021 (38 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published the results from their latest annual 2021 reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which saw Zen Internet come top with a reduced customer satisfaction score of 70% (down from 84%) in an otherwise problematic year, where 69% of respondents suffered connectivity problems.

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15th March, 2021 (14 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and TV video streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), will this week be rebranded as just “NOW” (i.e. the “TV” part has been dropped) in order to remove unnecessary detail in favour of “brilliant simplicity … for those who love and live for the best entertainment.” Ok then.

12th March, 2021 (97 Comments)

Alternative network builder CityFibre has today confirmed the full list of 285 UK cities, towns and villages where they plan to deploy their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTHP) broadband platform, which will work alongside ISPs like Vodafone and TalkTalk to cover 8 million homes and businesses. Rural areas will also benefit.

22nd February, 2021 (12 Comments)

The winners of the annual Uswitch.com Mobile Awards 2021 have today been unveiled, which among other categories saw smaller operators like giffgaff scooping “Network of the Year,” while Asda Mobile were hailed as the “Best Network for Customer Service” and Smarty took home the win for “Best Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Network.”

17th February, 2021 (13 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert for one of ISP Sky Broadband’s bundles with their Pay TV service, which featured the popular computer-animated Minions characters from Universal Pictures, after rival provider BT complained that the price offer was “misleading.“

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16th February, 2021 (30 Comments)

Customers of Sky’s (ISP Sky Broadband) various UK broadband, phone and Pay TV products are being warned to brace for yet another round of price hikes, which will be introduced between 1st April 2021 (internet and TV) and 1st May 2021 (phone). Notifications are being issued between 17th February and 27th March (email or post).

15th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

The winners of the annual Uswitch.com Awards 2021 have today been unveiled, which among other categories saw UK ISP Plusnet scoop the win for “Broadband Provider of the Year“, while Virgin Media once again grabbed the “Fastest Broadband Provider” crown and BT were named best “TV Provider of the Year.” Read on for the full list.

11th February, 2021 (15 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week added a temporary new feature to their 4G and 5G powered Sky Mobile plans, which enables customers with lots of spare data (mobile broadband) in their “Piggybank” to share some of it with someone they know who may need it (e.g. friends or family).

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11th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband may be pleased to learn that the provider is now deploying a new firmware (software) update for their latest SR203 and SR204 Sky Hub wireless routers, which the provider says should finally fix two of last year’s biggest bugs with VoIP timing and DHCP networking.

5th February, 2021 (23 Comments)

Major record labels, including the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and Phonographic Performance (PPL), have gone to the UK High Court in an attempt to force six of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to extend their website blocks for copyright infringement to include sites that facilitate stream ripping and cyberlocker Nitroflare.

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2nd February, 2021 (15 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q3 2020 consumer complaints report has just been published, which names UK ISP Vodafone as attracting the most gripes for home broadband, while Plusnet did the same for landline phone, Virgin Mobile were the worst for Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

2nd February, 2021 (9 Comments)

Consumer site Expert Reviews has posted the winners of their annual ‘Best Broadband Awards 2021‘ event, which surveyed their readers in an effort to identify the best UK Internet Service Providers across a range of different categories. But the overall winner, by a comfortable margin, came out as Zen Internet.

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27th January, 2021 (3 Comments)

Customers of Sky’s (Sky Broadband) UK services are being offered a “collection of freebies” to help keep them “entertained, fit and to help with home-schooling during lockdown,” such as free Sky Original films and free access to Apps that are designed to keep your mind and body active.

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