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now_broadband

30th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Streaming television and internet provider NOW TV (Sky UK) has begun offering free anytime UK calls alongside all of their existing unlimited broadband and phone line rental bundles, which represents a significant saving as normally such an add-on would cost an extra £8 per month to include.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

29th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband UK should note that the ISP has re-joined the summer price war by discounting their top two unlimited “Sky Fibre” (FTTC / VDSL2) and line rental bundles, which now start at just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service. Plus you get a £50 Prepaid Mastercard.

internet piracy flag

15th June, 2018 (5 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) appears to have echoed the British Phonographic Industry’s (BPI) recent call (here) for it to be made both cheaper and easier to get websites – those that facilitate internet piracy – blocked by major broadband ISPs, possibly by removing the court process.

censored access internet

13th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

BT and three other broadband and mobile operators have today won their battle in the Supreme Court with Cartier, which challenged whether it was right for them to suffer the costs of implementing blocks against websites that were found to be selling counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

world broadband internet statistics

11th June, 2018 (1 Comment)

How important is the perceived reputation of a broadband ISP when looking to switch providers? A new ISPreview.co.uk poll of 5,000 readers found 79.7% agreed that their choice could be impacted by reputation, while Sky Broadband and Virgin Media faired best among the largest four players.

bt_sport_broadband

7th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

Earlier this year BT splashed £295m per season to secure the rights to show 32 Premier League matches on BTSport UK for a further three years from the 2019/20 season (here). Today the broadband ISP and pay TV provider has added 20 additional matches to that total by spending another £90m (total cost of £975m).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

5th June, 2018 (19 Comments)

The UK Government’s Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has cleared both Comcast and 21st Century Fox to pursue their respective bids for Sky, albeit with caveats. The future of the business and its broadband ISP aspirations could be very different, depending upon who wins.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

4th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

A new study conducted by the Open Rights Group has claimed that around 37% of court ordered website blocks in the UK, which are often enforced by large broadband providers against copyright infringing websites (internet piracy), are done in error and being “improperly administrated by ISPs and rights holders.”

piracy_internet_music_pirate

23rd May, 2018 (15 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the recorded music sector, has called for the Government’s forthcoming ‘Internet Safety Strategy‘ to add new measures that would make it easier for copyright holders to get websites that facilitate internet piracy blocked or completely removed.

fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

16th May, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new partnership between SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Sky Business (Sky Broadband) has today been signed, which will see the two working together to deliver high-capacity and cost effective Ethernet data connectivity to businesses across the United Kingdom.

ofcom uk home broadband speeds by region 2018 map

9th May, 2018 (8 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual study of fixed line home broadband ISP speeds across the United Kingdom, which reveals that the average download rate has risen from 36.2Mbps last year to 46.2Mbps now, while uploads hit 6.2Mbps (up from 4.3Mbps). Sadly the gap between urban and rural areas persists.

consumer satisfaction broadband rating

3rd May, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual study of service quality, call waiting times, complaints and service provision among the largest UK ISPs and Mobile operators, which among other things found that Plusnet had the longest call waiting times (7:50 mins) and the highest broadband satisfaction (86%).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

27th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

Consumers looking to join one of Sky Broadband’s unlimited ISP packages for the first time are now being offered the choice of two rewards, which take the form of either a free Fitbit Charge 2 (RRP £119.99) activity tracker or a £50 Prepaid MasterCard to spend.

network congestion lan cables uk broadband isp

23rd April, 2018 (17 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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