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14th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

Ofcom and the UK Regulators Network (UKRN), which includes data from CCW, FCA, Ofgem and Ofwat, have today published an updated series of scorecards that are intended to help consumers compare several key performance areas from the largest broadband, mobile, phone, energy, water and financial providers.

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6th January, 2021 (3 Comments)

The Group CEO of Sky (Sky Broadband, Sky TV etc.), Jeremy Darroch, has announced that, after 13 long years’, he is to finally stepping down and will become Executive Chairman through 2021 to ensure a smooth transition. Meanwhile the current President of Consumer Services for new owner Comcast, Dana Strong, will become Sky’s new CEO.

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31st December, 2020 (12 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has added a further discount to the monthly price of their “Superfast” (average download of 59Mbps) and “Ultrafast” (145Mbps) broadband packages for new customers. On top of that they’ve also re-added the Free Anytime Talk (calls) plan to these at no extra cost.

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29th December, 2020 (15 Comments)

As usual we’re ending 2020 by taking a quick look back over the year to see how average download and upload speeds have changed across the top national fixed line home broadband ISPs and mobile network operators. Predictably, the rising take-up of faster connections has resulted in a general improvement.

14th December, 2020 (20 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but Sky UK (Sky Broadband, Sky TV etc.) has today confirmed that customers of their Sky Q Pay TV platform can now access Amazon’s Prime Video app on their set-top-boxes. At the same time Sky’s sibling NOW TV streaming service will become available on selected Amazon Fire TV devices.

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12th December, 2020 (11 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband helped to push internet traffic up to a new peak of 18.29Tbps (Terabits per second) last Sunday 6th December 2020, which is up sharply from the previous peak of 16.6Tbps recorded only last month (here). Sky said their network coped well with this surge.

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11th December, 2020 (7 Comments)

Existing customers of Sky’s (Sky Broadband, Sky Mobile, Sky TV) various UK services are about to receive an early Christmas present or two thanks to the operator offering a variety of gifts to their users, such as free movies, Premier League football, unlimited data on Mobile, and free worldwide calls with Sky Talk.

5th December, 2020 (40 Comments)

Ofcom has published a biannual update for their latest dataset on fixed broadband speeds, which among other things found that the average (mean) actual download speed of UK residential ISPs has increased from 64Mbps (14Mbps upload) in their May 2020 report (here) to 71.8Mbps (14.2Mbps) now.

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4th December, 2020 (21 Comments)

The UK communications and media regulator, Ofcom, has launched a new investigation into Sky (Sky Broadband) over their apparent refusal to issue end-of-contract notifications to Pay TV customers. At issue is whether or not Sky’s standalone Pay TV services fall within the definition of an “electronic communications service“.

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29th November, 2020 (48 Comments)

Budget UK phone and broadband ISP TalkTalk has reportedly approached Sky Broadband and Vodafone about the possibility of combining forces in a legal challenge to halt a key change in Ofcom’s Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which could result in Openreach (BT) charging higher wholesale prices.

26th November, 2020 (15 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Broadband, Sky TV) has today become the latest media and broadband operator to start transitioning their fleet of engineer vehicles to more energy efficient ones, which in this case means the adoption of 151 Ford Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vans (PHEVs) rather than full EVs.

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19th November, 2020 (0 Comments)

Sky’s sibling UK ISP and video streaming service, NOW TV (NOW Broadband), is set to end their partnership with Tesco, which began last August (here) and enabled existing Clubcard holders to convert their vouchers into credit for triple the value when used with the service (e.g. £5 worth of vouches becomes £15).

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19th November, 2020 (0 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband’s legacy capped data usage packages (e.g. Sky Everyday Lite, Broadband Lite, Broadband 12GB or SkyFibre), which earlier this year were given temporary access to an “unlimited usage” boost due to COVID-19, will now continue to benefit from this for the foreseeable future.

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18th November, 2020 (13 Comments)

Customers of Sky TV (Sky Broadband) may be pleased to learn that, as expected, the provider is about to rollout 40+ movies with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture quality to their Sky Q platform in time for Christmas 2020, which will be available via their Sky Cinema channel(s).

13th November, 2020 (18 Comments)

Ofcom’s new Q2 2020 consumer complaints report is out today, which names UK ISP TalkTalk as attracting the most gripes for both home broadband and landline phone, while Three UK did the same for Pay Monthly Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

5th November, 2020 (12 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed £1.5bn worth of civil engineering contracts (overall total of £2.5bn), which means they’ve now secured enough capacity to extend their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises, with all projects scheduled to be in build by summer 2021.

30th October, 2020 (15 Comments)

A new survey from Broadband Genie, which used a special tool to analyse and estimate the consumer stress levels of 305,568 tweets that were aimed at major UK broadband ISPs, has revealed which providers had the most stressed customers. Overall it’s bad news for Shell Energy, but good news for Hyperoptic.

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