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Sky just launched the cheapest broadband deal in the country – here’s what I think

Thursday, August 31st 2017

Thanks to a combination of factors, including failing to singularly attain Champions League and Premier League broadcasting rights – now shared with BT – Sky hasn’t been gaining customers a swiftly as it once did. So said...

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Myths and megabits: How much broadband do you actually need?

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

“640k should be enough for everyone”. That’s a quote famously (he says apocryphally – well, you would, wouldn’t you?) attributed to Microsoft founder Bill Gates circa 1981, of the at-the-time uber-powerful personal...

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Ask the expert: Do broadband deals include line rental?

Monday, August 14th 2017

In May of last year (2016), the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) announced that after looking into the way broadband had been advertised thus far, it had decided that the separation of ‘broadband’ and ‘line rental’...

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Cable.co.uk’s worldwide broadband speed league – how has the Earth reacted to our findings?

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

The figures/rankings are now public. Have a look yourself and see what you make of them. What's been most interesting to me, however, has been the worldwide reaction, which depending on the country (and the outlet) have...

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You & Yours, BBC Radio 4, August 3 – Interview with Dan Howdle on mobile roaming charges

Monday, August 7th 2017

Prior to the interview, You & Yours played a pair of case studies from people who have gone abroad with their mobiles, but been caught out by picking up signal from providers across the border in non-EU countries and on trains...

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Stick, twist, or argue with the dealer? What to do about the Virgin Media 4.7% price hike

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

Broadly speaking there are three options you should consider: Stay and do nothing, switch, or stay and try to haggle Virgin Media down to something you find palatable. Or, as I like to think about it: Stick, twist, or argue...

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Ask the expert: What's the fastest broadband you can get?

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Traditional wisdom (that is to say, wisdom received from organisations trying to sell you things) says bigger numbers (megabits, megapixels and so on) are always better. But are they? Not really. 4K TVs offer pixels...

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TV deal of the month: Virgin Media Full House, £55 per month – Premium channels, Freeview, BT Sport, Unlimited 100Mb broadband, inclusive w/kd calls

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

I’ll tell you what you won’t get with the Virgin Media Full House bundle deal – kind of a bad news first thing. What you won’t get is any of those tempting-looking vouchers you’ll see offered all over the place, not...

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Broadband deal of the week: First Utility 17Mb, £18.99 per month with free set-up and no up-front costs

Friday, July 28th 2017

First Utility’s 17Mb, £18.99 per month broadband deal is this week’s standout, offering simply outstanding value, with that price including line rental, and unlike many others out there right now – including those from...

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Sky offers cut-price high-end soundbar to customers – in partnership with the DVLA… sorry, what?

Thursday, July 27th 2017

Turns out what has actually happened is that Sky’s teamed up with high-end, French speaker innovator Devialet – in my defence, pronounced almost exactly ‘DVLA’ – to ramp up the sound quality available to your average...

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