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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...

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Sky offers money back if its top fibre broadband package is too slow

Monday, August 21st 2017

The speed guarantee allows new Sky Fibre Max customers to claim money back in the first 30 days of their contract if they’re getting less than 55Mbps. Sky advertises its Fibre Max package as...

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Broadband deal of the week: £5 off all standalone Sky broadband packages, plus £100 cashback

Friday, August 18th 2017

The way Sky’s putting it is that you’re saving £230 over 12 months when you switch from BT. As per usual, we’re doing wobbly maths to get there. Not to say this isn’t a good deal, just...

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TalkTalk offers 'best value' fibre broadband for £25 a month

Friday, August 18th 2017

The provider describes the deal as “Britain’s best value unlimited fibre broadband” but admits that’s only based on a comparison with BT, Sky and Virgin Media. TalkTalk’s basic fibre...

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Broadband deals with the best free gifts available now

Thursday, August 17th 2017

The deals are – in short order – First Utility's two fibre deals at 38Mb or 76Mb which come with a free smarthome camera, Vodafone's two fibre deals, also at 38/76Mb which come with a Sonos...

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Virgin Media is the best broadband for streaming Netflix, says Netflix

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Netflix measures the prime time performance of its service on Britain’s six biggest broadband networks. The speed measured against all six providers improved in July, but Virgin comes out on...

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EE cuts broadband prices by £2.50 a month – for a limited time

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

For the next few days, standard 17Mbps broadband is £18.50 a month instead of the usual £21. The package is recommended for smaller households with one or two devices and you will have to pay...

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EE now claiming to offer Britain's cheapest broadband deal, but is it?

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

£18.50 per month, in total, including line rental. That's how much EE wants for its up to 17Mb ADSL broadband service in a deal available for this week only. To put that in perspective, that's 50p...

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First Utility adds gifts and vouchers to its ultra-cheap broadband deal line-up

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Starting today, First Utility will be adding free gifts and vouchers to its existing broadband deals. It is offering a £25 Amazon gift voucher on its 17Mb ADSL (non-fibre) packages which,...

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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...

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