Virgin Media launches 350Mbps ultrafast broadband

Virgin Media is offering a broadband speed boost with the launch of a service promising speeds of up to 350Mbps from today. Virgin claims this ultrafast connection, the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, will give data-hungry households added oomph and help them live at lightning speed. Customers already taking VIVID 300 will be automatically transferred…

Vodafone guarantees minimum speed of 25Mbps for Home Broadband customers

From today (March 1st 2018) Vodafone UK will offer all new and upgrading Home Broadband customers a minimum broadband speed.  Superfast 1 (up to 38Mbps) guarantees a minimum speed of 25Mbps for £21/month while Superfast 2 (up to 76Mbps) guarantees a minimum speed of 55Mbps for £26/month. These prices reflect a £2/month discount for existing…

Are security concerns and high costs to blame for slow smart home take up?

While a new survey suggests disappointing growth, a new generation is set to embrace the benefits of the hi-tech home. Chris Price reports Despite an increased awareness of what a smart home actually is, uptake for smart home technology still remains surprisingly low. At least that’s one of the key findings of a national survey…

Broadband speed more important to home buyers than local crime levels, claims survey

Access to fast broadband connections has emerged as more important than crime levels, nightlife and transport links, according to a new study which polled a cross-section of British homebuyers. The average homebuyer would be willing to offer an extra £6,500 on a property guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, according to research conducted by a…

Buffering Britain. 43 million Brits suffer poor broadband connection

Eight in 10 (83%) UK broadband users have experienced reliability issues over the past year, according to new research by price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com. Customers’ biggest broadband bugbear is slow loading pages, which 71% of those surveyed have been blighted by in their current contract. Six in 10 (63%) have experienced buffering, more than half…

Virgin Media voted best provider at uSwitch Broadband Awards 2016

Virgin Media scoops an impressive six out of 12 trophies, including best TV content and best customer-rated broadband UK broadband provider Plusnet takes home three prizes - best in class for both value and customer service Following their Ultra Fibre Optic initiative in York, TalkTalk and Sky joint winners for broadband innovation   At the…

Which ISPs have the fastest broadband connection speed?

In Association with Hyperoptic Across many devices, we can now view webpages, download/upload files, play games and stream video with fast, top quality broadband speeds that satisfy the high demands we place on our internet connectivity. How broadband speeds are measured Broadband speeds are measured in megabits per second (MB/s) and the higher the number…

Vodafone announces WiFi calling for places without a phone signal

Unable to get a signal to make a call? Then Vodafone promises a solution called WiFi Calling. Whether you’re stuck in the basement, in a home with thick walls or on the London Underground, WiFi Calling means you can talk on the phone even if there is no mobile signal. Unlike some Internet-based voice services you also…

Eutelsat’s satellite broadband helps to bridge the communications gap

In association with Eutelsat What is Eutelsatbroadband ? If you thought satellite technology was just about watching Premiership football or the latest Hollywood Blockbusters you'd be wrong. Increasingly satellites are being used for voice and data communications especially in remote locations or for applications that require greater levels of control. One example is the automotive…