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  • Changing broadband providers
    between broadband providers Initially what is to be done to help make the switching process simpler for broadband providers who use the BT Openreach network is for the broadband provider who is gaining the new customer takes control of the switch and processes the transfer for the customer They will do the work with the losing provider to get the customer switched over as quickly and easily as possible Although this is a start Mr Richards wants further actions to be done to make the process even simpler and remove any other issues that consumers face such as switching between different bundles and different networks for example from a BT Openreach network provider to the Virgin Media network In his speech Mr Richards asked of broadband providers to transform switching to remove the inconvenience delays and uncertainty that currently can bedevil consumers when trying to change their provider He also said a system that enables consumers to take advantage of the increasing competition and innovation available Many consumers pay far more than they need to for broadband and communications bundles because they don t switch it is recommended after each time that the current deal reaches the end of its contract for consumers to shop around and see if there are any other deals that would work out more beneficial to them Filed under Home Broadband Tags Changing broadband providers Ofcom Switching broadband Author Mark 9 23 am Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/changing-broadband-providers/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Switching broadband
    work out more beneficial to them Filed under Home Broadband Tags Changing broadband providers Ofcom Switching broadband Author Mark 9 23 am Comments 0 October 11 2010 Shorter broadband contracts most preferred UK broadband customers prefer shorter broadband contracts according to results from a recent survey The survey done by ISPreview co uk had 536 respondents and it found that 50 of those were on no contract or just 1 month contracts with their current broadband provider 28 3 were on 12 month contracts with only 9 7 on the longer 18 month contracts and a tiny 3 5 on 2 year 24 months contracts When asked about changing broadband provider once their current contacts end the majority don t plan to with 42 9 saying they will stay with who they are with 30 2 said they would look to change and a further 26 8 didn t know if they would or not Switching broadband provider can often be a way to get a better deal although with many broadband bundles on offer now usually this means getting tied into a contract The benefit of taking a bundle of services such as broadband phone and TV is the extra money than can be saved Filed under Home Broadband Tags Broadband contracts Short broadband contracts Switching broadband Author Mark 10 08 am Comments 0 September 13 2010 Ofcom look to make switching broadband easier Ofcom are looking to change the process for switching broadband providers to make it easier and more hassle free for consumers Ofcoms research found that 45 of consumers with a broadband or landline think that switching their broadband or telephone provider is too much hassle Of those people who have switched broadband provider by using the Migration Authority Code MAC 39 of them felt that

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/switching-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ASA tells BT to stop “8 x faster” BT Infinity advert
    latest broadband speed test results every 6 months with the latest 2 being in March 2013 and November 2012 BT used data from the November 2012 results as they claimed that the March 2013 results were not available when the advert was made and that they used the figure for the national average ADSL broadband speed of 6Mb The ASA responded that BT did not stipulate that they were making their comparison with ADSL but instead broadband which includes fibre optic connections rather than just the standard copper connections associated with ADSL and so they were wrong to base their 8 x faster speed for their BT Infinity product on the 6Mb speed BT Infinity does get speeds up to 76Mb but BT had based their calculations on the average broadband speed being 6Mb which meant that their Infinity service only needed to achieve a minimum average of 48Mb when in reality it still achieved between 60 70Mb however they did not clarify in the advert what they were comparing against clearly enough The ASA concluded that The ad must not appear again in its current form We told BT to base their speed claims on the most up to date data and to present qualifications clearly in future Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags ASA tells BT to stop 8 x faster BT Infinity advert BT Infinity advert Author Mark 10 11 am Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/09/12/asa-tells-bt-to-stop-8-x-faster-bt-infinity-advert/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ASA tells BT to stop “8 x faster” BT Infinity advert
    and not the 6Mb that BT were basing it on Ofcom release their latest broadband speed test results every 6 months with the latest 2 being in March 2013 and November 2012 BT used data from the November 2012 results as they claimed that the March 2013 results were not available when the advert was made and that they used the figure for the national average ADSL broadband speed of 6Mb The ASA responded that BT did not stipulate that they were making their comparison with ADSL but instead broadband which includes fibre optic connections rather than just the standard copper connections associated with ADSL and so they were wrong to base their 8 x faster speed for their BT Infinity product on the 6Mb speed BT Infinity does get speeds up to 76Mb but BT had based their calculations on the average broadband speed being 6Mb which meant that their Infinity service only needed to achieve a minimum average of 48Mb when in reality it still achieved between 60 70Mb however they did not clarify in the advert what they were comparing against clearly enough The ASA concluded that The ad must not appear again in its current form We told BT to base their speed claims on the most up to date data and to present qualifications clearly in future Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags ASA tells BT to stop 8 x faster BT Infinity advert BT Infinity advert Author Mark 10 11 am Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/asa-tells-bt-to-stop-8-x-faster-bt-infinity-advert/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sky use Toy Story characters in latest fibre broadband advert
    Story Of Terror being watched online stop with buffering before it was suggested by the Toy Story aliens that Sky fibre broadband services could be the answer The Sky Fibre Unlimited package is available at the moment for 10 per month for 6 months plus line rental at 14 50 per month and then the monthly price rises to its standard price of 20 per month The Sky Fibre Unlimited offers up to 38Mb fibre optic broadband speeds View the new Toy Story Sky Fibre Broadband advert below Filed under Fibre broadband Home Broadband Tags Sky broadband advert Sky fibre broadband Toy Story Of Terror Toy Story Sky broadband Author Mark 12 46 pm Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/09/09/sky-use-toy-story-characters-in-latest-fibre-broadband-advert/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sky broadband advert
    struggle of an interent connection with their current provider and shows the Toy Story Of Terror being watched online stop with buffering before it was suggested by the Toy Story aliens that Sky fibre broadband services could be the answer The Sky Fibre Unlimited package is available at the moment for 10 per month for 6 months plus line rental at 14 50 per month and then the monthly price rises to its standard price of 20 per month The Sky Fibre Unlimited offers up to 38Mb fibre optic broadband speeds View the new Toy Story Sky Fibre Broadband advert below Filed under Fibre broadband Home Broadband Tags Sky broadband advert Sky fibre broadband Toy Story Of Terror Toy Story Sky broadband Author Mark 12 46 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/sky-broadband-advert/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sky fibre broadband
    limits although there is a 50 activation fee to cover a BT Openreach engineer to enable the fibre broadband in a premises The Sky Fibre broadband will run on BT s wholesale fibre network which will initially launch with around 30 coverage to UK homes with this increasing in line with BT rolling out their fibre network across the UK BT aim to cover 66 of the UK with fibre broadband by 2015 as part of a 2 5bn investment in their network Sky are also soon be offering a free WiFi service for Sky Broadband Unlimited customers which will offer more than 10 000 hotspots across the UK for free powered by The Cloud in places such as Cafe Nero Pizza Express and Wagamama Stephen van Rooyen from Sky said I m delighted that our existing home communication products are making such an impact with customers It s clear that customers are responding to the higher levels of value quality and service we offer This year sees a number of enhancements that will ensure we create even more choice Whether it s the launch of free public WiFi extending our network into more parts of the UK or adding fibre to our product mix we are focused on meeting the demands of customers and on being their number one choice for home communications Filed under Fibre broadband Tags Sky Broadband Sky fibre broadband Sky com broadband Author Mark 12 17 pm Comments 0 December 2 2011 Sky 100Gb fibre broadband network upgrade Sky Broadband have installed some new fibre technology into part of it s network that which works at 100Gb and will result in a more stable and reliable network for Sky broadband customers although it won t mean a speed increase for customers The Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing DWDM is 100Gb technology and will help future proof the Sky broadband network as it is able to transfer around 10 times more data than current networks It will be able to transfer around 7Tb Terabits per second and Sky claim that the technology will enable 4 6 million users to stream HD movies simultaneously Currently this 100Gb upgrade to the network has only been done between London and Birmingham with a further 5 more locations across the country also set to be upgraded in the next year Although the speed of the network is increasing this won t have an end result of faster speeds for Sky broadband customers what it will mean though is that going forward Sky will be able to deal with the ever increasing demands for data across it s network Sky broadband don t manage internet traffic at peak times despite Sky having around 3 4 million broadband customers that have seen an average growth in data usage of 60 per customer They also believe that by June 2012 that the average Sky data usage will double from 350GB of data per second to 700Gb per second The Commercial Director at Sky Broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/sky-fibre-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband Providers asked to create database of “pirating” customers
    what could happen to them if they continue to do so and also provide links to sites where they can legally download music videos and books Those who ignore the warnings could then face tough action such as certain sites being banned internet connection being throttled to slow it down turning off a users internet connection for a certain period of time or even prosecution A Virgin Media spokeswoman Emma Hutchinson said Music and film companies are speaking to broadband providers about how to address illegal file sharing but what they re currently proposing is unworkable Someone from TalkTalk also said We are involved in discussions about measures to address illegal file sharing and ultimately would like to reach a voluntary agreement However our customers rights always come first and we would never agree to anything that could compromise them To get an idea of the scale of pirated material in the UK between November 2012 and January 2013 there were 280 million music tracks 52 million TV shows 29 million films 18 million ebooks and 7 million pieces of computer software illegally downloaded according to figures from the UK regulator Ofcom Ultimately broadband providers are likely to be slightly reluctant to want to have any of their customers getting into trouble as they want to keep customers on board with them and will side with their customers when it comes to personal details Filed under News Tags BPI British Video Association Broadband providers illegal downloading database online piracy Piracy Author Mark 10 37 am Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/09/02/broadband-providers-asked-to-create-database-of-pirating-customers/ (2016-02-10)
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