News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • Stream the best Sky channels with NOW TV for less than £5 a month

    You can now watch Mad Men, Game of Thrones and that Karl Pilkington show with no need for a Sky package or satellite dish. You just need broadband fast… More »

  • BT boosts TV bundles with HD, kids and on-demand TV bolt-ons

    You can now tailor your BT TV package to your needs with the launch of HD Extra, Kids Extra and three on-demand options - with the former essentially a… More »

  • EE launches ‘most affordable’ 4G in Britain and expands network

    Someone’s been a busy EE - the mobile network’s expanded its 4G network across Wales and Essex, and launched a range of low cost plans. But is there a… More »

  • Plusnet customers can get all three BT Sport channels from next month

    If you’ve got Plusnet broadband you’ll be able to watch live Barclays Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby and more by adding BT Sport to your package from Bonfire… More »

  • Google Chrome gets parental controls

    Settings on Google Chrome will help add an extra layer of protection against the web’s less child-friendly offerings, giving mums and dads more peace of mind when the kids… More »

  • New rules to let you cancel contracts with no penalty when prices rise

    Ofcom is clamping down on mid-contract price hikes, so the next time your provider decides to whack up its line rental, you’ll be able to wave them goodbye and… More »

  • Watch Sky Movies on the cheap as NOW TV slashes film streaming prices

    A whole family can gather round NOW TV to watch Sky Movies films for only £8.99 per month - giving you all the latest blockbusters you can’t get on… More »

  • Hull provider KC wins award for ultimate broadband customer experience

    If you live in Hull, you’ll be well aware there’s a huge lack of choice when it comes to your broadband. You’re stuck on KC and there’s nowt you… More »

  • Parents warned of kids' risky web activity

    Mums and dads encouraged to look at internet safety in the home, and invest some time in setting up parental controls, as children as young as nine admit to… More »

  • 4G home broadband to fix rural ‘notspots’

    Rural households with limited or no access to broadband may benefit from ‘superfast’ home Wi-Fi powered by EE's 4G mobile network - but as yet there’s no word about… More »

  • Plusnet broadband attracts savvy switchers

    People who switch to Plusnet broadband are the most likely to research the options online prior to choosing a package - perhaps by no coincidence Plusnet customers are also… More »

  • Sky Movies coming to BT TV this month

    Got a BT Vision+ or YouView TV box? You’ll soon be able to add a Sky Movies subscription to your BT package - but to watch the film channels… More »

  • Watch BT Sport free on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media TV this month

    You can watch live Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby and more on BT Sport for nada this weekend and the one after next, as BT looks to persuade… More »

  • BT Sport packs 3 ‘top picks’ into Christmas Premier League schedule

    The telecoms giant will televise 10 Barclays Premier League matches live over the festive season, three of which see the title contenders clash. Want to try before you buy?… More »

  • On-demand arthouse cinema gives BT TV customers best of both worlds

    Films from Curzon Home Cinema are now available on BT TV, which means if you’re a movie buff you can now watch independent and world cinema as well as… More »

  • New Boardwalk Empire and Karl Pilkington to be on Sky On Demand first

    Previews, exclusive boxsets and enhanced on-demand search, and 12 new channels on catch-up, means there’s never been a better time to introduce your Sky box to your broadband connection. More »

  • 1 in 3 people in Scotland don't know how to use the internet

    New website digitalskills.com helps the tech-savvy teach online skills that up to 30% of adults still don't have. Could you be a 'digital champion' and teach others what you… More »

  • BT increases line rental just two months after BT Sport launch

    Sudden price hike is likely to disappoint the wave of new customers attracted by free BT Sport, who may only just have tied themselves into at least a 12-month… More »

  • Three-quarters of UK households could be overpaying for broadband

    Research shows millions of switch-phobic Brits choose to stick with the same provider for five years or even longer - throwing their money away as cheaper deals and far… More »

  • TalkTalk launches £2.50 broadband deal

    SimplyBroadband is a budget option for anyone who just wants broadband without calls. It's super cheap and super unlimited - but if you want it superfast it'll cost you… More »