News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • BT wins 'best TV provider' award for 2013

    New sports channels and YouView helped BT clinch the big prize ahead of serious TV rivals Sky and Virgin Media - but the others were still award winners for… More »

  • Plusnet wins 'best broadband' award for 2013

    Yorkshire provider's "honest broadband" scooped six of our 10 Customer Satisfaction Awards, beating much larger rivals Sky, BT and Virgin Media in some major categories - not least customer… More »

  • Three 4G: First 50 locations announced

    In December, Three will join EE, O2 and Vodafone in offering 4G - but, unlike the others, won't charge any more than it currently does for 3G. So could… More »

  • Freesat launches budget connected TV box

    The latest Freesat HD box connects to your broadband for catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer and 4oD. But although it's pretty cheap at £99, you won't be… More »

  • iPhone 5S sparks Vodafone 4G free-for-all

    Vodafone 4G customers to get an extra 4GB to play with each month for the duration of their contract. It's a cracking deal that arrives just in time for… More »

  • Netflix comes to Virgin Media TiVo

    Virgin Media's teamed up with its online rival, making it much cheaper to watch films on TV. You'll no longer need to pay Sky Movies prices, but won't get… More »

  • Three steals O2 and Vodafone thunder with 'free 4G' on day of launch

    As O2 and Vodafone launch their 4G, Three has unveiled plans to offer it free of charge to all customers - the only UK mobile network to have made… More »

  • Discounted PlayStation 4 on Virgin Media?

    Virgin Media is to help Sony launch its PS4 in the UK, which could see gamers being able to spread the cost of their next console in a similar… More »

  • Premier League opener attracts 764,000 despite BT Sport technical fail

    BT Sport's broadcast of the Liverpool vs Stoke City game on Saturday drew a bigger audience than when ESPN screened the opening match last season - but sadly some… More »

  • You don't have to be at home to watch the Premier League on BT Sport

    Over 10,000 venues across the UK will be showing BT Sport from this weekend, plus you can watch on a smartphone or tablet anywhere - but only if you've… More »

  • Virgin Media TV customers get free BT Sport

    Customers on Virgin's XL TV package now get BT Sport at no extra cost, making Virgin Media the only place to get the sports channels free of charge when… More »

  • O2 and Vodafone offer existing customers 'no contract' 4G upgrades

    Existing customers with a 4G-compatible smartphone can upgrade to 4G without having to sign a new contract - unlike EE customers, who are tied in for at least 15… More »

  • BT Sport: Competition for Sky Sports should be a cause for celebration

    Critics say BT is wrong to have spent so much money on its new TV sports channels, but competition for Sky should mean more choice and lower prices for… More »

  • BT Sport attracts 1m households through 'free with BT broadband' deal

    Over a million homes are to have BT Sport up and running in time for the Premier League season kicking off this coming weekend - and many of them… More »

  • Broadband providers with the best Twitter customer support revealed

    Customers are turning to the social media teams of internet providers for help with their broadband and answers to general enquiries, and yet it seems it's sometimes wiser to… More »

  • Vodafone 4G customers get free Sky Sports

    We'll soon have a choice of three 4G mobile providers and Vodafone is hoping to stand out from its rivals by offering something extra - free Spotify or Sky… More »

  • BT launches student broadband deals on 'term time only' short contract

    Students can now get 'truly unlimited' BT Infinity superfast broadband on a special nine-month contract. So you won't still be paying when the house is empty over the summer. More »

  • Ofcom does away with MAC codes to make switching broadband even easier

    Broadband customers will no longer have to contact their provider before they can switch - the new provider will take care of everything, so the process is simpler than… More »

  • Rural broadband lags further behind as speeds in towns are doubled

    Average broadband speeds in the whole of the UK have doubled in the last two years, but those in rural areas are still stuck on the wrong side of… More »

  • Councils held to ransom as government seeks truth over rural broadband

    Rural broadband schemes may lose their funding unless councils agree to reveal their secret plans, which could once again mean rural communities are left out in the cold. More »

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