Unfortunately, it’s pretty bad. According to Ofcom, average rural broadband speeds are 13.7Mbps. That’s over three times slower than urban areas. Some especially unfortunate places get average speeds as low as 2Mbps. That’s a vast…Read More
There are three main types of home broadband available in the UK. But what’s the difference? And which one is right for you? ADSL ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and it is the…Read More
In the complicated world of broadband deals, phrases like superfast or ultrafast broadband get thrown around a lot, but what do they really mean? Are they just meaningless buzzwords or are there specific definitions? Why…Read More
A router is an integral part of your broadband connection. The cost of a router can be as little as £15 or, as is the case with the Netgear Orbi, as much as £400. This…Read More
Latency is the secret enemy of the broadband user, producing internet that downloads huge files at lightning speed and yet navigates websites at a crawl. How can high-quality video stream flawlessly while a Skype conversation…Read More
With spring finally in the air, thoughts naturally turn to the annual declutter regime and all those oh-so-vital items we bought that now lie around unused. Just like our homes, our computers accumulate clutter we…Read More
Sometimes if feels like you need a maths degree to work out the difference between broadband and dial-up internet. There are so many technical terms to learn that it can be overwhelming when you look…Read More
It’s all too easy for children to find themselves on inappropriate websites. Whether they’re harmlessly playing online games on their tablets, sat browsing sites to help them with homework on the family computer, or sat…Read More
Are you frustrated by slow broadband? You’re not alone – households around the UK are affected by poor broadband speeds, but the problem might not be your internet service provider…
Check out our simple tips for improving your internet speed today!
Contacting customer service or filling in an official complaint are the two ways most broadband consumers complain about their service or lack thereof. However, while these should be your first point of call any complaint…Read More
Most households now use wireless routers to ensure their internet access is compatible with mobile devices. But wireless routers have their limits, just like wired connections – and if you have a large property, a home with ‘dead spots’ or even a business premises that is trying to connect to a single wireless router, you might have trouble getting a strong signal, or even establishing a connection at all.Read More
Internet speed is certainly important – and the speeds that some of the providers can offer now are a real selling point for many of them. Superfast fibre-optic broadband allows users to reach up to 200Mbps, an astonishing wireless speed – but do you really need your internet to be this fast?Read More
Password management firm SplashData regularly puts together a list of the most popular passwords – many of which are deemed incredibly dangerous to use, because of how easy they are to guess. Passwords like ‘qwerty’, ‘123456’ and even ‘password’ are still in use by millions – a fact that has cyber criminals rubbing their hands together with glee.Read More
We’ve all been there… you’re halfway into watching your favourite show, and just as it reaches the tensest moment, those little spinning circles of doom appear.
Buffering is a pain in the bum, but what causes it and how can you avoid it?
These days all broadband providers offer a wi-fi router as part of the deal – but did you know there are huge differences between them?
Find out what the difference is between an N wireless router and a G wireless router.
When all you need is to find a decent broadband provider, the last thing you want is to have to crack the code of tech-speak.
Get a full explanation of the most common pieces of broadband jargon you will encounter when comparing broadband packages online.