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  • EE logo Get cheaper iPads and mobile broadband with the latest EE offers Announced on 19 Jan 2015 Expires on 31 Jan 2015

    EE is running a range of money saving offers on its mobile broadband range right now, including no up front costs on selected iPads, special offers for existing EE customers and reduced prices for Wi-Fi dongles....

  • Get a free superfast broadband installation for your business with the Broadband Voucher Scheme

    Do you have a small business that would benefit from faster broadband? Connecting Cambridgeshire's Livia Oldland explains how you could upgrade for free with the Broadband Voucher Scheme. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we work, shop and socialise, and never is that more apparant than at Christmas. Christmas 2014 was a busy time for for online retailers. A survey carried out...

    by Matt Powell on 07 January 2015
  • What is Wi-Fi?

    You’ll be familiar with its yin-yang logo from the ubiquitous stickers advertising public internet access in pubs, hotels and coffee shops across the UK, but what actually is Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi is a wireless technology that allows devices like computers, tablets, games consoles and smartphones to talk to a network without a physical link.  Rather than being tethered with a cable you can...

    by Matt Powell on 06 January 2015
  • Sky logo Save on home broadband with these amazing January sale deals! Announced on 05 Jan 2015 Expires on 31 Jan 2015

    2015 is upon us, and the start of a new year means loads of money saving offers that can save you a bundle on broadband. If you’d rather not pay for your broadband in 2015 you’re in luck...

  • EE logo Free roaming data with EE double speed mobile broadband plans Announced on 16 Dec 2014

    We recently posted about an offer EE is running where PAYG mobile broadband users get 100MB free data every month for life. The provider has now launched another freebie data deal, this time aimed at travellers....

  • Sky logo Sky cut the price of fibre broadband with new £10 deal Announced on 09 Dec 2014

    Sky has today launched a new fibre optic broadband deal that’s one of the cheapest superfast offers around. For £10 per month (plus £16.40 line rental and one-off £30 setup fee)...

  • Christmas competition: win a top movie every day and an Apple iPad mini 3 with Sky Movies!

    Broadband Genie and Sky Movies have teamed up to offer some fantastic prizes this Christmas. We're giving away a movie every day, and at the end of it there's a prize draw to win an Apple iPad mini 3!  For the next week there'll be a hit movie up for grabs each day (on your choice of DVD or Blu-ray). Just answer the daily question to get involved.  Plus, anyone entering will...

    by Matt Powell on 08 December 2014 7 Comments
  • The UK loves online shopping - 45% will do Christmas on the web

    As we saw from last week’s carnage the American tradition of Black Friday is now firmly entrenched in the UK. But this shopping frenzy isn’t just limited to scraps in the electronics aisles of supermarkets, online stores have also been attracting those who are after a calmer sort of bargain hunting, with big names like Amazon running week-long sales and the now-annual Cyber Monday signalling a...

    by Matt Powell on 02 December 2014
  • Black Friday carnage on the web - Argos, Very and more topple under pressure

    By now you've probably seen the footage of fights breaking out over cheap electrical goods in supermarkets (top tip: Blaupunkt TVs are cheap all year round), but this absolute chaos isn't just restricted to the real world, it's also felled some web site operators who seem to have neglected to warn their sys admins to expect additional traffic.  Still, the web remains the best option...

    by Matt Powell on 28 November 2014
  • Competition: enter our broadband survey, win an Apple iPad Air 2, LG G Watch R or Amazon Kindle!

    Our last competition of 2014 is our biggest giveaway ever! We want to know what you think about your broadband provider, and in return you'll get the chance to bag hundreds of pounds worth of high-tech goodies.  Every year in our Home Broadband Survey we gather data on the UK's internet providers to see how they perform in key areas such as speed, customer service and technical support....

    by Matt Powell on 20 November 2014 3 Comments