Broadband Genie blog

  • Pop Telecom logo No contract broadband with Pop Telecom now available Announced on 26 Feb 2015

    Pop Telecom is one of newer entries on Broadband Genie’s roster of providers and as of this week their range now includes short term home broadband packages which are worth checking out if you’re tired...

  • How to access Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents and other blocked sites

    Are you a customer of Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk or any of the other ISPs in the UK that has been forced to comply with a court ordered block of torrent sites like Pirate Bay and Kickass? Would you like to find out how to bypass this filter? ISPs began blocking torrent sites and other file sharing services several years ago and the list of restricted pages continues to grow to this day. Any...

    by Matt Powell on 25 February 2015 5 Comments
  • Fuel logo Fuel Broadband now free for 12 months with a Google Chromecast Announced on 20 Feb 2015 Expires on 01 Mar 2015

    Sign up for Fuel Broadband by the 1st of March and you can make a nice little saving on broadband for the next 12 months. Fuel is currently offering free broadband for 12 months to new customers on...

  • What is a broadband booster?

    Broadband boosters, also known as Wi-Fi boosters or Wi-Fi range extenders, are devices that increase the reach of your home Wi-Fi network to improve connectivity in areas where the signal is weak. Just like mobile broadband the speed of a home wireless network is heavily dependent on a strong, stable signal. When accessing the internet with a poor Wi-Fi connection you may experience noticeably slower...

    by Matt Powell on 12 February 2015
  • 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 1 Comment
  • 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
  • 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
  • What is satellite broadband?

    Sky has been beaming TV into our homes via satellite since the 90s, and more recently it got into the broadband game with no small degree of success. So if we talk about satellite broadband Sky is likely to come to mind before anything else. But there is another kind of satellite broadband, and while it remains relatively obscure in comparison to most home broadband services it has a unique advantage...

    by Matt Powell on 03 October 2014
  • What is broadband max? The fastest broadband speeds and packages

    Back when dial-up internet was still commonplace and broadband was just starting to make an impact in the UK, BT delivered a product known as ‘ADSL Max’. This cutting edge technology promised a blazing 8Mb - a big leap over existing broadband. We enjoy much faster internet now of course, but you may still encounter phrases like ‘broadband max’, so let’s look at what...

    by Matt Powell on 24 September 2014