Broadband Genie blog

  • Competition: win a Sony PlayStation 4 or Microsoft Xbox One!

    How would you like to get your hands on a Sony PlayStation 4 or Microsoft Xbox One games console courtesy of Broadband Genie? With E3 happening this month we want to know more about online games in the UK - whether you play online, what broadband connection you use to do it and if lag is a problem you encounter on a regular basis. All you need to do for a chance at receiving one of these consoles...

    by Matt on 09 June 2015 8 Comments
  • Fuel logo Free Amazon Fire TV with Fuel Broadband, plus 6 months free broadband Announced on 09 Jun 2015

    Fuel Broadband has partnered with Amazon to offer new broadband subscribers some great freebies to go alongside Fuel’s bargain internet service. Anyone signing up to Fuel Broadband now will receive...

  • To keep up with 4G demand, mobile network investment is a necessity

    If we're going to continue enjoying fast mobile broadband networks are going to have to spend money expanding their networks, as a new report on mobile data usage across the world shows demand is only going to increase. Ericsson Mobility has released a study of mobile device and data usage which predicts by 2020 we’ll be consuming more than 5,500 petabytes of mobile data per month via...

    by Matt on 04 June 2015
  • TenTel logo Unlimited broadband and phone for just £20 per month all in with TenTel Advance Announced on 02 Jun 2015

    We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to home broadband providers here in the UK, so standing out from the crowd is a challenge for newcomers. TenTel is a fledgling ISP which launched just under...

  • What's new in Android M?

    Google held its annual I/O event yesterday, and one of the main topics was the next major release of the Android mobile operating system, this time dubbed Android M. Though we don’t yet know what the ‘M’ stands for. Mars? Macaroon? Marmite? An Android upgrade usually includes at least one or two new features to improve our smartphones and tablets, so here’s a brief look at...

    by Matt on 29 May 2015
  • 5.9m people in the UK have never used the internet

    The Office for National Statistics has released its latest report on internet use on the UK, and it reveals that there are still millions of people who’ve never stepped online. It’s no shock to find that young people are the most active - 99 of the 16-24 age bracket are internet users - while the 75 and over age group have the lowest numbers at 33 . The report reveals that 5.9 million...

    by Rob Hilborn on 22 May 2015
  • Broadband Survey year vs year: has our broadband improved?

    We recently published our 2015 Home Broadband Survey, which examined the performance of major ISPs over the last 12 months by asking thousands of broadband users from across the UK to rate their provider in key areas: customer service, technical support, reliability, speed satisfaction and whether they would recommend their provider to others. We've gathered a fair amount of data since the survey...

    by Matt on 21 May 2015
  • The mobile network's ad-blocking plan: who is it really for?

    Last week the Financial Times reported (paywall) that mobile operators in the EU were planning to block advertising for their customers with a network level filter. They’re said to be using a solution created by Israeli firm Shine which is capable of blocking most advertising from appearing, though “in feed” advertisements like those shown in Twitter will still get through. ...

    by Rob Hilborn on 19 May 2015
  • Competition: win an Apple Watch Sport!

    Fancy getting your hands on the hottest new Apple hardware? Complete our survey below and you'll be in with a chance of winning an Apple Watch Sport worth £299! From next month OFCOM is introducing new rules for switching broadband providers. The major difference is that switching will now be a "gaining provider led" process, which means that you will no longer need to contact your...

    by Matt on 08 May 2015 2 Comments
  • BT says profits are up, but what does this mean for broadband users?

    BT announced today that it’s seen a 14 rise in pre-tax profits to £2.64bn for the first quarter of 2015. The rise has been attributed to a number of factors, including a cut in costs, hundreds of thousands of new fibre broadband users and the popularity of BT Sport. BT’s TV bundles may be a big part of this. The firm recently extended its Premier League deal, and added the UEFA...

    07 May 2015