There are four major broadband providers in UK today. BT, Virgin Media, Sky and Tesco. For commerce there is also BT Business, XLN Business, Primus Saver Business and Talk Talk Business. Let us take a look at how the broadband providers compare in terms of speeds reliability and price.
The fastest broadband connection designed for gamers is Virgin Media, which, just few days back, announced partnering with Sony for fast broadband connection for their newest console the Playstation 4. Sony’s ISP partner in UK promises speeds of 1Gbps for their gamer specific package. For all other packages the speed reaches 100Mbps for £17.25 a month.
Sky is a huge provider offering a slew of digital products and services. There are over 30 bundles available. Broadband is certainly one of them, but the speed is average. Sky offers Sky Fibre Unlimited service, which in places where it is available, reaches up to 38 Mbps. The packages start at £10 a month.
BT is the oldest provider in UK. It has been around for over 100 years and their broadband services are their forte and the biggest service they provide. From cheap to fast, there is always something one can find to suite their broadband, tv or phone needs. BT Broadband offers speeds that are amiable 8 times faster than the average broadband speed. BT tv packages are TV Essential and TV Unlimited, both with BT Broadband. Both services show the same programs, but with TV Essential some features are paid for, or optional. These are catch-up programs from channels like Channel 4 and BBC. Their broadband package of 16Mbps starts at £16, but for first 12 Months it’s only £8 a month. 76Mbps speed will cost you £32.50 a month.
Tesco supermarket offers a great deal for your money. The broadband speeds reaches up to 14 Mbps. Within their own broadband network the cost of running a broadband at home including evening and weekend calls is just £2.00 a month. If you want to include an unlimited daytime calling the cost is just £6.50 a month. If you need to use broadband outside Tesco’s network, you’ll pay through your teeth.
The average broadband speed for UK is just below 8 Mbps. It is not the fastest in the world, in fact far from it, but it is decent. Average speed of broadband connection in South Korea is 14 Mbps, Japan enjoys about 11 Mbps stream. These two countries are well developed especially in realm of consumer electronics, but Latvia and Czech republic also trump the broadband speeds of UK. Anyway, there are four consumers choices for broadband connection in UK and they are BT, Virgin Media, Sky and Tesco.
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