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    Moving Broadband to a New Home

    Moving house and want to take your broadband package and equipment with you? Here’s everything you need to know… More »

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    Can I get Virgin Media in my area?

    Virgin Media’s network of cables brings lickety-split broadband and comprehensive telly packages to millions of UK homes – but it still isn’t available everywhere just yet. Find out if… More »

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    BT broadband routers

    What router do you get with BT broadband? What features can you expect? And how do they measure to Virgin Media Hubs and the like? Read on and we'll… More »

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    Shell Energy broadband routers

    What router do you get with Shell Energy? What specs and features do they come with? Read our page to find out what Shell Energy has to offer. More »

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    Three broadband routers: Everything you need to know

    Three Broadband connects you to a mobile network rather than the usual fixed lines – and that means its routers, the 4G and 5G Hubs, are a little different.… More »

  • Now broadband routers

    Now Broadband offers standard and fibre broadband, with a rebranded Sky router to match. Here’s what you need to know about the hardware on offer. More »

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    Can I keep my email address when switching broadband provider?

    Having to change your email address can be a pain. Find out if you have to change your email address when switching your broadband provider. More »

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    How to install your own broadband

    With most broadband packages, you can set things up yourself with very little fuss. Here's what you need to know. More »

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    Plusnet broadband routers

    Plusnet is renowned for its fast and good value broadband, with the customer service to match. So, how does its router stack up? And is it worth signing on… More »

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    What broadband speed do I need for gaming?

    Lag and poor responsiveness can really ruin an online gaming session. Make sure you've got a broadband package that's fast enough for the job with our one-stop guide. More »

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    Do I need antivirus software in 2024?

    Worried about malicious software harming your device? Find out if antivirus software can help. More »

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    Can I avoid mid-contract broadband price rises?

    Broadband got more expensive? Sadly, mid-contract price rises are a fact of life. Here’s what you can do about it. More »

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    What Broadband Speed do I need for Video Conferencing?

    Say goodbye to stutter by making sure your broadband connection is fast enough for video calls. And if it isn’t? We’ll help you switch provider. More »

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    What is a VPN and how does it work?

    If you want to use the internet securely and privately, a VPN could be the answer. Let's go through everything you need to know - from what a VPN… More »

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    Hyperoptic broadband routers

    Hyperoptic provides fast broadband in select towns and cities across the UK. Read on to see how its routers stack up and whether they make it worth switching providers. More »

  • EE broadband routers

    EE doesn’t just do mobiles. EE broadband has grown into one of the best networks in the country. So, what router do you get? And is it any good?… More »

  • Satellite broadband: Everything you need to know

    If you’re out in the sticks and struggling to get online, there may be a sky-high solution... More »

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    BT price increases: What are my options?

    Between annual price rises and out-of-contract costs, BT customers tend to see a few price rises in their time with the provider. If you’ve been affected, read on and… More »

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    How to get internet in your caravan

    Getting a good internet connection in a caravan site isn’t always guaranteed. Luckily, there are ways you can get reliable broadband in your caravan, even in the most rural… More »

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    A complete guide to rural broadband

    There’s much to be said for country living. But far too often those who do live in rural areas are let down by slow broadband. How is the situation… More »

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Compare Streaming Services

Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV... whichever streaming service you're interested in, you'll find out all the information you need to know in our exclusive guide.

Broadband Speed Guide

Read our guide to broadband speeds to develop your understanding to ensure you are getting what you are paying for from your internet provider. Learn why you are receiving the upload and download speeds you are and what can be done to speed up your internet connection.

Guide to Student Broadband

It is becoming more and more important when you are at university to have access to the internet. Lecturers use it as a way of keeping in touch with students and the resources available on the net can help with their studies. Our guide to student broadband will ensure you get the right package at a price to suit you.

Changing broadband provider

Are you considering changing broadband provider but confused by what you need to do? Then read our guide to changing internet service provider to make it as hassle free as possible.

How to switch broadband provider

Getting your internet connection from a provider that is faster and more reliable could actually cost you LESS! We show you how to switch.

Broadband Deals

There are an ever growing number of broadband providers offering a range of incentives, making choosing an internet provider an increasingly difficult task. Read our comprehensive guide to help you find the right broadband deal for you.

Home Phone Line Rental Deals

Learn how a home phone line rental and broadband bundle could save you money. Use our guide to get the best deal for you.

Broadband Bundles

It is becoming more and more popular to buy your broadband, TV, home phone and even mobile phone in a bundle. Read our guide to broadband bundles to see how you could have less hassle and save money.

VoIP Guide

Read our guide to VoIP to discover how you could make free calls over the internet to anywhere in the world. Our guide will teach you the different VoIP options available and help you choose the package for you.

Business Broadband

Whether you are a small or large business many broadband providers offer packages aimed at you. Read our guide which explains how they differ from regular home broadband and if it is worth the extra monthly charge.

Guide to ADSL and Cable Broadband

Read our guide to ADSL and cable broadband, discover the pros and cons of each and choose the right broadband package for you.

Wireless

What is a wireless internet connection? What are the pros and cons of this type of internet connection? How do you set one up? Our guide takes you through everything you need to know.

Broadband Consumer Rights Guide

As a broadband customer you have rights and are entitled to a certain level of service. Our guide lets you know what those rights are and what your broadband supplier is required to provide you with by law.

Fibre Optic Broadband

Fibre optic broadband is growing in coverage and popularity, making our connection to the internet faster than ever. Read our fibre optic broadband guide to find out what this is, how it works and discover whether it's right for you.

Avoid Added Broadband Charges

Find out how to avoid extra fees for your broadband with this guide.

Cable

Our handy guide explains what cable broadband is and gives details about why it's different to ADSL and whether or not it's a better option for you.

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