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National Average Speeds October 2012

Average download speeds increase during October, big improvements for Eclipse

Posted on in AnnouncementsNewsPlusnetEclipse InternetBTVirgin MediaO2BEEE

October 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test rise in comparison to the results from September's result, coming in at 18.04Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at around 2Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds have increased over last month to 33.43Mb (a 0.5Mb increase) and upload speeds remain stable at 2.17Mb. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained second place with an impressive 3Mb increase to 17.31Mb for average download speeds, and increased by 1Mb to achieve 3.21Mb average upload speeds. BT Broadband held third place and also increased speeds, with download speeds averaging at 14.4Mb and upload speeds at 3.26Mb. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 12.58Mb download, an increase in speed since last month.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 7.33Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for October 2012

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Virgin Media

EXPIRED: Virgin Media: £75 credit and free installation on TV, phone and broadband collections

Posted on in OffersExpiredVirgin Media

Virgin Media's TV, phone and broadband collections now come with £75 credit and free installation. This is an offer that stacks with the 6 months half price deal that is also currently in place on collections.

Virgin Media Essential Collection
Virgin Media Premiere Collection
Virgin Media VIP Collection

Line rental required at £13.90 a month. £75 credit available for online orders only. Classic Collection excluded from offer.

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TalkTalk

TalkTalk introduce new Plus TV, broadband and phone service

Posted on in OffersTalkTalk

TalkTalk's new Plus TV, broadband and phone service has now been launched for £14.50 a month. YouView offers customers 74 Freeview channels, 4000+ films and shows, 7 day catchup and the option of Sky Sports and Movies. Customers will recieve a free YouView box (worth £299) and 12 months of LOVEFiLM Instant.

TalkTalk Plus TV, Broadband and Phone

Line rental required at £14.50 a month, or pay for a year upfront at £114, saving you £60 a year.

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Virgin Media

EXPIRED: Virgin Media offer: Account credit on broadband taken with phone or television packages

Posted on in OffersExpiredVirgin Media

Virgin Media are now offering account credits on all of their broadband with phone and television packages. Receive £30 credit on broadband and phone products, and £70 credit on broadband, phone and TV collections.

View all Virgin media offers

Line rental required at £13.90 a month. Excludes Classic Collection. Offer is stackable with other current Virgin Media offers. Account credit will be applied to your first bill.

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BT

BT offer: Free £50 Sainsbury's gift card with Infinity packages

Posted on in OffersBT

BT are offering £50 Sainsbury's gift cards with all their fibre optic Infinity packages. Get up to 38Mb download speeds with standard Infinity, and up to 76Mb download speeds with Infinity 2.

BT Infinity More Broadband and Weekend Calls
BT Infinity More Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT TV Essentials with Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT TV Unlimited with Infinity Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
BT Infinity 2 Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls

Line rental required at £14.60 a month.

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National Average Speeds August 2012

Average download speeds drop for most ISPS during August, Virgin speeds improve

Posted on in News

August 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test drop slighty in comparison to the results from July's result, coming in at 17.72Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at 2Mb.

Virgin Media's average download and upload speeds have increased over last month to 33.4Mb (a 2Mb increase) and 2.81Mb respectively, ahead of everyone else. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained second place with speeds dropping to 15.75Mb for average download speeds, and 2.65Mb for average upload speeds. BT Broadband held third place and also had a drop in speeds, with download speeds averaging at 14.17Mb and upload speeds at 2.79Mb. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 9.37Mb download, remaining stable since last month.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 6.06Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Due to a significant drop in overall tests by AOL users, AOL has been dropped from the list to ensure that overall results remain statistically useful.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for August 2012

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media introduces new Classic Collection with 6 months half price

Posted on in OffersVirgin Media

Virgin Media have introduced a new Classic Collection, offering customers broadband speeds of up to 30Mb, inclusive Talk Weekends call package, and 58 TV channels. On top of this, Virgin are launching with a 6 months half price offer, as well as a free 500GB TiVo box.

Virgin Media Classic Collection

Line rental required at £13.90 a month. Offer ends 30th November.

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Plusnet

EXPIRED: Plusnet offer: Twelve months half price on broadband taken with phone packages

Posted on in OffersExpiredPlusnet

Plusnet are offering twelve months half price on both Value and Extra broadband when taken with a phone package.

Plusnet Value with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Value with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends

Evening & Weekends package inclusive, Anytime call package £3.50. Line rental required at £12.99 a month.

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TalkTalk

TalkTalk £25 Love2shop voucher offer returns on Essentials and Plus packages

Posted on in Offers

TalkTalk have reintroduced their free £25 Love2shop voucher offer on Essentials and Plus packages. The offer is an online exclusive and applies to all new customers who don't need a new phone line installed. You'll need to hurry, as the offer ends on 6th September.

Browse TalkTalk Broadband and Fibre packages

Line rental required at £14.50 per month, or pay for a year upfront at £114, saving you £60 a year!

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