Neil Cumins

Neil is our resident tech expert. He's written guides on loads of broadband head-scratchers and is determined to solve all your technology problems!

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Who would pay for free full fibre broadband?

Free gigabit broadband has once again been flagged up as a political aim, but how would nationalising the UK’s telecommunications sector actually work?

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A beginner’s guide to VPNs

Virtual Private Networks offer a valuable security blanket, but knowing how and when to use a VPN isn’t always obvious

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How to stay safe online

Staying secure is a constant challenge, requiring a blend of hardware, software, good choices and eternal vigilance.

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How to live without Google

Living without Google might seem unachievable nowadays, but it’s easily accomplished with greater reliance on rival software providers

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Broadband in new homes

Broadband in new homes tends to be faster than in comparable resale properties, and connectivity is often a key selling feature among developers

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What is Gigabit broadband?

As the current gold standard of connectivity, gigabit broadband offers a future-proof solution to domestic internet access

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Tips for professional video conferencing

Given the prevalence and ubiquity of Zoom and Skype calls nowadays, it’s vital to ensure professional video conferencing is undertaken at all times

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