Broadband Guides: Consumer Advice



The ISPs you don’t want to have to make a complaint to

ISP customer service remains a key differentiator, and Ofcom research reveals some brands are achieving more than others

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Five platforms offering free photography for small businesses

Being able to access free photography for small businesses is a real money-saver, but it’s important to choose your images with care

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A proprietary email address could save your small business

From garage enterprises to gateway businesses, a proprietary email address is one of the most important tools any small company can call upon

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Tips for cancelling a broadband contract early

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How to persuade your landlord to upgrade your broadband

If you can persuade landlords to improve broadband, there are clearly defined benefits for all parties.

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When is the UK broadband network busiest?

The UK broadband network busiest periods often occur when we’d most like to be online ourselves, but forward planning can reduce the frustration of slow connections

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Dismantling and packaging home electronics for a house move

Packaging home electronics properly minimises the risk of damage occurring during transit – keeping them safe and secure during a house move

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Satellite Broadband – Data from the Skies

If you live beyond the reach of cable services, satellite broadband may represent your best chance of a decent internet connection.

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How to choose a music streaming service

There are various factors to consider when trying to choose a music streaming service, from pricing to genre coverage

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Ways to get broadband without a credit check

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The UK’s best cities for working from home

New evidence has revealed the best cities for working from home or setting up a new business, including some surprising candidates

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How to share limited broadband bandwidth

There are many ways to maximise the practicality of limited broadband bandwidth, reducing stress and frustration among people living together

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How can you tell if you’re overpaying for broadband?

It’s often difficult to identify if you’re overpaying for broadband, but studying both your bill and your typical usage can provide useful pointers

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Do all new homes come with full fibre broadband as standard?

An increasing number of new homes come with full fibre broadband, but it’s not something you can take for granted

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Choosing a desk or workstation for the perfect home office

Choosing a desk or workstation can make a huge difference to your productivity, especially with millions of Brits set to work from home for many months

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Which ISP has the fastest home broadband connections?

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How to get free broadband for home schooling during lockdown

A government scheme is offering help for online learning

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How to handle broadband billing disputes

Broadband billing disputes are relatively rare, but they have the potential to permanently sour a relationship with an ISP

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Ten steps for changing broadband providers

There are many reasons for changing broadband providers, but following a logical path from old to new should simplify the switchover immensely

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Top 10 things to look out for when buying your next laptop

There are several key laptop specs which you should be aware of when hunting for a new portable PC or Mac

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Top tips for getting broadband on a budget

There are many ways of getting cheaper broadband, but it’s important to ensure you don’t compromise your connectivity just to save money

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How to choose broadband for a second home

If you want to get broadband in a second home, different criteria apply to your main family residence

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How to squeeze a home office into a small space

Creating a home office in a small space might seem ambitious, but modern technology can support workspaces in the most unlikely places

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The best Black Friday deals might not be what they seem

Don’t let the excitement of Black Friday leave you vulnerable to scams!

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How to turn a spare room into a home office

With lockdown resumed in England, millions may need to work remotely

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Home broadband from mobile operators

It's worth considering switching broadband to a mobile operator as an alternative to market leaders like BT, Sky and Plusnet

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How to create a home office in the garden

In the first in a series of working-from-home features, we consider how to create a home office in the garden

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Zoom, Teams or Meet?

Making a choice between Zoom, Teams or Meet is often a matter of personal preference, depending on your integration with existing software

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How to avoid buying a bad computer

It’s easy to avoid buying a bad computer nowadays, even if you’re not confident about a particular device’s technical specifications or your own requirements

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The easiest tech for staying connected with grandparents.

Staying connected is essential, but not always easy for the elderly.

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Getting started with BritBox

BritBox is the latest entrant to the increasingly crowded streaming media sector, but what does it offer and how easy is it to navigate?

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Is my broadband tax-deductible?

With millions of people now working from home, it’s important to understand whether your broadband is tax-deductible or not

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Common broadband customer service issues – and how to respond

We consider some of the most common broadband customer service issues, identifying ways to respond to them and help resolve them

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Common blogging mistakes – and how to avoid them

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What size of computer monitor should I choose?

There is fierce debate about the optimal monitor size, and the conclusion often depends on your own requirements and tastes

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How to work al fresco without losing productivity

Working outside productively represents one of the most compelling advantages of working from home, though it poses some specific challenges

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Why cost isn’t the only reason to switch broadband provider

There are various reasons why you might decide to switch broadband provider, and cost – though important – is by no means the only one

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Productivity software for home working

The home-working revolution has had a timely boost thanks to lockdown, and productivity software for home working can provide valuable assistance

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Protecting your mental health online

Protecting your mental health online has never been more important, and there are easy ways to ensure the online world doesn’t become overwhelming

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How to earn rewards for browsing online

From concerts to cashback, it's possible to earn online rewards simply for browsing and searching - providing you're cautious

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The importance of reviewing and renewing your broadband contract

Even if you have a busy family life and a demanding career, it’s vital to set aside time for reviewing and renewing your broadband contract

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A guide to Big Tech alternatives.

It seems like we’re reliant on a small group of companies, are there alternatives?

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Quick tips for boosting home broadband speed

Boosting speed can transform activities like streaming, gaming and accessing cloud storage

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How to build your own website on a budget

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How to make your new laptop last longer

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Why are broadband contracts getting longer?

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Healthy online activities if you can’t sleep

Wifi has brought the world into our bedrooms, whether we want it or not

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Will Coronavirus stop me getting a new broadband deal?

Worried whether your switch will go ahead? Here's everything you need to know.

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What are the best streaming services for children?

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