Broadband Guides: Consumer Advice



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 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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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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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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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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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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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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