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uswitch awards gongs 2015

Virgin Media was named Best Broadband Provider and Fastest Home Broadband Provider at the 2016 uSwitch Broadband Awards, in a night when it swept to victory in a total of six categories.

Virgin Media was voted Best Broadband Provider for the fourth consecutive year, adding to a haul that included gongs for Best TV Content and Best Broadband, TV & Home Phone.

Helped by its offer of fibre broadband for £5, Plusnet picked up prizes for Best Value Home Broadband, alongside the awards for Best Customer Service and Best Broadband and Home Phone.

EE picked up Fastest Mobile Broadband, a testimony to its ten-month head start in the UK with 4G.

EE now offers up mobile broadband connection speeds of up to 60Mbps in areas where it has upgraded its network with its ‘4G+’ technology.

The other notable winners on the night were Sky and TalkTalk, who shared the award for Best Broadband Innovation for their Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband joint venture, and Netflix with the award for Best TV Streaming Service.

Category Winner Runner up
Fastest Mobile Broadband EE O2
Best TV Streaming Service Netflix Now TV
Best Value Home Broadband Plusnet BT
Best Customer Service Plusnet Sky
Best Broadband & Home Phone Plusnet Sky
Best Broadband Innovation TalkTalk/Sky Virgin Media
Best Broadband Provider Virgin Media Plusnet
Best TV Content Virgin Media Sky
Best TV Provider Virgin Media BT
Best Broadband, TV & Home Phone Virgin Media BT
Fastest Broadband Virgin Media BT
Best Customer Rated Broadband Virgin Media Plusnet

Ewan Taylor-Gibson, broadband expert at, said: “Virgin Media’s blend of superfast broadband, competitive pricing and excellent TV content is a winning combination for customers.

“Well known for its superfast broadband services, this year is the first time it has taken a gong for its TV services, proving that being the one stop shop for Sky and BT Sport channels as well as Netflix has really paid off.”

Taylor-Gibson added: “Plusnet flies the flag for Best Broadband and Home Phone for the second year running.

“Affordable fibre deals have been the true test for broadband providers in 2015 as more and more households upgraded to avoid being tethered to sluggish speeds.

“Plusnet’s winning combination of 24/7 customer service and good value packages means it continues to appeal to its existing customers and win over new ones.”

For a complete list of all the winners head over to our Broadband Awards page.

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