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Broadband customers hit by 62% price hikes the day after their contract ends

Broadband customers on ‘standard’ speed packages face steep price rises of 62%[1] – an extra £152 annually[2] – the day after their contracts expire Fibre customers encounter just a slightly …

Virgin Media increases cost of broadband, phone, and TV packages

Commenting on the news that Virgin Media is to increase its prices by up to £48 per year, Dani Warner, broadband expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Price rises do happen, but …

uSwitch comments on Ofcom’s end of contract notifications consultation

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “At long last Ofcom is looking at bringing mobile and broadband providers in line with other industries by ensuring that consumers are told …

Openreach wholesale price cuts will push providers to increase superfast broadband take-up

Commenting on Openreach cutting the price which its wholesale customers pay for FTTP and FTTC broadband services, Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “Openreach’s decision to cut the …

Government 5G and full fibre push only effective if consumers brought along too

Commenting on the government’s pledge to put 5G and full fibre at the heart of the UK’s long-term telecoms strategy, Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “It’s good to see …

Unhappy telecoms customers can vote with their feet

Following official telecoms complaints data from Ofcom, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Unhappy customers are often more likely to vote with their feet, especially in this ultra-competitive environment. Telecoms providers are …

On-demand services leapfrog pay TV in Ofcom’s Media Nations report

Commenting on how on-demand services have leapfrogged pay TV packages for the first time in the UK, Dani Warner, TV expert at uSwitch.com, says: “For the first time in the UK, streaming services …

Flexibility for football fans key as BT and Sky announce opening televised Premier League fixures

Commenting on the announcement of the televised Premier League matches for the first two months of the 2018-19 season, Dani Warner, TV expert at uSwitch.com, says: “It is perfect timing for …

Viewing flexibility on offer for football fans as Premier League fixtures announced

Commenting on how football fans can watch matches now that the Premier League fixtures have been announced, Dani Warner, TV expert at uSwitch.com, says: “With next season’s Premier League fixtures …

Amazon broadcasting rights a major turning point for the Premier League, says uSwitch

Dani Warner, TV expert at uSwitch.com, says: “In a major turning point and a first for the Premier League, broadcasting rights now include an online competitor, meaning Amazon will screen 20 …