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Half of Brits will be heading into the office during the festive season – but spend their time watching films and online shopping

UK is a nation of Christmas workers as it’s revealed that 44% will heading to the office between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, with 12% at work for the …

uSwitch comments on Ofcom’s Boost Your Broadband campaign

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “As our slowest street data brought to life earlier this week, consumers are getting very different outcomes from the broadband market – and …

UK’s worst street for broadband nearly 2,000 times slower than fastest

The slowest street for broadband is Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire – with average download speeds of 0.14Mbps[1] This is 1,899 times slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, which boasts …

Ofcom sends a serious message to telecom providers

Following Ofcom’s announcement that it is fining EE and Virgin Media for overcharging customers, Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “Ofcom is sending a serious message to all telecoms …

Dodgy broadband deters nine million from rural living

Nine million Brits (17%) won’t move to the countryside through fear of being cut off by poor broadband[1] Bad broadband and phone reception are widely considered major drawbacks to rural …

End of contract warnings could save broadband users £1 billion a year – but Ofcom set to miss the mark

Forcing providers to tell customers their deals are about to end could see broadband users pocket more than £1bn in annual savings – but timing is key[1] Ofcom currently proposing …

uSwitch comments on Citizens Advice super-complaint to the CMA

Commenting on Citizens Advice lodging a super-complaint with the CMA, Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “Citizens Advice is right to highlight that vulnerable consumers can often end …

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 …