Choosing an internet service provider may sound a little bit intimidating. Once you make a decision you're stuck in a long term contract with that particular provider and cancellation can only mean more fuss and aggro. So when you choose let's help you get it right.
The good news is with internet speeds, broadband and fibre coming a long way since the days of 56k. Regardless of your choice you are bound to pick up a package which will at least be effective for gaming but We're going to help you with some tips and experience in choosing the right provider.
Before we start looking at providers you need to ask yourself two very important questions. Firstly - How fast do you want it? What I mean by this is simply; how often will you be using the internet, what are you using it for and are you looking to stream and upload a lot of data.
Various providers excel at offering various advantages and if you're a heavy data user, for example someone who streams movies a lot, downloads a lot of content and you have future plans of streaming to websites such as Twitch then you may want to get the more aggressive package.
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Second question - What's your budget. It is said that nothing comes free in this world and that cannot be more true when it comes to providers. You need to establish your monthly outgoings before you can get a good idea on which package is good for you. Broadband packages range from as little as £5 a month to £55 a month depending on your provider.
It is important before we go any further that you do some research into which providers are available in your area. As some are exclusive to certain areas and you may have limited options. Below are the Internet Providers for the UK that we'd recommend.
Virgin have some pretty neat deals when it comes to combo packages as the majority of their exclusive offers include a bundle of TV products which help give value to an already impressive package. Virgin offer Broadband and Fibre contracts which are cheaper than BT however one important thing to remember with Virgin is that your upload speeds are shared with others and you may have constricted speeds. Users have reported significantly lower Upload speeds when it comes to Virgin Media instead of the 20+MBS that you can achieve with British Telecoms.
If gaming & movies are you're thing then SKY have got you covered. Let alone are their customer services team pretty damn cool! Their bundle packages come with an array of awesome movie channels and more with SKY.
Sky are pretty fast to act on any customer service issue while providing really strong download speeds. But once again upload speeds can be quite deflated as the rate is capped depending on your area.
British Telecoms although many users have complained about their customer service team. Especially with the wait time for an Open Reach engineer. You cannot fault the sheer quality that you get with their internet package. Let alone do some of their packages boast a download speed of 60+MBPS. Your upload speeds can reach up to 20MBPS and more depending on your area.
If streaming online is your thing then you will want a consistent upload rate and we would recommend British Telecoms for this reason.
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