UK broadband prices hit new low

 

UK broadband users have never had it so good, according to research from consumer website uSwitch.

Broadband prices have fallen 36 per cent in the past four years, while average speeds have risen from 0.5Mbps to 8Mbps.

But nearly five million consumers are still on old contracts, at a cost of £163m a year.

Steve Weller, head of communications services at uSwitch, said: "With broadband the cheapest and the fastest it has ever been, our love affair with the internet is set to reach great heights this year.

"We predict that prices will stabilise, but customers will be offered more for their money as ISPs continue to increase speeds.

"We advise the three million customers currently not in a contract to kick-start 2008 by snapping up a new broadband deal."

The report highlighted Orange as offering the most expensive broadband for the past five years.

Virgin Media provides the fastest services, according to uSwitch, and recently announced plans to offer 50Mbps connections next year.

Virgin Media also topped the chart for the fastest falling prices, logging a 63 per cent cut in four years.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


UK broadband prices hit new low
 
 
 
Top Stories
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
IBM, NEC picked for major NSW Transport deals
Final contract negotiations begin.
 
Uncapped fees to drive digital agenda at universities
University CIOs look to provide the 'wow' factor.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  29%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  27%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  22%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 1024

Vote