Although technology has undoubtedly improved our lives in most ways, it has caused no end of problems when it comes to choosing a company to receive our broadband or television services through thanks to the relentless competitiveness of the companies leading the way.
However, rather than having to go through all sorts of websites and catalogues trying to find the deal that’s right for you in terms of what it offers and the amount it costs, there are price comparison websites available to view online that have been developed in order to provide you with an easy-to-view comparison of the deals offered for broadband, digital television, insurance, landlines and much more besides. These websites will tell you that virgin has the upper hand when it comes to broadband in terms of performance – its Virgin Media broadband has been voted the fastest broadband in the UK by Ofcom four years in a row, which makes it popular amongst households and individuals with heavy broadband usage. Coming a close second is Sky broadband, although that is somewhat overshadowed by the company’s television services.
Sky is the leading television provider in the country, with a huge amount of channels and programmes that include exclusive Premier League football and all the latest films on its Movies channels. Because of the amount it offers, it vastly overshadows any BT Vision review, with Virgin coming somewhere in between the two. When choosing a television services deal, it is sometimes worth opting for a bundle that combines that service with broadband and/or landline services so that you are only billed once a month and therefore have to pay less for a combined service than you would have to do for three separate ones.
Because of their lucrative nature, the technological markets have consistently been the most competitive and, now that industries like broadband and digital television have taken off, the markets are more competitive than ever, with companies constantly trying to gain an edge over each other in terms of product and profit.
The main three companies that generally dominate the broadband and television markets in the UK are BT, Sky and Virgin Media, who all offer their own deals and perks to try and entice customers to sign up to their services and not their competitors’. Virgin Media broadband, for example, quotes that Ofcom has rated it as the fastest broadband in the UK for the past four years on its website as its unique selling point. Sky broadband, on the other hand, is currently offering a deal that gives new customers who sign up to their services before June 14th a spring sale that includes six months’ free unlimited broadband and unlimited calls at any time to UK landlines and numbers in twenty other countries. When choosing your broadband, it’s best to either use a broadband price comparison website or select the feature that’s most important to you and work your way down the list of deals based on which one offers the best version of that feature.
In terms of television, the average BT Vision review will usually pale in comparison to reviews of the services offered by Virgin and Sky, both of which have more channels and, therefore, more program choices. However, these will normally cost more per month than BT Vision, and all you can use to judge which service to get is the amount of channels you’re likely to watch on a regular basis and the amount of money you have to spend.
With the continuing rise of the digital revolution and digital media becoming ever more prevalent in the home, three media giants fight it out to give you their service. BT, Sky and Virgin Media are the 3 main competitors currently providing homes with their service of digital TV and high speed broadband.
With the digital switch-over well under way across the UK, the use of digital media is constantly rising. With new technology allowing internet browsing through TVs, online gaming steadily increasing and the growing list of uses for the internet, the need for high speed broadband in today’s society is extremely high in the home, whether it is for personal or business use. As a result, many look to get a well rounded package that gives you the best of everything, a high speed broadband service along with a TV package that gives you all the channels you want. Within the UK, there are really only 3 main competitors that provide a digital media package for all those that want more than just standard Freeview.
All three providers offer the same services, TV, broadband and phone line, with little difference between them. For all those that require the highest speeds possible for the ability of online gaming, streaming and downloading TV shows through services such as Netflix, and keep up to date with all their favorite shows through services like iPlayer, Virgin Media Broadband offer up to 100MB broadband, the highest of any provider currently in the UK. If your looking for a more TV oriented package, Sky Broadband coupled with their TV service provide a great deal with extras like Sky Sports and Sky Movies packages to get the most out of your TV. If however, you require a more tailor made TV experience, BT Vision review hundreds of shows and movies to bring you a TV package that allows you to choose from a number of shows from only 50p per show.