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.