Did you compare broadband deals before you signed up, or did you simply take a package with your existing TV or telephone provider?
Recent subscriber figures from Sky, one of the UK’s leading broadband providers, show that more and more people are switching to the satellite TV provider for their broadband. Sky signed up 155,000 new broadband subscribers in the first three months of 2011 taking its total number of internet subscribers to 3.2 million.
While more and more people are turning to their TV and phone providers for broadband, it’s vital that you undertake a broadband comparison before you sign up.
Broadband bundles through your existing phone or TV company
The recent subscriber figures show that one in four Sky households now receives broadband, TV and a landline from the company. So-called ‘broadband bundles’ are often popular with consumers as buying multiple services from one provider can sometimes save money. Indeed, Jeremy Darroch, chief executive of Sky, recently stated that many consumers are looking to save money by signing up for broadband bundles.
However, to get the very best deal it is important that you compare broadband deals before simply signing up with your existing TV or phone provider.
Undertake a broadband comparison before committing
There are plenty of websites that now let you compare broadband deals so that you can get the best price and the best high speed broadband. Quality, reliability and service vary from provider to provider and, depending on your household’s broadband needs, you may find that factors other than cost will determine which provider is best for you.
While over three million people believe that getting broadband as part of a deal with their TV provider is the right thing for them, you should always undertake a broadband comparison rather than simply signing up for a deal you have been offered as an existing customer.