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    uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

    This is a discussion on uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider - ISPreview UK The annual uSwitch.com Broadband Awards 2015, which ...

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      uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

      uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider - ISPreview UK
      The annual uSwitch.com Broadband Awards 2015, which took place last night at The Gherkin in London, have unveiled a variety of winners across multiple categories for broadband, TV, phone and mobile services. Top among the winners was Virgin Media, which took three awards for Best Customer Rated Broadband, Fastest Broadband and Best Broadband Provider.

      Apparently the winners were voted on by 3,000 consumers – in a OnePoll survey conducted during December 2014 (including some input from uSwitch’s own broadband speed testing system) – and a judging panel of eight journalists, although the link that’s supposed to reveal who the journalists are currently redirects back to uSwitch’s awards page. In any case the results are as follows.

      uSwitch.com Broadband Awards 2015 – Winners


      Category Judged by Winner
      Best Broadband Provider Judges, consumers, speed test data Virgin Media
      Best Customer Service Consumers Plusnet
      Best Value Home Broadband Consumers Plusnet
      Best TV Provider Consumers TalkTalk
      Best Broadband & Home Phone Consumers Plusnet
      Best Broadband, TV & Home Phone Consumers Sky (Sky Broadband)
      Best Customer Benefits Judges EE
      Best Broadband Innovation Judges Relish
      Best TV Streaming Service Judges Netflix
      Best Customer Rated Broadband Speed test data Virgin Media
      Fastest Mobile Broadband Speed test data EE
      Fastest Broadband Speed test data Virgin Media

      However it should be said that the original nominees list for the uSwitch awards only includes the markets largest providers, which is perhaps to be expected given how uSwitch doesn’t appear to list any smaller ISPs on their website. We would have also liked to see some detail and rational for how the various results were arrived at.


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      Re: uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

      Isitme and lettice like this.

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      Re: uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

      The 'Judges' appear to be biased in favour of Virgin as when the actual users are consulted, Sky take the honours.

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      Re: uSwitch 2015 Awards Name Virgin Media UK Best Broadband Provider

      I would pick Sky as my broadband speed has increased in the last few months for free.
      I started out at just under 5Mbps and now I have these stats:
      Connection Speed 6428 kbps 1023 kbps
      Line Attenuation 52.5 dB 33.7 dB
      Noise Margin 4.9 dB 7.7 dB

      fantastic increase!
      Given that I was told I'd be lucky to hit 5Mbps soon after I joined.
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