If you’re 55+ you’re most likely to be hit by broadband price hikes
If there's one thing we strongly suggest above everything else it's that you should never stay on your old broadband deal once your contract has ended, even if you are an existing V4 customer, always ask us for the best deal we could put you on before renewing your contract with us.
Recent studies has shown that consumer over 55 are the most likely to stay on their old broadband deals - and they're leaving themselves open to not having the best deal they could.
The survey shows that 72% of 55+ haven't switched broadband providers in the last year, and in some cases have never switched at all. This pales in comparison to the under-25’s who are much happier to shop around for the best deal and over 62% have moved to a new provider in the last year alone.
How to choose a broadband provider and package
1. How many people will be using your connection?
The more people using your connection, the slower it will be for everyone. If you have a large family or live in a shared house with four or more, you should look for packages that are fast enough to accommodate everyone using it in once.
We'd also strongly recommend shared flats and families go with an unlimited package. This means you can use the internet willy-nilly without worrying about being cut off or charged extra for more data.
Large household of four or more regular users: Unlimited fibre optic broadband, average download speeds of 34Mb+
Shared home with up to four people: Unlimited broadband, average download speeds of 10Mb+, should be good enough in most cases. If you watch a lot of movies or download games, you could still benefit from a faster connection, but standard broadband will still do the job.
Solo user: If you're a light user, primarily using the web for email, browsing, or social media, then you may be okay with a low-cost package with fixed usage limit.
The truth about download and upload speeds in the year 2020
Need for speed? This article explains all you need to know about broadband speeds, including a layman explanation of what download and upload speeds mean, what speeds we normally get, how to get speedier broadband, and if at all you need it.
Here in the UK, we appreciate speed. Don't believe us? Just look at some of the people we admire- Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton, tell us your favourites too
So it will be apt to say that we want our internet connections to be fast enough to do the things we love.