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Broadband consumption warning could prompt switch

Broadband consumption warning could prompt switch

Category: Broadband

Updated: 15/04/2009
First Published: 15/04/2009

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Being warned over broadband consumption would prompt the majority of internet users to consider switching provider, a poll has revealed.

A survey carried out by ISPreview.co.uk indicated that 41 per cent of people might change internet service provider (ISP) over such a warning, while more than 45 per cent definitely would.

The site noted that some companies promote their products with 'unlimited download' offerings, but explained that this is not always the case.

It explained that a fair usage policy applies in many cases, urging customers to be aware of potential limits to their consumption - particularly as these can be vague.

However, just 25 per cent of respondents stated that they had received a warning over bandwidth or data usage in the past.

Sky recently removed its fair usage policy, telling entertainment website Digital Spy: "If you're a Sky Broadband Max customer you can download as much as you want, whenever you want.

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

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