Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Ofcom: 1.1 million UK households struggling to pay for broadband

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 16 February 22

A new report from Ofcom shows that around 5% of households struggle to afford their home broadband service, with millions missing out on potential savings

The cost of living in the UK is soaring, with inflation rising to a 30-year high of 5.5% and wage increases far from keeping up. In recent weeks, increases to gas bills in particular have caused outrage, with Ofgem announcing it would increase the price cap on default tariffs by 54%, adding more than $600 to average annual household bills. Of course, the UK telecoms industry is not spared this impact of this rising inflation, with various operators announcing they will increase their &lsquo…

The cost of living in the UK is soaring, with inflation rising to a 30-year high of 5.5% and wage increases far from keeping up. In recent weeks, increases to gas bills in particular have caused outrage, with Ofgem announcing it would increase the price cap on default tariffs by 54%, adding more than $600 to average annual household bills. Of course, the UK telecoms industry is not spared this impact of this rising inflation, with various operators announcing they will increase their &lsquo…

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