Sees Upload just as Importand as Dowload Speeds when Choosing a Broadband Package

  • Lack of information regarding broadband upload speeds may leave customers in the dark;
  • comments on the importance of upload speeds;
  • reveals three money-saving broadband deals listing both upload and download speeds.

As the popularity of social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as well as blogging is on the rise, the need to upload content has also gone up rapidly.

It has been argued that because videos and pictures are shared online more than ever before, it has become somewhat of a necessity for broadband providers to be more transparent in their advertising when it comes to upload speeds. has looked at some packages only to note that most broadband providers made no straight-forward mention of upload speeds when promoting packages, however other aspects of the deals such as download speeds or contract length were very easy to locate.

Chris Mizon, Products Expert at, commented on the findings:

“One might argue that upload speeds are of lesser importance compared to other aspects a broadband package includes, however it is fairly clear that the need for upload speeds has greatly increased.

“Customers shouldn’t be less aware of the upload speeds they are receiving with their broadband package than download speeds.  Since social networking and blogging play a huge role in today’s society, it is vital for customers to know how much time it will take to upload their holiday pictures onto Facebook.” lists some great money-saving deals currently available:

1. Be Value

-          Up to 12Mbps downloads

-          Up to 1.3Mbps uploads

-          Unlimited usage

-          12 month contract

2. Virgin Media Broadband

-           Up to 50 Mbps downloads

-          Up to 5Mbps uploads

-          Unlimited Downloads

-          Free internet security

-          12 or 18 month contract

3. O2 Broadband – The Works Package

-          Up to 20Mbps downloads

-          Up to 2.5Mbps uploads

-          Unlimited  downloads

-          30 day happiness guarantee

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Contact: Edita Lozovska
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