How much? Half of all broadband users unhappy with the cost
Having bundled my broadband package in with my Sky subscription over two years ago, I never consider where my broadband connection actually comes from anymore. It's just there, everywhere in my house, as if fairies have sprinkled shavings of some broadband-conductive dust through the air.
But apparently most people still pay for broadband, and more than half aren't all that pleased about it. A survey by ISPreview.co.uk found that 52 per cent of all broadband felt their ISP was too expensive, despite the UK having one of the most competitive internet access markets in Europe, with broadband often being bundled into additional services.
However just over 4 per cent of those surveyed claimed to be on a "free" broadband service, while nearly a third paid between £16 and 21 per month for their internet connection. 18 per cent paid between £11 and 16 per month, while another 18 percent paid between £21 and £26. A fifth of people with more money than God, and a stinking rich God at that paid over £26 a month for broadband. Really? Who the hell are you people? Are you eating it?
"ISPs will face many challenges over the coming year, especially those advertising unlimited use," ISPreview.co.uk's Mark Jackson said. "Demand upon broadband networks continues to grow and some providers may find themselves forced to either restrict their users or put prices up."